20 years of Science and Innovation

Vera Homem

Assistant Researcher

Background: PhD in Environmental Engineering – Faculty of Engineering of Porto, Portugal

Major research topics

  • Development, optimization and validation of analytical methods for the detection of emerging contaminants
  • Environmental monitoring of trace pollutants
  • Environmental risk assessment
  • Development of chemical scoring and prioritization systems
  • Remediation technologies


Selected Publications

V. Homem, D. Capela, J.A. Silva, A. Cincinelli, L. Santos, A. Alves, N. Ratola, An approach to the environmental prioritisation of volatile methylsiloxanes in several matrices, Science of Total Environment 579 (2017) 506-513.

V. Homem, I. Magalhães, A. Alves, L. Santos, Assessing seasonal variation of synthetic musks in beach sands from Oporto coastal area: a case study, Environmental Pollution 226 (2017) 190-197.

V. Homem, A.M. Alves, A. Alves, L. Santos, Ultrasound-assisted dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction for the determination of synthetic musk fragrances in aqueous matrices by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, Talanta 148 (2016) 84-93.

D. Capela, A. Alves, V. Homem, L. Santos, From the shop to the drain - Volatile methylsiloxanes in cosmetics and personal care products, Environment International 92-93 (2016) 50-62.

V. Homem, L. Santos*, Degradation and removal methods of antibiotics from aqueous matrices - A review, Journal of Environmental Management 92 (2011) 2304-2347.


Selected Projects

“AGRONAUT - Estudo do impacto agronómico da utilização de lamas de depuração através de uma perspectiva de exposição” (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-029425) funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. Beginning: 2018. Duration: 36 months. Role: Principal Investigator.

"SILOQUEST - Como se comportam os siloxanos no meio ambiente?" (EXPL/AAG-MAA/0981/2013) funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. Beginning: 2014. Duration: 14 months. Role: Team Member.

"Analysis for improvement of the food safety training in the food and agricultural sector" (AIFooST), funded by the European Union (LLP - Lifelong Learning Programme co-promoted with international partners). Beginning: 2013. Duration: 24 months. Role: Team Member.

"Mel-MIP – Polímero Impresso Molecularmente para análise de Melamina em produtos " (PTDC/AGR-ALI/102425/2008) funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. Beginning: 2010. Duration: 38 months. Role: Team Member.



Email: vhomemfe.up.pt

Phone: +351 22 041 4854

Room: E421

Laboratory: E201, E106

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