Maria da Graça Madeira Martinho

Professora Auxiliar

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Centro de Investigação



Graça holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering (specialty social systems), a MSc in Sanitary Engineering and a BSc in Environmental Engineering, all at FCT/UNL.
Currently she is Vice Dean of FCT -UNL (since 2011) and member of the following Advisory Board: Portuguese Environment Agency (CAGER and CAPERSU); The Water and Waste Services Regulation Authority (ERSAR); Environment and Sustainability Board of EDP — Energias de Portugal, S.A.; Scientific Committee of Sociedade Ponto Verde (SPV); Editorial Board of Jornal Água e Ambiente.
As a professor at the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (DCEA/FCT-UNL) teaches the following courses: Waste Management and Social-Environmental Methods and Analysis (Integrated Master in Environmental Engineering); Integrated Waste Management, Waste Collection and Transport, Waste Streams, and Waste Project (Advanced Studies on Sanitary Engineering and Integrated Waste Management); Advances Topics in Waste Management (PhD in Environment).
Her research fields are: policy instruments for management of waste, waste management planning, special waste streams management, collection and recycling, urban waste management models and social psychology applied to waste management. It is in these areas that has guided doctoral dissertations and several master's degrees, and coordinated, as an investigator responsible for several research and development projects, some funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology, others by managers of specific flows.
She is author of the well-known books “Manual Prático para a Gestão de Resíduos” (Verlag Dashöfer Edições Profissionais) and “Gestão de Resíduos” (Universidade Aberta), widely used by university students and professionals.
An important part of his life has been devoted voluntarily and with active involvement in environmental non-governmental organization. She was a founder member of the Portuguese Association of Environmental Engineers (APEA), in 1985, in which he participated in four national leaderships.