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João A Lopes

Keywords: Chemometrics, Process Analytical Technology, Vibrational Spectroscopy

Chemom&PAT Unit

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ResearcherID: H-1733-2011
Scopus Author ID: 7202733600

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João Almeida Lopes (JAL) graduated in Chemical Engineering in 1997 at the Technical University of Lisbon (TULisbon). He completed his PhD in Chemical Engineering in the area of chemometrics applied to the pharmaceutical industry in 2001 (TULisbon). He continued his research activity as Post Doc researcher at TULisbon. He joined the Associated Laboratory REQUIMTE at University of Porto in 2006 as Assistant Researcher in chemometrics and process spectroscopy. In 2006, he started WORLDMETRICS SOLUTIONS, a company for industrial implementation of advanced process analytical technology (PAT) solutions ( JAL research activities are based on chemometrics and vibrational spectroscopy with analytical, microbiology and industrial applications. He started the Chemometrics & Process Analytical Technology Unit at University of Porto ( He coordinated and participated in more than 35 funded projects of different topologies most in collaboration with industrial partners (primary and secondary pharmaceutical, oil refining, agrofood, dairy and brewing industries). He currently holds several R&D contracts with industrial companies (pharmaceutical and agrofood areas). He supervised several undergraduate, MSc students, PhD students and Postdoc researchers. He published more than 50 peer-reviewed publications in international journals and several book chapters. He lectured several invited communications in international conferences and symposia and co-authored more than 50 oral communications and 120 poster communications in international scientific conferences. He is currently President of the Portuguese Association of Science and Technology Researchers (


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