Professor Marisa Fernandes Mendes, born in 1972 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is a full-time professor at the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), Chemical Engineering Department, situated in Seropédica City, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. She has over 15 years of research experience in the fields of experimental and modeling, simulation, liquid-vapor equilibrium measurements, thermodynamic modeling, biofuels, and separation processes (supercritical fluid extraction, distillation, adsorption, bioreactors). All of her research has been developed in the Applied Thermodynamics and Biofuels Laboratory in the Chemical Engineering Department, where she has been performing her pedagogic activities since 2005. Professor Mendes graduated in 1996 from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), and obtained her D.Sc. in 2002 from the Chemical Engineering Program (COPPE/UFRJ). In 2003, she completed her postdoc at the same university, and two years later she became a full-time professor. Moreover, Professor Mendes completed another postdoc at the University College London, United Kingdom, in 2015, applying mathematical modeling to study the behavior of biological systems. Prof. Mendes' research has resulted in 60 journal publications and over 150 conference publications.