Curriculum Vitae

Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Nucleares (C2TN)


Name: Nuno
Surnames: Canha
Born: 09-01-1982, Foros de Arrão
Nationality: Portuguese

Phone: +351-21-994 6155


  • 2014 – PhD in Environmental Sciences, Delft University of Technology, Holanda.
  • 2008 – Master in Chemistry, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon.
  • 2006 – Degree in Chemistry, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon.

Professional Employment Career

  • Since 2015 – Póst-doc Grantee (FCT SFRH/BPD/102944/2014), C2TN/IST, Bobadela.
  • 2011-2014 – PhD Student (FCT SFRH/BD/72272/2010), C2TN/IST, Bobadela.
  • 2009-2010 – Researcher Grantee (Project PTDC/SAU-ESA/65597/2006), C2TN/IST, Bobadela.
  • 2008 (July-December): Analytical Chemistry Researcher, Ferro I.Q.P., Lda, Castanheira do Ribatejo.

Scientific Specialization

  • Environment. Atmospheric air quality. Indoor air quality.

Main Scientific Area of Research

  • Environment. Atmospheric air and Indoor air quality. Biomonitoring with liquens.

Participation in Projects

  • "OFFICAIR" (On the reduction of health effects from combined exposure to indoor air pollutants in modern offices) funded by the European Union 7th Framework (Agreement 265267) under Theme: ENV.2010.1.2.2-1.
  • FCT Project "Impact of atmospheric indoor aerosol in human health (PTDC/SAU-ESA/65597/2006)".
  • FCT Project "Hyperaccumulation of arsenic and other elements by plants in a mining area: accumulation mechanisms and phytoremediation (PTDC/AMB/65462/2006)".
  • IAEA - "Enhancing the sustainability of Research Reactors and their safe operation through regional cooperation, networking and coalition (IAEA RER/4/032)".
  • IAEA - "Characterizing seasonal variations in elemental particulate matter concentrations in European urban and rural areas under different climatic conditions (IAEA RER/2/005)".

Scientific Works

  • N. Canha, 2014. Characterization of ventilation, indoor aerosol and pollution sources of primary schools. Tese de Doutoramento. Uitgeverij BOXPress, The Netherlands, 155 pages, ISBN 978-94-6295-050-4. Doi: 10.13140/2.1.3008.2888.
  • N. Canha (2008). Determinação da Estabilidade Oxidativa do Biodiesel e a sua Relação com as Condições Operatórias de Produção. Tese de Mestrado. Instituto Superior Técnico – Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal. Doi: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2547.0883.
  • Autor ou co-autor de 2 livros, 1 capítulo de livro e 34 artigos em jornais científicos internacionais ISI (16 como primeiro autor), 262 citações e um h-index de 10.
  • 11 oral presentations and 9 poster communications to national and international meeting.

Total of publications: 34 | Last 5 years: 33.

5 Relevant Publications

  • N. Canha, C. Mandin, O. Ramalho, G. Wyart, J. Ribéron, C. Dassonville, O. Hänninen, S.M. Almeida, M. Derbez, 2015. Assessment of ventilation and indoor air pollutants in nursery and elementary schools in France. Indoor Air Journal (in press). Journal impact factor: 4.904, Citations: 1. Doi: 10.1111/ina.12222.
  • N. Canha, S.M. Almeida, M.C. Freitas, M. Trancoso, A. Sousa, F. Mouro, H.Th. Wolterbeek, 2014. Particulate matter analysis in indoor environments of urban and rural primary schools using passive sampling methodology. Atmospheric Environment 83, 21-34. Journal impact factor: 3.281, Citations: 10. Doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2013.10.061.
  • N. Canha, S. M. Almeida, M. C. Freitas, M. Täubel, O. Hänninen, 2013. Winter ventilation rates at primary schools: comparison between Portugal and Finland. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A 76 (6): 400 – 408. Journal impact factor: 2.351, Citations: 10. Doi: 10.1080/15287394.2013.765372.
  • S.M. Almeida, N. Canha, A. Silva, M.C. Freitas, P. Pegas, C. Alves, M.G. Evtyugina, C.A. Pio, 2011. Children exposure to air particulate matter in indoor of Lisbon primary schools. Atmospheric Environment 45, 7594-7599. Journal impact factor: 3.281, Citations: 65. Doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2010.11.052.
  • N. Canha, M.C. Freitas, S.M. Almeida, M. Almeida, M. Ribeiro, C. Galinha, H.Th. Wolterbeek, 2010. Indoor school environment: easy and low cost to assess inorganic pollutants. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 286 (2), 495-500. Journal impact factor: 1.034, Citations: 19. Doi: 10.1007/s10967-010-0781-4.


  • ESCMID Grantee for the participation into the international conference TEMPH2014, Trends in Environmental Microbiology for Public Health (Lisbon, Portugal, September 2015).
  • 2nd better Poster at the international conference BIOMAP7, 7th International Workshop on Biomonitoring of Atmospheric Pollution (Lisbon, Portugal, June 2015)
  • Young Scientist and Student Competitive Travel Award by TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, at the conference "Modern Trends in Activation Analysis 13 (MTAA-13)", Texas, USA, 12-20 March 2011.

Member of Scientific Societies

  • Since 2014 - ISIAQ (International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate) - nr 3124.