Maria Reis

Senior Scientific Advisor

Maria is full Professor in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at FCT-UNL. Her main research interests have been in the area of Environmental/Industrial Bio-Engineering, with special focus on the development of sustainable bioprocesses for the exploitation of industrial by-products for the production of biopolymers.

Within this research area, published more than 180 papers in scientific journals with peer review and is co-author of 4 National patents and 6 International patents. Coordinated 26 national and international projects (team leader), out of which 11 European Projects and 6 were co-funded by industrial companies, and participated as team member in 22 research projects. Co-supervised 20 PhD students and is currently co-supervisor of 11PhD students.

Her scientific work has been distinguished with several awards and she was the winner of the Solvay & Hovione Ideas Challenge SHIC’08 Prize- Solvay prize in 2008. Nominated and Elected to the Portuguese Academy of Engineering in 2009 and Elected as IWA Fellow, September 2010. She is Editor of the Water Research (Elsevier).

Pedro Manuel Vilarinho


Filipe Aguiar

Chief Business Development

Filomena Freitas

Senior Technical Advisor

Fernando Cruz

Chief Formulation