Ana Silveira

Assistant Professor at NOVA FCT

Ana Silveira has a PhD in Sanitary Engineering and a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from NOVA FCT. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, where she teaches subjects related to waste management.

She is also a researcher at MARE – Centre for Marine and Environmental Sciences and ARNET – Associated Laboratory. She is a member of Waste@Nova and founder of the European Compost Network in 2003.

She specialises in bio-waste management and has taken part in several studies, including the preliminary study on the implementation of selective bio-waste collection in mainland Portugal (Ernst & Young and NOVAIDFCT, 2018-19) and the coordination of the study Defining a methodology for drawing up municipal bio-waste collection studies (Fundo Ambiental, 2020).

She has also coordinated R&D projects with industry for the development of new materials, namely Be Nature – Development of biodegradable leather & footwear (QREN, 2010-2013), Skin UpCycle – Developing skin for sustainability (Portugal 2020/Compete 2020, 2018-2020), Industrial-scale assessment of the behaviour of packaging marked with “Ok Compost” according to standard EN 13432:2000 (Sociedade Ponto Verde, 2021). She is a speaker at various conferences and specialised forums.

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