About the Author
Prof. Armando C. Duarte (http://www.cesam.ua.pt/aduarte) graduated in Chemical Engineering (1977) at the University of Oporto (Portugal) and obtained a PhD in Public Health Engineering (1981) at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (United Kingdom). In 2006, The Portuguese Science Foundation (www.fct.pt) awarded him a prize for Scientific Excellence and in 2013 he became a Member of the FCT Scientific Council for Natural and Environmental Sciences. He is a Professor of Environmental & Analytical Chemistry at the University of Aveiro (Portugal) since 1995, leader of a research group on the same subject, lecturer on Anaytical Quality Control subjects, and either supervising or co-supervising many PhD students, some of whom became members of staff, both as lecturers and researchers. His highly-interdisciplinary research spans areas of comprehensive environmental and analytical chemistry, qualimetrics and analytical quality assurance, but also includes the assessment of the relevance of new concepts and integration of different ideas into widely accepted frameworks, especially when applied to sustainability. He co-authored more than 450 peer-reviewed publications leading to an h-factor of 38. Dr. Anabela Cachada is a researcher in the area of Risk Assessment and Environmental Chemistry at University of Aveiro and University of Porto (Portugal). She has a PhD in Chemistry and a background in Environmental Sciences and in Geochemistry. She has been working for several years on soil pollution, particularly with organic contaminants. She participated in several multidisciplinary research projects related to soil pollution monitoring and with the behavior of organic contaminants in different environmental compartments. She is particularly interested in the risk assessment of contaminated soils and in the evaluation of organic contaminants' bioavailability and bioacessibility. Dr. Teresa Rocha-Santos graduated in Analytical Chemistry (1996) and obtained a PhD in Chemistry (2000), both at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. In 2001 she was awarded with a prize for her PhD studies in the area of urban environment. Currently, she is a Principal Researcher at Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) at University of Aveiro. Her research concentrates on the development of new analytical methodologies fit for purpose. She published more than 110 peer-reviewed publications based on her research. Her work has been published, among others, in Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Science of the Total Environment, Journal of Hazardous Materials, and Talanta.