Yaidelin Manrique completed her Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering at the University Simón Bolívar in Venezuela in 2007; after an internship at American Consult, S.A. (Venezuela), she continued working there, involved in several projects of appraisal of machinery and equipment for insurance purposes and assessment for tax purposes. In 2009, she came to the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) and obtained her Integrated Master in Chemical Engineering in 2010 with the thesis "Modeling and Simulation of Water-Gas Shift Reactors: from Conventional Packed-Bed to Membrane Reactor." In 2017, she received her PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering from the FEUP with a thesis entitled "Supercritical fluid extraction and fractionation of bioactive natural products from cork." From that point, she has focused her R&D activities on Chemical Engineering – Processes and Products at LSRE-LCM - Laboratory of Separation and Reaction Engineering - Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials. She has worked in several projects in the area of Product Engineering.

She has completed the co-supervision of one PhD student, four Master's students, one international student (Erasmus), and four researchers. She was invited as Assistant Professor, teaching "Chemical Product Engineering" in the course Master in Chemical Engineering (2018- 2023) and "Numerical Methods and Programming" in the course Chemical Engineering (2023) at FEUP. Her main research interests are Product Engineering - Processes and Products, aiming at the development of processes and products. She has used micro- and mesostructured reactors for continuous production of nano and micro-structured materials, developing novel applications and processes using supercritical fluids, micro-encapsulation and stabilization of natural products mainly from natural matrixes or agri-food waste, as well as the implementation of chemical processes simulator ASPEN several processes.


Chemical Reaction Engineering
Mixing in chemical reactors
Micro/Meso structured reactors; NETmix
Valorisation of Natural Products
Process Modelling and Simulation
Supercritical Fluid Extraction


Almeida C., Manrique Y.A., Lopes, J.C.B., Martins F.G., Dias M.M.. Recovery of ergosterol from Agaricus bisporus mushrooms via supercritical fluid extraction: A response surface methodology optimisation. Heliyon, 10, 21943, 2024 Kessler J.C., Vieira V.A., Martins I.M., Manrique Y.A., Afonso A., Ferreira P., Mandim F., Ferreira I.C.F.R., Barros L., Rodrigues A.E., Dias M.M.. Obtaining Aromatic Extracts from Portuguese Thymus mastichina L. by Hydrodistillation and Supercritical Fluid Extraction with CO2 as Potential Flavouring Additives for Food Applications. Molecules, 27, 694, 2022 Kessler J.C., Vieira V., Martins I.M., Manrique Y.A., Ferreira P., Calhelha R.C., Afonso A., Barros L., Rodrigues A.E., Dias M.M.. Chemical and organoleptic properties of bread enriched with Rosmarinus officinalis L.: The potential of natural extracts obtained through green extraction methodologies as food ingredients. Food Chemistry, 384, 132514, 2022 A. Ribeiro, Y.A. Manrique, F. Barreiro, J.C.B. Lopes, M.M. Dias. Continuous production of hydroxyapatite Pickering emulsions using a mesostructured reactor. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 616, 126365, 2021 A.C.G. Moreira, Y.A. Manrique, I.M. Martins, I.P. Fernandes, A.E. Rodrigues, J.C.B. Lopes, M.M. Dias. Continuous Production of Melamine-Formaldehyde Microcapsules Using a Mesostructured Reactor. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 59, 18510−18519, 2020 Y.A. Manrique, A.R. Özdural, D. Trébouet, A.M. Ribeiro, J.M. Loureiro. Explicit equation for the determination of the overall mass transfer coefficient in a hollow fiber membrane contactor. Chemical Engineering Science, 166, 201-219, 2017 Y.A. Manrique, C.V. Miguel, D. Mendes, A. Mendes, L.M. Madeira. Modeling and simulation of a packed-bed reactor for carrying out the water-gas shift reaction. International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, 10, 2012


Embalagem do Futuro - Packaging of the Future | + ECOLOGICAL + DIGITAL + INCLUSIVE. Reference: PRR - C644931699-00000042. Funded by: Agência para a Competitividade e Inovação, I.P., PRR - Plano de Recuperação e Resiliência - Agendas Mobilizadoras. Starting Date: 2022/04/01. Duration: 42 months. NoMIC2Bone - NanoXIM® Based Antimicrobial Structures for Bone Regeneration. Reference: NORTE-01-0247-FEDER-017905. Funded by: ANI – Agência Nacional de Investigação, P2020|COMPETE - Projetos em Copromoção. Starting Date: 2017/07/01. Duration: 42 months. UnirCell - Unitised regenerative fuel cell for efficient renewable energy supply: from materials to device. Reference: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016422. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, PAC - P2020|COMPETE -Programa de Ações Conjuntas. Starting Date: 2017/01/01. Duration: 48 months.
Yaidelin Manrique
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