André Miguel da Costa Lopes received both B.Sc. (2010) and M.Sc. (2012) degrees in Biotechnology from the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He gained experience in using alternative solvents for the valorisation of agriculture and industrial wastes, particularly processing of lignocellulosic biomass using ionic liquids and hydrogenation of animal fat residues in supercritical carbon dioxide. He holds a PhD degree in Sustainable Chemistry (2017) and he is specialised in the development of green and sustainable paths for the valorisation of lignocellulosic biomass using alternative solvents (e.g. ionic liquids, deep eutectic solvents, supercritical carbon dioxide, among others) towards the integration in biorefineries. He has been participating in several research projects and is co-author of 17 peer-review papers in high impact factor journals, 3 book chapters and 2 national patents, with more than 700 citations and h-index = 12 (Scopus database).