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Assoc Prof Dr. Maria Lurdes Felsner | Analytical chemistry | Best Researcher Award


👨‍🏫Professional Summary 🌟

Maria Lurdes Felsner, Associate Professor at State University of Midwest (UNICENTRO) and at State University of Londrina (UEL) – Chemistry Department. Completed PhD in Analytical Chemistry in 2001 by São Paulo University (USP) – Chemistry Institute, Master in Physicochemistry in 1997 by State University of Júlio Mesquita Filho (UNESP) and the degree in Chemistry in 1995 at Regional University of Blumenau. Published 50 articles in journals and 8 book chapters. Coordinated/participated in 8 research projects. Supervised/co-supervised 7 PhD/ 8 MsD thesis. Her research work has been focused on creation of new analytical methodologies for composition analysis of different matrices adopting sophisticated and reliable statistical tools, as well computer vision and machine learning tools. Major areas of research during the last years include: (1) optimization and validation methods for different matrices, especially foods and environmental samples by electroanalytical, chromatographic and spectrometric techniques with lower environmental impact; (2) development of new strategies for classification and prediction of components/contaminants/adulterants in foods and natural products adopting the computer vision and machine learning tools.

🌐 Professional Profiles

🎓 Formal Education

Doctorate in Chemistry São Paulo University, USP, São Paulo, Brazil Year of Degree: 2001 Title: Characterization of Eucalyptus and Citrus Monofloral Honeys by Thermoanalytical Techniques, Master’s in Chemistry State University Júlio de Mesquita Filho, UNESP, São Paulo, Brazil Year of Degree: 1997 Title: Organometallic cobalt compounds with Schiff bases: study of thermal and electrochemical behavior Graduation in Chemistry Blumenau Regional University Foundation, FURB, Blumenau, Brazil Year of Degree: 1995 Title: Synthesis of Sucrose Polyester

🏢 Professional Activities

SENAI (National Industrial Learning Service) – São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo, Brazil (2004 – 2008) Coordination of a Food Quality Control Laboratory Audits of the ISO 17025 Quality Management System. Brazilian Association of Technical Standards (ABNT/Brazil) (2007 – 2009) Member of the Special Commission on the Beekeeping Chain (ABNT/CEE-00:001.87) Member of the Temporary Special Study Committee on Applications of Statistical Methods (ABNT/CEET-00:001.83) State University of Midwest (UNICENTRO) and State University of Londrina (2021 – Current) Teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Chemistry, Pharmacy, and Food Engineering Committee Member and Administrative Activities

💼 Projects

2017 – Current: Determination of Metal Ions, Total Phenolics, and Antioxidant Activity in Brown Sugar. 2011 – 2015: Development and Validation of Analytical Methodologies for the Determination of Moisture in Foods by Thermogravimetry. 2012 – 2018: Determination of HMF in Foods with High Carbohydrate Contents by HPLC-UV and UV Spectrophotometry. 2011 – 2012: Determination of the Physicochemical Quality and Geographic Origin of Honeys from Some Regions of the State of Paraná

📚 Activities as Reviewer and as Editor

2015 – Current: Molecules and Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 2019 – Current: Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies and Journal of Apicultural Science, 2020 – Current: Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, 2022 – Current: MethodsX, 2023 – Current: Journal of King Saud University Science, 2024: Guest Editor in Frontiers Sensors

🏆 Awards

  • 2024: Women Researcher Award – International Research Awards on Fiber-reinforced Polymer

🔬 Research Focus and Supervision

Current Doctoral Supervision: Classification and Quality Prediction of Beverages by Combination of Digital Image Processing and Machine Learning Methods. Current Master’s Supervision: Classification of Bee Pollen from Different Species of Bees by Analysis of Total Phenolic Compounds Combined with Digital Image Processing and Machine Learning. This represents only a snapshot of your extensive and impressive career. Please let me know if you need more specific information or if there’s anything else I can assist you with!

Maria Lurdes Felsner | Analytical chemistry | Best Researcher Award

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