Educational degree and name of study: 
MSc. Biological Engineering
Previous experiences and role: 
Master in Science Sep 2010 – Jul 2015 Integrated Master in Bioengineering - Biological Engineering. Faculty of Engineering (FEUP) and Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar (ICBAS), of the University of Porto. Final average: 17/20 Research Intern Feb 2015 – Jul 2015 Master thesis - “Encapsulation of Rosmarinic Acid into Biopolymer-based Microparticles for Topical Delivery”. Laboratory for Process Engineering, Environment, Biotechnology and Energy (FEUP) Research Intern Feb 2014 – Jul 2014 Internship at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Brussels, Belgium), Research Group of Industrial Microbiology and Food Biotechnology, under the Erasmus Placement Programme Internship at Nestlé Portugal S.A. - Factory of Porto Jan 2013 – Feb 2013 Short academic internship of 4 weeks during the 3th year of the Integrated Master
Knowledge skills: 
PUBLICATIONS 2016. F. Casanova, B.N. Estevinho, L. Santos. (2016) Preliminary studies of rosmarinic acid microencapsulation with chitosan and modified chitosan for topical delivery. Powder Technol., 297: 44-49. doi: 10.1016/j.powtec.2016.04.014. 2016. Casanova F, Santos L. (2016) Encapsulation of cosmetic active ingredients for topical application – A Review. J Microencapsul., 33(1): 1-17. doi: 10.3109/02652048.2015.1115900. 2016. Van Kerrebroeck S, Bastos FC, Harth H, De Vuyst L. A low pH does not determine the community dynamics of spontaneously developed backslopped liquid wheat sourdoughs but does influence their metabolite kinetics. Int J Food Microbiol, 2016. doi: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2016.07.019. COMPUTER SKILLS Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook, SPSS Statistics, Lycos Athena MSDS TECHNICAL SKILLS HPLC, Spectrophotometry, Sensory analysis, Stability/Oxidation analysis, E-nose, GC-FID, Spray-drying, Growth, identification and characterization of microorganisms, Bioreactors PERSONAL SKILLS Organization and Planning, Creativity, Pragmatism and Method, Flexibility, Critical thinking, Initiative, Collaboration and Cooperation, Problem solving, Fast learner
Language skills: 
Portuguese (Native), English (Proficient), Spanish (Basic), French (basic)
Desired position: 
Research and Innovation, R&D, Product development
Preferred country of employment: 
Portugal