Chemical Process Engineering and Forest Products Research Centre

Ana Dias

Ana Dias

Ana Maria Antunes Dias

Auxiliary Researcher

PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Aveiro, 2005

Diploma in Chemical Engineering, University of Aveiro, 2000

E-mail address
Research group
Particles, Polymers and Biomaterials Technology (PPB)
Research interests

Biomedical engineering and drug delivery systems

Medicated wound dressings

Ionic liquids and their applications

High-pressure and supercritical fluids

Supercritical fluid extraction from natural products

Funded research projects

Reference: PTDC/SAU-BEB/71395/2006, “Bioactive wound dressings prepared by supercritical impregnation with natural drugs obtained from amazonian species”.

Reference: PTDC/SAU-FCF/71399/2006, “Preparation of therapeutic ophthalmic articles using molecular imprinting methods and supercritical fluids”.

Reference: PTDC/QUI/71398/2006, “Polymer plasticization and compatibility using Green Technologies. Application of ionic liquids and supercritical fluids”.

Key publications

L.I.F. Moura, A.M.A. Dias, E.C. Leal, L. Carvalho, H.C. de Sousa, E. Carvalho, ‘Chitosan-based dressings loaded with neurotensin. An efficient strategy to improve early diabetic wound healing’, Acta Biomaterialia, 10, 843-857, 2014

A.M.A. Dias, A.R. Cortez, M. Barsan, J.B.Santos, C.M.A. Brett, H.C. de Sousa, ‘Development of greener multi-responsive chitosan biomaterials doped with biocompatible ammonium ionic liquids’, ACS Sustainable Chemical Engineering, 11, 1480-1492, 2013 

A.M.A. Dias, A. Rey-Rico R.A. Oliveira, S. Marceneiro, C.Alvarez-Lorenzo, A.Concheiro, R.N.C. Júnior, M.E.M. Braga, H.C. de Sousa, Supercritical carbon dioxide technologies for the preparation of natural-based wound dressings loaded with jucá (Caesalpinia Ferrea) extracts, Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 74, 34-45, 2013 

A.M.A. Dias, S. Marceneiro, M.E.M. Braga, J.F.J. Coelho, A.G.M. Ferreira, P.N. Simões, I.M. Veiga, L.C. Tomé, I.M. Marrucho, J.M.S.S. Esperança, A. Matias, C.M.M. Duarte, L.P.N. Rebelo, H.C. de Sousa, Phosphonium-based ionic liquids as polymeric modifiers and their influence on the properties of biomedical grade poly(vinyl chloride), Acta Biomaterialia, 8, 1366-1379, 2012 

A.M.A. Dias, P. Santos, I.J. Seabra, R.N.C. Júnior, M.E.M. Braga, H.C. de Sousa, Spilanthol from Spilanthes oleracea Flowers, Leaves and Stems Obtained by Selective Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Extraction, Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 61, 62-70, 2012

S. Marceneiro, M.E.M. Braga, A.M.A. Dias, H.C. de Sousa, Measurement and Correlation of Naphthoquinone’s Solubility in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide, Journal of Chemical Engineering Data, 56, 4173-4182, 2011 

A.M.A. Dias, I.J. Seabra, M.E.M. Braga, P. Ferreira, M.H. Gil, H.C. de Sousa, Development of Natural-Based Wound Dressings Impregnated With Bioactive Compounds and Using Supercritical Carbon Dioxide, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 408, 9-19, 2011

A.M.A. Dias, J. Pamies, H. Carrier, JL Daridon, L.F. Vega, J.A.P. Coutinho, I.M. Marrucho, Vapor – Liquid Equilibrium of Carbon Dioxide – Perfluoroalkane Mixtures: Experimental Data and SAFT Modeling, Industrial Engineering & Chemistry Research, 45, 2341-2350, 2005

A.M.A Dias, M.G. Freire, J.A.P. Coutinho, I.M. Marrucho, Solubility of Oxygen in Liquid Perfluorocarbons, Fluid Phase Equilibria, 222-223, 325-330, 2004

Theses supervision

Cinara Vasconcelos da Silva (co-supervision with Dra Mara Braga (DEQ-FCTUC) and Dr. Sílvio Melo form University of Bahia, Brasil) - PhD Thesis in Industrial Processes in Chemical Engineering: ‘Development and impregnation of biopolymers with natural products, using supercritical fluid technologies for pharmaceutical and cosmetic applications’ , 2013/ongoing.

Sofia Marceneiro (co-supervision with Dr. Hermínio C. de Sousa (DEQ-FCTUC) and Eng. Elizabete Pinho (TMG Automotive, Famalicão, Portugal)) - PhD Thesis in Chemical Engineering (BDE): ‘Novel and greener additives to reduce emissions and field-failures of plastic-based materials used in the automotive interior upholstery, particularly seating areas’ 2014/ongoing.

Ana Alexandra Rebelo Cortez (co-supervision with Dr. Hermínio C. de Sousa (DEQ-FCTUC)) - MSc Thesis in Biomedical Engineering: 'Development and characterization of chitosan and carboxybutylchitosan base materials doped with biocompatible ionic liquids for the preparation of responsive-intelligent polymers for biomedical applications', DEQ/FCTUC, 2011/2012. 

Filipe Gomes (co-supervision with Dr. Hermínio C. de Sousa (DEQ-FCTUC)) - MSc Thesis in Chemical Engineering: ‘Natural-based poly(ionic liquids) as smart soft materials’, DEQ/FCTUC, 2012/2013.

Martin Jakubec (co-supervision with Dra. Graça Rasteiro (DEQ-FCTUC)) - Erasmus MSc Thesis student from Prague Institute of Chemical Technology, Czech Republic, ‘Physical cross-linked of modified chitosan microparticles’, DEQ/FCTUC, 2013

Other information

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-0865-0257

ResearcherID: F-1858-2010