20 years of Science and Innovation

António Azevedo Ferreira

Assistant Researcher

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Background: PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering – Faculty of Engineering of Porto, Portugal

Major research topics

  • Continuous crystallization.
  • Active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).
  • Oscillatory flow reactors.
  • Process intensification.
  • Multiphase reactors.
  • Image analysis.

Selected Publications

A. Ferreira, F. Rocha, J.A. Teixeira, F. Castro, Modular Oscillatory Flow Plate Reactor, PT 109314 H, 2016 ; PCT/IB2017/052005, 2017; EP3439773 (A1), 2018;

A. Ferreira, F. Rocha, J.A. Teixeira, F. Castro, Modular Oscillatory Flow Plate Reactor, PT 109314 H, 2016 ; PCT/IB2017/052005, 2017; US 16/092,010, 2018;

A. Ferreira, F. Rocha, J.A. Teixeira, A. Vicente, Apparatus for mixing improvement based on oscillatory flow reactors provided with smooth periodic constrictions, PCT/IB2014/065273, 2014; EP3057694 (A1), 2016;

A. Ferreira, F. Rocha, J.A. Teixeira, A. Vicente, Apparatus for mixing improvement based on oscillatory flow reactors provided with smooth periodic constrictions, PCT/IB2014/065273, 2014; US2016250615 (A1), 2016;

P. Cruz, F. Rocha, A. Ferreira, "Determination of the critical mixing intensity for secondary nucleation of paracetamol in an oscillatory flow crystallizer”, CrystEngComm 20 (6): 829-836, 2018

 

Selected Projects

ColOsH - Novel concept for a dynamic modular Colon system including peristalsis simulation by Oscillatory-flow and Colon-Host interaction - POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030071, Beginning: 2018; Duration: 36 months; Role: Principal investigator @ FEUP

DryFast — From the fundamentais to the process — continuous and efficient drying processes; 9ºw - Pharmaceutical Continuous Manufacturing; Hovione fund, Beginning: 2017; Duration: 36 months; Role: Team Member

CrystalFlow: Continuous crystallization of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) - POCI-01- 0145-FEDER- 016816; PTDC/QEQ-PRS/3787/2014. Beginning: 2016; Duration: 36 months; Role: Principal investigator.

Continuous crystallization of active pharmaceutical ingredients (exploratory research project) - IF/01087/2014. Beginning: 2015; Duration: 5 years; Role: principal investigator.

Science of Crystal Growth: new applications in the crystallization of sucrose and proteins in pure and impure solutions - PTDC/EQU-FTT/81496/2006. Beginning: 2007; Duration: 3 years; Role: Team member.

Removal of Color in Sugar Processing for the Direct Production of White Sugar’’—LEQSF (2004-07)-RD-B-002 (Louisiana Board of Regents), USA - Role: Team member.

 

 

Email: antoniofe.up.pt

Phone: +351 22 041 4858

Room: E208

Laboratory: E204B

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