About the SAFEWATER team

University of São Paulo

Name:  Dr. Lyda Patricia Sabogal-Paz

Organisation: University of São Paulo

Email:  lysaboga@sc.usp.br

Lyda Patricia is a Professor in the Department of Hydraulics and Sanitation, University of São Paulo at São Carlos School of Engineering.  She leads the biofilms and micro-sensor laboratory in the abovementioned department. Sabogal-Paz’s research is centred on selection, design and evaluation of drinking water treatment for isolated, small and medium-sized communities. Her research involves reducing environmental pollution and human exposure to a range of emergent microorganism (e.g. protozoa). She has a strong record on water research with focus on technology assessment by laboratory, by pilot plant scale and by economic evaluation. She is currently supervising doctoral and master researchers and several projects with undergraduate students. Her research has been financed by Brazilian public research councils, such as São Paulo Research Foundation – FAPESP and National Council for Scientific and Technological Development – CNPq.

Lyda’s role in the SAFEWATER project is member of the Executive Group and a Co-Investigator.  She will also contribute to the scientific research relating to the development of low cost drinking water technologies (household bios and filters and disinfection).

Name:  Dr Raphael Corrêa Medeiros

Organisation: University of São Paulo

Email:  rcorrea@sc.usp.br

Raphael Medeiros is a lecturer in the Department of Engineering and Environmental Technology at the Federal University of Santa Maria and currently coordinates the Environmental Monitoring and Planning Laboratory. His research focuses on environmental sanitation, mainly in water quality, applied epidemiology, water treatment and wastewater treatment aimed at simplified technologies, applied in rural, small and medium-sized communities. It also has works related to the evaluation of industrial effluent treatment systems and disinfection processes with indicator microorganisms and pathogenic protozoa (Giardia and Cryptosporidium).

Raphael, as a researcher associated (postdoc) of the SAFEWATER Project, at the São Carlos School of Engineering of the University of São Paulo, will work under the supervision of Dr. Lyda P. Sabogal Paz and will contribute in research related to the development of technologies of domestic slow filters and disinfection, for water treatment.

Name: Dr. Natália de Melo Nasser Fava

Organisation: University of São Paulo

Email:  nnasser@usp.br

Natália has a degree in Biological Science by Federal University of Uberlândia (2010) and a Masters in Applied Immunology and Parasitology from the Federal University of Uberlândia. She is also a PhD, by the Program of Applied Immunology and Parasitology from the Federal University of Uberlândia having performed part of her doctorate at Copenhagen University, Denmark through the “Sandwich PhD” program offered by the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Level  Personnel (CAPES).  Natália has experience in basic parasitology, having worked, specially, with protozoa, and has as main research line Molecular Biology of parasites.

In the Safewater Project Natália is a post-doctoral researcher responsible for developing low cost laboratory techniques for the detection and identification of protozoa in water samples.

Name: MSc Antonio Wagner Lamon

Organisation: University of São Paulo

Email:  waglamon@sc.usp.br

Wagner holds a master degree in environmental engineering. He is a PhD student and technician in the Department of Hydraulics and Sanitation, University of São Paulo at São Carlos School of Engineering.  He works at Biofilms and Microsensors Laboratory in the abovementioned department. He is experienced in microsensors design, construction and applications.

Wagner’s role in the SAFEWATER project is to provide the necessary support to Dr. Lyda Patricia Sabogal-Paz and her students regarding the development of low cost drinking water technologies (household slow sand filters and disinfection). He also will develop the PhD research “Characterization of biofilms in household slow-sand filters by using micro sensors” between January 2018 and January 2020.

Name: MSc. Liri Yoko Cruz Prieto Hojo

Organisation: University of São Paulo

Email:  liriprieto@usp.br

Liri Yoko Cruz Prieto Hojo a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering of São Paulo State University (UNESP), a Master’s degree in Urban Engineering of State University of Maringa (State of Paraná, Brazil) and a lecturer in the department of civil engineering at State University of Maringa. She is PhD student in the program of Hydraulic Engineering and Sanitation from School of Engineering of São Carlos (EESC) at University of São Paulo (USP).

Liri’s role in the SAFEWATER is to develop the thesis “computational fluid dynamics applied to the flow and water quality in household slow sand filters”. The goal of the research is to use the CFD tool to model water flow and quality and validate the model with raw water and treated water parameters that will be analysed in the laboratory.

 

Name: MSc. Bárbara Luíza Souza Freitas

Organisation: University of São Paulo

Email:    barbara.lsfreitas@gmail.com

Scholarship: Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES-Brazil) – Process number: 1740663.

Bárbara Luíza Souza Freitas has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro (UFTM) and a Master’s degree in Hydraulic Engineering and Sanitation from School of Engineering of São Carlos (EESC) at University of São Paulo (USP). Currently, Bárbara is doing her Doctorate also in Hydraulic Engineering and Sanitation, under supervision of Dr. Lyda Patricia Sabogal-Paz, with emphasis on water treatment for small communities.

Bárbara’s role in the SAFEWATER is to develop the thesis “Household slow sand filters in continuous flow as an alternative for drinking water treatment in rural communities”. Period: October, 2017 to October, 2021.

 

Name: MSc. Ulisses Costa Terin

Organisation: University of São Paulo

Email:    ulissescterin@usp.br

Scholarship: Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES-Brazil) . Process number: 1741174

Ulisses Costa Terin has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Chemistry from São Paulo State University (Unesp) and a Master’s degree in Hydraulic Engineering and Sanitation from University of São Paulo (USP). Currently, Ulisses is doing his Doctorate in Hydraulic Engineering and Sanitation from University of São Paulo (USP), under supervision of Dr. Lyda Patricia Sabogal-Paz, researching mainly on the theme: alternative technologies for water treatment in small communities.

Ulisses’s role in the SAFEWATER is to develop the thesis “Household slow sand filters in intermittent flow as alternative for drinking water treatment in rural communities”. Period: October, 2017 to October, 2021.

 

Name: MSc. Fernando César Andreoli

Organisation: University of São Paulo

Email:    Fernando.andreoli@usp.br

Scholarship: Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES-Brazil). Process number: 1684010

Fernando César Andreoli has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineer from University of São Paulo and a Master’s degree in Hydraulic Engineering and Sanitation from University of São Paulo (USP). Currently, Fernando is doing his Doctorate in Hydraulic Engineering and Sanitation from University of São Paulo (USP), under supervision of Dr. Lyda Patricia Sabogal-Paz.

Fernando’s role in the SAFEWATER project is to develop the thesis titled: Household slow sand filters as alternative for groundwater treatment in rural communities. Period: October, 2017 – April, 2020.

 

Name: Mr Gustavo Santos Nunes

Organisation: University of São Paulo

Email:    gsnunes94@usp.br

Scholarship: Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES-Brazil)

Gustavo Santos Nunes has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Federal University of Sergipe (UFS). Between July of 2015 and July of 2016, he attended the fourth year of Engineering at the Institut Supérieur Aquitain du Bâtiment et des Travaux Public (ISA BTP) with specialization on Construction and Maritime Civil Works, in France. Currently, he is doing his Master in Hydraulic Engineering and Sanitation from School of Engineering of São Carlos (EESC) at University of São Paulo (USP), under supervision of Drª. Lyda Patricia Sabogal-Paz, with emphasis on water treatment for small communities.

Gustavo’s role in the SAFEWATER is to develop the master’s dissertation: “Study of the aggregation of Giardia muris cysts using in situ microscopy on flocs resulting from drinking water’s treatment”. Period: February 2018 to February 2010.