Helena Isabel Sousa Passos
  Researcher  
   
  extension: 33525  
  e-mail: hpassos@ua.pt  
  department: Chemistry Department  
  office: 29.1.37  
   
  group: 4 - biorefineries, biobased materials and recycling
 
  line: 3 - sustainability and health
 
  direct url: http://www.ciceco.ua.pt/helenapassos  
  research group: PATh  
   
Short CV

Helena Passos obtained her MSc degree in Chemical Engineering in 2012. After being awarded with a Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) PhD scholarship, in June of 2017, she completed a European PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Aveiro. During her PhD she had additional trainees activities at Technical University of Dortmund, Germany and Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan. Between July of 2017 and April of 2019, H. Passos was a post-doctoral researcher at CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro. During this period, she was involved in an international ERA-MIN project concerning the recovery of cobalt and REE from NiMH batteries recycling and in a European Research Council (ERC) Grant focused on the use of aqueous biphasic systems for the purification of egg yolk antibodies as alternative biopharmaceuticals. Currently, H. Passos is a Junior Researcher at CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro. Since 2012, Passos published 31 articles in international peer reviewed multidisciplinary high impact journals (ISI, h-index 12), and presented several oral and poster communications in national and international conferences.

Academic degrees

2013 - 2017 | European PhD in Chemical Engineering, with specialization in Bioengineering | University of Aveiro, Portugal | Thesis title "Development and characterization of new extraction platforms using ionic-liquid-based aqueous biphasic systems", supervised by Prof. Dr. João A.P. Coutinho (UA) and co-supervised by Dr. Mara G. Freire (UA).

2007 - 2012 | MSc in Chemical Engineering | University of Aveiro, Portugal | Thesis title "Extraction of bioactive compounds with ionic liquid aqueous solutions", supervised by Prof. Dr. João A.P. Coutinho (UA) and co-supervised by Dr. Mara G. Freire (UA).

previous scientific and/or professional activities

09/2016-12/2016 | Researcher as PhD student | Department of Biotechnology, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan.

03/2013-05/2013 | Researcher as PhD student | Laboratory of Thermodynamics, Technical University of Dortmund, Germany.

08/2011 | Trainee student in quality control (professional traineeship) | Bresfor - Indústria do Formol, S.A., Portugal.

10/2009-09/2010 | Scholarship Researcher (BII 09) | Chemistry Department,
CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro, Portugal.

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2016-02-11
Thermoreversible aqueous biphasic systems highlighted in the radio program of February 11th, 2016.
2016-02-16
Trabalho do Departamento de Química e do CICECO publicado no jornal Scientific Reports.
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