Full Professor | School of Engineering


Eugénio C. Ferreira is born in Esposende, in 1962. He graduated and obtained a doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Porto. He has also done doctoral work at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), postdoctoral work at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain) and a sabbatical leave at the University of California San Diego (USA).


He is Full Professor at the Biological Engineering Department of the University of Minho and Diretor of the research unit CEB – Centre of Biological Engineering. He leads the BIOSYSTEMS research group on Bioprocess Engineering and Computational Biosystems. His research expertise relates to Process Systems Engineering in Biotechnological, Chemical and Environmental Applications with particular emphasis in the following areas of activity: Modelling, Monitoring, and Control of Bioprocesses; Systems Biology, Bioinformatics, and Metabolic Engineering; Image Analysis and Chemometrics in (Environmental) Biotechnology.


From 2017 to 2019, he served as Counsellor Member at the General Council of the University Minho. From 2010 to 2013, he served as Associate Dean for Research of the School of Engineering at the University of Minho and is Director of the PhD program on Bioengineering (MIT Portugal Program). From 2004 to 2010, he served as Associate Director of the Department of Biological Engineering and as Director of the Master program on Environmental Management.


Professor Ferreira served as Chair of the Chemical & Biological Engineering Section of the Portuguese Engineers Institution (2010-2013), as the General-Secretary of the Portuguese Society of Biotechnology (2004-2019). He was the Portuguese Delegate at the Board of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (2010-13) and is a member of the IFAC Technical Committee on Biosystems and Bioprocesses and the National Representative to the Technical Committee on Modelling, Monitoring, Measurement, and Control of the European Society of Biochemical Engineering Sciences. In addition, he is Associate Editor of Frontiers in Biotechnology and Bioengineering and Frontiers in Chemical Engineering, member of the Editorial Board of BioMed Research International, Chemical Product and Process Modeling, Brazilian Journal of Chemical Engineering, and Environmental Engineering and Management Journal and he was the Editor-in-Chief of “Engenharia Química” journal from 2006 to 2008.


He coordinates the review panel for PhD fellowships in Bioengineering and Biotechnology at the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology and he is a member of the Assessment Panel for Biotechnology and Bioengineering Academic Programs at the national Agency for the Assessment and accreditation of Higher Education. He also integrated review panels for Agência Nacional de Inovação, European Science Foundation and European Commission.