Dr. Alberto Reis

LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia

Chemical Engineer, PhD in Biochemical Engineering, is currently a Researcher and Deputy Head of the Bioenergy Unit within the National Laboratory for Energy and Geology (LNEG) in Lisbon, Portugal and Coordinator of the Biochemical Engineering Program at the same institution. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Technical University of Lisbon (IST), Portugal in 2001 studying the integrated production of metabolites with commercial interest from cyanobacteria produced in different photobioreactors. He held postdoctoral research appointments at the University of Birmingham (UK) in 2002, 2003 and 2006. He was also Project Technical Manager in BIOEID S.A. from 2003 to 2006. Currently team member in 6 on-going international projects in Bioenergy, and Coordinator of Portuguese project SIMBIOALGA (New symbiotic approach for a truly sustainable integrated microalgae production directed to a biorefinery platform). Coordinator of an Iberian-Latin-American Thematic Network CYTED P711RT0095 “Iberian-Latin-American Society of Applied Algology SI3A” (162 researchers, 32 groups/institutions, 12 countries). Dr. Alberto Reis’ scientific interests are in the areas of fermentation and photobioreactor technology, with emphasis on scale-up/scale-down studies. His scientific projects focus microalgal biotechnology especially single-cell oils (SCO) for biodiesel and high value products from microalgae such as omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and pigments. Author or co-author of more than 75 international peer-review papers.