Maria de Fátima dos Reis Filipe Tavares Poças


. Academic qualification

  • BSc (5 years) in Chemical Eng., Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto
  • MSc (2 years) in Packaging, School of Packaging, Michigan State University
  • PhD in Biotechnology Food Science & Engineering, Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Universidade Católica Portuguesa

. Main Research Areas

  • Mathematical modelling of migration and permeability processes
  • Migration and safety of packages and food contact materials
  • Exposure assessment of packaging migrants
  • Shelf-life prediction of packaged food
  • Active packaging and bio-based materials

. Important functions

  • Coordinator of CINATE Food Quality and Safety Laboratory
  • Coordinator of Portuguese National Reference Laboratory on food contact materials
  • Member of EFSA WG of food contact materials




Pereira, MJ, Amaro, AL. Pintado, M. Poças, MF. 2017. Modeling the effect of oxygen pressure and temperature on respiration rate of ready-to-eat rocket leaves. A probabilistic study of the Michaelis-Menten model. Postharvest Biology and Technology 131, 1–9

N von Goetz, R Pirow, A Hart, E Bradley, F Poças, D Arcella, I T L Lillegard, C Simoneau, J van Engelen, I Pratt, T Husoy, A Theobald, C Leclerc. 2017. Including Non-Dietary Sources into an Exposure Assessment of the European Food Safety Authority: the challenge of multi-sector chemicals such as Bisphenol A. Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology 85, 70-78

Reinas,I.; Oliveira, J.; Pereira, J.; Mahajan, P.; Poças, F. 2016. A Quantitative Approach to Assess the Contribution of Seals to the Permeability of Water Vapour and Oxygen in Thermosealed Packages. Food Packaging and Shelf-life, 7, 34-40.

Poças, M.F.F.; Oliveira, J.C.; Pereira, J.; Brandsch, R..; Hogg, T. 2011. Modelling migration from paper into a food simulant. Food Control, 22, 303-312.

Poças, M.F.F.; Oliveira, J.C.; Pereira, J.; Hogg, T. 2010. Consumer exposure to phthalates from paper packaging: an integrated approach, Food Additives and Contaminants: Part A, 27 (10), 1451 – 1459.


Academic CV