João Paulo Heitor Godinho Canejo

Soft and biofunctional materials group
Post-doctoral Researcher (FCT/UNL)
1.15 11610
107D-Edif. II 10618


João Canejo earned his Ph.D in Materials Science from Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa in 2012. His scientific activity is mainly focused on the development of non-woven electrospun membranes using preferentially, but not exclusively, cellulosic materials and liquid crystalline phases with applications that include oil/water separation, deformation sensors for structural monitoring and anti-microbial textiles. More recently, work has been developed using the co-axial electrospinning and the production of double layer microfibres. Other scientific interests also include characterization techniques such as mechanical testing and scanning electron microscopy.

Main publications

Catarina Severo, Inês Anjos, Victor GL Souza, João P Canejo, MR Bronze, Ana Luisa Fernando, Isabel Coelhoso, Ana F Bettencourt, Isabel AC Ribeiro, “Development of cranberry extract films for the enhancement of food packaging antimicrobial properties”, Food Packaging and Shelf Life, 2021 28, 100646, DOI: 10.1016/j.fpsl.2021.100646.

APC Almeida, J Oliveira, SN Fernandes, MH Godinho, JP Canejo, “All-cellulose composite membranes for oil microdroplet collection”, Cellulose, 2020, 27 (8), 13, DOI: 10.1007/s10570-020-03077-x.

 JP Canejo, N Monge, C Echeverria, SN Fernandes, MH Godinho, “Cellulosic liquid crystals for films and fibers”, Liquid Crystals Reviews, 2017, 5 (2), 86-110, DOI: 10.1080/21680396.2017.1394923. 

JP Canejo, SN Fernandes, MH Godinho, P Pieranski, “Liquid fibres and their networks from cellulose-based liquid crystalline solutions”, Liquid Crystals, 2018, 45 (13-15), 1987-1995, DOI: 10.1080/02678292.2018.1483039. 

João P. Canejo, Maria H. Godinho, “Cellulose Perversions”, 2013, vol:6 iss:4 pg:1377 -1390, DOI: 10.3390/ma6041377.

M. H. Godinho, J. P. Canejo, G. Feio, E. M. Terentjev, "Self-winding of helices in plant tendrils and cellulose liquid crystal fibers", Soft Matter, 2010, 6, 5965, DOI: 10.1039/C0SM00427H.

M. H. Godinho, J. P. Canejo, L. F. V. Pinto, J. P. Borges, P. I. C. Teixeira, "How to mimic the shapes of plant tendrils on the nano and microscale: spirals and helices of electrospun liquid crystalline cellulose derivatives", Soft Matter, 2009, 5, 2772, DOI: 10.1039/B821631B.

J. P. Canejo, J. P. Borges, M. H. Godinho, P. Brogueira, P. I. C.,Teixeira, E. M. Terentjev, "Helical Twisting of Electrospun Liquid Crystalline Cellulose Micro- and Nanofibers", Advanced Materials, 2008, 20, 4821-4825, DOI: 10.1002/adma.200801008.