Fernando Dourado

Fernando Dourado

Fernando Dourado is a post-doc researcher at the Centre of Biological Engineering, from the University of Minho (UM). With a Ph.D. in Chemical and Biological Engineering he is also a member of the FUNCARB - FUNctional CARBohydrates Nanobiotechnology Group, integrating the Centre of Biological Engineering (CEB) of UM. He has been working on the production of bacterial nanocellulose (BNC) for biotechnological and biomedical applications. These activities include the production of BNC composite films and the surface modification of BNC nanofibers. In parallel he has been working on the development of a large-scale BNC production system. Recently Fernando Dourado co-founded BCTECHNOLOGIES, L.Da, a start-up company that uses its integrated R&D capabilities, to provide scientific and technological solutions for the food and biomedical industry, based on the use of BNC; he is also the co-founder, shareholder, and member of the board of administration of SATISFIBRE, S.A., an emerging company engaged in the large-scale production of BNC, primarily for food applications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Minho University, Biological Engineering Department, Campus de Gualtar, Braga, Portugal