Belinda Isabel Gomes Soares
  PhD Student  
  extension: 24942/34704  
  department: Chemistry  
  supervisor: João Manuel Costa Araújo Pereira Coutinho  
Carmen Sofia da Rocha Freire Barros
  group: 5 - biomedical and biomimetic materials
  line: 3 - sustainability and health
Short CV
Work experimence
Since 1/12/2009
IDPoR platform / CICECO / University of Aveiro, Portugal.
Laboratory Technician:
- Laboratory management and organization;
- Studies targeted at the specific needs and problems of the associate companies of the IDPoR platform and by others companies.
- Research and Development of Ecoployols Project (optimization of the oxypropylation of biomass to obtain liquid polyols).
3/04/2006 - 30/06/2009
RAIZ- Research Institute of Forestry and Paper - Portucel Soporcel group.
Quinta de São Francisco Apartado 15, 3801-501 Eixo. Aveiro. Portugal.
Research grant for R&D Project:
“Bioethanol production based on the fermentation of pre-extracted hardwood hemicelluloses prior to kraft pulping process by using an integrated biorefinery concept”.
Scientific Interests
Polymers and Biorefinery.
Present Research Group

  I work currently in the group 7: Macromolecular Materials and Biorefineries at the University of Aveiro.

Selected Publications
Mendes, C.V.T., Carvalho, M.G.V.S. , Baptista, C.M.S.G. Rocha, J.M.S., Soares, B. I. G., Sousa, G.D.A - "Valorisation of hardwood hemicelluloses in the kraft pulping process by using an integrated biorefinery concept". Food and Bioproducts Processing 87 (2009), pp. 197-207.