Prof. Dr. António Vicente

Area IV. Sustainability, Food Processing and Engineering.


Ph.D. António Vicente - Speaker Latin Food 2022, Puebla, México - AMECA, AC

University of Minho, Portugal.

António Augusto Martins de Oliveira Soares Vicente was born in Porto, 50 years ago. He graduated in Food Engineering from the School of Biotechnology of the Portuguese Catholic University in 1994, received his PhD in 1998 and did his Habilitation in 2010 in Chemical and Biological Engineering from the University of Minho. Today he is Professor in the Department of Biological Engineering, which he directed prior to his current appointments as vice-Dean of the School of Engineering and Director of the Doctoral College of that University.

António Vicente is a Senior Member and Specialist in Food Engineering by the Portuguese Engineers Association, where he is currently deputy coordinator of the Specialization Committee in Food Engineering. He is also a member of the International Society of Food Engineering (USA).

As a researcher, he is part of the Center for Biological Engineering (and the recently approved LABBELS Associate Laboratory) and has dedicated his work to the development of micro and nanotechnological systems for application in the Agro-food sector, to the evaluation of their behavior in dynamic in vitro digestion systems, to the study of the influence of the application of electric fields in cells and biomolecules to change their functionality and the development of new bioreactors and their application in bioprocesses.

He has published more than 300 articles in international ISI WOS journals and more than 30 chapters in books of international circulation. He is the author of more than 400 papers presented in congresses and 5 patents and editor of 5 scientific books. He has more than 13,000 citations and about 120,000 readings at the Research Gate, yielding an h-index of 64. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Food Engineering and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. He has been a member of the Jury of the National Agricultural Prize since its institution in 2012. He won the Food and Nutrition Awards in 2015 and 2017 in the Research and Development category. In the last four years (2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021) he was distinguished as Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics. In 2021 he was awarded the Scientific Merit Award from the University of Minho and the Diploma of Scientific Merit from the School of Engineering of the University of Minho.