Mariana Matos



Research Gate: Mariana Matos

Orcid ID: 0000-0003-4076-2459

Lab 133 / 610 / 602 - Chemistry Department

Ph: +351 21 294 8300 ext.10917



(2022) PhD in  Chemical and Biochemical Engineering - FCT NOVA

(2012) Master degree in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering – FCT/UNL


Research interests:

  • Mariana Matos works in the environmental/industrial bioengineering field with focus on the exploitation of industrial wastes/wastewaters for the production of biopolymers and  biogas. She has special interest in the areas of process optimisation and monitoring, wastewater treatment and waste/sub-products valorisation.


Relevant publications:

  • Silva, F., Matos, M., Pereira, B., Ralo, C., Pequito, D., Marques, N., Carvalho, G., Reis, M.A.M., 2022. An integrated process for mixed culture production of 3-hydroxyhexanoate-rich polyhydroxyalkanoates from fruit waste. Chem. Eng. J. 427, 131908.
  • Matos, M., Cruz, R.A.P., Cardoso, P., Silva, F., Freitas, E.B., Carvalho, G., Reis, M.A.M., 2021. Sludge retention time impacts on polyhydroxyalkanoate productivity in uncoupled storage/growth processes. Sci. Total Environ. 799, 149363.
  • Matos, M., Cruz, R.A.P., Cardoso, P., Silva, F., Freitas, E.B., Carvalho, G., Reis, M.A.M., 2021. Combined Strategies to Boost Polyhydroxyalkanoate Production from Fruit Waste in a Three-Stage Pilot Plant. ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng. acssuschemeng.1c02432.
  • Meléndez-Rodríguez, B., Torres-Giner, S., Reis, M.A.M., Silva, F., Matos, M., Cabedo, L., Lagarón, J.M., 2021. Blends of Poly(3-Hydroxybutyrate-co-3-Hydroxyvalerate) with Fruit Pulp Biowaste Derived Poly(3-Hydroxybutyrate-co-3-Hydroxyvalerate-co-3-Hydroxyhexanoate) for Organic Recycling Food Packaging. Polymers (Basel). 13, 1155.
  • Bossu, J., Angellier-Coussy, H., Totee, C., Matos, M., Reis, M., Guillard, V., 2020. Effect of the Molecular Structure of Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate- co -3-hydroxyvalerate) (P(3HB-3HV)) Produced from Mixed Bacterial Cultures on Its Crystallization and Mechanical Properties. Biomacromolecules 21, 4709–4723.
  • Riccardi, C., Buiarelli, F., Castellani, F., Di Filippo, P., Lorini, L., Majone, M., Matos, M., Pomata, D., Simonetti, G., Sommer Ferreira, B., Valentino, F., 2020. Polychlorinated Biphenyl Profile in Polyhydroxy-alkanoates Synthetized from Urban Organic Wastes. Polymers (Basel). 12, 659.
  • Silvestre, S.L., Araújo, D., Marques, A.C., Pires, C., Matos, M., Alves, V., Martins, R., Freitas, F., Reis, M.A.M., Fortunato, E., 2020. Microneedle Arrays of Polyhydroxyalkanoate by Laser-Based Micromolding Technique. ACS Appl. Bio Mater. 3, 5856–5864.
  • Carvalho, M., Matos, M., Roca, C., Reis, M.A.M., 2014. Succinic acid production from glycerol by Actinobacillus succinogenes using dimethylsulfoxide as electron acceptor. N. Biotechnol. 31, 133–139.