Frederico Ferreira
Assistant Professor

Research Activities

My current research interests, balance between fundamental and applied research, with potential translation into the market of sustainable products and processes. The three current research lines aim at the development of new processes, reactors and materials, with an emphasis on membrane based systems, for (i) tailored materials to mimicking stem cell microenvironments, (ii) advanced separations in pharmaceutical industry and (iii) biorefineries for sustainable production of aviation biofuels and biosurfactants.

Selected Publications

Esteves T, Vicente, AI, Ferreira FA, Afonso CAM, Ferreira FC (2018) Mimicking DNA alkylation: Removing genotoxin impurities from API streams with a solvent stable polybenzimidazole-adenine polymer, React. Funct. Polym. 131: 258-265, ISSN 1381-5148, doi: 10.1016/j.reactfunctpolym.2018.07.019

Costa MHG, McDevitt TC, Cabral JMS, da Silva CL, Ferreira FC (2017)  Tridimensional configurations of human mesenchymal stem/stromal cells to enhance cell paracrine potential towards wound healing processes, J. Biotechnol. 262: 28–39, doi: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2017.09.020

Esteves T, Viveiros R, Bandarra J, Heggie W, Casimiro T, Ferreira FC (2016) Molecularly imprinted polymer strategies for removal of a genotoxic impurity, 4-dimethylaminopyridine, from an active pharmaceutical ingredient post-reaction stream, Sep. Purif. Technol. 163: 206-2014, doi:10.1016/j.seppur.2016.01.053

Pires F, Ferreira Q, Rodrigues CAV, Morgado J, Ferreira FC (2015) Neural stem cells differentiation by electrical stimulation using a cross-linked PEDOT substrate: expanding the use of biocompatible conjugated conductive polymers for neural tissue engineering, BBA – Gen. Subjects 1850: 1158–1168, doi: 10.1016/J.BBAGEN.2015.01.020

Faria NT, Marques S, Fonseca C, Ferreira FC (2015) Direct xylan conversion into glycolipid biosurfactants, mannosylerythritol lipids, by Pseudozyma antarctica PYCC 5048T, Enzyme Microb. Tech 71: 58–65, doi:10.1016/J.ENZMICTEC.2014.10.008


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