• DQ - Departamento de Química
    Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia/UNL
    Edifício Departamental
    Campus de Caparica
    2829-516 Caparica


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Production of energy crops in marginal soils
Production of eco-friendly food packaging

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1995 …2024

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Research interests

Sustainablity of Energy crops production. Food Packaging. Food Quality. Food Safety. Food Technology.

Personal information

Associate Professor at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal. Researcher at MEtRiCS, Mechanical Engineering and Resource Sustainability Center, hosted by Universidade do Minho and Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. She has been working with energy crops for more than 25 years, with special interest on studies related with the sustainability of energy crops production (use of marginal land; efficient use of water and mineral resources; environmental impact assessment studies to detect options for systems improvement). Parallel to those activities, she has also been working in the field of Food Technology and Safety, by testing natural compounds extracted from plants into biopolymers for food packaging or as additives for food preservation.

Education/Academic qualification

Environmental Sciences, Doctorate, Fitorremediação por Miscanthus X Giganteus de Solos Contaminados com Metais Pesados, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

Award Date: 1 Jan 2015

Food Technology, Master, Food Tecnology, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT)

… → 1996

Applied Chemistry, Bachelor, Organic Chemistry, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT)



  • QD Chemistry
  • S Agriculture (General)
  • Energy crops
  • Food technology
  • TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
  • Environmental Risk Assessment
  • phytoremediation
  • Food packaging
  • Bioenergy


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