20 years of Science and Innovation

Filipa Castro

Junior Researcher

Background: PhD in Bioengineering MIT-Portugal Program – University of Minho, Braga

Major research topics

  • Crystallization and precipitation science
  • Protein crystallization
  • Oscillatory flow reactors and droplet-based microreactors
  • Multiphase reactors and process intensification
  • Synthesis of biomaterials for bone engineering
  • Materials characterization


Selected Publications

J. Ferreira, F. Castro, F. Rocha, S. Kuhn. 2018. "Protein crystallization in a droplet-based microfluidic device: Hydrodynamic analysis and study of the phase behaviour". Chemical Engineering Science 191: 232-244. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ces.2018.06.066.

A. Ferreira, F. Rocha, J.A. Teixeira, F. Castro, Modular Oscillatory Flow Plate Reactor, PT 109314 H, 2016 ; PCT/IB2017/052005, 2017; EP3439773 (A1), 2018.

F. Castro, A. Ferreira, J. A. Teixeira, F. Rocha. 2016. " Protein Crystallization As a Process Step in a Novel Meso Oscillatory Flow Reactor: Study of Lysozyme Phase Behavior". Crystal Growth & Design 16(7), pp. 3748-3755. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.cgd.6b00262.

F. Castro, V. Ribeiro, A. Ferreira, A. L. Oliveira, R. L. Reis, J. A. Teixeira, F. Rocha. 2016. “Continuous-flow precipitation as a route to prepare highly controlled nanohydroxyapatite: In vitro mineralization and biological evaluation”. Materials Research Express 3(7), 075404. https://doi.org/10.1088/2053-1591/3/7/075404.

F. Castro, S. Kuhn, K. Jensen, A. Ferreira, F. Rocha, A. Vicente, J.A. Teixeira. 2013. “Continuous-flow precipitation of hydroxyapatite in ultrasonic microsystems”. Chemical Engineering Journal 215-216, pp. 979-987. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2012.11.014.


Selected Projects

CrystalFlow: Continuous crystallization of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) - POCI-01- 0145-FEDER- 016816; PTDC/QEQ-PRS/3787/2014. Beginning: 2016; Duration: 36 months; Role: Investigator 25%.



Email: filipajfe.up.pt

Phone: +351 22 041 3699

Laboratory: E204B

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