Research Team

RAIZ team consists of Researchers, Technicians and Scholars, whose work is reflected in innovative solutions for the forest industry.

Staff

Adelaide Machado
Degree :
Graduated in Biology (2009), Master’s in Biodiversity and Plant Biotechnology (2010), University of Coimbra
Position :
Senior technician
Researcher in the area of Plant Propagation Innovation and support for the quality control activity of operational nurseries. Competence in vegetative production systems.

Adriana Vidal Vieira
Degree :
Master in Agronomist Engineering, Coimbra Agriculture School (2017)
Position :
Research Technician
Implementation of methods and laboratory tests in the analysis of soils, plant material, environmental control, characterization of process chains and end product of the process of pulp, printing and writing paper and tissue paper. Analysis of the results. Backing the laboratory accreditation.
Alexandre Gaspar
Degree :
Graduated in Chemical Engineering, University of Aveiro (2004); Master on Business Administration (2009); Post-graduation on Energy Management and Energy Efficiency (2012)
Position :
Projects management (Demonstration, Scale-up, New Businesses)
Short biographical note :
Previously has carried out functions related with technology consultancy, engineering studies, bio refinery R&D projects management and bio refinery processes assessment. Currently is working on the industrial scale-up of possible new business for The Navigator Company.
Alexandre Silva
Degree :
Graduated in Economics, University of Porto (2008)
Position :
Accounting and Procurement
Performs tasks of Accounting, Provision and support of the global activity in RAIZ - Forest and Paper Research Institute.
Ana Filipa Lourenço
Degree :
MSc in Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra (2009)
Position :
Researcher - Paper
Performs research function in the paper area.
Ana Margarida Carta
Degree :
Msc in Chemical Engineering, University of Aveiro (2011); PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Aveiro (2016)
Position :
Researcher
Performs functions in research and support for Tissue paper business area.
Ana Quintela
Degree :
Graduated in Biology and Geology (2004), PhD in Geosciences (2011), University of Aveiro
Position :
Advanced Researcher; Investigation Project Manager
Short biographical note :
Postdoctoral Researcher in Geosciences and Biology projects at UA (2012-2014). In 2015 joined the RAIZ Institute. Currently, leads the Fertility of Soil and Plant Nutrition R&D project. Lines of research: plant nutrition, fertilization practice, fertility of soil and edaphic factors, biogeochemical balance.
Ana Teodora Silva
Degree :
Master in Chemical Engineering, University of Aveiro (2019)
Position :
Research Technician and Industrial Operational Support
Performs functions in research and development and industrial operational support in the pulp area of The Navigator Company.
André Duarte
Degree :
Graduated in Forest Research Engineering (2008) and Master in Forest Resources (2012) at Coimbra School of Agriculture. Master in Geographic Information System and Science (2019) and PhD student in Information Management at NOVAIMS Universidade Nova de Lisboa (2020 - present)
Position :
Research Technician
Performs functions in forest remote sensing field. Responsible of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS). Invited Lecturer at Coimbra School of Agriculture.
Andreia Ferreira
Degree :
Master in Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering the University of Porto (2014)
Position :
Technical Consultant
Performs functions to support the company's industrial and environmental activity: developing methodologies for solving problems/optimizing processes, analyzing relevant process data and identifying technological solutions to process problems.
António Paulo Mendes de Sousa
Degree :
Master of Science in Paper Science, UMIST U.K. (1993)
Position :
Research and Development Engineer
Competences on wood raw material characterization, kraft cooking process, pulp bleaching, pulp refining, enzyme assisted processes, paper production, nano celluloses, xylan extraction, paper converting, printing processes and characterization, paper physics, new products development with incorporation of cellulosic fibers.
António Ramos Teixeira
Degree :
Degree in Engineering of Multiplication of Plants, Escola Superior Agrária de Santarém (1992)
Position :
Responsible of the I&D Nursery at RAIZ
Short biographical note :
He has been a member of the group since 1991. He is responsible for the production of plants since the creation of RAIZ, in research projects, especially in breeding, propagation and biotechnology. He has responsibilities in the maintenance and security of the installations of RAIZ in Espirra.
António Sousa Pinto
Degree :
9th grade
Position :
Laboratory Analyst
Performs laboratory analyst and quality control functions.
Belinda Soares
Degree :
PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Aveiro (2019)
Position :
Researcher
Research functions focused on pulp and paper area.


