Ana F. Ferreira is a Postdoctoral researcher at Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, performing the research plan entitled “Efficient and flexible use of biomass (Biorefinery concept)”. She graduated and obtained her master degree in Chemistry, in the environmental area of analysis of atmospheric aerosols and atmospheric exposure, at Faculty of Science of University of Lisbon in 2005 and 2008, respectively. In 2013 completed her PhD in Environmental Engineering at IST of University of Lisbon. Currently she is a Post-doctoral researcher at Institute of Mechanical Engineering of IST, on alternative biomass and biofuels.
She has 11 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and more than 28 papers in international conferences.
She has been awarded third place in YEAR 2012 – The Young European Arena of Research during the Transportation Research Arena (TRA2012) in Athens, in 2012.
Her main interests are: biomass, particle fragmentation, conversion technologies (combustion, pyrolysis...), biofuels, and alternative energy research area. Life cycle analysis (energy consumption/demand and pollutant emissions).