Associate Professor in the Department of Food Science & Technology of College of Agriculture of Coimbra. PhD in Chemical Engineering, by the University of Coimbra, in 2013. She is a researcher at CERNAS, with a focus on the development of novel products, food products and processes for the valorization of food processing by-products and effluents for sustainable development. Has participated in 5 national and 1 international R&D project (Lifelong Learning Programme Erasmus - Intensive Programmes (IP): Functional Foods: Science, engineering and myths. Currently coordinates the national project and collaborates in more 6 projects (+Agro, Lab2Factory, Lacties, MobFood, Bio4Cartilage and DermoBio). Registered 2 patents, edited the book “Cheese: Production, Consumption and Health Effects (2017) Nova Science Publishers, Inc. USA, New York. ISBN 978-1-53612-841-3”, published 12 scientific papers in international scientific journals, 11 book chapters and more than 30 national and international communications. Has been awarded with 11 national and regional prizes/awards on the domains of food products innovation. http://orcid.org/0000- 0001-9214-0614.