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Scientific name: Ana M. Ferreira

Ana Maria Ferreira Takahashi

Chemical Engineering, PhD 

Through the last years, I became fascinated with the development of sustainable and integrated processes to extract and purify biocompounds. I have been looking for natural added-value products with therapeutic properties. I like challenges, innovation and transformation, leading me to work/study outside from Portugal, at international universities. My aim is to use science to improve the people quality of life through the development of more cost-effective extraction and purification platforms, without forgetting the environment. 

Keywords: Chemical engineering, Biomass, Plastic waste, Bioactive compounds, (Bio)Catalysis, Enzymes, Extraction, Purification, Integrated processes.

“Anytime, anywhere, your ideas and dreams can be true, only work hard, believe it and have fun!” 

unknown author 


Solid-liquid extraction of compounds

Plastic Recycling

Integrated processes


Liquid-liquid extraction 




Upcoming Conferences, Talks and Visits

26th International Conference on Chemical Thermodynamics (ICCT-2023) will be held in Osaka, Japan, from 30 July to 4 August 2023. 


2018: PhD in Chemical Engineering - University of Aveiro, Portugal

2013: MSc in Chemical Engineering - University of Aveiro, Portugal