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Research areas

Ana C Mendes has been working in multidisciplinary research, in close contact with academic and industrial partners in several R&D and innovation projects, focusing on the sustainable development and characterization of functionalized food ingredients, foods, and biopolymeric materials (made of proteins and polysaccharides). 

Main areas of interest:

  • Biopolymers (proteins and polysaccharides) and their formulation into nano-microstructures for food and biomedical applications.
  • Alternative plant based ingredients and foods.
  • Encapsulation technologies for bioactive compounds (e.g. vitamins, anti-oxidants, others), and cells (e.g. probiotics).
  • Casings, coatings, and films.
  • Sustainable food production.
  • Natural Colors.
  • Sustainable Packaging.

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering, University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal


Post-Graduation in Processing and Characterization of Materials, University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal


Graduation in Industrial Chemistry , University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal


External positions

Postdoc, University of Aarhus


Visiting PhD student, Park Cientific Barcelona


Researcher at 3B´s research group, University of Minho


Trainee , University of Coimbra



  • User defined:
  • Food ingredients
  • Food nano-micro structures
  • Plant based foods
  • Encapsulation
  • Probiotics
  • Bioactives
  • Electrospinning/Electrospray
  • Microscopy
  • Espectroscopy


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