Chemical Process Engineering and Forest Products Research Centre

Patrícia Alves

Patrícia Alves

Patrícia De Jesus Pinto Alves

Post-doc Researcher

PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, 2009

Diploma in Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, 2005

E-mail address
Research group
Particles, polymers and biomaterials (PPB)
Research interests

Surface modification

Polymer synthesis

Surface grafting

Durg delivery systems

Liposome formulation

Funded research projects

"SurfLenses: Surface modifications to control drug release from therapeutic ophthalmic lenses" (M-ERA.NET/0006/2012)

“Development of new polymer-liposome complexes combining experimental and computational approaches” (Ref.: PTDC/EQU-EPD/099226/2008).

 “CELFORCE: Development of a single cell based biosensor for subcellular on-line monitoring of cell performance for diagnosis and healthcare”, 2006-2009 (Cellforce-STREP Contract No. NMP4-CT-2005-016626).

Key publications

Alves, P., Cardoso, R., Correia, T. R., Antunes, B. P., Correia, I. J., Ferreira P. (2014) Surface modification of polyurethane films by plasma and ultraviolet light to improve haemocompatibility for artificial heart valves. Colloids Surfaces B, 113: 25–32.

Alves, P., Hugo, A.A., Tymczyszyn, E.E. Ferreira, A.F., Fausto R., Pérez , P.F., Coelho, J.F.J., Simões, P.N. and Gómez-Zavaglia, A., (2013) Effect of cholesterol-poly(N,N-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate) on the properties of stimuli-responsive polymer liposome complexes. Colloids Surfaces B, 104: 254–261

Ferreira, P., Carvalho, A., Correia, T.R., Antunes, B.P., Correia, I.J., Alves, P. (2013) Functionalization of polydimethylsiloxane membranes to be used in the production of voice prosthesis. Sci. Tech. Adv. Mater., 14: 1–8

Ferreira P., Gil M.H., Alves P. (2013), “An overview in surgical adhesives”, In: “Recent Advances in Adhesions Research”, Nova Publishers, New York, ISBN: 978-1-62417-447-6

Ferreira, A.F., Alves, P., Coelho, J.F., Gil, M.H. and Simões, P.N. (2013) “Molecular Dynamics Study of Oligomer-Membrane Complexes with Biomedical Relevance”, In: “Characterization and Development of Biosystems and Biomaterials”, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, ISBN: 978-3-642-31469-8

Valente, J.F.A., Valente, T.A.M., Alves, P., Ferreira, P., Silva, A., Correia, I.J. (2012) Alginate based scaffolds for bone tissue engineering. Mat. Sci. Eng. C, 32: 2596-2603

Alves P., Ferreira P., Gil M. H. (2012), “Biomedical Polyurethane-Based Materials”, In: “Polyurethane: Properties, Structure and Applications”, Nova Publishers, New York, ISBN: 978-1-61942-453-1

Coimbra, P., Alves, P., Valente, T.A.M., Santos, R., Correia, I.J., Ferreira, P. (2011) Sodium hyaluronate/chitosan polyelectrolyte complex scaffolds for dental pulp regeneration: Synthesis and characterization. Int. J. Biol. Macromol., 49: 573-579

Pinto, S., Alves, P., Matos, C.M., Santos, A.C., Rodrigues, L.R., Teixeira, J.A. and Gil, M.H. (2010) Poly(dimethyl siloxane) surface modification by low pressure plasma to improve its characteristics towards biomedical applications. Colloids Surfaces B, 81: 20-26

Alves, P., Kaiser, J.-P., Haack, J., Salk, N., Bruinink, A., Sousa, H.C. and Gil, M.H. (2009). Surface modification of thermoplastic polyurethane in order to enhance reactivity and avoid cell adhesion. Colloid. Polym. Sci., 287: 1469-1474

Theses supervision

Surface Modification of silicone based Materials for Voice Prosthesis

Preparation, surface modification and characterization of materials for heart valves

Other information
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-8943-8329