Dr Gilda De Sousa Carvalho Oehmen

Senior Lecturer

Advanced Water Management Centre
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
g.carvalho@awmc.uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 63215

Overview

Gilda Carvalho is a Senior Lecturer at the AWMC and coordinator of the Master of Engineering in Urban Water Engineering.

Gilda graduated in Chemical Engineering at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, and obtained a PhD in Biotechnology at the same institution in 2001. After a two-year post-doc at the AWMC, she returned to Portugal to join the Bioeng Group at the New University of Lisbon, where she performed and lead research in the areas of N & P removal, micropollutants, membrane biofouling, recovery of biopolymers (polyhydroalkanoates) from waste/wastewater, and linking microbial ecology to process performance, an area that she has particularly developed. Gilda has published 65 peer reviewed papers (H-index 22), and has participated in >30 research projects (5 of which as coordinator), a significant number of them being multinational and involving the participation of industrial partners.

Gilda is a dedicated lecturer and experienced RHD supervisor. She has extensive teaching experience in various areas of Chemical/Environmental Engineering and Biotechnology, and she has supervised 11 PhD students (4 ongoing) and one post-doc, as well as >20 postgraduate students and research officers.

Research Interests

  • Water and wastewater treatment and reuse processes
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Removal of nutrients and micropollutants/synthetic chemical/heavy metals
  • Resource recovery and waste valorisation (polyhydroxyalkanoates, biogas)
  • Membrane bioreactors and granular sludge
  • Acidogenesis and anaerobic digestion
  • Analysis of mixed microbial community composition and activity through molecular tools
  • Link of microbiology and engineering towards improved process performance

Qualifications

  • Doctor in the field of Biotechnology, Technical University of Lisbon

Publications

  • Hülsen, Tim, Carvalho, Gilda, Egger, Felix, Cruz, Heidy, Vertstraete, Willy, Batstone, Damien J. and Pikaar, Ilje (2020). Production of single-cell proteins from organic matter and residual nitrogen. In José Antonio Olivares, Daniel Puyol, Juan Antonio Melero and Javier Dufour (Ed.), Wastewater treatment residues as resources for biorefinery products and biofuels (pp. 355-389) Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/b978-0-12-816204-0.00016-3

  • Franca, Rita Dias Guardão, Vieira, Anabela, Carvalho, Gilda, Oehmen, Adrian, Pinheiro, Helena Maria, Barreto Crespo, Maria Teresa and Lourenço, Nídia Dana (2019) Oerskovia paurometabola can efficiently decolorize azo dye Acid Red 14 and remove its recalcitrant metabolite. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 110007. doi:10.1016/j.ecoenv.2019.110007

  • Vieira, Anabela, Marques, Ricardo, Galinha, Claudia, Povoa, Pedro, Carvalho, Gilda and Oehmen, Adrian (2019) Nitrous oxide emissions from a full-scale biological aerated filter (BAF) subject to seawater infiltration. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 26 20: 20939-20948. doi:10.1007/s11356-019-05470-x

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Hülsen, Tim, Carvalho, Gilda, Egger, Felix, Cruz, Heidy, Vertstraete, Willy, Batstone, Damien J. and Pikaar, Ilje (2020). Production of single-cell proteins from organic matter and residual nitrogen. In José Antonio Olivares, Daniel Puyol, Juan Antonio Melero and Javier Dufour (Ed.), Wastewater treatment residues as resources for biorefinery products and biofuels (pp. 355-389) Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/b978-0-12-816204-0.00016-3

Journal Article

Conference Publication

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor