User Biography : Prof Eugénio Ferreira Eugénio C. Ferreira is a Full Professor at the Biological Engineering Department of the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal where he heads a research group on Bioprocess Systems Engineering. He has been Associate Dean for Research of the School of Engineering, University of Minho since March 2010 and is Director of the PhD program on Bioengineering (MIT-Portugal Program). From 2004 to 2010 he served as vice-chair of the Department of Biological Engineering and as Director of the Master program on Environmental Management. Professor Ferreira is Chair of the Chemical & Biological Engineering Section of the Portuguese Engineers Institution, the General-Secretary of the Portuguese Society of Biotechnology, and was the Editor-in-Chief of Engenharia Química from 2006 to 2008. He is responsible for the Portuguese Portal of the Working Party on Education in Chemical Engineering of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering and is a member of the IFAC Technical Committee on Biosystems and Bioprocesses. Also, he is a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology, Chemical Product and Process Modeling, Brazilian Journal of Chemical Engineering, and Environmental Engineering and Management Journal. He was the Chair of the organization committee of the CHEMPOR2008 – International Chemical Engineering Congress. In addition, he integrated the organizing committees of several conferences and the international program committees of more than 30 Congresses. His supervision of students has involved 11 PhD theses, with one of them being awarded the CUF Prize for the Best Chemical and Biological Engineering thesis in Portugal (2003), and 11 MSc dissertations, leading to 7 ongoing PhD research projects. Professor Ferreira has published 8 books and is the author of more than 125 international refereed papers and book chapters. In addition, at least 245 papers and communications in conferences have been published by him.
Biography Updated on 1 July 2013