Dr Bruno Rafael De Almeida Moreira

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Sust

Centre for Crop Science
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation


Bruno is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Crop Science at QAAFI. He graduated with distinction in Agronomic Engineering in 2018 and earned a master's degree in Sustainable Energy Production in 2020 from São Paulo State University (Unesp). Subsequently, he completed a Ph.D. in Plant Production with a focus on Waste Science and Technology in 2023, also from Unesp.

Bruno's doctoral research concentrated on the conversion of agro-residual biomass into an environmentally friendly antioxidant for effective control and optimization of solid biofuel off-gassing. Throughout his academic journey, he has been extensively involved in researching functional (bio)materials for the processing, management, and valorization of (bio)waste, as well as renewable and sustainable (bio)energy generation, carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS), and environmental (bio)remediation.

During his academic formation, Bruno also participated in an international visiting program at the University of Georgia (UGA), where he worked on developing a systematic review and meta-analysis of the impact of on-farm management practices on cotton fiber quality. He has acquired expertise in high-performance statistical computing and modeling, employing multivariate data analytics for effective visualization and interpretation of complex datasets. Moreover, he possesses advanced proficiency in high-throughput analytical techniques, including EDXRF, FTIR, SEM, and TGA/DSC, which have enabled him to conduct in-depth analyses of various materials and compounds.

Equally important, Bruno believes in maintaining a well-rounded lifestyle and actively engages in outdoor activities, exercise, playing the acoustic guitar, and appreciating soothing music during his leisure time.

Research Interests

  • Waste Management and Environmental Sustainability
    Waste Science and Technology | Environmental Remediation
  • Advanced Analytical Techniques and Data Analysis
    Data Analytics and Modeling | High-Throughput Analytical Techniques
  • Sustainable Biomass Utilization and Energy Production
    Biomass Conversion for Sustainable Energy | Renewable and Sustainable Energy Generation | Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS)
  • Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration


  • Doctor of Philosophy of Agronomy


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