Teses

Teses de doutoramento concluídas

Fabiana Bassani (2023). "Ecodesign based on life cycle assessment for pharmaceutical packaging", Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, Supervisors: Prof. Fausto Freire; Dr. Carla Rodrigues.

Shiva Saadatian (2022). "Integrated cost and environmental life-cycle analysis of windows". PhD in Sustainable Energy Systems. Supervisors: Prof. Nuno Simões and Prof. Fausto Freire. University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Vanessa Tavares (2022). “Life cycle assessment of prefabricated buildings towards a building stock approach”. PhD Thesis in Sustainable Energy Systems. Supervisor: Prof. Fausto Freire. University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Chongyang Du (2018). “Environmental and social life cycle assessment of sugarcane production in Brazil: comparing manual and mechanical harvesting”. PhD Thesis in Sustainable Energy Systems. Supervisors: Prof. Luís Dias and Prof. Fausto Freire. University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Carla Caldeira (2017). “Optimization of feedstock blends to improve biodiesel cost effectiveness and manage environmental impacts”. PhD Thesis in Sustainable Energy Systems. Supervisors: Prof. Fausto Freire and Prof. Luís Dias. University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Carla Rodrigues (2017). “Life-Cycle Environmental and Cost assessment of Building Retrofits: Evaluating Conventional and Streamlined Approaches”. PhD Thesis in Sustainable Energy Systems. Supervisor: Prof. Fausto Freire. University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Carlos Ferreira (2017). “Extended environmental life-cycle assessment of munitions: Addressing chemical toxicity hazard on human health”. PhD Thesis in Mechanical Engineering. Supervisors: Prof. José Baranda and Prof. Fausto Freire. University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Helena Monteiro (2017). “Comprehensive life cycle assessment of new houses in Portugal: Building design, envelope, and operational conditions”. PhD Thesis in Sustainable Energy Systems. Supervisor: Prof. Fausto Freire. University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Joana Bastos (2017). “Linking the urban form to environmental and health impacts with a life-cycle approach”. PhD Thesis in Sustainable Energy Systems. Supervisors: Prof. Fausto Freire and Prof. Stuart Batterman (University of Michigan, USA). University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Ariovaldo L. Carvalho (2016). “A hybrid Input-Output multi-objective model to assess economic-energy-environment trade-offs: an application to Brazil and prospective sugarcane bioethanol technologies”. PhD Thesis in Sustainable Energy Systems. Supervisors: Prof. Carlos H Antunes and Prof. Fausto Freire. University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Rita Pinheiro Garcia (2016). “Dynamic Fleet-Based Life-Cycle Assessment: Addressing Environmental Consequences of the Introduction of Electric Vehicles in Portugal”. PhD Thesis in Sustainable Energy Systems. Supervisor: Prof. Fausto Freire. University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Ronaldo Costa “Quantificação das emissões de GEE para veículos de coleta de resíduos domiciliares abastecidos com GNV e diesel-B5 utilizando ACV”. PhD Thesis in Engineering and Technology of Materials-PGETEMA. Supervisors: Prof. Carlos Alexandre dos Santos (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul - PUCRS), Prof. Marcus Seferin (PUCRS) and Prof. Fausto Freire (UC).

Érica Geraldes Castanheira (2014). “Environmental Sustainability Assessment of Soybean and Palm Biodiesel Systems: A Life-Cycle Approach”. PhD Thesis in Sustainable Energy Systems. Supervisor: Prof. Fausto Freire. University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Amir Safaei (2014). “Life-cycle Optimization Model for Distributed Generation in Buildings”. PhD Thesis in Sustainable Energy Systems. Supervisors: Prof. Fausto Freire and Prof. Carlos H. Antunes. University of Coimbra, Portugal.

João Manuel N. Malça de Matos Ferreira (2011). “Incorporating uncertainty in the life-cycle modeling of biofuels: Energy renewability and GHG intensity of bioethanol and biodiesel in Europe”. PhD Thesis in Mechanical Engineering. Supervisor: Prof. Fausto Freire. University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Fausto Freire (2006). “Life Cycle Activity Analysis: an Industrial Ecology Model Integrating Environmental Analysis and Economic Optimization”. Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal.

Teses de doutoramento em curso

2019-... Erika Barak. "Life-cycle assessment of waste-based products in a circular economy perspective", Ph.D. in Sustainable Energy Systems, Supervisors: Prof. Fausto Freire; Dr. Carla Rodrigues.

