Ricardo A. Pires

Assistant Researcher

 

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Background: 

PhD in Materials Engineering (Instituto Superior Técnico, 2004);

Graduation in Technological Chemistry (Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, 1998).

Research Areas: 
  • Self-assembling hydrogels for biomedical applications;
  • Self-assembling monolayers to study surface-proteins and surface-cell interactions;
  • Templated synthesis of nanoparticles and capsules for controlled delivery of bioactive agents;
  • Natural based materials - development of new materials based on cork;
  • Structural characterization of polymers, glasses and ceramics, particularly bioactive materials, using different techniques (NMR, DSC, FTIR, DRX).
Project: 
  • Self-assembling hydrogels for biomedical applications;
  • Surface-protein and surface-cell interactions;
  • Nanoparticles and capsules for controlled delivery of bioactive agents;
  • Development of new applications based on cork.