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Ana Aguiar-Ricardo is Professor of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering with expertise in the field of green chemistry and supercritical fluid technology targeting (bio)polymer synthesis, processing, and functionalization design. Her primary research focus is the development of greener chemical processing platforms for non-invasive drug delivery via dermal and pulmonary routes, and for (bio)separation processes.  She graduated in Chemical Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) and obtained a PhD from Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT-UNL, 1994) under the supervision of Prof. M. Nunes da Ponte. She did post-doctoral work at University of Nottingham, UK (1995), in the laboratory of Prof M. Poliakoff. She held a visiting position at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hammond lab (MIT, USA, July-December 2007). She is a member of the Advisory Board of Faculty of Sciences and Technology at NOVA University of Lisbon (FCT-NOVA), member of the scientific board of the LAQV-REQUIMTE, FCT-NOVA, where she leads the Green Polymer Synthesis & Processing Lab (GPS&P-Lab), a Faculty member of the MIT-Portugal joint PhD Program in Advanced Studies in Bioengineering and of the Doctoral program in Sustainable Chemistry and also of the scientific board. She was appointed National representative of Portuguese Chemical Society at IUPAC – Chemistry and the Environment Division during the term 2013-2016 and at Division on Green and Sustainable Chemistry of EuCheMS since 2015. She has co-authored over ninety-five papers in peer review journals (h-index: 21), six book chapters, over fifty articles in conference proceedings with transfer of copyright and three articles in national magazines with peer review. Registration of one national patent. She supervised 13 PhD thesis and 15 Master thesis. She was awarded twice by Hovione Prize – Solvay & Hovione Innovation Challenge (SHIC’2008 and 2011).