Vilásia Martins Enhancing the Properties of Bioplastics Derived from Sustainable Materials (2018)
Food engineer Vilásia Martins, with her fondness for the beach, provides a clear insight into the inspiration behind her research. Having earned her master’s and doctorate in food science and engineering from the Federal University of Rio Grande, Vilásia cherishes every opportunity to gather her family by the sea.
Her research into innovative bioplastics holds significant implications for those who appreciate a pristine beach. Vilásia acknowledges that the current bioplastics on the market face technical challenges that hinder their widespread adoption. As she explores new renewable packaging alternatives, Vilásia makes time to return to the beach for stand-up paddleboarding.