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Scientific name: Ana M. Ferreira

Ana M.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, Biotechnology, Solid-liquid extraction, Biomass, Bioactive compounds, Purification, Aqueous biphasic systems, Integrated processes.

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

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Extraction of compounds from biomass

Aqueous biphasic systems (ABS) used in extraction processes

Development of reversible ABS

Integrated process-reaction and separation

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

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