Teresa Dinis holds a MSc in Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology at University of Aveiro, in 2015. She thereafter received her PhD in 2020 based on a PhD scholarship from Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) entitled “Development of ionic-liquid-based supported materials for the purification of Ribonucleic Acid (RNA)” (SFRH/BD/130958/2017), under the supervision of Dr. Mara G. Freire (Main Research Coordinator at CICECO ) and Prof. Dr. Fani Sousa (Auxiliary Professor at CICS-UBI). Teresa’s scientific knowledge is mainly focused on the development of more sustainable extraction processes of high value-added products towards the recovery of bioactive compounds from renewable resources. Teresa is currently a postdoctoral fellow at LSRE-LCM, where she expects to give her scientific contribution for the “Development of aroma and aroma models for the bakery industry”, under the project “ValorNatural - Valorização de Recursos Naturais através da Extração de Ingredientes de Elevado Valor Acrescentado para Aplicações na Indústria Alimentar” (NORTE-01-0247-FEDER-024479). Teresa already accounts with 9 publications in peer-reviewed multidisciplinary high impact journals, several oral and poster communications in national and international conferences and one best poster award.

Supervisors: Madalena Dias, Isabel Martins


Chemical Engineering
Bioprocess Engineering
Extraction and Purification
High value-added products


T.B.V. Dinis, C.M.S.S. Neves, L. Barbosa, J.A.P. Coutinho, M.G. Freire. Aqueous biphasic systems formed by cholinium-based ionic liquids and mixtures of polymers. In Ionic Liquids. Synthesis, Properties, Technologies and Applications, pp. 29-54, De Gruyter, 2019 T.B.V. Dinis, F. Sousa; M.G. Freire. Insights on the DNA stability in aqueous solutions of ionic liquids. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 8, 547857, 2020 H. Passos, T.B.V. Dinis, A.F.M. Cláudio, M.G. Freire, J.A.P. Coutinho. Hydrogen bond basicity of ionic liquids and molar entropy of hydration of salts as major descriptors in the formation of aqueous biphasic systems. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 20, 14234-14241, 2018 T.B.V. Dinis, H. Passos, D.L.D. Lima, V.I. Esteves, J.A.P. Coutinho, M.G. Freire. One-step extraction and concentration of estrogens for an adequate monitoring of wastewater using ionic-liquid-based aqueous biphasic systems. Green Chemistry, 17, 2570-2579, 2015
Teresa Dinis
Post-Doctoral Researcher