Carlos Amor holds a PhD in Chemical and Biological Sciences (February 2017) and a MSc in Environmental Engineering (December 2011) both from the Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), Vila Real, Portugal.
In recent years, his scientific path centred mainly in the application of biological and chemical processes to wastewater treatment.
Since completion of his PhD, he has been acting as a researcher in the INTERACT project (Integrative Research in Environment, Agro-Chains and Technology), NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000017 at UTAD, Vila Real.
From July 2014 to June 2015, he worked as a researcher in the INNOFOOD project – (INNOvation in the FOOD sector through the valorization of food and agro-food by-products), NORTE-07-0124-FEDER-0000029. Between January and March 2014, a research training in ozonation of pharmaceuticals. Previously, he performed an international stay at Plataforma Solar de Almería (Spain) under the SFERA project - Solar Facilities for the European Research Area (June - July 2013). The SFERA project was followed up of a national project funded by RESINORTE S.A. "Treatment and management of a leachate from a sanitary landfill”, where the applicant acted as a researcher from January 2012 to May 2013, at UTAD, Vila Real.
He is skilled in a wide variety of wastewater treatment procedures including aerobic and anaerobic biological processes, coagulation/flocculation, Fenton reagent, photo-Fenton, ozonation, photocatalysis and sulphate radical oxidation. He is experienced in several laboratory techniques, operate analytical instrumentation such as HPLC and TOC analyser and had the opportunity to supervise MSc students and help in their experimental work.