Ana Paula Capeto Matos de Sousa is an assistant researcher in Alchemy project (collaborative project between Amyris Inc. and Biotechnology School of the Portuguese Catholic University (ESB-UCP) at UCP involved in the economic valorization of coproducts/residues from Amyris fermentative processes aiming the development of new ingredients for food, cosmetic and materials applications.
Holds a master’s degree in Fluid Mechanics Engineering (2006), from University of Porto (FEUP), and is graduated both in Chemical Engineering - Protection Environmental Technologies (2000) and Chemical Engineering (1997) at Polytechnic Institute (ISEP).
Currently attending pHD in Biotechnology at Portuguese Catholic University with the work plan title “Development of a bio-based process that converts lipid’s distillation and evaporation residues into polymers with potential application for further materials industry”.
Senior Technician and laboratory co-manager, between 1998 and 2010 in Polytechnic Institute (ISEP), and entrepreneur in Natural Cosmetics, since 2010.
Research interests include inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, non-newtonian fluids, cosmetic formulation and waste treatment.
Caetano, N.S.; Sousa, A.P.; Marques, M. A.; Mata, T.M. Bio-ethanol from Lignocellulosic Materials via Enzymatic Hydrolysis, ISWA2009, World Congress 12-15 October 2009, Lisboa.
Caetano, N.S.; Albergaria, J.T.; Vieira, S.; Sousa, A.P. e Pinto, G.V. “Ensaios de lixiviação e precipitação de Zinco em pilhas domésticas esgotadas”, in Actas “A Investigação no Ensino Superior Politécnico”, vol.I, pp.185 a 190, Santarém, 19 e 20 de Maio de 1999.