Bioethanol Production

    Fernanda Miranda Mendes

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    Room: 117 B

    Curriculum (Lattes Platform) |

    Research Biography

    Chemist with experience in quality control at Suavetex Industry LTDA – Uberlândia/MG, and more than 5 years of experience in research and development of technologies related to bioethanol from lignocellulosic biomass at the Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory – CTBE – Campinas/SP.  Responsible for performing research-oriented instrumental techniques: thermal analyses, surface area and porosity analyses, particle sizing, X-ray diffraction, and infrared spectroscopy. Responsible for lab organization, equipment maintenance and operation, data analysis, preparation of reports, and presentation of results.


    2016 – Present

    Postgraduate in Quality Management.
    University Metodista of São Paulo – São Paulo-SP, Brasil.

    2007 – 2009

    M.Sc. in Chemistry, Physical Organic Chemistry.
    University of São Paulo (USP) – São Carlos-SP, Brazil.

    2002 – 2006

    B.Sc. in Science (B.S.), Chemistry.
    Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU) – Uberlândia-MG, Brazil.

    Areas of Expertise

    Characterization of lignocellulosic biomass, for determination of its properties inherent to the solid-state (particle size, specific surfaces, porosity, crystallinity).

    Selected Publications and Patents

    Selected Publications

    • Driemeier, Carlos, MENDES, FERNANDA M., LING, LIU YI – Hydrated fractions of cellulosics probed by infrared spectroscopy coupled with dynamics of deuterium exchange. Carbohydrate Polymers. Fator de Impacto(2013 JCR): 3,9160, v.127, p.152 – 159, 2015;
    • MAZIERO, PRISCILA, JONG, JENNIFER, MENDES, FERNANDA M., GONÇALVES, ADILSON R., EDER, MICHAELA, Driemeier, Carlos – Tissue-Specific Cell Wall Hydration in Sugarcane Stalks. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Fator de Impacto(2013 JCR): 3,1070, v.61, p.5841 – 5847, 2013;
    • Driemeier, Carlos, Oliveira, Marcelo M., MENDES, FERNANDA M. – Dynamic vapor sorption and thermoporometry to probe water in celluloses. Cellulose (London). Fator de Impacto(2013 JCR): 3,0330, v.19, p.1051 – 1063, 2012;
    • Driemeier, Carlos, Oliveira, Marcelo M., MENDES, F. M., Gomez, Edgardo O – Characterization of sugarcane bagasse powders. Powder Technology. Fator de Impacto(2013 JCR): 2,2690, v.214, p.111 – 116, 2011;