25 years of Science and Innovation


Email: tgcfe.up.pt

Phone: +351 22 508 1231

Room: E304A

Laboratory: E304A

Assistant Researcher

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

Major research topics

  • Soil Remediation and legislation
  • Supercritical Extraction and Ultra sound
  • Wastewater Treatment Technologies
  • Synthesis of Magnetic Nanoparticles
  • Application of magnetic fields in environment
  • Application of magnetic fields in Health, including medical devices


Selected Projects

“MAGLIDUO - Magnetolipossomas para terapia dual do cancro”, Reference: MAGLIDUO financiado pelo FEDER, POCI, FCT/MCTES em 237458,17€, 2019-2021. Researcher/team member

“LEPABE-2-ECO-INNOVATION”, Reference: NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000005 financiado pela FCT em 255 2333,30€, 2016-2019. Researcher/team member.

“(Bio) Chemical Engineering: Multi-Scale Approaches for Sustainable Environment and Health”, Reference: NORTE-07-0124-FEDER-000025 financed by FCT em 431 399,54 €, 2014-2015. Researcher/team member

“MAGPRO2LIFE - Advanced Magnetic nano-particles deliver smart Processes and Products for Life”, financed by the European Union -11 million euros (of which the research group in question manages 650,000 euros), 2009-2013. Researcher/team member in European Project.

 “Aplicação de um Reactor Biológico Molecular de Membranas ao Tratamento de Lixiviados Provenientes de Aterros Sanitários”, financiado pela Zenon GE, Jan-Dez 2005. PI Paulo Monteiro  and Teresa Castelo-Grande.


Selected Publications

Pacheco, A.R.F.; Cardoso, B.D.; Pires, A.; Pereira, A.M.; Araújo, J.P.; Carvalho, V.M.; Rodrigues, R.O.; Coutinho, P.J.G.; Castelo-Grande, T.; Augusto, P.A.; et al., “Development of pH-Sensitive Magnetoliposomes Containing Shape Anisotropic Nanoparticles for Potential Application in Combined Cancer Therapy”, Nanomaterials (2023,) 13, 1051. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano13061051

Sánchez, O. S., Castelo-Grande, T., Augusto, P. A., Compaña, J. M., & Barbosa, D. ”Cubic Nanoparticles for Magnetic Hyperthermia: Process Optimization and Potential Industrial Implementation.” Nanomaterials (Basel, Switzerland), (2021), 11(7), 1652. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11071652

Augusto, P. A., Castelo-Grande, T., Vargas, D., Pascual, A., Hernández, L., Estevez, A. M., & Barbosa, D. “Upscale Design, Process Development, and Economic Analysis of Industrial Plants for Nanomagnetic Particle Production for Environmental and Biomedical Use”, Materials (Basel, Switzerland), (2020),13(11), 2477. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13112477

Augusto, P.A.; Castelo-Grande, T. ; Merchan, L. ;. Estevez, A.M ; Quintero, X. and D. Barbosa, D.”Landfill leachate treatment by sorption in magnetic particles: preliminary study”, Science of the total environment, (2019), 648 636-668.

Castelo-Grande T, Augusto PA, Estévez AM, Barbosa D. “ Application of Ultrasound‐Assisted Supercritical Extraction to Soil Remediation”, Chemical Engineering & Technology ; (2017), 40(4):691-698. https://doi.org/10.1002/ceat.201600378


Teresa Castelo Grande

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