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The Symposium on Chemical and Biological Engineering will be held in the scope of the 4th Doctoral Congress Engineering (DCE21) which will be hosted at FEUP, Porto, Portugal on the 28th and 29th of June 2021 (online). This Symposium is organized by PhD students of the Doctoral Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering (PDEQB) at FEUP, with the support of the Associate Laboratory ALICE (integrating the R&D Units LSRE-LCM, LEPABE and CEFT).



Topics for submission

PhD students, MSc students and other researchers are welcome to present their research in this Symposium based on the following topics of interest, but not limited to:

  • Biological Engineering and Biotechnology
  • Reaction and Separation Processes
  • Energy and Environment
  • Product Engineering
  • Catalysis and Carbon Materials
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Transport Phenomena
  • Biorefinery and Sustainability
  • Innovative Materials and Applications
  • Modelling, Synthesis and Integration of Chemical Processes


Registration and Abstract Submission

|| DEADLINE EXTENSION: 30th April ||

For any type of attendee, including regular participants, please click here to register. FEUP students who belong to the Doctoral Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering (PDEQB) must contact Prof. Alexandra Pinto ( before proceeding with the registration.

Submit the abstracts via the Easychair platform, after registration.

Please follow the poster abstract template or the oral communication abstract template, adding the authors’ names and affiliation, and including the acknowledgements of the work.

Abstracts up to 1 page will be automatically considered for poster. Short papers (maximum of 3 pages) will be reviewed and will be assigned to either for oral or poster presentation. Please check the “INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS” menu for further information.


Publications & Awards

All accepted and revised abstracts, with at least one author registered in DCE21 with a paid fee, will be mentioned in the event’s booklet and published in the Symposium Book of Abstracts (with ISBN and DOI). Moreover, this Symposium will be open for Conference Proceedings papers on a special issue of the peer-reviewed open-access U.Porto Journal of Engineering (UPjeng).

The authors of accepted and revised abstracts, presented at the Symposium, will be eligible for awards on “best oral communication” and “best poster presentation”.



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Invited Speakers

  • Ana Luísa Gonçalves

AL Gonçalves graduated in Bioengineering (Biological Engineering Branch) by FEUP in 2012. In 2013, she started her PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering at FEUP. The PhD aimed the optimisation of culturing conditions of microalgae and cyanobacteria in laboratory and pilot scale to improve both CO2 capture and nutrients uptake from the culture medium, and was awarded with the Cum Laude distinction. Before concluding the PhD, she worked for 9 months as Wet Biomass Production Manager at Buggypower (Porto Santo). From October 2017 to January 2019, she worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the TexBoost – Less comodities More specialties project at CITEVE. Currently, AL Gonçalves is working as a researcher at LEPABE in the Process Intensification for microalgal production and Valorisation (PIV4Algae) project. AL Gonçalves published 27 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, 9 book chapters, and her work was discussed in 15 international meetings. She edited a book and is guest editor of 2 Special Issues (from Applied Sciences and Energies). AL Gonçalves was supervisor/co-supervisor of 6 MSc (1 ongoing) and 2 PhD (ongoing). Recently, her project entitled “Microalgae to reduce the environmental impact of paper/pulp and textile industries: process integration and optimisation” was recognised with the Medal of Honor L’Oréal for Women in Science.

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Symposium Committee

Symposium Chair

Alexandra Pinto – FEUP/CEFT; Symposium Chair

Symposium Organizing Committee

  • Alexandra Pinto | FEUP/Director of PDEQB
  • Ana Isabel Moreira | PhD Candidate
  • Ana Teresa Cerdeira | PhD Candidate
  • André Torres Pinto | PhD Candidate
  • Cláudio Rocha | PhD Candidate
  • Isabel Fernandes | PhD Candidate
  • Maria Amélia Barros | PhD Candidate
  • Maria João Romeu | PhD Candidate

Symposium Scientific Committee

  • Alexandra Pinto | FEUP/CEFT
  • Arminda Alves | FEUP/ LEPABE
  • Fernando Pereira | FEUP LSRE-LCM
  • Filipe Mergulhão | FEUP/ LEPABE
  • Madalena Dias | FEUP LSRE-LCM
  • Alexandre Ferreira | FEUP LSRE-LCM
  • Ana Mafalda Ribeiro | FEUP LSRE-LCM
  • Cláudia Gomes da Silva | FEUP LSRE-LCM
  • Luísa Andrade | FEUP/ LEPABE
  • Daniela Falcão | FEUP/CEFT
  • Salomé Soares | FEUP LSRE-LCM
  • Ricardo Santos | FEUP LSRE-LCM
  • Vânia Oliveira | FEUP/CEFT
  • Vera Homem | FEUP/ LEPABE
  • Ana Isabel Moreira | PhD Candidate
  • Ana Teresa Cerdeira | PhD Candidate
  • André Torres Pinto | PhD Candidate
  • Cláudio Rocha | PhD Candidate
  • Isabel Fernandes | PhD Candidate
  • Maria Amélia Barros | PhD Candidate
  • Maria João Romeu | PhD Candidate