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Margarida Cortez Vieira

Margarida Cortez Vieira

Professor Coordinator
Department of Food Engineering, University of Algarve


Margarida Cortez Vieira is Professor in Food Processing and Director of the Laboratories of Food Product Development and Sensory Analysis and Food Processing. Director of Postgraduate Studies (Master in Food Technology) at the High Institute of Engineering of the University of Algarve. She holds degrees in Food Engineering,PhD and Masters) and a High Diploma in Chemical Engineering. During her career work ed in emergent technologies applied to food preservation including ultrasounds and UV-c radiation and recently with active packaging & Shelf Life Evaluation. She has published 18 papers in scientific journals, 8 book chapters and edited 3 books from Scrivener (Wiley), Springer, presented and chaired at several international conferences and is a member of the editorial Board of the Iseki International Journal of Food Studies. She is a member of several professional bodies including the Engineering National Professional regulator, Ordem dos Engenheiros and the Iseki Food Association being a fellow of the ISEKI Academy. She did two sabbatical leaves, one in University of Florida (USA) (1995) and another at BOKU, Viena Austria, (2006). She collaborated actively as coordinator of working groups in the European Thematic networks: ISEKI_Food and ISEKI_Food 2 and a Core Group member in ISEKI_Food 3 and ISEKI_Food 4. Before entering the academic world, worked for 4 years in the food industry in the Company Puratos SA.

Research Interest

Emergent Food Preservation Processes. Mathematical modelling of kinetics of degradation of quality parameters in food. Development and optimization of new technologies, of food processes (production line engineering design), food products and of new kinds of packaging materials.