Chemical Process Engineering and Forest Products Research Centre

Inês Seabra

Inês Seabra

Inês J. Seabra

Associate Professor at Escola Superior Agrária de Coimbra (ESAC)

PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, 2011

MSc in Biomedical Engineering, University of Coimbra, 2001

Diploma in Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, 1992

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Teaching activities

Master in Food Engineering: Systems Dynamics and Automatic Process Control

Bachelor in Food Engineering: Food Analysis, Unit Operations II, Project I

Bachelor in Biotechnology: Pilot Plant Training, Unit Operations in Biotechnology

Research group
Particles, Polymers and Biomaterials Technology (PPB)
Research interests

High pressure and supercritical fluids

Extraction/separation processes from natural products and their residues

Biomedical applications and drug delivery systems

Applications of natural extracts in pharmaceutical and food systems 

Food science and technology

Funded research projects

FCT- PTDC/SAU-BEB/71395/2006 Title: Bioactive wound dressings prepared by supercritical impregnation with natural drugs obtained from amazonian species

CYTED Programe, Ciencia y Tecnología para el Desarrollo, Área Temática 3 – Promoción del Desarrollo Industrial (2006- 2008) Title: Aplicaciones Industriales de los Taninos Vegetales

Key publications

M.E.M. Braga, R. Santos, I.J. Seabra, R. Facanali, M.O.M. Marques, H.C. de Sousa, Fractioned SFE of antioxidants from maritime pine bark, Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 2008, 47, 37-48.

I.J. Seabra, M.E.M. Braga, M.T.P. Batista, H.C. de Sousa, High pressure fractioned extraction of anthocyanins from S. nigra L. pomace, Food and Bioprocess Technology: An International Journal, 2010, 3, 674-683.

I.J. Seabra, M.E.M. Braga, M.T.P. Batista, H.C. Sousa, Effect of solvent (CO2/EtOH/H2O) on the fractionated enhanced solvent extraction of anthocyanins from elderberry pomace, Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 2010, 54, 145-152.

A.T. Serra, I.J. Seabra, M.E.M. Braga, M.R. Bronze, H.C. de Sousa, C.M.M. Duarte, Processing cherries (Prunus avium) using supercritical fluid technology. Part 1- Recovery of extract fractions rich in bioactive compounds, Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 2010, 55, 184-191.

A.M.A. Dias, I.J. Seabra, M.E.M. Braga, M.H. Gil, H.C. de Sousa, Supercritical solvent impregnation of natural bioactive compounds in N-carboxybutyl chitosan membranes for the development of topical wound healing applications, Journal of Controlled Release 2010, 148, e21-e56. 

A.M.A. Dias, P. Santos, I.J. Seabra, R.N.C. Júnior, M.E.M. Braga, H.C. de Sousa, Spilanthol from Spilanthes acmella flowers, leaves and stems obtained by selective supercritical carbon dioxide extraction, Journal of Supercritical Fluids,  61, 62-70, 2012.

I.J. Seabra, A.M.A. Dias, M.E.M. Braga, H.C. de Sousa, High pressure solvent extraction of maritime pine bark: Study of fractionation, solvent flow rate and solvent composition. Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 62, 135-148, 2012.

I.J. Seabra, M.E.M. Braga, H.C. de Sousa, Statistical mixture design investigation of CO2-EtOH-H2O high pressure extractions from tara seed coat. Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 64, 9-18, 2012.

A.M.R.C. Alexandre, A.M.A. Dias, I.J. Seabra, A.A.T.G. Portugal, H.C. de Sousa, M.E.M. Braga, Biodiesel obtained from supercritical carbon dioxide oil of Cynara cardunculus L., Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 68, 52-63, 2012.

M.E.M. Braga, I.J. Seabra, A.M.A. Dias, H.C. de Sousa, Recent trends and perspectives for the extraction of natural products, in Natural Products Extraction: Principles and Applications, Eds: M. Rostagno, J.  Prado. Royal Society of Chemistry, RSC Publishing, 2013

Other information
ORCID ID: 0000-0003-4916-7111