Maria Reis, Environmental/industrial Biotechnology, Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal
Maria Reis is full Professor in Environmental/industrial Biotechnology at Faculty of Sciences and Technology (FCT NOVA), Portugal. Main research interests are on the development of sustainable bioprocesses for the removal of pollutants from water and wastewater streams and for the exploitation of industrial wastes for the production of biopolymers and bulk chemicals.
Within this research area, published more than 200 papers in scientific journals with peer review. She is co-author of 4 National patents and 5 International Patents. Coordinated 20 national and international projects (team leader), out of which 9 European Projects and 6 were co-funded by industrial companies, and participated as team member in 22 research projects. Co-supervised 20 PhD students and is currently co-supervisor of 11PhD students. Her scientific work has been distinguished with several awards and she was the winner of the Solvay & Hovione Ideas Challenge SHIC’08 Prize-Solvay prize in 2008. Nominated and Elected to the Portuguese Academy of Engineering in 2009 and Elected as IWA Fellow, September 2010. She is Editor of the Water Research (Elsevier)