20 years of Science and Innovation

Luís F. Melo

Senior Researcher

Academic position: Professor Emeritus

Background: PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering at University of Minho, Portugal

Major research topics

  • Biofilm Engineering.
  • Heat Exchanger Fouling.
  • Biological Reactors for Wastewater Treatment.

Selected Publications

Machado, I., Meireles, A., Fulgêncio, R., Mergulhão, F., Simões, M., Melo, L.F. "Disinfection with neutral electrolyzed oxidizing water to reduce microbial load and to prevent biofilm regrowth in the processing of fresh-cut vegetables" Food and Bioproducts Processing, (2016), 98, 333–340.

Fernández, I., Bravo, J.I., Mosquera-Corral, A., Pereira, A., Campos, J.L., Melo, L.F. "Influence of the shear stress and salinity on Anammox biofilms formation: modelling results" Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, (2014), 37, 1955-1961.

Ferreira, C., Pereira, A.M., Pereira, M.C., Simões, M., Melo, L.F. "Biofilm control with new microparticles with immobiilized biocide" Heat Transfer Engineering, (2013), 34(8-9), 712-718.

Manuel, C.M., Nunes, O.C., Melo, L.F. “Unsteady state flow and stagnation in distribution systems affect the biological stability of drinking water" Biofouling, (2010), 26(2), 129-139.

Pereira, A., Mendes, J., Melo, L.F. "Using nano-vibrations to monitor biofilms" Biotechnology and Bioengineering, (2008), 99(6), 1407-1415.

Selected Projects

"POMACEA – Affordable technology for mitigation of membrane (bio)fouling through optimization of pre-treatment and cleaning methods” (INN-INDIGO/0001/2014) funded by the European Union and Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologi (ERA-NET). Beginning: 2015. Duration: 36 months. Role: European Project Coordinator.

"SUSCLEAN – Sustainable Cleaning and Disinfection in Fresh-Cut Food Industries” (287514) funded by the European Commission (7th FP). Beginning: 2012. Duration: 36 months. Role: Leader of FEUP's team.

"VIBS - Tecnologia de vibrações para monitorização de sujamento em sistemas industriais” (SI IDT - 11470/2010) funded by the Agência Nacional de Inovação, S.A. Beginning: 2010. Duration: 36 months. Role: Leader of FEUP's team.

"SECUREAU – Security and decontamination of drinking water distribution systems following a deliberate contamination” (217976) funded by European Commission (7th Framework Programme). Beginning: 2009. Duration: 48 months. Role: Leader of FEUP's team.

"MICRONANO – Functionalized Micro- and NanoStructures to combat biofouling of industrial surfaces” funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. Beginning: 2007. Duration: 39 months. Role: Leader of FEUP's team.


Email: lmelofe.up.pt

Phone: +351 22 508 1688

Room: E308

Laboratory: E007

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