Carlos Pascoal Neto
Degree :
Degree in Chemistry, University of Aveiro (1987); “Doctorat” (PhD) EFPG/INPG, Grenoble, France, 1992
Position :
General Director (since 2015)
Short biographical note :
Full Professor at University of Aveiro (no activity since 2015), Vice-Rector at UA (2010-2015), Director of the Chemistry Department at UA (2007-2010), professor and researcher on lignocellulosic materials (1992-today), (co)-author of more than 230 peer reviewed papers and 7 patents (ISI h-index 37).
Carlos Valente
Degree :
Graduated in Biology, University of Aveiro (1996); PhD in Forestry and Natural Resources Engineering, University of Lisbon (2018)
Position :
Researcher and project leader in Pest Management
During the last 20 years, he has been doing research on the control of pests and diseases affecting eucalypts. Recently, he has also doing research on invasive weed control in forests.
Catarina Ferreira
Degree :
MSc in Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto (2010); PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering, University of Aveiro (2017)
Position :
Researcher
Support of the research activity of the pulp and paper areas at RAIZ.
Catarina Gonçalves
Degree :
Graduated in Biology, University of Lisbon (2003); PhD in Entomology, University of the Azores (2012)
Position :
Research and Development Senior Technician
Manages Research and Development projects in Integrated Pest Management, with emphasis on monitoring and control of pests, diseases, and weeds, as well as consulting and extension support.
Catarina Rebelo
Degree :
Master in Chemical Engineering, University of Aveiro (2014)
Position :
Technological Consulting
Consulting and support to the industrial activity of The Navigator Company in the areas of process, environment and energy. Particularly in the evaluation of wood impacts in the pulp and paper process, focusing on the monitoring and reduction of specific wood consumption, chemical/technological characterization of wood/pulp and study of pulping, bleaching and papermaking properties of different wood species, isolated and in mixture.
Cátia Almeida
Degree :
Master in Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology, University of Aveiro (2015); PhD student in Biorefineries, University of Aveiro
Position :
Researcher - Pulp
Performs research functions in pulp area. Expertise on fibrous raw-materials characterization, refining process, development and production of new cellulosic products, test of additives and enzymatic processes.

