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Professor José António Teixeira

José António Teixeira

University of Minho, Portugal
José António Teixeira is currently full Professor at Biological Engineering Department, University of Minho (since 2000). He has a degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Porto (1980) and a PhD in Chemical Engineering also from University of Porto (1988). He has been involved in different management activities, being Head of the Department of Biological Engineering, Univ. Minho, 2000-2012, and Head of Biological Engineering Research Centre, 2012-2015.

Prof. José Teixeira has a wide research expertise in Industrial Biotechnology (bioprocess development for the transformation of lignocellulosic materials into 2nd generation bioethanol and chemicals; valorization of agro-industrial residues; bioreactor development and continuous processing) and Food Biotechnology (non-conventional food processing; edible films for packaging; food nanotechnology, process development for production of prebiotics).

He was responsible/co-responsible for the supervision of 31 PhD theses and 20 Post-docs and has been the coordinator of 32 scientific research projects, 7 of which international. José Teixeira was awarded the “Stimulus to Excellence”, 2006, from FCT, the “Seeds of Science” in “Engineering and Technology”, 2011, from “Ciência Hoje” and the “Scientific Merit Award”, Universidade do Minho, 2015. He is the co-editor of the books “Reactores Biológicos-Fundamentos e Aplicações” (in Portuguese), Engineering Aspects of Milk and Dairy Products and Engineering Aspects of Food Biotechnology, and the author/co-author of over 535 peer reviewed papers with more than 14260 citations and h-index 58.

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