Denise Freire is specialized in chemical engineering. She obtained her M.S. and D.S. degrees in chemical engineering and biochemistry, respectively. She has focused her research on the field of bioproducts obtainment by fermentative processes for about 20 years in aspects related to enzyme production showing up emphasis on the solid-state fermentation and the production of biosurfactants. Freire is an expert in reusing the agroindustrial residues and bioreactors performance improvement and in the integration of engineering parameters with cells physiology and metabolism. Her dedication and aptness can be evidenced through her plentiful published papers in indexed international journals (111) and book chapters (6) and through her patents (18), master dissertations (40), Ph.D. theses (23), and the undergraduate students (25) working in her laboratory. Professor Freire serves as the Leader of two research groups at the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq) (Brasilia, DF, Brazil) and as a Referee for 10 indexed international journals with h-index of 20. Moreover, Freire has won nine academic prizes and has generated technology in cooperation with the industrial sector in the production and utilization of biosurfactants as well as the production and utilization of lipases.
Biography Updated on 28 October 2013