Lina Ballesteros

Junior Researcher


Career

  • Since  2019: Junior Researcher, Universidade do Minho

Qualifications

  • 2016: PhD Program on Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho
  • Since 2019: Nano-sized oxygen scavenger for new active food packaging
  • 2016 - 2019: Development of new technologies to extract bioactive compounds from agro-industrial residues. Food production from cassava flour.
  • 2011 - 2016: Extraction and characterization of polysaccharides and phenolic compounds from spent coffee grounds and their incorporation into edible films/coatings for food applications

Recent Publications

1
Application of edible nanolaminate coatings with antimicrobial extract of Flourensia cernua to extend the shelf-life of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) fruit
  • Postharvest Biology and Technology, 150, 19-27, 2019
2
Carbon-based sputtered coatings for enhanced chitosan-based films properties
  • Applied Surface Science, 433, 689-695, 2018
3
Production and physicochemical properties of carboxymethyl cellulose films enriched with spent coffee grounds polysaccharides
  • International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 106, 647-655, 2018
4
Encapsulation of antioxidant phenolic compounds extracted from spent coffee grounds by freeze-drying and spray-drying using different coating materials
  • Food Chemistry, 237, 623-631, 2017
5
Optimization of autohydrolysis conditions to extract antioxidant phenolic compounds from spent coffee grounds
  • Journal of Food Engineering, 199, 1-8, 2017
6
Extraction of polysaccharides by autohydrolysis of spent coffee grounds and evaluation of their antioxidant activity
  • Carbohydrate Polymers, 157, 258-266, 2017
7
Characterization of polysaccharides extracted from spent coffee grounds by alkali pretreatment
  • Carbohydrate Polymers, 127, 347-354, 2015
8
Selection of the solvent and extraction conditions for maximum recovery of antioxidant phenolic compounds from coffee silverskin
  • Food and Bioprocess Technology, 7(5), 1322-1332, 2014
9
Chemical, functional, and structural properties of spent coffee grounds and coffee silverskin
  • Food and Bioprocess Technology, 7(12), 3493-3503, 2014
10
Maximization of fructooligosaccharides and β-fructofuranosidase production by Aspergillus japonicus under solid-state fermentation conditions
  • Food and Bioprocess Technology, 6(8), 2128-2134, 2013
11
Extraction of antioxidant phenolic compounds from spent coffee grounds
  • Separation and Purification Technology, 83(1), 173-179, 2011
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