Célia Maria Reis Henriques

Soft and biofunctional materials group
Associated Professor
212 - Ed. I 10562


Graduated in Physics in 1989 by the Universidade de Coimbra and PhD in Surface Physics in 2003 by Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Associated Professor in the Physics Department of Faculty of Science and Technology, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Member of the scientific committee of the degree in Biomedical Engineering. For some years now, has been involved in or leading projects on tissue engineering.  Skills and main research interests: synthesis, processing and characterisation of biomaterials for tissue engineering, evaluation of cell response to materials, neuronal regeneration, skin regeneration, antimicrobials for skin substitutes, nanobiomaterials. Co-principal investigator of the projects: NEURiTES - NEUral Regeneration with conducTivE Scaffolds (https://sites.fct.unl.pt/great/pages/neurites) - and iSkin2 - improving skin regeneration through an improved Skin2 biosynthetic skin substitute (https://sites.fct.unl.pt/great/pages/iskin2).

Main publications

 - Asiyah Esmail, João R. Pereira, Patrícia Zoio, Sara Silvestre, Ugur Deneb Menda, Chantal Sevrin, Christian Grandfils, Elvira Fortunato, Maria A. M. Reis, Célia Henriques, Abel Oliva and Filomena Freitas. “Oxygen Plasma Treated-Electrospun Polyhydroxyalkanoate Scaffolds for Hydrophilicity Improvement and Cell Adhesion”, Polymers 2021, 13, 1056. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13071056

- TâniaVieira, JorgeCarvalho Silva,  A.M.Botelho do Rego,  João P.Borges,  Célia Henriques. "Electrospun biodegradable chitosan based-poly(urethane urea) scaffolds for soft tissue engineering", Materials Science and Engineering: C 2019, 103, 109819. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2019.109819 

- Tânia Vieira, Jorge Carvalho Silva, João P. Borges, Célia Henriques. "Synthesis, electrospinning and in vitro test of a new biodegradable gelatin-based poly(ester urethane urea) for soft tissue engineering", European Polymer Journal 2018, 103  271-281. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2018.04.005

- A. C. Baptista, a I. Ropio, B. Romba, J. P. Nobre, C. Henriques, J. C. Silva, J. I. Martins, J. P. Borges and I. Ferreira. "Cellulose-based electrospun fibers functionalized with polypyrrole and polyaniline for fully organic batteries",  J. Mater. Chem. A  2018,  6, 256-265. https://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7ta06457h

- Rita Morais Rosa, Jorge Carvalho Silva , Ilda Santos Sanches , Célia Henriques. "Simultaneous photo-induced cross-linking and silver nanoparticle formation in a PVP electrospun wound dressing", Materials Letters 2017, 207, 145–148. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2017.07.046

- Susana Gomes, Gabriela Rodrigues, Gabriel Martins, Célia Henriques, , J.C. Silva. "Evaluation of nanofibrous scaffolds obtained from blends of chitosan, gelatin and polycaprolactone for skin tissue engineering", Int. J. Polym. Mater. Polym Biomater. 2017, 66, 139-148. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2017.05.004

- S.R. Gomes, G. Rodrigues, G.G. Martins, M.A. Roberto, M. Mafra, C.M.R. Henriques, J.C. Silva. "In vitro and in vivo evaluation of electrospun nanofibers of PCL, chitosan and gelatin: A comparative study", Materials Science and Engineering C  2015, 46, 348–358. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2014.10.051