Célia Maria Reis Henriques

Associate Professor
Soft and biofunctional materials group
213-Ed. I 240-Ed. I crh@fct.unl.pt


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 the Nova School of Science and Technology - Nova University of Lisbon. Coordinates the master’s degree in biomedical engineering. For some years now, has been involved in or leading projects on tissue engineering (e.g., https://sites.fct.unl.pt/great/pages/neurites, https://sites.fct.unl.pt/great/pages/iskin2).


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.


Vieira, T.; Rebelo, A.M.; Borges, J.P.; Henriques, C.; Silva, J.C. Electrospun Polycaprolactone Membranes Expanded with Chitosan Granules for Cell Infiltration. Polymers 2024, 16, 527. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym16040527


Pires, L.S.; Melo, D.S.; Borges, J.P.; Henriques, C.R. PEDOT-Coated PLA Fibers Electrospun from Solutions Incorporating Fe(III)Tosylate in Different Solvents by Vapor-Phase Polymerization for Neural Regeneration. Polymers 2023, 15, 4004. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym15194004


TâniaVieira, Jorge Carvalho 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