Bachelor's degree in biological sciences, focused in marine biology. Master's degree (Fisheries and Aquaculture) conquered in the São Paulo Fisheries Institute and Doctor degree (Zoology) in Universidade Estadual de São Paulo (both located in Brazil). He concluded part of his doctor thesis in University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia), where he developed the study: "Mechanisms of metal tolerance in marine invertebrates in Sydney, Australia". He worked as a “Toxicity Assessor” in an Environmental Consulting Company and occasionally he was professor in undergraduate (Biological Sciences) and post-graduate (Environmental Management) programs. He counted on with some grants from FAPESP (Fundação de Amaro à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) to develop several research projects. In addition, he acted as coordinator of “Conservation International” (ORG) Projects, where he developed some Sustainable Environmental Management Programs with the partnership of Google. Postdoctoral degree in Integrated Environmental Analysis at the Federal University of São Paulo, where he has been developing the study: "Biological tolerance, sublethal effects and bioaccumulation in Ucides cordatus (Linnaeus, 1763) exposed to contaminants, via food and water". In order to complement this study, he is currently in the Instituto de Ciencias Marinas de Andalucía (CSIC) (Spain) developing a part of his post-doctor study: "Subcellular partitioning and specific biomarkers to trace metals exposure in the mangrove sentinel Ucides cordatus (Linnaeus, 1763)".
Luis Felipe de Almeida Duarte research interests is focused on marine and estuarine ecotoxicology for assessment. He has published papers and book chapters.