Cátia Martins
Degree :
Graduated in Biotechnology, School of Agriculture of Ponte de Lima (ESA-IPVC, 2014); Master in Forensic Genetics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto (FCUP, 2016)
Position :
Superior Technician
Performs functions of laboratory activity in the ​​Forest Protection area, namely in the biological control research projects of Eucalyptus pests.
Celeste Ramalho
Degree :
Graduated in Business Management, University of Aveiro - UA (1998); Post-graduate in Marketing Management by IPAM; Master Degree in Financial Audit in UA (2018)
Position :
Financial Incentives Project Manager
In collaboration with RAIZ R&D areas of expertise, prepares grant applications and manages R&D projects financed with national and European public funds. Responsible for the applications process of The Navigator Company affiliates to R&D Fiscal Incentives Program - SIFIDE.
Célia Fernandes
Degree :
Graduated in Biology (2015) and Master in Molecular and Cell Biology (2017), University of Aveiro
Position :
Researcher
Performs functions in research and support for e-globulus project and Fertility of Soil and Plant Nutrition area. Research lines: plant nutrition, soils, dendrometric evaluation and field trial installation.
Célio Duarte
Degree :
Graduated in Environmental Engineering, University of Coimbra (2007); Integrated Master in Environmental Engineering - Specialization in Territory and Environmental Management, University of Coimbra (2008); Master in forest resources, Coimbra College of Agriculture (2016)
Position :
Forestry Technician
Performs functions of Senior Technical of Zoning – Characterization edaphoclimatic of all types forestry properties. Performs planning, installation, and monitoring of Eucalyptus spp assays. Makes the assessment of biotic and abiotic factors in plantations of Eucalyptus spp.
Cindy Sabença
Degree :
Graduated in Economics (2008) and Masters Degree in Economics-Finance (2012), University of Aveiro
Position :
Financial Incentives Project Management
Incentives Proposal preparation and financial management of R&D projects, funded by public, national and European funds.
Cláudio Teixeira
Degree :
Graduation and Master's in Forestry Engineering, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (2006; 2015)
Position :
Coordinator of the Forest Technical Support Services and researcher in eucalyptus forestry
Performs functions to support, management and planning of the Forestry Technical Support Services provided by the Institute. Involving the edaphoclimatic zoning services and all technical support activities for forest research. Also accumulating the role of researcher in eucalyptus forestry.
Cristina Marques
Degree :
Graduation in Applied Plant Biology, Science Faculty, Lisbon University (1989); PhD in Forest Engineering and Biotechnology, North Carolina State University (1982).
Position :
Communication and Strategic Projects
Coordinates R&D projects in areas complementary to RAIZ's internal work in forestry. Scientific coordination (writing and editorial) of multidisciplinary contents of the forest knowledge platform “Florestas.pt”.
Daniel Torrão Pio
Degree :
Integrated Master in Environmental Engineering, University of Aveiro (2015); Doctoral Program in Refining, Petrochemical and Chemical Engineering, University of Aveiro (2021)
Position :
R&D Senior Technician at the Environmental Projects team
Provides support for the Decarbonization of Industrial Processes, focusing on quantifying CO2 emissions, defining and monitoring actions of Decarbonization Plans, and developing biorefinery processes and projects for potential implementation at the industrial sites of The Navigator Company.
Daniela Ferreira
Degree :
Graduated in Forest Resources Engineering, Escola Superior Agrária of Coimbra (2001); Master degree in Forest engineering, University of “Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro” (2011); PhD student in Chemical and Biological Sciences – expertise in environmental sciences - University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD);
Position :
Coordinator of Forestry Consulting
Forestry consulting coordination involving biometry studies, information systems, development of forest management tools, dissemination of best silvicultural practices and knowledge transfe, including technical support to Portugal, Spain and Mozambique projects.
Eduardo Mendes
Degree :
Graduated in Agronomic Engineering, University of Algarve (2003); Master in Forest Resources, Agrarian School of Coimbra (2017)
Position :
Consultancy and technology transfer project manager
Performs forestry consulting activities, involving technical support and knowledge dissemination to support The Navigator Company activity, International Projects, Forest Associations, Certification Groups, CELPA and Private.
Ema Meireles
Degree :
12th Secondary Year (Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry)
Position :
Laboratory Analyst
She has competencies in laboratory analysis on the domains of Biology, Physics and Chemistry. Currently she does Soil analysis for different forestry projects.
Fátima Cunha
Degree :
Assistant Laboratory Technician from UNINOVA, Faculty of Science and Technology, University Nova de Lisboa (1988)
Position :
Laboratory Analyst
Short biographical note :
Since 1990, in the area of Biotechnology applied to Eucalyptus, first in the Vegetative micropropagation, Somatic embryogenesis and later in the Analysis of Molecular markers. She is responsible for the operational management of the laboratories and the administrative management of Herdade de Espirra facilities.
Filipe Louro
Degree :
BSc in Biology FCTUC (2011); MSc in Ecology FCTUC (2013)
Position :
Scientific Investigator
Performs tasks of technical and scientific nature in the Forestry Innovation and Development team.