2020-... Jade Müller Carneiro. "An eco-design approach to enhance the sustainability of novel biopolymers", Ph.D. in Sustainable Energy Systems, Supervisors: Prof. Fausto Freire; Dr. Carla Rodrigues.

2020-... Mariana Gonçalves. "Material Flow Analysis integrated with Life Cycle Assessment to support a Circular Economy of plastics in Portugal", Ph.D. in Sustainable Energy Systems, Supervisors: Prof. Fausto Freire; Dr. Rita Garcia.

2021-... Carlos Junior Arias Hernandez. "Eco-design of plastic products, integrating Environmental and Cost Life-Cycle assessment: framework and applications for automotive components and packaging", Ph.D. in Sustainable Energy Systems, Supervisors: Prof. Fausto Freire; Dr. Carla Rodrigues.

Dissertações de mestrado concluídas

Matheus de Melo Almeida Ramos (2023) "Life Cycle Assessment of Life Cycle Assessment of gearbox JT4 produced at Renault Cacia" ("Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida da caixa de velocidades gearbox JT4 produzida na Renault Cacia”). MSc thesis in Mechanical Engineering. Supervisors: Prof. Fausto Freire and Eng Isabel Caniço, Renault. Grade: 17 (out of 20). University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Rafaela Coelho Gonçalves (2022). "Avaliação prospetiva de ciclo de vida de painéis de casca de arroz". MSc thesis in Environmental Engineering. Supervisors: Dr. Carla Rodrigues and Prof. Fausto Freire. Grade: 18 (out of 20). University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Rui Pedro Alves Sá (2022). "Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida de um componente automóvel: o “chassi dashboard”". MSc thesis in Environmental Engineering. Supervisors: Prof. Fausto Freire and MSc Carlos Hernandez. Grade: 18 (out of 20). University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Diogo Afonso Delgado Nunes (2021). "Circular Business Models: Development of a Circularity Categorization Tool for Companies". Mechanical Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. Supervisors: Prof. Fausto Freire and Eng. Rui Dias (ISQ). Grade: 19 (out of 20). University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Carlos Junior Arias Hernandez (2021). "Life cycle assessment of a new packaging for large volume parenterals". MSc Thesis in Energy for Sustainability. Supervisors: Prof. Fausto Freire and MSc. Pedro Marques. Grade: 18 (out of 20). University of Coimbra, Portugal.

André Oliveira Araújo (2020). “Avaliação ambiental e económica de ciclo de vida de sistemas de aquecimento em habitações”. Mechanical Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. Supervisors: Prof. Fausto Freire and MSc. Pedro Marques. University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Jade Muller (2020). " Life cycle assessment of a biopolymer film produced from mango wastes performed at an early development stage". MSc Thesis in Energy for Sustainability. Supervisors Prof. Fausto Freire and Dr. Maria Cléa Brito de Figueirêdo, Embrapa (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation - Tropical Agroindustry). Grade: 19 (out of 20). University of Coimbra, Portugal

Inês Ribeiro Ferreira (2019). “Valorização de processos e tecnologias emergentes na implementação de simbiose industrial a grande escala”. Mechanical Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. Supervisors: João Azevedo (ISQ) and Fausto Freire. University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Mariana Gonçalves (2019). “Análise de Fluxos Materiais aplicada à Biomassa Florestal em Portugal”. MSc thesis in Environmental Engineering. Supervisors: Rita Garcia and Fausto Freire. Grade: 19 (out of 20). University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Tobias Pereira (2019). “Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida da eletricidade gerada numa central termoelétrica a carvão convertida para biomassa florestal”. MSc. Thesis in Environmental Engineering. Supervisors: Rita Garcia and Fausto Freire. Grade: 18 (out of 20). University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Yvonne Vogt (2019). "Life Beyond the Grid: A Life-Cycle Sustainability Assessment of Household Energy Demand". MSc. Thesis in Energy for Sustainability. Supervisors Prof. Fausto Freire and Prof. Luís Dias. Grade: 19 (out of 20). University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Giovanni Francini (2018). “LCA and LCC of bioenergy recovery from waste”. MSc thesis in Ingegneria per la Tutela dell’Ambiente e del Territorio. Supervisors: Giovanni Ferrara, Lidia Lombardi, Fausto Freire and Pedro Marques. Università degli studi Firenze, Italy.

Aikaterini Troullaki (2018). “Locally Manufactured Small Wind Turbines: Sustainability Assessment integrating Life Cycle Assessment and Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis”. MSc thesis in Environmental Management, Sustainable Energy and Climate Change. Supervisors: Stelios Rozakis, Fausto Freire. Technical University of Crete - School of Environmental Engineering, Greece.

