Herminia Domínguez graduated in industrial chemistry and obtained an M.S. degree in biotechnology and a Doctor in Industrial Chemistry degree from the University of Santiago de Compostela. Domínguez completed the pre- and postdoctoral stays at the Saskatchewan Research Council (Canada) and at the Department of Biotechnology, University of Lund (Sweden). Domínguez was a Formerly Assistant Professor and Associate Professor and presently is a Full Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering of University of Vigo (Campus Ourense). Domínguez is involved in teaching activity in chemical engineering for food science and technology and agricultural engineering students. Domínguez's research interests are in the development of environmentally friendly and sustainable processes for the fractionation of waste and underutilized vegetable biomass and for the extraction, refining, and purification of bioactive components. Domínguez's research areas are hydrothermal fractionation of biomass, subcritical water and supercritical carbon dioxide extraction, membrane technology, enzyme and fermentation processes, natural antioxidants, dietary fiber and prebiotics, and vegetable protein.
Biography Updated on 9 January 2012