João Paulo Miranda Ribeiro Borges

Soft and biofunctional materials group
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/UNL), in the field of Materials Science, speciality in Macromolecular Materials. Since April 2004, he is Assistant Professor at Materials Science Department (DCM) of FCT/UNL, and member of the scientific board of DCM. From 2008 to 2014 he was vice-director of the Materials Research Centre/Institute of Nanostructures, Nanomodeling and Nanofabrication - CENIMAT/I3N, coordinator of the MSc in Materials Engineering and member of the executive board of the DCM. Editor of the journals “Journal of Composites and Biodegradable Polymers”, “International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering” and Annals of Materials Science & Engineering. R&D activity focused on: (1) polymeric liquid crystals (and its biomedical applications). (2) the development and characterization of new biomaterials for Tissue Engineering based on Chitin/Chitosan or other polysaccharides. (3) the development of magnetic Nanoparticles for cancer theranostics. Hyperthermia.

Main publications

- João, CF, JM Vasconcelos, JC Silva, and J. P. Borges. "An overview of inverted colloidal crystal systems for tissue engineering." Tissue Eng Part B Rev. (2014): [Epub ahead of print] (doi:10.1089/ten.TEB.2013.0402).

- Soares, PI, AM Alves, LC Pereira, JT Coutinho, IM Ferreira, CM Novo, and J. P. Borges. "Effects of surfactants on the magnetic properties of iron oxide colloids." J Colloid Interface Sci.. 419 (2014): 46-51.

- dos Santos, Renato, Ângelo Rocha, Ana Matias, Catarina Duarte, Isabel Sá-Nogueira, Nuno Lourenço, João Paulo Borges, and Pedro Vidinha. "Development of antimicrobial Ion Jelly fibers." RSC Advances. 3 (2013): 24400-24405.

- Ferreira, I.; Baptista, AC; Leitao, JP; Soares, J.; Fortunato, E.; Martins, R.; Borges, and JP. "Strongly Photosensitive and Fluorescent F8T2 Electrospun Fibers." Macromolecular Materials and Engineering. 298 (2013): 174-180.

- PIP, Soares, Ferreira IMM, Igreja RAGBN, Novo CMM, and Borges JPMR. "Application of hyperthermia for cancer treatment: recent patents review." Recent patents on anti-cancer drug discovery. 7 (2012): 64-73.

- PI, Soares, Dias SJ, Novo CM, Ferreira IM, Ferreira IM, and Borges JP. "Doxorubicin vs. Ladirubicin: Methods For Improving Osteosarcoma Treatment." Mini reviews in medicinal chemistry. 12 (2012): 1239-1249.

- PQ, Franco, Joao CFC, Silva JC, and Borges JP. "Electrospun hydroxyapatite fibers from a simple sol-gel system." MATERIALS LETTERS. 67 (2012): 233-236.

- AC, Baptista, Martins JI, Fortunato E, Martins R, Borges JP, and Ferreira I. "Thin and flexible bio-batteries made of electrospun cellulose-based membranes." BIOSENSORS & BIOELECTRONICS. 26 (2011): 2742-2745.

- MP, Ribeiro, Espiga A, Silva D, Baptista P, Henriques J, Ferreira C, Silva JC, Borges JP, Pires E, Chaves P, and Correia IJ. "Development of a new chitosan hydrogel for wound dressing." WOUND REPAIR AND REGENERATION. 17 (2009): 817-824.

- JP, Canejo, Borges JP, GODINHO MH, Brogueira P, Teixeira PIC, and Terentjev EM. "Helical Twisting of Electrospun Liquid Crystalline Cellulose Micro- and Nanofibers." Advanced Materials. 20 (2008): 4821-4825.