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Antonio R. Moreira

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Professor
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Contact Information

Administration, Room 1001
moreira@umbc.edu
410-455-6576

Education

Post-doctoral., Biochemical Engineering – University of Waterloo, Canada, 1977-1978
Ph.D., Chemical and Biochemical Engineering – University of Pennsylvania, 1977
M.S., Chemical and Biochemical Engineering – University of Pennsylvania, 1975
B.S., Chemical Engineering – University of Porto, Portugal, 1973

Research Interests

My research interests fall under the overall area of bioprocess engineering, i.e., the utilization of engineering principles and tools for the establishment of biologically-based processes. This includes microbial fermentations, cell culture as well as biodownstream technology.

Selected Publications

B. Kondragunta, J. L. Drew, K. A. Brorson, A. R. Moreira, and G. Rao. 2010. Advances in clone selection using high-throughput bioreactors. Biotechnology Progress. DOI: 10.1002/btpr.392.

J. R. Vallejos, K. A. Brorson, A. R. Moreira, and G. Rao. 2010. Dissolved oxygen and pH profile evolution after cryovial thaw and repeated cell passaging in a T-75 Flask.Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Vol. 105, Issue 6, p. 1040-1047.

J. Vallejos, K. Brorson, A. Moreira, G. Rao. 2011. Integrating a 250 mL-spinner flask with other stirred bench-scale cell culture devices: A mass transfer perspective.Biotechnology Progress, Vol. 27, Issue 3, p. 803-810.

J. R. Vallejos, K. A. Brorson, A. R. Moreira, and G. Rao. 2011. Integrating Process Scouting Devices (PSDs) with bench-scale devices: Challenges and opportunities for mammalian cell culture. Comprehensive Biotechnology, 2nd Edition, Vol. 3: Industrial Biotechnology and Bulk Commodity Products. Elsevier Publishing Co..

L. Dress, A. Hessel, Y. Cai, J. Meyers and A. Moreira. 2011. Synthetic Biology.Comprehensive Biotechnology, 2nd Edition, Volume 3: Industrial Biotechnology and Bulk Commodity Products. Elsevier Publishing Co..

A. Moreira (Editor). 2011. Comprehensive Biotechnology. 2nd Edition. Volume 3: Industrial Biotechnology and Commodity Products. Elsevier Publishing Co.