Filipe Sousa
Degree :
Graduated in Environmental Engineering and Rural Resources, School of Agriculture of Ponte de Lima (2008)
Position :
Assistant Forestry Technician
Performs data collection functions for the various areas of RAIZ research, namely dendrometric, phytosanitary, physiological, technological and nutritional evaluations; biological and soil crops; support in the installation of field trials and in edafo-climatic zoning.
Flávia Peixoto
Degree :
Integrated Master's Degree in Environmental Engineering, University of Aveiro (2018)
Position :
Superior Research Technician
Performs functions as researcher in ​​soil and plant nutrition areas and gives technical support on land acquisition process.
Francisco Silveira
Degree :
Integrated Master in Environmental Engineering, University of Aveiro (2016)
Position :
Laboratory Graduate Staff
Characterization of paper and pulp solid wastes, waste waters, waters, pulp and paper samples. Maintenance, calibration and verification of material and laboratory equipment. Results analysis and reporting. Responsible for the analytical gazes network of the RAIZ laboratory.
Inês Gomes
Degree :
Graduated in Biochemistry, University of Beira Interior (2014); Master in Medicinal Chemistry, University of Beira Interior (2016)
Position :
Technological Consultancy
Performs consulting and support functions for the Company’s industrial activity in the areas of process, environment and energy.
Isabel Pinto
Degree :
Master in Chemical Engineering (2010), PhD in Environmental Engineering (2015), Faculty of Engineering University of Porto
Position :
Technological Consulting
Performs functions of consulting and project supporting to The Navigator Company mills in the areas of process, environment and energy.
Ivone Oliveira
Degree :
Graduated in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Porto (1996); PhD in Analytical Chemistry, University of Porto (2002)
Position :
Technician
Performs functions to support the global activity of the Chemical Lab of RAIZ.
Joana Costa
Degree :
Master degree in Human Biology and Environment, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (2011)
Position :
Research scientist
Performs functions to support the genetic research activity of RAIZ. Currently is responsible for the R&D projects in Biotechnology and Vegetative Propagation applied to eucalyptus.
João Ezequiel
Degree :
Graduated in Biology, University of Aveiro (2006); PhD in Biology, University of Aveiro (2018); Post-graduation on Lean Management, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (2020)
Position :
Curator of Quinta de S. Francisco
Responsible for the management and promotion of Quinta de S. Francisco, reception of visits, environmental education and disclosure activities. Scientific coordinator of Floresta do Saber project. Collaborator and part of the Editorial Board of Florestas.pt.
João Gaspar
Degree :
Graduated in Forest Resources Engineering (2008) at Coimbra School of Agriculture . Master in Geographic Information Systems – Technologies and Applications (2012) at Faculty of Sciences - Lisbon University
Position :
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician
Performs functions as GIS programmer and process facilitator in the areas of forest information management, geographic information systems (GIS), relational database, mobile devices. Skills in operating systems and software (open source and proprietary). Support in the development of new technological solutions (eg web, webSIG) and in the e-globulus project.
João Gomes
Degree :
Master in Aquaculture and Fisheries, University of Algarve (2014); Degree in Biology, University of Lisbon (2011)
Position :
Superior Technician (Forest Protection)
Performs functions in the RAIZ Forest Protection Group. He is involved in the control of eucalyptus pests and diseases, by monitoring the health status of the forest and developing biological, chemical and genetic control solutions.
João Rocha
Degree :
Master in Geosciences, University of Minho Aveiro (2011)
Position :
Researcher
Hydrological research and ecohydrological modelling.
José Araújo
Degree :
Graduated in Forestry Engineering, Institute of Agronomy - University of Lisbon (1988)
Position :
Manager of Genetic Improvement Programme
Manages RAIZ’s Genetic Breeding Programme, coordinates the field and nursery teams, analyzes the information necessary to reach the target and reports to RAIZ’s Directors the work progress. Recommends the best clones to afforestation which will be developed by NAVIGATOR FOREST PORTUGAL’s nursery.
José Cardoso
Degree :
12th Year of Schooling in the Scientific-Natural area Forest Professional Course (1989), Secondary School n. º 2 of Abrantes
Position :
Assistant Forestry Technician
Performs Field Technician roles in field trials, data collection and support to RAIZ field activity in the areas of Genetic Improvement, Soil and Forest Nutrition, Forest Protection, Forest Ecophysiology and Forest Biometry.
José Carlos Teixeira
Degree :
11th year of schooling
Position :
Laboratory Analyst
It performs laboratory analyzes in the technological area: wood cooking, bleaching, forming of leaves and analysis of paper capacity.
Julia Barossi Vigo
Degree :
Master in Environmental Engineering, UTAD (2018)
Position :
Laboratory Graduate Staff
Chemical analysis on samples from pulp and paper industry and green energy production. Sample preparation and testing on soil and vegetal material matrices.

