20 years of Science and Innovation

Berta Estevinho

Junior Researcher

Background: PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering – Faculty of Engineering of Porto, Portugal

Major research topics

  • Microencapsulation
  • Spray-drying
  • Controlled release
  • Biopolymers
  • Natural and active compounds
  • Enzymes

Selected Publications

B. N. Estevinho, A. R. Lopes, V. Sousa, F. Rocha, O. C. Nunes, “Microencapsulation of Gulosibacter molinativorax ON4T cells by a spray-drying process using different biopolymers” Journal of Hazardous Materials, 338, 85-92, 2017.

J. Aguiar, R. Costa, F. Rocha, B. N. Estevinho, L. Santos, “Design of microparticles containing natural antioxidants: preparation, characterization and controlled release studies” Powder Technology, 313, 287–292, 2017.

A. Gonçalves, B. N. Estevinho, F. Rocha, “Design and characterization of controlled-release vitamin A microparticles prepared by a spray-drying process” Powder Technology, 305, 411–417, 2017.

B. N. Estevinho, I. Carlan, A. Blaga, F. Rocha, "Soluble vitamins (vitamin B12 and vitamin C) microencapsulated with different biopolymers by a spray drying process" Powder Technology, 289, 71-78, 2016.

B. N. Estevinho, A. M. Damas, P. M. Martins, F. A. Rocha, “Microencapsulation of β-galactosidase with different biopolymers by a spray-drying process.” Food Research International, 64, 134–140, 2014.


Selected Projects

PTDC/AAG-TEC/3909/2012 - Characterization and application of the novel molinate hydrolase (MolA) in bioremediation processes, founded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, Role: Researcher - 30%. Beginning 2013. Duration: 24 months.


Email: bertafe.up.pt

Phone: +351 22 041 4858

Room: E208

Laboratory: E204B

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