Nazaré Couto obtained a PhD in Environ. Sci. Technol. (2010) and a Degree in Envir. Sci. Technol. (2006), both at Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto (FCUP). Her PhD study focused on the major factors implied in the bio- and phytoremediation of hydrocarbons, in a field study carried out at Porto Refinery. After, at CENSE (FCT/UNL), she has worked on the effects of climate changes on soil-plant system´ emmisions.
Current research interests focus on electrokinetic assisted technologies, sustainable water management, environmental pollution and public health and critical raw materials in the context of circular economy.