João Paulo Miranda Ribeiro Borges

Soft and biofunctional materials group
Head of the Materials Science Department of Faculty of Science and Technology of New University of Lisbon
Assistant Professor
Other Positions/Activities: Coordinator of the Integrated Master in Materials Engineering
Lab 211 (at DCM) 10621


PhD on the Study of New Packaging Materials based on Cellulose Derivatives, April 2004 at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT NOVA), in the field of Materials Science, speciality in Macromolecular Materials. Since 2018, he is Associate Professor w/ Habilitation at Materials Science Department of FCT NOVA (DCM). He is also the Head of the DCM since November 2019 and vice-director of the Materials Research Centre/Institute of Nanostructures, Nanomodeling and Nanofabrication - CENIMAT/I3N since January 2020. He is the Coordinator of the Soft and Biofuntional Materials Group at CENIMAT/i3N and Responsible for the Biomaterials Reseach Line in this research group. He was coordinator of the MSc in Materials Engineering between 2010 and 2019. Editor of the journals “International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering” and "Annals of Materials Science & Engineering".

Main publications

- 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 (2021): 100742.

- Cezar Tipa, Maria T. Cidade, Tânia Vieira, Jorge Carvalho Silva, Paula I. P. Soares, João Paulo Borges. “A New Long-Term Composite Drug Delivery System Based on Thermo-Responsive Hydrogel and Nanoclay”. Nanomaterials 11(2021): 25.

- 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 (2019): 109819.

- AC Baptista, I Ropio, B Romba, JP Nobre, C Henriques, JC Silva, JI Martins, JP Borges, I Ferreira. “Cellulose-based electrospun fibers functionalized with polypyrrole and polyaniline for fully organic batteries”. J. Mater. Chem. A, 6 (2018): 256-265.

- 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 (2018): 9-16.