Current Projects

Title: “Research and teaching strengthening for a new area based on the design of food matrices with healthy characteristics. Study of bioactive nanoemulsions and their release in the digestion to potentiate the elderly nutrition”
Funding source: Programa de Inserción de Capital Humano Avanzado en la Academia, PAI N°79160091
Date: 2017-2019
Principal researcher: Dra. Carla Arancibia
Sponsor researcher: Dra. Silvia Matiacevich

Title: “Prolonged release of active compounds to improve the shelf life of dairy food matrices: Effect of the structure obtained by different encapsulation processes”
Funding source: FONDECYT REGULAR 1160463
Date: 2016-2018
Principal researcher: Dra. Silvia Matiacevich
Coinvestigador: Dr. Rubén Bustos

Title: “Obtention of functional fractions for the industry and bioactive peptides from quinoa as modulator agents of the physiological state”
Funding source: INNOVA-CORFO Línea 2 13IDL2-23457
Date: 2014-2017
Principal researcher: PhD Javier Enrione
Co-researcher: Dra. Silvia Matiacevich

Concluded Projects

Title: “Development of emulsions-based matrices that promote bioactive compounds release to improve their nutritional and sensory functionality”
Funding source: FONDECYT Postdoctorado N°3150537
Date: 2014-2017
Principal researcher: Dra. Carla Arancibia
Sponsor researcher: Dra. Silvia Matiacevich

Title: “Bioactive coatings for foods”
Funding source: DICYT Asociativo 201
Date: 2014-2016
Principal researcher: Dra. Silvia Matiacevich
Co-researcher: PhD Rubén Bustos, Dr. Daniel López, Dr. Diego Venegas and Dr. Marlen Gutiérrez

Title: “Fragility studies of gelatine-oligosacharides hydrogels approaching the glass transition temperature”
Funding source: FONDECYT 1140132
Date: 2014-2016
Principal researcher: PhD Javier Enrione
Co-researcher: Dra. Silvia Matiacevich

Title: “Controlled Release of Nano/Microemulsion-Based Antimicrobial Agents Embedded into Alginate Bioactive Films"
Funding source: FONDECYT 1131017
Date: 2013-2015
Principal researcher: Dra. Silvia Matiacevich
Co-researcher: PhD Rubén Bustos

Title: “Prolonged release of natural antimicrobial agents on bioactive films as edible films to improve the shelf-life of fresh foods”
Funding source: DICYT Postdoctoral N°78
Date: 2014-2014
Principal researcher: Dra. Silvia Matiacevich

Title: “Effect of molecular packing on the structural relaxation of gelatin films in the glassy state"
Funding source: FONDECYT 1110607
Date: 2011-2012
Principal researcher: PhD Javier Enrione
Co-researcher: Dra. Silvia Matiacevich

Title: “Permeability in vivo determination of fruit cuticles"
Funding source: I+D Línea 1 11IDL1-10492
Date: 2011-2012
Principal researcher: Dra. Silvia Matiacevich

Title: “Natural antimicrobial (chitosan and rosemary oil) incorporated in biodegradable edible films based on gelatin and alginate. Characterization of structural state of films and their effect on antimicrobial activity"
Funding source: FONDECYT (Iniciación) 11100209
Date: 2010-2012
Principal researcher: Dra. Silvia Matiacevich

Title: “Obtention of bioactive peptides from vegetal origin –quinoa and amaranth- as modulator agents of the physiological state”
Funding source: I+D Aplicada Línea 1 CORFO
Date: 2011-2012
Principal researcher: PhD Javier Enrione
Co-researcher: Dra. Silvia Matiacevich

Title: “Determination of in vivo quality of fruits through the measurement of permeability of their cuticles”
Funding source: I+D Aplicada Línea 1 CORFO 11IDL-10492
Date: 2011-2012
Principal researcher: Dra. Silvia Matiacevich

Title: “Development of an innovative prototype of determination of in vivo quality of fruits through the measurement of surface permeability of their cuticles”
Funding source: DGT-USACH 091071
Date: 2010-2011
Principal researcher: Dra. Silvia Matiacevich-PhD Oliver Skurtys

Title: “Preservation of the quality and extension of the shelf life of blueberry in fresh state through edible coating”
Funding source: INNOVA CHILE-CORFO 08CT11 PUT-20
Date: 2008-2011
Principal researcher: PhD Fernando Osorio
Co-researcher: Dra. Silvia Matiacevich

Title: “Physical properties of biopolymers and characterization of the microstructure of biopolymers employing computer vision”
Funding source: PSD-62
Date: 2009-2011
Principal researcher: Dra. Silvia Matiacevich

Title: “Development of a multifunctional additive and new formulas of artificial food nutritionally balanced for aquicultural species”
Funding source: INNOVA/KEMIFAR-CORFO
Date: 2008-2009
Principal researcher: PhD Rubén Bustos

Title: “Development of micro-nanocapsules of hypocholesterolemic phytosterols as functional ingredient for inclusion in juices, soft drinks and energetic-sport beverages”
Funding source: DGT/VRID-USACH
Date: 2008-2009
Principal researcher: PhD Rubén Bustos

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