Victor Souza

Research Fellow
Food Processing and Nutrition

Victor Souza is a Research Fellow in the Food Processing and Nutrition Group, which is part of the Life Sciences Department. His research is focused on the development of bio-based films and coatings for food applications, particularly using biodegradable polymers from renewable resources, also using nanotechnology to reinforce their properties. His main objective is to apply such technologies to extend the shelf life of perishable food items.

Victor Souza holds a diploma in Food Engineering (2008) and Master degree (2014) in Food Science and Technology both from Federal University of Viçosa (Brazil), and PhD degree (2018) in Food Quality from NOVA University of Lisbon. He was a research fellow in an ERANETMED project developing novel applications for the by-products of the Opuntia spp. production. As results of his research activity, since 2014 he has published 15 papers in international journals indexed in the SCI (with more than 400 citations; h-index of 9), 3 book chapters, 3 articles in the technical magazine, and 8 conference papers.

Selected Publications