Jeremiah Kabayo (2017). "Life cycle sustainability assessment of key electricity generation systems in Portugal". MSc. Thesis in Energy for Sustainability. Supervisors Prof. Fausto Freire and MSc. Pedro Marques. Grade: 18 (out of 20). University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Gonçalo Felgueiras (2016). “Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida de Sistemas Alternativos para Transporte Urbano e Suburbano em Coimbra”. Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. Supervisors Prof. Fausto Freire and MSc Pedro Marques. Grade: 18 (out of 20). University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Noela Pina (2016). “Avaliação do Ciclo de Vida de uma casa flutuante”. Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. Supervisors Prof. Fausto Freire and Prof. Fernando S. Santos. Grade: 17 (out of 20). University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Vanessa Tavares. (2015) "Life-Cycle Energy and Greenhouse Gas Assessment of a modular PREFAB HOUSE". Energy for Sustainability Master Thesis. Supervisor Prof. Fausto Freire. Grade: 17 (out of 20.) University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Joana Gouveia (2015). "Ecodesign of a vehicle armrest produced in CIE Plasfil: a Life Cycle approach". (In Portuguese: "Ecodesign de um apoio de braço para automóvel produzido na CIE Plasfil: uma abordagem de Ciclo de Vida"). Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. Supervisors Prof. Fausto Freire and Prof. João Malça. Grade: 18 (out of 20). University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Mariana Fernandes (2015). “Life-cycle assessment of two automotive components produced in CIE Plasfil”. (In Portuguese: “Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida de dois componentes automóveis produzidos na CIE Plasfil”). Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. Supervisors Prof. Fausto Freire and Prof. João Malça. Grade: 16 (out of 20). University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Seyedeh Shiva Saadatian (2014). “Integrated life-cycle analysis of six insulation materials applied to a reference building in Portugal”. Energy for Sustainability Master Thesis. Supervisors Prof. Fausto Freire and Prof. Nuno Simões. Grade: 17 (out of 20.) University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Diana Rosa (2014). “Life-cycle assessment of chestnut and tomato in Portugal”. (In Portuguese: “Avaliação de ciclo de vida do tomate e da castanha em Portugal”). Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. Supervisors Prof. Fausto Freire and Eng. Filipa Figueiredo. Grade: 18 (out of 20). University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Artur de Sousa (2013). “Environmental Assessment of Electricity Generation in Portugal: Comparison of Input-Output method with Life Cycle Assessment methodology”. (In Portuguese: Avaliação Ambiental da Geração de Eletricidade em Portugal: Comparação do Método Input-Output com a metodologia de Avaliação Ciclo de Vida). Energy for Sustainability Master Thesis. Grade: 16 (out of 20.) University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Carla Rodrigues (2013). “Environmental assessment of building retrofit – alternative scenarios for the roof retrofit of a single-family house”. Energy for Sustainability Master Thesis. Grade: 18 (out of 20.) University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Rodrigo da Costa Miguel (2013). “Cost analysis of biomass generation from microalgae”. Energy for Sustainability Master Thesis. Grade: 17 (out of 20.) University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Tiago Crespo (2013). “Sustainable Development in Rural Communities: Case study of KUDURA”. (In Portuguese: Desenvolvimento Sustentável em Comunidades Rurais: Estudo de Caso do KUDURA). Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. Grade: 15 (out of 20.) University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Teresa Batista (2013). “Environmental ranking methodologies and application to Portugal”. (In Portuguese: Metodologias de classificação ambiental e aplicação a Portugal). Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. Grade: 17 (out of 20.) University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Ana Mateus (2012). “Life-cycle assessment of olive oil and wine in Portugal”. (In Portuguese: “Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida do Azeite e do Vinho em Portugal”). Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. Supervisor Prof. Fausto Freire. Grade: 18 (out of 20.) University of Coimbra, Portugal.

António Coelho (2012). “Life-cycle assessment of rapeseed biodiesel, with uncertainty analysis”. (In Portuguese: “Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida do Biodiesel de Colza Incorporando Incerteza”.) Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. Supervisors Prof. Fausto Freire and Prof. João Malça. Grade: 18 (out of 20.) University of Coimbra, Portugal.

