Maria de Fátima dos Reis Filipe Tavares Poças

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Academic degrees:

Year  Academic degree  Institution 
2009  Ph.D. in Biotechnology Biotechnology College of the Portuguese Catholic University
1995  M.Sc. in Food Science and Engineering Biotechnology College of the Portuguese Catholic University
1995  M.Sc. in Packaging Michigan State University, USA  
1988  B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering Porto State University, Portuga

 

Professional activities:

Period  Position or category  Institution 
1990 to present  Coordinator of Packaging Group activity in the area of food and drink packaging  Escola Superior de Biotecnologia Universidade Catolica Portuguesa 
2004 to present  Head of Portuguese National Reference Laboratory for Food Contact Materials Escola Superior de Biotecnologia Universidade Catolica Portuguesa 
2012 to present  Member of CEF Panel, and Member of WG on Exposure to BPA  European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) 
2010 to present  Member of CEF Panel WG on food contact materials  European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)  
2010-2011  Expert on the ESCO WG on non-plastic food contact materials  European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
2003-2005; 2009- to present  Member of Scientific Board; Food Contact Materials   Portuguese Authority for Food Safety and Economic (ASAE)
1999-2005  Technical Commission for Standardisation (CT97 – Food Contact Materials)  Portuguese Food Industries Federation (FIPA) 
1999-2003  Auditor (Quality) for testing laboratories in several packaging companies  Portuguese Quality Institute (IPQ) 
1989-1990  Researcher Biotechnology College of the Portuguese Catholic University
1988-1990  Trainer  Biotechnology College of the Portuguese Catholic University

 

Scientific areas of activity

Selection and optimisation of packaging materials and systems for foods and beverages.
Evaluation of materials and systems performance and characterization of physic-mechanical and barrier properties.
Migration of additives and other components of packaging.
Consumer exposure to packaging migrants.
Troubleshooting in food-packaging systems.

Research interests:
Mathematical modelling of mass transfer processes applied to packaging
Probabilistic modelling of packaging processes
Migration of packaging components into food
Exposure assessment of consumer to components migrating from packaging materials
Shelf-life of foods
Packaging systems for fruits and vegetables, modified atmosphere packaging
Active packaging in particular oxygen absorbers and antimicrobial materials

 

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School of Biotechnology

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