João Pereira

PhD Researcher


Currently working on the optimization of bio-electrochemical systems through the understanding of growth kinetics and composition of electro-active bacteria.


MSc, Bioengineering, University of Porto, Portugal, 2018

Research interests

Bio-electrochemical systems, electro-active biofilms, resource recovery

Selected list of publications

(Full list: Google Scholar)

  • S. D. Molenaar et al., “In situ biofilm quantification in bioelectrochemical systems by using optical coherence tomography”, ChemSusChem 11(13) (2018) 2171–2178.
  • Pereira et al ., “The Effect of Intermittent Anode Potential Regimes on the Morphology and Extracellular Matrix Composition of Electro-Active Bacteria” Biofilm 4 (December 2021): 100064.
  • Pereira et al. 2022. Opportunities for visual techniques to determine characteristics and limitations of electro-active biofilms. Biotechnol. Adv. 60, 108011.