Ana Paula Mora Tavares
  Investigador Auxiliar  
  telefone: 234 401 520  
  extensão: 24 915  
  departamento: Química  
  gabinete: 29.3.28  
  grupo: 5 - materiais biomédicos e biomiméticos
  linha: 3 - sustentabilidade
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  grupo de investigação: PATh  

Ana P. M. Tavares graduated in Chemical Engineering at Estadual University of Rio de Janeiro in 1997, and completed a two-year MSc degree in Technology of Chemical and Biochemical Processes at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 2000. Tavares completed her PhD in Chemical Engineering at University of Aveiro in 2006. In 2007, Tavares received an Honourable Mention from the "Companhia União Fabril" (Portugal) for the scientific standards of her PhD thesis. In 2021 Tavares received a contract in the "Stimulus of Scientific Employment, Individual Support - 3rd Edition, refa 2020.01867.CEECIND", CICECO/UA. From 2006-2014 Tavares was a Post-doctoral fellow and an Auxiliary Researcher at LSRE/FEUP. In 2014 Tavares changed the host institution, and moved to CICECO/UA as a post-doctoral researcher, and since 2017 Tavares is an Auxiliary Researcher at the same institution. Tavares published ca. 57 SCI papers with +1500 citations, an h-index of 25 and ca. 100 co-authors. Her publications also includes 1 encyclopedia entry, 10 book chapters and + 60 abstracts in international conferences. She also filled 2 national/international patents. Tavares participated in 11 funded R&D projects, being the principal investigator in 3. She participated as jury member of 21 MSc and 10 PhD theses (some of them outside Portugal), and acting as committee member in the evaluation of academic degrees and research grants. In the last five years, she has been focusing on producing cutting-edge research and on publishing in high IF journals, such as Green Chem (IF 9.405), Chem Eng J (IF 7.01), ACS Sust Chem Eng (IF 6.97), J Colloid Interf Sci (IF 6.361), Sep Pur Tech (IF 5.107), Int J Biol Macromol (IF 4.784), among others, while being the corresponding author in >20 publications. She has been acting as a referee of multidisciplinary journals, such as Front Bioeng Biotech, Biotechnol Adv, Biotecnhol Proc, Sci Rep, J Chem Tech Biotech, J Mol Liq and Chem Eng J. Currently, Tavares is the PI of 2 funded projects i) POCI-01-0145-FEDER-031268 (239564 Euros), in collaboration with UNESP, Brazil, and FEUP, Portugal); ii) IF/01634/2015 (50000 Euros) and is team member in another funded project, POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030840 (1739647Euros). From March 2017 to July 2017 A. Tavares participated in the COHITEC training program in technology commercialization. This program supports the valorization of the knowledge produced at Portuguese R&D institutions. The program has two main objectives: i) assessing the commercial viability of the products or services that can be obtained from the science / technology proposed by participant researchers ; ii) inducing entrepreneurial and technology commercialization skills in the participants. The pedagogical capacity is supported by teaching tutorial classes of Fundamentals of Chemistry I and II at FEUP (2008-2014) and by teaching laboratory classes of Biochemistry I, Chemistry I and Microbial Biotechnology at UAVR. She has supervised 2 post-doctoral researchers, 1 international Intership PhD and 10 MSc, 25 BSc and 2 ungraduated Erasmus students. The current supervision activities include the supervising of 5 BSc, 5 MSc (2 outside UA), 2 PhD students 1 PhD reseacher contract. Her research scientific interests include proteins, enzymes, ionic liquids, biomolecules purification, aqueous biphasic systems, fermentation processes, enzyme immobilization, nanomaterials, and biocatalysis for organic synthesis and enzymatic reactions. These scientific interests are developed with the goal of improving society standards, by providing innovative and sustainable processes and products.

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