Leonor Guedes
Degree :
Graduated in Environmental Engineering, University of Aveiro (1982)
Position :
Administrative and Technical Support Director
Performs functions to support the global activity of RAIZ - Forest and Paper Research Institute. Currently, it is responsible for the Laboratories and Services provided by the Institute, as well as edaphoclimatic zoning of The Navigator Company patrimony.
Licínio Rodrigues
Degree :
High school
Position :
Laboratory Analyst
Performs functions of laboratory analyst in the chemical, technological and biometrics area.
Luis Acevedo Muñoz
Degree :
Graduated in Environmental Science, University of Alcalá (2012); Master degree in Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management, School of Agriculture, University of Lisbon (2016)
Position :
Research Technician
Performs functions related to remote sensing and forest biometry. RPAS pilot. Supports the forest protection department of The Navigator Company in the area related to forest fires.
Luís Ferreira
Degree :
Professional Degree of “in vitro plant propagation”, Agrarian School of Santarém (1991)
Position :
Forestry Technician
Performs functions in the department of Genetic Improvement of Eucalyptus globulus, specifically in the controlled tree breeding, in the support of field tests and also laboratory cloning of selected trees.
Luís Machado
Degree :
Graduated in Environmental Engineering, University of Aveiro (1995); Master Science degree on Pulp for paper production processes, University of Beira Interior (2002)
Position :
Technologic consulting coordinator
Short biographical note :
From 1996 to 2014 performed and managed projects of I&D and consulting in process, environment and energy areas. From 2014 to 2016, was the corporate environmental and management system responsible of the Navigator Company. Since 2016, back to RAIZ to became technologic consulting coordinator.
Luís Mota
Degree :
Master’s degree in Agronomic Engineering, University of Oporto (2009)
Position :
Forest plant health specialist
Tasks related to monitoring and control of pests, diseases and invasive plants in forest environments through plant health surveys, installation and evaluation of field trials and studies with remote sensing technologies.
Manuel Martins
Degree :
9th year of schooling
Position :
Laboratory Analyst
It performs laboratory analyzes in the technological area: wood cooking, bleaching, forming of leaves and analysis of paper capacity.
Manuela Marques
Degree :
Chemistry degree Aveiro University (1986); MSc degree on Wood Sciences, INPL - Nancy University (1991);
Position :
Head of Laboratory
Technical and Quality Manager of RAIZ laboratory. Assures the technical supervision of Laboratory Research Technicians and fellows, management of resources for proper performance of the Laboratory as well as the evaluation of the results of the tests and calibrations.
Márcio Figueiredo
Degree :
Master in Electrical and Computers Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto (2009)
Position :
Reliability Engineering in the Asset Management and Maintenance Coordination department
Performs activities to support The Navigator Company plant maintenance departments, being responsible for developing/implementing digitization solutions.
Margarida Bastos
Degree :
Master in Chemical Engineering, University of Aveiro (2018)
Position :
Research Technician
Analytical support to R&D projects at RAIZ related to production and characterization of Tissue paper. Implementation of new methods for analysis of wood, pulp and Tissue paper. Results analysis. Backing the laboratory accreditation.
Margarida Martins
Degree :
Master in Biotechnology, University of Aveiro (2021); PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Aveiro (2021)
Position :
Senior Research Technician
Performs functions of investigation in the Tissue sector in internal and external projects of The Navigator Company.

