CERNAS

Research Center
for Natural Resources,
Envioronment and Society

Food Science and Engineering Research Group

The main objective of the Food Science and Engineering research group (FS&ERG) is to incorporate Food Science and Engineering knowledge in the local food production industry.

In this context, the FS&E research group aims to contribute to new regulations, standards, legislation and policies to protect and enhance the added value of regional functional foods and products, and to improve public health, by boosting the research on the human nutrition area.

Hence, it aims to study:

  • Traditional products and processes: process inovation improving safety, quality and shelf life, and support new regulatory standards;
  • Sustainable engineering: by-product valorization and waste minimization;
  • Innovative food processing: food product development including functional foods and ingredients (their identification and mechanisms of action as well as protection) and new (including non-thermal) technologies. Development of fast and inexpensive extraction methods for bioactive compounds from food materials, study applications of bioactive compounds as food ingredients, evaluate the potential toxicity of food chemical components, evaluate chemical, physical, rheological and sensory properties variation caused by the inclusion of bioactive compounds as food ingredients, develop nanoencapsulation of bioactive compounds,
  • Human nutrition and its relationship with health, lifestyle, physical activity and sports performance.
Ana Cristina Araújo Veloso

Ana Cristina Araújo Veloso

ORCID Number: 0000-0001-8196-7624

Ana Ramalho

Ana Ramalho

ORCID Number: 0000-0002-1447-1896

Carlos José Dias Pereira

Carlos José Dias Pereira

ORCID Number: 0000-0003-1705-2301

Cláudia Marisa Barreiros Neves

Cláudia Marisa Barreiros Neves

ORCID Number: 0000-0002-3654-5737

Edite Teixeira de Lemos

Edite Teixeira de Lemos

ORCID Number: 0000-0002-6346-8319

Igor Alexandre Silva Dias

Igor Alexandre Silva Dias

ORCID Number: 0000-0001-6585-2173

Luísa Alexandra Serrano Paulo

Luísa Alexandra Serrano Paulo

ORCID Number: 0000-0002-7657-5738

Maria Teresa Pita Pegado Gonçalves Rodrigues Coelho

Maria Teresa Pita Pegado Gonçalves Rodrigues Coelho

ORCID Number: 0000-0002-4461-6670

Ofélia Maria Serralha dos Anjos

Ofélia Maria Serralha dos Anjos

ORCID Number: 0000-0003-0267-3252

Rui Manuel Machado da Costa

Rui Manuel Machado da Costa

ORCID Number: 0000-0003-2488-0914

Sónia Luzia Claro de Pinho

Sónia Luzia Claro de Pinho

ORCID Number: 0000-0003-1989-8976

Yuliya Dulyanska

Yuliya Dulyanska

ORCID Number: 0000-0002-2414-8240

Ana Cristina Ferrão Silva

Ana Cristina Ferrão Silva

ORCID Number: 0000-0002-3337-9139

Ana Rita Simões Ferraz

Ana Rita Simões Ferraz

ORCID Number: 0000-0002-8356-907X

Catarina Flores

Catarina Flores

ORCID Number: 0009-0003-1739-7753

Cristina Maria Baptista Santos Pintado

Cristina Maria Baptista Santos Pintado

ORCID Number: 0000 0001 5433 4258

Élia Simões Fogeiro

Élia Simões Fogeiro

ORCID Number: 0000-0001-5269-9317

Ivo Manuel Mira Abreu Rodrigues

Ivo Manuel Mira Abreu Rodrigues

ORCID Number: 0000-0002-1141-9822

Maria Inês Simões Brandão

Maria Inês Simões Brandão

ORCID Number: 0000-0003-3767-9515

Mariana Isabel Cunha Nogueira Almeida Monteiro

Mariana Isabel Cunha Nogueira Almeida Monteiro

ORCID Number: 0000-0002-1532-1152

Paula Lúcia da Mata Silvério Ruivo

Paula Lúcia da Mata Silvério Ruivo

ORCID Number: 0000-0001-6868-2894

Sandra Santos

Sandra Santos

ORCID Number:

Soraia Inês Pedro

Soraia Inês Pedro

ORCID Number: 0000-0002-7934-7183

Ana Lúcia Baltazar Santos

Ana Lúcia Baltazar Santos

ORCID Number: 0000-0003-4741-5417

António Manuel Santos Tomás Jordão

António Manuel Santos Tomás Jordão

ORCID Number: 0000-0003-1129-4633

Christophe Espírito Santo

Christophe Espírito Santo

ORCID Number: 0000-0002-9800-4186

Cristina MR Caridade

Cristina MR Caridade

ORCID Number: 0000-0003-3667-5328

Fernando Jorge Gonçalves

Fernando Jorge Gonçalves

ORCID Number: 0000-0001-7770-8056

João Carlos Gonçalves

João Carlos Gonçalves

ORCID Number: 0000-0003-3763-1503

Maria João da Cunha e Silva Reis Lima

Maria João da Cunha e Silva Reis Lima

ORCID Number: 0000-0003-0597-7892

Marta Helena Fernandes Henriques

Marta Helena Fernandes Henriques

ORCID Number: 0000-0001-9214-0614

Pedro Martins Duarte

Pedro Martins Duarte

ORCID Number:

Sandrine Katy Matias da Ressurreição

Sandrine Katy Matias da Ressurreição

ORCID Number: 0000-0002-1596-8722

Susana Pereira Dias

Susana Pereira Dias

ORCID Number: 0000-0001-9351-2950

Ana Maria Valado

Ana Maria Valado

ORCID Number: 0000-0002-0157-6648

Arona Figueroa Pires

Arona Figueroa Pires

ORCID Number: 0000-0001-9499-9537

Cláudia Adriana Fernandes Vitória

Cláudia Adriana Fernandes Vitória

ORCID Number: 0000-0003-2222-9685

Dulcineia Ferreira Wessel

Dulcineia Ferreira Wessel

ORCID Number: 0000-0003-4077-0897

Goreti Maria dos Anjos Botelho

Goreti Maria dos Anjos Botelho

ORCID Number: 0000-0003-3857-3544

Lara Campos

Lara Campos

ORCID Number: 0000-0002-3430-1704

Maria Manuel Balseiro Vidal

Maria Manuel Balseiro Vidal

ORCID Number: 0000-0001-9757-5043

Nuno Ribeiro

Nuno Ribeiro

ORCID Number: 0000-0003-1510-2141

Raquel P. F. Guiné

Raquel P. F. Guiné

ORCID Number: 0000-0003-0595-6805

Sofia de Guiné e Florença

Sofia de Guiné e Florença

ORCID Number: 0000-0003-2541-4448

Vanda Maria Falcão Espada Lopes de Andrade

Vanda Maria Falcão Espada Lopes de Andrade

ORCID Number: 0000-0002-1879-8554

Food Science and Engineering Team
Food Science and Engineering Team