The INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory staff researcher, Miguel Cerqueira, from the Food Processing Research Group, has been ranked as a “Highly Cited Researcher” for the fifth consecutive year, in the field of Agricultural Sciences.
The annual list identifies some 6,938 researchers from across the globe who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. The Highly Cited Researchers’ names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science™ citation index, and the list identifies the research institutions and countries where they are based.
Miguel Cerqueira commented: ‘I’m very happy for being included in the list again. It highlights the excellent research that we are doing in the area of Agricultural Sciences at INL. Our goal is to combine different areas of expertise, such as nanotechnology and food science and technology, to address some of the agri-food chain challenges. We hope these endeavours can positively impact our food system’s future.”
Miguel has been focusing his research on the development of nanosized bio-based structures for food applications such as edible and biodegradable films and coatings for packaging, encapsulation of functional compounds using emergent encapsulation technologies, and the structuring of gels, such as emulgels and oleogels.