Maria João Mota
Degree :
MSc in Biotechnology, University of Aveiro (2013); PhD in Sustainable Chemistry, University of Aveiro, University of Porto, NOVA University of Lisbon (2018)
Position :
Researcher
Research functions focused on the biorefinery area.
Mariana Oliveira
Degree :
Graduated in Chemical Engineering, University of Aveiro (2006); PhD Chemical Engineering, University of Aveiro (2010)
Position :
Technological Scouting
Technological scouting activities, monitoring the evolution and the appearance of base or disruptive technologies and products, national and internationally, which may represent opportunities or risks for The Navigator Company.
Marta Casimiro
Degree :
Graduated in Food Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Aveiro (2007); Master in Analytical Chemistry and Quality Control, University of Aveiro (2009);
Position :
Senior Laboratory Technician
Analysis of contaminants from process of Pulp and Paper Industry. Instrumental analysis. Lean methodology.
Micaela Soares
Degree :
Graduated in Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra (2000); PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra (2016)
Position :
Senior Research Technician - Laboratory
Develops studies within the area of implementation, validation and quality control for physical & chemical testing methods.
Miguel Coelho
Degree :
Master of Science in Biological Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico (2018)
Position :
Researcher
Performs research functions in the pulp & paper area.
Miguel Mendanha
Degree :
Master in Mining and Geo-Environmental, University of Porto (2014)
Position :
Superior Technician of Forest Technical Support Services
Develops activity in Portugal and Spain, evaluating the forest performance, edaphoclimatic characterization, biotic and abiotic risk assessment and preparation of estimates of forest productivity.
Nazaré Almeida
Degree :
Degree in Geology, University of Coimbra (2009); Master in Geochemistry, University of São Paulo - Brazil (2013); PhD in Organic Geochemistry and Bioenergy, University of São Paulo (2018)
Position :
Researcher
Develops technological research focused on the area of Circular Economy and Biorefinery with special emphasis on new applications for waste and side streams generated in pulp and paper industry under the European Projects H2020 PaperChain and BBI Woodzymes.
Nuno Borralho
Degree :
B.Sc. (For.) by the Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Lisbon (1986) and D.Phil. in Forest Genetics by Oxford University (1991)
Position :
Forestry R&D and Consulting Director
Short biographical note :
Began his career as a researcher at Altri (ex Celbi), later as professor of genetics at the University of Hobart (Australia) and as international consultant in forestry research. Since 2016, he joined RAIZ as Director of Forest Research and Consulting
Nuno Rodrigues
Degree :
Graduated in Forest Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra (2006)
Position :
Forestry Consultant
Performs forestry consulting activities, involving technical support and knowledge transfer to The Navigator Company and other private forestry owners. Currently part of his activity is carried out under the project “Land lease in Galicia”, in ecological characterization and site quality establishment for eucalypt planting.
Patrícia Portela
Degree :
Graduated in Biochemistry, University of Évora (2006); PhD degree in Chemistry, University of Aveiro (2015)
Position :
Research Technician
Performs functions to support the scientific research in the biorefinery sector.
Paula Almeida
Degree :
Graduated in Economics; Pos-Graduated in Finance, University of Aveiro (2009)
Position :
Forecast Manager
Preparation, monitoring and follow up of Tissue Business Strategic and Operational Forecast.
Paula Pinto
Degree :
Graduated in Chemistry, University of Aveiro (1996); Master in Chemistry of Natural Products and Food, University of Aveiro (2000); PhD in Chemistry of Lignocellulosic Materials, University of Aveiro (2005)
Position :
Technology R&D Coordinator
Coordination of Technological Research activity in the areas of Pulp, UWF Paper, Tissue Paper and Biorefinery. Scientific responsible for projects with external funding involving RAIZ and The Navigator Company.
Pedro Branco
Degree :
Graduation in Technological Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences - University of Lisbon (2003); MSc in Applied Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences - University of Lisbon (2007); PhD in Chemistry - Organic Chemistry, University of Madeira (2016)
Position :
Researcher
Develops Technological R&D focused in Circular Economy and Bioeconomy, with special emphasis in added-value applications for residual biomass and for residues generated in pulp and paper production.
Pedro Neto
Degree :
Graduated in Forest Resources Engineering - Coimbra College of Agriculture (2012); Master in Management Control - Institute of Accounting and Administration of Coimbra (2015)
Position :
Forestry Technician
Belongs to the structure of zoning, performing functions of edaphoclimatic zoning in forestry areas; installing and evaluating field trials and plots within the goals of the research projects; Digital mapping and cartography.
Raquel Bértolo
Degree :
PhD in Chemical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico (2015)
Position :
Research and Industrial Operations Support Technician
Research and development functions and industrial operations support in Tissue paper area.
Raquel Mendes
Degree :
Graduated in Biology (2008) and Master´s in Biotechnology in Biological Control (2011), University of Azores. PhD student of Biodiversity, Genetics and Evolution at Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon (FCUL)
Position :
Senior technician
Performs functions in research and support in the genetic improvement programme.
Raul Monteiro
Degree :
Graduated in Geography, Fluminense Federal University (2007); Master in Geomatics, State University of Rio de Janeiro (2010)
Position :
Research technician
Performs forestry consulting activities, involving climate models and geographic information systems (GIS).

