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Dr. Adriana Cunha Neves is a faculty member in the applied sciences department, where she teaches at levels 8 and 9 and supervises both research master's and PhD students. She is also highly involved in science promotion in the community having led several outreach events linked with science and enviroment

Her research focuses on repurposing waste streams for the generation of bioactive protein/peptide enriched food and cosmetics, and developing eco-friendly and sustainable biomaterials. She collaborates with engCORE, designCORE, and other academic and industrial partners in the fields of food processing, beverage production, and plastic production.

Currently, Dr. Cunha Neves is actively involved in multiple projects centered on promoting circular economy principles and sustainable practices.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Keywords

  • Q Science (General)
  • Biomaterials
  • Bioactives
  • Proteins
  • Peptides
  • Bioplastics

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