Catarina Marques Mendes Almeida da Rosa Leal

Soft and biofunctional materials group
Coordinator Professor at ADF/ISEL
Researcher at GMPM/CENIMAT
Laboratório de Reologia - 3 11618


Academic Profile • 2001 PhD in Material Science, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de lisboa (FCT/UNL). • 1994 MSc in Materials Engineering, FCT/UNL. • 1992 Degree in Physics and Materials Engineering, FCT/UNL. Main scientific interests: Rheology of Polymers, Liquid Crystals and Biological systems.

Main publications


R. Portela, Almeida P.L., Sobral R.G., Leal C.R., “Antibiotic Activity Screened by the Rheology of S. aureus Cultures”. Fluids 5 (2), 76, 2020. DOI: 10.3390/fluids5020076

R. Portela, C. R. Leal, P. L. Almeida and R. G. Sobral, "Bacterial Cellulose - a versatile biopolymer for wound dressing applications", Microbial Biotechnology (2019), DOI: 10.1111/1751-7915.13392.

R. Portela, P. L. Almeida, R. G. Sobral and C. R. Leal, "Motility and cell shape roles in the rheology of growing bacteria cultures", European Physical Journal E (2019) 42, 26, DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2019-11787-9.

R. Portela, P. Patrício, P. L. Almeida, R. G. Sobral, J. M. Franco, and C. R. Leal, "Rotational tumbling of Escherichia coli aggregates under shear", Phys. Rev. E 94 (2016)  062402, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.94.062402.

P. Patrício, C. R. Leal, J. Duarte, and C. Januário, "Rheology of the cytoskeleton as a fractal network", Phys. Rev. E 92 (2015) 040702(R), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.92.040702.

P.F. Teixeira, S.N. Fernandes, J. Canejo, M.H. Godinho, J.A. Covas, C.Leal, L. Hilliou, "Rheo-optical characterization of liquid crystalline acetoxypropylcellulose melt undergoing large shear flow and relaxation after flow cessation", Polymer, 71 (2015) 102, DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2015.06.056.