Ricardo Jorge
Degree :
Graduated in Chemical Engineering University of Coimbra (1994)
Position :
Technological Research and Consulting Director
Coordinates the Research and Technological Consulting activities of the Institute in Pulp, Biorefinery, Uncoated and Woodfree and Tissue Papers.
Rui Gomes
Degree :
12th Year of Schooling in Forest Professional Course (1989), Agricultural School of Fermil de Basto
Position :
Forestry Technician
Performs Field Technician roles in field trials, data collection and support to RAIZ field activity in the areas of Genetic Improvement, Soil and Forest Nutrition, Forest Protection, Forest Ecophysiology and Forest Biometry.
Sandra Pinho
Degree :
Graduated in Communication Sciences, University Beira Interior (2003)
Position :
Communication, Image and Administrative Support
Performs tasks in Communication and Image areas. Provides support to the General Direction and the Administrative and Technical Support Direction.
Sara Monteiro
Degree :
Graduated in Economics, University of Economics (2000); Master in “Macrodynamique et Finances Internationales” at CEMAFI, UNSA France (2001); PhD in Economics, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis CNRS (2013)
Position :
Science and Technology Manager/ Inpactus
Short biographical note :
Sara Monteiro is the Science and Technology Manager at RAIZ, in charge by inpactus management, Impact Assessment Methodologies and Innovation certification. During the last years she has been appointed as advisor in several European Programs: advisory member at H2020 Bioeconomy group, EC, Expert at European Banking authority (London) and currently is invited jury at Council of Innovation (Brussels). She published a book during December 2017 related with economic growth and innovation with preface from OECD at Springer/Palgrave The Quadruple Innovation Helix Nexus A Smart Growth Model, Quantitative Empirical Validation and Operationalization for OECD Countries”.
Sérgio Fabres
Degree :
Graduated in Agronomic Engineering, Federal University of Espírito Santo State, Brazil (1983); Master degree in Soil and Plant Nutrition, Federal University of Viçosa, MG, Brazil (1986)
Position :
Coordinator of Silviculture Research
Currently performs functions of coordination of silvicultural activities research at RAIZ – Forest and Paper Research Institute, including areas like soil management, plant nutrition, tree ecophysiology and forest protection.
Soraia Andrade
Degree :
Master in Chemical Engineering, University of Porto (2016)
Position :
R&D Superior Technician and Industrial Operational Support
Research & Development and Industrial Operational Support in the Pulp area.
Susana Pereira
Degree :
MSc in Chemistry of Materials Derived from Renewable Resources, University of Aveiro (2009); PhD in Chemical Engineering, minor in Bioengineering, University of Aveiro (2013)
Position :
Researcher
Research functions focused on the biorefinery area.
Tânia Sofia Oliveira
Degree :
Degree in Forestry, Instituto Superior de Agronomia (2004); Master´s degree in Forestry and Natural Resources, Instituto Superior de Agronomia (2008); PhD in Forestry and Natural Resources, Instituto Superior de Agronomia (2015)
Position :
Researcher
Research fellow in several projects, including AGFORWARD (AGroFORestry that Will Advance Rural Development, ISA) and CLARIN (European Research Infrastructure for Language Resources and Technology, FCUL). In RAIZ is a member of the editorial team of the forest knowledge platform “Florestas.pt”. Performs functions of content research, writing and editing and monitoring information on social media, scientific community and social network.
Teresa Rodrigues
Degree :
11th year of schooling
Position :
Laboratory Analyst
Performs functions of analyst in the field of Chemistry and Biometrics.
Vítor Moço
Degree :
Graduated in Forest Resources Engineering, ESAC (2009); Master Degree in Environmental Management, ESAC (2019)
Position :
Senior Technician
Senior Technician function as edaphoclimatic zoning of The Navigator Company patrimony.
William Tosta
Degree :
Graduated in Forest Engineering, Faculty of Agronomy and Forest Engineering of Garça (2009). Master in Forest Resources Management, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (2020)
Position :
Superior Technician of Forest Technical Support Services
Develops activity in Portugal and Spain, evaluating the forest performance, edaphoclimatic characterization, biotic and abiotic risk assessment and preparation of estimates of forest productivity.


