Nuno Leal

Professor Auxiliar Convidado

2002 - Doutor em Geologia (Especialidade Geoquímica), Universidade de Lisboa
1990 - Provas APCC Petrologia & Geoquímica, FCUL
1984 - Licenciado em Geologia, FCUL

Áreas Científicas

Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Previous areas of scientific activity
Sintra Eruptive Massif petrological and geochemical evolution: magmatic rocks petrography, geochemical characterization and evolution modelling.
Ossa - Morena Zone high-pressure rocks geochemical and Metamorphic Petrology studies: eclogites, blueschists, greenschists and amphibolitic facies rocks petrography, geochemical characterization, geochemical modelling and data interpretation. Metamorphic rocks fluid inclusions studies: melting and homogenization temperatures determination and fluid inclusions chemical characterization and interpretation.

Present research interests
: Salt fog experiments, and data analysis and interpretation. Geo-Archaeology studies: identification of lithic materials, involving original rocks alteration processes analysis. Conservation and restoration of artworks. Bioreceptivity and biodeterioration of rocks Physical and chemical deterioration of dimension stone Chemical and mineralogical characterization of geological materials involved in the manufacturing of ceramics, glass, mortars and plasters, and inorganic pigments used in paintings. Chemical and morphological characterization of metal threads used in textiles.

Other skills/activities
: Teaching, training and popularization of Geology. 


International journals 

Barbosa, S. & Leal, N.. Decision Making Analysis to Support Waste Recycling Policies at Different Stages of a Mine Life Cycle. Aspects Min Miner Sci. 11(1). AMMS. 000754. 2023, pp.1207-1208. https://doi.org/10.31031/AMMS.2023.11.000754

Pessoa, C.C.; Lidon, F.C.; Coelho, A.R.F.; Marques, A.C.; Daccak, D.; Luís, I.C.; Caleiro, J.C.; Kullberg, J.C.; Legoinha, P.; Brito, M.G.; Ramalho, J. C.; Silva, M. J.; Rodrigues , A. P.; Guerra, M.; Leitão , R. G.; Scotti Campos, P.; Pais, I. P.; Semedo, J. N.; Silva, M. M.; Galhano, C.; Leal, N.; Reboredo, F. H.; Pessoa, M. F. & Simões, M. (2022) – Magnesium Accumulation in Two Contrasting Varieties of Lycopersicum esculentum L. Fruits: Interaction with Calcium at Tissue Level and Implications on Quality. Plants 2022, 11, 1854. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants11141854

Coelho, A.R.F.; Ramalho, J.C.; Lidon, F.C.; Marques, A.C.; Daccak, D.; Pessoa, C.C.; Luís, I.C.; Guerra, M.; Leitão, R.G.; Semedo, J.M.N.; Silva, M.M.; Pais, I. P.; Leal, N.; Galhano, C.; Rodrigues, A. P.; Legoinha, P.; Silva, M. J.; Simões, M.; Scotti Campos, P.; Pessoa, M. F. & Reboredo, F. H. (2022) - Foliar Spraying of Solanum tuberosum L. with CaCl2 and Ca(NO3)2: Interactions with Nutrients Accumulation in Tubers. Plants 2022, 11, 1725. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants11131725

Carvalho, F.; Sousa, P.; Leal, N.; Simão, J.; Kavoulaki, E.; Lima, M.M.; da Silva, T.P.; Águas, H.; Padeletti, G. & Veiga, J.P. (2022) - The Mortars of Built Cultural Heritage: The Palace of Knossos Case Study and Material Characterization. Mater. Proc. 2022, 8, 95. https://doi.org/10.3390/materproc2022008095

Carvalho, F.; Sousa, P.; Leal, N.; Simão, J.; Kavoulaki, E.; Lima, M.M.; Silva, T.P.; Águas, H.; Padeletti, G. & Veiga, J.P. (2022) - Mortars from the Palace of Knossos in Crete, Greece: A Multi-Analytical Approach. Minerals 2022, 12, 30. https://doi.org/10.3390/min12010030

Zornoza-Indart, A.; Lopez-Arce, P.; Zoghlami, K.; Leal, N. & Simão, J. (2018) - Marine Aerosol Weathering of Mediterranean Calcarenite Stone: Durability of Ethyl Silicate, Nano Ca(OH)2, Nano SiO2, and Nanostructured Consolidating Products. Studies in Conservation. https://doi.org/10.1080/00393630.2018.1477654

Santos AC, Barbosa S, Pessoa MF, Leal N, Reboredo F, Lidon F, Almeida J (2018) Speciation, mobility and adsorption effects of various metals in sediments in an agricultural area surrounding a uranium ore deposit (Nisa, Portugal). Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture, 30 (6). http://doi.org/10.9755/ejfa.2018.v30.i6.1722

Chaves, R., Lima, A., Coroado, J., Teixeira, A., Vilarigues, M., Leal, N., Azzeddine, K., Soares, A. M. (2017). Medieval and modern ceramics from Azemmour (Morocco) - textural, mineralogical and chemical analysis. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.10.037

Zornoza-Indart, A.López-Arce, P; Leal, N.; Simão, J. & Zoghlami, K. (2016) - Consolidation of a Tunisian bioclastic calcarenite: From conventional ethyl silicate products to nanostructured and nanoparticle-based consolidants. Construction and Building MaterialsVolume 116, 30 July 2016, pp. 188–202. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2016.04.114

Book chapters:
Sandu, Irina Crina Anca; Joosten, Ineke; Leal, Nuno (2012) - Optical Imaging Applications for the Study of Cultural Heritage Artifacts. In: Akira Tanaka & Botan Nakamura (Editors). Optical Imaging. Technology, Methods and Applications. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, 2012, pp. 65-108. ISBN: 978-1-62081-800-8

Miller, A.Z.; Leal, N.; Laiz, L.; Rogerio-Candelera, M.A.; Silva, R.J.C.; Dionisio, A.; Macedo, M.F.; Saiz-Jimenez, C. (2010) - Primary bioreceptivity of limestones used in Southern Europe monuments. In: Smith, B.J., Gomez-Heras, M., Viles, H.A., Cassar, J. (Eds), Limestone in the Built Environment: Present Day Challenges for the Preservation of the Past. Geological Society of London, Special Publications, 331, pp. 79-92. DOI: 10.1144/SP331.6.

Leal, N. & Galopim de Carvalho, R. (2008) - As Pedrarias nos Objectos Religiosos. In: Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Piedade, Santarém - História e Património, APRODER e Paróquia do Divino Salvador – Sé, 2008, pp. 150-153. ISBN: 978-989-95951-0-1.