Prof. Dr. Eduardo Jacob-Lopes is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Food Technology and Science, Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM). He has more than 15 years of teaching and research experience. He has coordinated/coordinates more than 50 research projects and/or technological developments financed by public funding agencies and private initiatives. He has published more than 550 scientific publications/communications, which include 10 books, 45 book chapters, 100 original research papers, 370 research communications in national and international conferences, and has registered 12 patents. He is a member of the editorial board of 10 journals and acts as a reviewer for several national and international journals. His research interests includes bioprocess engineering with an emphasis on microalgal biotechnology.