João Paulo Miranda Ribeiro Borges

Full Professor
Soft and biofunctional materials group
212 211 (Biomaterials Lab)


Full Professor and the Head of the Materials Science Department (DCM) at the School of Science and Technology of NOVA University Lisbon. Vice-director of CENIMAT/i3N. Coordinates the Biomaterials Lab at CENIMAT|i3N (

Main scientific interests: Current research interests include different functional materials, from nanoparticles and hybrids to nanocomposites, for application in Tissue Engineering and Cancer Theranostics (with magnetic nanoparticles).


Afonso Azevedo, Mariana P. Coelho, Jacinta O. Pinho, Paula I.P. Soares, Catarina P. Reis, João P. Borges, M. Manuela Gaspar, An alternative hybrid lipid nanosystem combining cytotoxic and magnetic properties as a tool to potentiate antitumor effect of 5-fluorouracil, Life Sciences, 344: 122558 (2024).

Adriana Gonçalves, Beatriz T. Simões, Filipe V. Almeida, Susete N. Fernandes, Manuel Valente, Tânia Vieira, Célia Henriques, João Paulo Borges, Paula I.P. Soares, Engineering dual-stimuli responsive poly(vinyl alcohol) nanofibrous membranes for cancer treatment by magnetic hyperthermia, Biomaterials Advances, 145: 213275 (2023).

Pádua, A.S., Figueiredo, L., Silva, J.C., Borges, J.P., Chitosan scaffolds with mesoporous hydroxyapatite and mesoporous bioactive glass. Progress in Biomaterials 12, 137–153 (2023).

I.R. Oliveira, A.M. Barbosa, K.W. Santos, M.C. Lança, M.M.R.A. Lima, T. Vieira, J.C. Silva, J.P. Borges, Properties of strontium-containing BG 58S produced by alkali-mediated sol-gel process, Ceramics International, 48 (8): 11456-11465 (2022).

Paula I.P. Soares, Joana Romão, Ricardo Matos, Jorge Carvalho Silva, João Paulo Borges, Design and engineering of magneto-responsive devices for cancer theranostics: Nano to macro perspective, Progress in Materials Science, 116: 100742 (2021).

Tipa C, Cidade MT, Vieira T, Silva JC, Soares PIP, Borges JP, A New Long-Term Composite Drug Delivery System Based on Thermo-Responsive Hydrogel and Nanoclay, Nanomaterials, 11(1):25 (2021).

Tânia Vieira, 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, 103: 109819 (2019)

Ricardo J.R. Matos, Catarina I.P. Chaparro, Jorge C. Silva, Manuel Almeida Valente, João Paulo Borges, Paula I.P. Soares, Electrospun composite cellulose acetate/iron oxide nanoparticles non-woven membranes for magnetic hyperthermia applications, Carbohydrate Polymers, 198: 9-16 (2018).