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Departamento de Engenharia Química da FCTUC

Maria Helena Gil

Helena Gil

Maria Helena Mendes Gil

Retired Full Professor; Researcher

Aggregation in Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, 1999

PhD, Leeds University, UK, 1983

MSc, Leeds University, UK, 1980

Diploma in Physical-Chemical Sciences, University of Coimbra, 1963

E-mail address

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

Preparation and characterization of polymeric materials

Immobilisation of biological compounds

Polymeric biomaterials

Drug delivery systems

Key publications

Jorge F. J. Coelho, A. C. Fonseca, J. R. Góis, Pedro M. O. F.  Gonçalves, Anatoliy V. Popov, M. H. Gil, “Scaling-up of poly(vinyl chloride) prepared by single electron transfer degenerative chain transfer mediated living radical polymerization in water media: 1) Low molecular weight. Kinetic analysis, Chemical Engineering Journal, 169, 399-413 (2011).

M. José Moura, H. Faneca, M. Pedroso de Lima, M. Helena Gil, M. Margarida Figueiredo, “In situ Forming Hydrogels prepared via ionic/covalent co-cross-linking”, Biomacromolecules, 12, 3275-3284 (2011).

P. Ferreira, H. C. Sousa, P. Batista, M. A. Rodrigues, I. J. Correia, M. H. Gil, “ Preparation and chemical and biological characterizationof a pectin/chitosan polyelectrolyte complex scaffold for possible bone tissue engineering”, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 48, 112-118 (2011).

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

P. A. Coimbra, H. C. Sousa, M. H. Gil, “Preparation and characterization of flurbiprofen-loaded poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) microspheres”, Journal of Microencapsulation, 25, 170-178 (2008).

Other information
ORCID ID: 0000-0003-0657-7751