Anabela Massano

Short Bio

Anabela Massano is a research fellow at the Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development (CDRSP) since June 2019. She has a Master degree in Chemistry (2016) by the University of Coimbra with thesis titled “Characterization of biopolymers and other materials for application in edible coatings on sliced ​​meat products”. After extensive experience in teaching physics and chemistry and having current research activity in diverse scientific domains such as: colloidal chemistry and innovative nanomaterials; biomaterials; polymers and interfaces; polymeric coatings; polymeric adsorption on solid surfaces and additive manufacturing, Anabela has also experience in Knowledge transfer from academia to society.

Recent Publications

  • Coffee silverskin as fibre reinforcement of thermoplastic composites" Gabriela Martins,Anabela Massano, Cláudia Figueira,Carla Rodrigues, Filipe Antunes; Department of Chemistry, University of Coimbra, Portugal; Diverge, Grupo Nabeiro Innovation Center, Portugal European Polymer Congress, EPF 2019; Heraklion Crete, June 9-14, 2019
  • “Development of slicing and pathing applications, for 3D Printing (FDM) of large parts using new recycled tire composites” Francisco Q. Ramalho; Anabela P. Massano; Filipe C. Jorge; Artur J. Mateus; Geoffrey R. Mitchel; Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development – CDRSP-PLeiria, 2020


  • C-TEC " Molding of Technical Components with Cellulose-Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites" from University of Coimbra in co-promotion with VanGest Group.
  • "COVER-ED - New meat products with physical-chemical protection through the application of edible coatings and other active systems ", Project Portugal 2020 nº 3334 em Co-promoção de I&DT, 2015-2018
  • WOWW – World of Outstanding Wool and Wood – from Universidade de Coimbra in copromotion with CDRSP- PL, DISTRIM 2 Lda and ATT Lda .
  • ECO4COFFEE: ECO-FRIENDLY COMPOSITES FOR COFFEE PACKAGING - Development of environmentally friendly composites for capsules and other packaging solutions for ground coffee. Project QREN individual in I&DT for Delta Cafés
  • UP STONE: Recovery of sludge from the decorative stone industry. Productive Innovation Project da empresa Silaco - Natural Stones Lda