Alcina Maria Miranda Bernardo

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Academic activities:

Year Academic degree Institution
1990 Ph.D. in Process Engineering Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Industries Agricoles et Alimentaires,Massy, France
1986 M.Sc. in Agro-Food Process Engineering Ecole Nationale Supérieure desIndustries Agricoles et Alimentaires
1985 B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto

 

Professional activities:

Period Position or category Institution
From 1990 to present Assistant Professor Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Escola Superior de Biotecnologia
From 2006 to present Coordinator of M.Sc in Food Engineering Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Escola Superior de Biotecnologia
From 2009 to present Member of the Pedagogic Council Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Escola Superior de Biotecnologia
From 1999 to 2001 Subdirector for the Extensão da Escola Superior de Biotecnologia da Universidade Católica Portuguesa Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Escola Superior de Biotecnologia

 

Scientific areas of activity

Expertise in the area of Post-harvest Technology for over twenty years, namely on quality assessment and optimization of fresh or minimally processed fruit and vegetables with respect to physical, chemical, biochemical and sensory parameters. Expertise also in Drying of Food Products.

Research interests:
Research interests focused on: (i) post harvest technology issues; (ii) quality assessment and optimization of fresh / minimally processed (MP) fruit and vegetables after hurdle technology applied -chemical dip and/or edible coating and/or vacuum packaging and/or cold storage in controlled/ modified atmosphere-, with respect to physical, chemical, biochemical, microbiological and sensory parameters; (iii) packaging design for fresh/ MP commodities; (iv) biochemical characterization of polyphenol oxidase in different horticultural products.

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Assistant Professor
School of Biotechnology

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