João Queirós (2012). “Assessment and certification of the sustainability of biodiesel from soy or waste cooking oils”. (In Portuguese: “Avaliação e Certificação da Sustentabilidade de Biodiesel: Óleos Alimentares Usados versus Óleo de Soja”.) Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. Supervisors Prof. Fausto Freire and Eng. Érica Castanheira. Grade: 18 (out of 20.) University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Filipa Figueiredo (2011). "Sunflower and microalgae for Biodiesel production in Portugal: A comparative Life-cycle Assessment" (In Portuguese: "Biodiesel de girassol ou microalgas em Portugal: Uma avaliação comparativa de ciclo de vida.") Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. Supervisor Prof. Fausto Freire. Grade: 18 (out of 20.) University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Helena Monteiro (2010). "Life Cycle Assessment of a Portuguese House with Different Exterior Walls and Alternative Heating Systems ". (In Portuguese: Avaliação de ciclo de vida de uma casa portuguesa com paredes exteriores diferentes e sistemas de aquecimento alternativos). Energy for sustainability MSc Thesis. Grade: 18 (out of 20). University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Carlos Ferreira (2010). "Integrated Life Cycle Assessment of Explosives Demilitarization: Incineration vs. recovery of energetic material". (In Portuguese: Avaliação integrada da desmilitarização de explosivos: incineração versus valorização do material energético). Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. Supervisors Prof. Fausto Freire and Prof. José Baranda Ribeiro. Grade: 17 (out of 20). University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Maria Inês Santos (2010). "Life Cycle Assessment of a sanitary ware - Case Study: Roca S.A" (In Portuguese: "Avaliação de ciclo de vida de um produto cerâmico sanitário - Caso de estudo: Roca S.A.") Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. Supervisors Prof. Fausto Freire and Dr. Sérgio Paulo. Grade: 18 (out of 20) University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Pedro Marques (2010). "Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of vehicles: Electric, Plug-in Electric Hybrid and conventional" (In Portuguese: Avaliação comparativa de Ciclo de Vida de automóveis: Eléctrico, Plug-in Eléctrico Híbrido e Convencional). Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. Supervisor Prof. Fausto Freire. Grade: 17 (out of 20). University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Rita Garcia (2010). "Comparative assessment of environmental life cycle management tools applied to biomass-based systems: particleboard and electricity" (In Portuguese: Avaliação comparativa de instrumentos de ciclo de vida aplicados a dois sistemas com biomassa: painéis e electricidade.) Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. Supervisor Prof. Fausto Freire. Grade: 19 (out of 20). University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Nélia Isabel Pereira Oliveira (2009). "Avaliação de sistemas de recolha e transporte de resíduos sólidos urbanos: eficiência energética e emissões poluentes". Environmental Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Ana Rita André (2009). "Avaliação de ciclo de vida de biodiesel com base na soja: considerando os efeitos directos de alterações na utilização dos solos". Mechanical Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. University of Coimbra, Portugal.

João Vaz Santos (2009). "Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida de um Sistema de Conversão de Energia das Ondas em Portugal". Mechanical Engineering Integrated Master Thesis. University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Érica G. Castanheira (2008). “Environmental Impact Assessment of the Portuguese Dairy Sector using the Life Cycle Assessment tool”. MSc Thesis in Energy and Environmental Management. Supervisor Prof. Luís Arroja. Universtity of Aveiro, Portugal. URL: http://biblioteca.sinbad.ua.pt/teses/2008001740

João Nunes (2008). “Integrated Assessment of ligno-cellulosic biomass-to-electricity production: GHG emissions, energy and technological life cycle analysis" (in Portuguese: Avaliação Integrada da Produção de electricidade com base em Biomassa Lenho Celulósica em Portugal: Emissões de GEE, Análise Tecnológica e Energética de Ciclo de Vida). University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Jaime Santos (2008). “Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of Palm oil in Colombia” (in Portuguese: Análise Energética e Ambiental de Ciclo de Vida do óleo de palma na Colômbia)" Grade: 19 (out of 20). University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Ana Filipa Duarte de Sousa Coelho (2008). "Life Cycle Assessment of Electricity and Biofuel production systems from Ligno-cellulosic Biomass for Portugal” (in Portuguese: Avaliação de ciclo de vida da produção e utilização de hidrogénio com base em biomassa lenho-celulósica para Portugal). Supervisors Prof. Fausto Freire and Eng. João Miguel Nunes). Grade: 18 (out of 20). University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Inês Quadros dos Santos (2008). "Solar Photovoltaic Micro-generation feasibility Assessment: Comparison of two distinct service-building cases” (in Portuguese: Avaliação integrada da microgeração com sistemas fotovoltaicos: caso de estudo do edifício do Laboratório de Aerodinâmica Industrial). Supervisors Prof. Fausto Freire and Prof. Adélio Gaspar). Grade : 19 (out of 20). University of Coimbra, Portugal.