Emanuel Lopes, MSc
I am an enthusiastic Biological Engineer, graduated from IST in 2014.
University associativism was important in my path, having been part of NEB which helped me grow at various levels and I actively participated in BEST and AEIST. In addition, I also helped found the IST Brewers Club along the way.
During my college years, I worked at ITQB, where I developed work in Molecular Dynamics (Informatics). I did my master’s thesis in Aachen, Germany, at RWTH, where I had my first contact with pilot scale bioreactors.
At a professional level, I have worked for 5 years in the Pharmaceutical Industry, divided between Hikma (2015) and Hovione, always in the area of production and industrial scale. At Hikma the focus was on the production of injectable liquids and at Hovione the production of API. I have worked since 2017 as a Process / Production Engineer at Hovione. Separating from the work in these companies I also worked for a year (2016) as a researcher at FCT-UNL, in European projects in the area of bioplastics (PHA), also at pilot scale.