20 years of Science and Innovation

Ana Alexandra Pereira

Assistant Researcher

Background: PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering – Faculty of Engineering of Porto, Portugal

Major research topics

  • Biofilm Engineering
  • Biofouling Monitoring and Prevention
  • Legionella and biofilms
  • Innovation Management


Selected Publications

Renato Teixeira, Ana Pereira, Joaquim Gabriel, Luis F. Melo, 2014, ‘Identifying the Nature of Fouling Layers by Online Monitoring of the Propagation of Vibrations Along the Deposition Surface’, Heat Transfer Engineering 35, Issue (3): 251-257

Isaac Fernandez, J I Bravo, Anuska Mosquera-Corral, Ana Pereira, José Luis Campos, R Méndez, Luis F. Melo, 2014, ‘Influence of the shear stress and salinity on Anammox biofilms formation: Modelling results’, Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering 37(10):1955–1961

Ana Pereira, Joaquim Mendes, Luís F. Melo, 2008 ‘Using Nanovibrations to Monitor Biofouling’, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Vol. 99(6), pp. 1407-1415.

Ana Pereira, Joaquim Mendes, Luís F. Melo, 2008 ‘Monitoring Cleaning-in-place of Shampoo Films Using Nanovibration Technology’, Sensor and Actuators B 136 (2009):376-382

Ana Pereira, Roxane Rosmaninho, Joaquim Mendes, Luis F. Melo, 2006 ‘Monitoring deposit build-up using a novel Mechatronic Surface Sensor (MSS)’, Transactions of the IChemE Part C: Food and Bioproducts Processing, Vol. 84(4), pp. 366-370


Selected Projects

pBio4.0 - Prevent Biofouling in Membrane Systems (P2020, ANI – 33298 I&DT Empresarial); Beginning: 2018; Duration: 36 months; Role: Project Leader (until March 2019)

AQUAVALENS - Protecting the health of Europeans by improving methods for the detection of pathogens in drinking water and water used in food preparation (FP7, 311846, KBBE.2012.2.5-01); Beginning: 2013; Duration: 60 months; Role: Leader of Enkrott’s Team

VIBS - Tecnologia de vibrações para monitorização de sujamento em sistemas industriais (SI IDT - 11470/2010, ADI) Beginning: 2010. Duration: 36 months. Role: Project Leader

SURFCONT - Minimizing Surface Contamination Effects by On-line Identification of Deposit Properties (POCI 2010 – Medida V.5.1.-a); Beginning: 2005; Duration: 36 months; Role: Project Researcher


Email: aalexfe.up.pt

Phone: +351 22 041 4968

Room: INESC 4.9

Laboratory: E007

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