Research fellows

Anabela Santos
Master in Biochemistry
University of Beira Interior (2017)
Activity Areas :
inpactus.

Bruna Santos
Master in Forensic Chemistry
University of Coimbra (2017)
Activity Areas :
Development of new products and new technologies, by-product valorization, project management.

Cláudia Amorim
MSc Biotechnology
University of Minho (2021)
Activity Areas :
inpactus.

Cristina Marques
Master in Chemical Engineering
Instituto Superior Técnico of Lisbon (2011)
Activity Areas :
Technological consulting, pulp, paper, energy, environment.

Daniela Dinis
Master in Biodiversity and Vegetal Biotechnology
University of Coimbra (2015)  
Activity Areas :
Biotechnology, genotyping, identity certification, trials’ line, investigation.

Filipa Pires
Master in Chemical Engineering
University of Lisbon - Instituto Superior Técnico (2021)
Activity Areas :
Project inpactus, pulp, paper, research.

Jorge Lopes
Master in Chemical Engineering
University of Coimbra (2016)
Activity Areas :
I&D, Tissue, Pulp and Paper.

Leonel Gonçalves
MSc student in Geographic Information Science and Technology 
University of Coimbra
Bachelor in Geography
University of Coimbra (2004)
Activity Areas :
Edaphoclimatic characterization.

Patrícia Figueiredo
Master in Biotechnology
University of Aveiro (2012)
Activity Areas :
Inpactus, Biorefinery, Lignin, R&D.

Ricardo Oliveira
Master in Biotechnology
University of Aveiro (2016)
Activity Areas :
I&D, By-products valorization, Biorefinary.

Sandra Dias
Master in Environmental Studies
University of Aveiro (2018)
Licenciatura in Biochemistry and Food Chemistry
University of Aveiro (2008)
Activity Areas :
inpactus.