TEAM

Ana  Rita C. Duarte

Ana Rita C. Duarte

Principal Investigator

Ana Rita C. Duarte was born in Lisbon in 1978. Currently Associate Professor at the Chemistry Department from Faculdade de Ciências  Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. She was previsously Research Assistant at the 3B’s research group at Universidade do Minho, where she worked for 10 years.

Aisa  Baldé

Aisa Baldé

Research Fellow

Aisa Baldé is currently a finalist of the Applied Chemistry course, at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the New University of Lisbon. During her academic path, she showed great interest in the field of Green Chemistry, which led her to develop her final degree project in this area. She is finishing her graduation in Applied Chemistry and is gaining significant experience in scientific research with her graduation final project.

Alexandre  Paiva

Alexandre Paiva

Assistant researcher

Alexandre Paiva was born in Lisbon in 1978. He graduated in Chemical Engineering from Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT-UNL) in 2001 and completed his PhD in Chemical Engineering − Thermodynamics and Biocatalysis from the Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg in Germany, 2008. In that year, he returned to FCT-UNL as a Postdoc researcher at REQUIMTE within the project “Biodiesel production from green sources using supercritical technology”.

Ana  Matias

Ana Matias

Post-doctoral researcher

Ana Matias is Auxiliary Researcher at IBET (iFCT 2014) and she has expertise in separation/fractionation green processes to isolate bioactive compounds from natural sources for the development of improved natural bio-products with health-promoting properties. She holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering (field of Food Technology, 2008), co-funded by an agrifood industrial partner, involving the development of functional bio-products recovered from olive oil by-products and wastes.

Ana  Roda

Ana Roda

Research fellow

Ana Roda is a research fellow at iBET, in the Nutraceuticals & Bioactive Process Technology group of the Food & Heath division. She graduated in biochemistry and holds an MSc in Biochemistry for Health (2016). Her master dissertation focused on nanotechnology where she acquired competences in formulation, characterization, optimization and scale-up of bioactive smart and targeted delivery systems of nano/micro scale, applying chemical and supercritical fluid technology.

Ana Rita  Gameiro

Ana Rita Gameiro

Post-doctoral researcher

Ana Rita Gameiro was born in 1986 in Lisbon. She graduated in Chemistry in 2008 from Universidade de Lisboa, and in 2010 she finished her MSc in Chemistry, Health and Nutrition from the same university. She obtained her PhD in Organic Chemistry in 2015 from Universidade de Lisboa in collaboration with New York University at Abu Dhabi and Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina. Her PhD research project focused on the development and biological evaluation of new C-glycosyl dihydrochalcones as SGLT2 inhibitors for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Duarte   Rente

Duarte Rente

Research Fellow

Duarte Rente graduated from Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, in 2017 with a master’s degree in chemical and biochemical engineering. During his studies he became interested in the field of Green Chemistry, which lead him to develop his master’s thesis on the field. The master’s thesis was entitled “Power to Gas – Reducing global warming by producing methane through carbon dioxide hydrogenation”, where he worked with high pressure reactors, supercritical CO2 and ionic liquids, in order to optimize methane production.

Filipa  Santos

Filipa Santos

PhD student

Filipa Santos graduated in Pharmacy at Superior School of Health and Technologies of Porto – Polytechnic Institute of Porto (2008-2012), and obtained her Master Degree in Biochemistry Applied to Biomedicine at University of Minho during 2012-2015. She was a research Fellow in Advanced Therapies for Health at 3B's Research Group (2016-2017) and, in the present, she is a PhD Student in Doctoral Programme of Sustainable Chemistry at Faculty of Sciences and Technology – UNL.

Filipe  Oliveira

Filipe Oliveira

Research Fellow

Filipe Oliveira was born in Lisbon in 1991. He graduated in Biology (2015), with specialization in Genetics and Cell Biology, at Faculdade de Ciências from Universidade de Lisboa, and obtained his MSc in Biotechnology (2018) at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia from Universidade Nova de Lisboa. During his master thesis, developed in a partnership between ITQB-UNL and iBiMED-UA, he had the opportunity to develop a plant based expression platform for the molecular pharming of antihypertensive peptides.

Liane  Meneses

Liane Meneses

Research fellow

Liane Meneses was born in 1993 in Terceira island, Azores. She graduated in Biomedical Sciences by Universidade de Aveiro in 2015 and obtained her MSc in Biotechnology by Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologias of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa in 2017. Her master thesis was developed under the supervision of Doctor Alexandre Paiva and Doctor Filomena Freitas and was entitled “Evaluation of sub-, supercritical fluids as solvents for extraction and impregnation of polyhydroxyalkanoates”.

Liliana  Rodrigues

Liliana Rodrigues

PhD student

Liliana Rodrigues is a PhD student in Sustainable Chemistry at the Nutraceuticals and Bioactives Process Technology Lab of iBET (Food and Health Division), and holds a master degree in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia – Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (2014).

Lucca Durazzo

Research Fellow

Lucca Durazzo graduated from Swansea University in 2017 with a master’s degree in chemical engineering. Throughout the studies, the bachelor´s dissertation was related to the design of a chemical plant intending to produce 100,000 tonnes of ammonia per annum as part of a group of 5 peers.

Luísa  Pereira

Luísa Pereira

Project Manager

Luísa Pereira graduated in Biology (2005) at University of Aveiro. Since then, she was involved in several professional areas and contexts. She worked in hospital/ clinical, business and academic settings, in areas like biotechnology, health, pharmacy, medical writing or R&D project management and consultancy, which provided her a variety of skills and significant experience. Additionally, she has training and knowledge in clinical trials, intellectual property, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and cell culture/ biobanking.

Reza   Haghbakhsh

Reza Haghbakhsh

Post-doc researcher

Reza Haghbakhsh was born in 1989 in Kermanshah, Iran. He graduated in Petroleum Engineering in 2011 from Petroleum University of Technology and received his MSc in 2014 in Chemical Engineering from the Shiraz University. He obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering in 2018 from Shiraz University, in thermodynamic investigation of physical properties and phase equilibria of Deep Eutectic Solvents, under the supervision of Dr. Sona Raeissi.

Rita  Craveiro

Rita Craveiro

Post-doctoral researcher

Rita Craveiro was born in 1983 in Covilhã. She graduated in chemistry in 2008 from Universidade de Coimbra and received her MSc in 2010 from the Universidade de Aveiro. She obtained her PhD in Sustainable Chemistry in 2015 from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, in alternative processes for bio-based polymer processing, under the supervision of Dr. Alexandre Paiva, Dr. Ana Rita Duarte and Professor Susana Barreiros.