Personal identification

Full name
Joana Costa

Citation names

  • Costa, Joana
  • Costa, J.

Author identifiers

Ciência ID

Email addresses

  • joanacosta.chem.eng@gmail.com (Professional)


Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Portuguese (Mother tongue)
English Advanced (C1) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Advanced (C1)
Chinese Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1)
Degree Classification
2021/10/01 - 2025
PhD in Chemical Engineering (Doutoramento)
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Portugal
2022/09/21 - 2023/01/08
Chinese Language and Culture III (Outros)
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2022/02/09 - 2022/06/13
Chinese Language and Culture II (Outros)
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2021/09/21 - 2022/01/08
Chinese Language and Culture I (Outros)
Universidade de Coimbra Instituto Confúcio, Portugal
2021/05/24 - 2021/05/27
Course on degradation, stabilization and additivation of polymers (Outros)
Associação Brasileira de Polímeros, Brazil
2021/05/17 - 2021/05/19
EPF Summer School: Polymers and Circular Economy (Outros)
European Polymer Federation, Italy
2021/01/05 - 2021/03/26
Course of aromatic plants and essential oils (Outros)
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Farmácia, Portugal
2015/09/08 - 2020/12/04
Integrated Master in Chemical Engineering (Mestrado integrado)
Major in Biosystems
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Portugal
"Natural based in-situ gelling hydrogels for prolonged drug delivery purposes" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
17 (very good)
2012/09 - 2015/08/15
Scientific-humanistic Course of Sciences and Technologies (Ensino secundário)
Agrupamento de Escolas de Figueiró dos Vinhos, Portugal


Host institution
2021/01/25 - 2021/09/30 Research Assistant (Research) Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2021/02/24 - 2022/02/23 Online conference that has a lecture one a month for a year. The speakers all benefited from financial support in projects approved by the European Research Council (ERC). The project focused the development of new and improved materials for diverse applications. The speakers are invited to talk about the project itself, how they obtained the financial support and the struggles of doing so and what the monetary reward allowed them to buy.
Investigação em Materiais no âmbito das bolsas ERCs (Materials investigation in the scope of ERC grants)
Sociedade Portuguesa de Materiais, Portugal

(Portuguese Society of Materials), Portugal
2021/03/26 - 2021/03/28 Throughout the duration of the event, a rich panel of speakers discussed a wide viriety of topics related to the synthesis, purification and analysis techniques of chemical compounds, including polymers with considerable relavance in a diversity of fields, for example, pharmaceutical sciences. Several subjects of chemistry were touched on: organic chemistry, polymer sciences, inorganic chemistry and biochemistry.
Digital Colloquium of Chemistry Students in Portugal 2021
Portuguese Chemistry Students Association, Portugal
2021/02/18 - 2021/02/19 A two day long international conference that had to be reconfigured to a digital platform. The panel of speakers was very complete and diverse with experts of bioadhesives from all over the world. Each presented a brief description of their work on the field, mentioning the biological source of inspiration as well as scientific results.
4th International Conference on Biological and Biomimetic Adhesives
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2019/07/01 - 2019/07/01 This event had the goal of establishing a bridge and, therefore, a connection between the academia and industry, especially focusing the field of polymers. It happened in the Chemical Engineering Department of the Faculty of Science and Technology of University of Coimbra and counted with the participation of various industrial companies, namely Cires, TMG Automotive, Componit, Sicor and Vesam as well as members of the scientific community from other departments and universities and gorvernamental agencies.
Simpósio de Transferência de Tecnologia Universidade/Indústria (Symposium of Technology Transference University/Industry)
Polysyc, Portugal
2019/04/26 - 2019/04/27 I attended a student level conference organised by fellow students who were part of NEDEQ (Núcleo de Estudantes do Departamento de Engenharia Química). The conference focused lectures and activities related to chemical engineering and the development of soft skills, inviting speakers from various companies in the industrial business as well as members of several associations of the local and national communities.
Nucleus of the Students of the Chemical Engineering Department, Portugal
2017/09/08 - 2018/01/16 I participated in the Erasmus+ program which consisted of exchange programs between universities to have students attending classes in the each other's facilities. I spent one semester in Prague, Czech Republic.
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic
2012/04 - 2012/04 Competition where the participants are given a list of books to read for an established time period and them they are tested with a quiz about the books.
Concurso Nacional de Leitura 2012 (2012 National Reading Competition)
Plano Nacional de Leitura, Portugal

(National Reading Plan), Portugal
2010/05 - 2010/05/30 National competition for young students interested in astronomy which was created and implemented to celebrate the year of astronomy in 2009.
Concurso Astronomia Artística (Artistic Astronomy Competition)
Ciência Viva, Portugal

(Living Science), Portugal

Association member

Society Organization name Role
2015/01/01 - 2016 Local association called Terractividade in Figueiró dos Vinbos that works to improve and revitalise the community. Events and small parties are organised by the board members to promote social interaction and encourage young people's interest in the community and town. Additionally, various social events were organized to improve quality of life of the least privileged, the most notorious was the participation in The Street Store, which is a international annual event where people can take clothes for free. Oftenly, we ran campaigns to collect goods General replacement in the board
2014/09/01 - 2015/07/31 In my last year of high school, I was the head of the treasury department in the 2015 Finalists' Association. We organized events and activities as well as lotteries and sponsorships to raise money for a trip we organized to celebrate high school conclusion. Additionally, some of the funds were allocated to the 2015 Finalists' Dinner and Dance which we also organized and actively prepared. I took charge of all financial transactions and managed all the money. Head of the treasury department


2018 Award 3% Best Students
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2017 Award 3% Best Students
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2015 Merit Award
Agrupamento de Escolas de Figueiró dos Vinhos, Portugal
2011 Merit Award
Agrupamento de Escolas de Figueiró dos Vinhos, Portugal