Lucília Domingues graduated in Chemical Engineering by University of Porto, obtained the degree of Master of Biotechnology - Bioprocess Engineering and a Ph.D. In Chemical and Biological Engineering both by University of Minho. Currently, she is Associate Professor at the Biological Engineering Department at University of Minho. From 2011 to 2016 she was the Director of the PhD course in Chemical and Biological Engineering of the same university. Her main research area is biochemical engineering and biotechnology, in particular, molecular and industrial biotechnology. Her research activities are integrated in the B.Factory – Molecular Biotechnology, Bioreactors, Biofuels and Food research group. She is the responsible for the Molecular Biotechnology and Microbial Physiology group. The research work developed has been driven by the utilization of molecular biotechnological tools, namely genetic, metabolic, physiological and protein engineering for microbial strain development and intensification of bioprocesses with focus on the utilization of renewable substrates and production of metabolites and/or recombinant proteins with applications on the food, energy, chemical and/or biomedical industries. She has been the leader of six national/industrial projects, and participated in other 3 international (2 EU) and 12 national projects.
She is author/co-author of 2 books, 11 book chapters, 96 papers in peer-reviewed journals (H-index 24, 1783
citations in Scopus on March-2017, ID 35274954900) and more than 100 papers in conferences. She has a large experience in supervision of Master (43 finished), PhD (15 finished and one with the experimental work finished) and PostDoc students. She has been Associate Editor of the Brazilian Journal of Chemical Engineering and is Associate Editor of Bioengineered and Biomed Research International. She integrates the Editorial Advisory Board of Bioethanol Journal. She is a regular Referee of several scientific journals.