Food Research Department. School of Chemistry – Autonomous University of Coahuila

BioEnergy Research Journal.


Dr. Igor Sampaio

Dr. Igor Carvalho Fontes Sampaio


Phone: (+52) 844 416 12 38

Biorefinery lab

Dr. Sampoio is a visiting professor at Biorefinery Group, Autonomous University of Coahuila (April-June, 2024). He is a researcher at the State University of Santa Cruz, Brazil.


His research project is: Development of a bioprocess for the production of bioethanol from cocoa bean shell and microalgae cultivation for the integration of second and third generation of biorefineries. 




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Igor Sampaio holds a Ph.D. in Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology from the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil (2021). His research focused on the production of bacterial exopolysaccharides from oilfield wastewater. Subsequently, he worked as a fellow at the Center for Research, Innovation, and Development in Espírito Santo, Brazil, and at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain, working on microalgae wastewater bioprocesses. Currently, he is a postdoctoral fellow at the Biotransformation and Organic Biocatalysis Research Group at the State University of Santa Cruz, Brazil. There, he investigates industrial byproducts and wastewater treatment for resource recovery. Igor is carrying out research as part of a collaborative project between his research group in Brazil and the Biorefinery Research Group in Mexico, focusing on the hydrothermal treatment of the agroindustrial by-product cocoa bean shell and its biotechnological conversion into value added metabolites. He is a reviewer for indexed scientific journals and has previously contributed to the establishment of a company in Brazil.


Research Interests

Bioetechnology, Bioprocess, Biorefinery