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Departamento de Engenharia Química da FCTUC

Hermínio Sousa

Name
Position
Qualifications
Hermínio C. de Sousa

Herminio José Cipriano de Sousa

Assistant Professor

PhD in Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, New University of Lisbon, 1997

Diploma in Chemical Engineering, New University of Lisbon, 1992  

E-mail address
hsousa@eq.uc.pt
Telephone
+351-239798749
Teaching activities

Biomaterials

Tissue Engineering

Drug Development

Pharmaceutical Processing

Nanotechnologies

Research group
Particles, Polymers and Biomaterials Technology (PPB)
Research interests

High Pressure and Supercritical Fluids

Extraction/Separation Processes from Natural Products and their Residues

Biomaterials, Polymers/Biopolymers and Hybrid/Composite Materials

Biomedical Applications and Drug Delivery Systems

Ionic Liquids and their Applications

Funded research projects

Projecto FLAD/NSF 2013, “SILFLUO2 – Silica(shell)/Fluorocarbon(core) Nano- and Micro-capsules as More Stable and Efficient Oxygen Carriers”, 2013 - 2014

Cooperação Científica e Tecnológica FCT/CAPES 2013/2014 Ref. 4.4.1.00 CAPES, "Tecnologias Supercríticas para o Desenvolvimento de Aplicações Farmacêuticas e Cosméticas à base de Polímeros Naturais e de Extractos Vegetais Bioactivos", 2013 - ongoing

PTDC/AGR-PRO/2510/2012 “Biomanagement strategy to control phytoparasitic nematodes of emerging importance on potato - a new threat to Europe”, 2013 - ongoing

Parceria de Investigação em Ambiente Empresarial PRODEQ/TMG Automotive, “Desenvolvimento e optimização de pastas de Policloreto de Vinilo (PVC) e Poliuretanos (PUs) plastificadas com Líquidos Iónicos”, 2011 - ongoing

PTDC/SAU-FAR/121109/2010, “Neuropeptide release in wounds: a new therapeutic approach for the treatment of diabetic foot ulceration”, 2010 - ongoing

Key publications

L.P.N. Rebelo, V. Najdanovic-Visak, Z.P. Visak, M. Nunes da Ponte, J. Szydlowski, C.A Cerdeiriña, J. Troncoso, L. Romaní, J.M.S.S. Esperança, H.J.R. Guedes, H.C. de Sousa, "A Detailed Thermodynamic Analysis of [C4mim][BF4] + Water as a Case Study to Model Ionic Liquid Aqueous Solutions", Green Chem., 6(8), 369-381, 2004.

P. Coimbra, C.M.M. Duarte, H.C. de Sousa, "Cubic equation-of-state correlation of the solubility of some anti-inflammatory drugs in supercritical carbon dioxide", Fluid Phase Equilibria, 239(2), 188-199, 2006.

I.J. Seabra, M.E. M. Braga, M.T. P. Batista, H.C. de Sousa, "Effect of solvent (CO2/ethanol/H2O) on the fractionated enhanced solvent extraction of anthocyanins from elderberry pomace", J. Supercritical Fluids, 54, 145-152, 2010.

V.P. Costa, M.E.M. Braga, J.P. Guerra, A.R.C. Duarte, E.O.B. Leite, C.M.M. Duarte, M.H.M. Gil, H.C. de Sousa, “Development of Therapeutic Contact Lenses using a Supercritical Solvent Impregnation Method”, J. Supercritical Fluids, 52, 306-316, 2010.

F. Yañez, L. Martikainen, M.E.M. Braga, C. Alvarez-Lorenzo, A. Concheiro, C.M.M. Duarte, M.H. Gil, H.C. de Sousa, “Supercritical fluid-assisted preparation of imprinted contact lenses for drug delivery”, Acta Biomater., 7, 1019-1030, 2011.  

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 modifiers for biomedical grade poly(vinyl chloride)”, Acta Biomater., 8, 1366-1379, 2012.

A.M.A. Dias, A.R. Cortez, M. Barsan, J.B.Santos, C.M.A. Brett, H.C. de Sousa, “Development of multi-responsive chitosan based biomaterials doped with biocompatible ammonium based ionic liquids ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng., 1(11), 1480-1492, 2013.

M.B.C. de Matos, A.P. Piedade, C. Alvarez-Lorenzo, A. Concheiro, M.E.M. Braga, H.C. de Sousa, “Dexamethasone-loaded poly(ε-caprolactone)/silica nanoparticles composites prepared by supercritical CO2 foaming/mixing and deposition”, Int. J. Pharm., 456(2), 269-281, 2013.

L.I.F. Moura, A.M.A. Dias, E. Carvalho, H.C. de Sousa, “Recent advances on the development of wound dressings for diabetic foot ulcer treatment - A review”, Acta Biomater., 9, 7093-7014 2013.

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 Biomater., 10(2), 843-857, 2014.

Theses supervision

Sofia Roque Marceneiro (co-orientação com Dra. Ana Dias) - “Development and characterization of new “smart” composite materials using greener methodologies and biocompatible materials” - Doutoramento em Engenharia Química, Especialidade de Processos Químicos, 2014/2018.

Luísa Teixeira Rocha Filipe (co-orientação com Dra. Mara Braga) - “Green and biomimetic strategies for the development of silica-based composite materials for biomedical applications” - Doutoramento em Engenharia Química, Especialidade de Processos Químicos, 2011/2015.

Nicolas Alberto Ganãn (Projecto Sandwich, co-orientação com Dr. Esteban Brignole e com Dr. Julio Zygadlo, Universidad Nacional del Sur (Argentina) – “Extraction and fractionation of natural biocidal agents using supercritical fluids” – Doutoramento em Engenharia Química, Universidad Nacional del Sur (Argentina), 2010/2014.

Liane Isabel Ferreira Moura (co-orientação com Dra. Eugénia Carvalho, CNBC-FCTUC, e com Dr. Aris Veves, Department of Vascular Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA) “Development of novel therapeutic approaches for wound healing in diabetes” – Doutoramento em Engenharia Química, Especialidade de Processos Químicos, concluded in November 2013.

Itiara Gonçalves Veiga (Projecto Sandwich, co-orientação com Dra. Ângela Maria Moraes e com Dr. Paulo Vieira Rosa, FEQ-UNICAMP, Brasil) – “Produção e caracterização de membranas de quitosana associada com outros biopolímeros incorporando anti-inflamatórios” – Doutoramento em Engenharia Química, FEQ-UNICAMP, concluded in November 2012.

Other information

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-2629-7805

Researcher ID: A-8783-2008

Scopus Author ID: 6602197431