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Hermínio Sousa

Name
Position
Qualifications
Hermínio C. de Sousa

Herminio José Cipriano de Sousa

Associate 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 and Pharmaceutical Processing

Nanotechnologies

Nanobiomaterials

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

"Greener”, sustainable, safer, biomimetic and environmentally-friendly innovative processes

High-pressure and supercritical fluid processing/phase equilibria; "greener" solvents; natural-origin polymers and phytochemicals obtained from renewable resources; safer/biodegradable ionic liquids; biomimetic-based synthesis/processing strategies

Development of value-added materials, nanomaterials and products

Pharmaceutical/drug delivery and biomedical/tissue engineering applications

Food, agricultural, nutraceutical, cosmetic, antimicrobial, water treatment, oil & gas, electronics, and low VOC-emission materials/applications

Funded research projects

FCT (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-029392), "BioNem Mulch - A new sustainable and integrated system for root-knot nematodes management in tomato crops", (2018-2021) (Ongoing).

FCT (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-032625), "STERILAEROGEL - Green method to prepare sterilized biopolymer-based aerogels", (2018-2021) (Ongoing).

Cooperação Científica e Tecnológica FCT/CAPES 2018/2019, "Innovative natural-based formulations for the control of Aedes Aegypti in Iberoamerican regions", (2018-2019) (Ongoing).

ISPG-Petrogal Brasil – Cláusulas de Investimento em Pesquisa, Desenvolvimento e Inovação Tecnológica, ANP, Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis, Brasil, "Estudo da precipitação de asfaltenos em presença de CO2 para o óleo da seção RIFT da Bacia de Santos – ASFARIFT", (2015-2018) (Ongoing).

Industrial Research Partnership PRODEQ/UC/TMG Automotive, “Desenvolvimento e optimização de pastas de Policloreto de Vinilo (PVC) e Poliuretanos (Pus), (2011-     ) (Ongoing).

Key publications

L. Padrela, M.A. Rodrigues, A. Duarte, A.M.A. Dias, M.E.M. Braga, H.C. de Sousa, “Supercritical carbon dioxide-based technologies for the production of drug nanoparticles/nanocrystals – a comprehensive review”, accepted in Adv. Drug Deliv. Rev., In press, 2018 (. (ISI I. Factor 2017, 13.660). (DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.addr.2018.07.010).

C. Maleita, I. Esteves, R. Chim, L. Fonseca, M.E.M. Braga, I. Abrantes, H.C. de Sousa, “Naphthoquinones from walnut husk residues show strong nematicidal activities against the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne hispanica”, ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng., 5(4), 3390-3398, 2017. (ISI I. Factor 2017, 6.140). (DOI: http://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b00039)

M.B.C. de Matos, A.M Puga, C. Alvarez-Lorenzo, A. Concheiro, M.E.M. Braga, H.C de Sousa, “Osteogenic poly(E-caprolactone)/poloxamine homogeneous blends prepared by supercritical foaming”, Int. J. Pharm., 479(1), 11-22, 2015. (ISI I. Factor 2017, 3.862) (DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2014.12.041)

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 Sustain. Chem. Eng., 1(11), 1480-1492, 2013. (ISI I. Factor 2017, 6.140). (DOI: http://doi.org/10.1021/sc4002577)

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. (ISI I. Factor 2017, 6.383) (DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2013.03.033)

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. (ISI I. Factor 2017, 6.383). (DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2011.10.034)

A.M.A. Dias, M.E.M. Braga, I.J. Seabra, P. Ferreira, M.H. Gil, H.C. de Sousa, “Development of natural-based wound dressings impregnated with bioactive compounds and using supercritical carbon dioxide”, Int. J. Pharm., 408, 9-19, 2011. (ISI I. Factor 2017, 3.862). (DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2011.01.063)

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. (ISI I. Factor 2017, 6.383). (DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2010.10.003)

V.P. Costa, M.E.M. Braga, J.P. Guerra, A.R.C. Duarte, E.O.B. Leite, C.M.M. Duarte, M.H. Gil, H.C. de Sousa, “Development of therapeutic contact lenses using a supercritical solvent impregnation method”, J. Supercrit. Fluids, 52, 306-316, 2010. (ISI I. Factor 2017, 3.122). (DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.supflu.2010.02.001)

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. (ISI I. Factor 2017, 8.586). (DOI: http://doi.org/10.1039/b400374h)

Theses supervision

Luísa Teixeira Rocha Filipe (with Dra. Mara Braga, DEQ-FCTUC) - “Green and biomimetic strategies for the development of silica-based composite materials for biomedical applications” - PhD in Chemical Engineering, DEQ-FCTUC (Ongoing)

Sofia Roque Marceneiro (with Dr. Ana Dias, DEQ-FCTUC, and Eng. Elizabete de Pinho, TMG Automotive) - “Novel and greener additives to reduce emissions and field-failures of plastic-based materials used in the automotive interior upholstery, particularly seating areas”- PhD in Chemical Engineering, DEQ-FCTUC (Ongoing)

Akel Ferreira Kanaan (with Dr. Ana Dias, DEQ-FCTUC) - “Functionalization of biopolymers with ionic liquids for the development of novel smart electrically-responsive biomaterials for biomedical applications”- PhD in Chemical Engineering, DEQ-FCTUC (Ongoing)

José Rafael Santos Botelho (with Dra. Mara Braga, DEQ-FCTUC) - “Bioactive and value added compounds from Amazonian species and agroindustrial residues/wastes obtained by high pressure extraction methodologies” - PhD in Chemical Engineering, DEQ-FCTUC (Ongoing)

Diana Cristina Morais da Silva (with Prof. Ana Paula Serro (IST-UL), Prof. Benilde Saramago (IST-UL) and Prof. Maria Helena Gil (DEQ-FCTUC)) - “Development of new drug delivery systems based on ophthalmic lenses”- PhD in Advanced Materials and Processing – AdvaMTech PhD Program (Ongoing)

Other information

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-2629-7805

Researcher ID: A-8783-2008

Scopus Author ID: 6602197431

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