Jorge Alexandre Monteiro de Carvalho e Silva

Associate Professor
Soft and biofunctional materials group
203, Bldg. I 240, Bldg. I


Jorge Carvalho Silva is an Associate Professor at the Physics Department of Nova FCT. 

With a Graduation in Physics (University of Coimbra, 1989) and a PhD in Surface Physics (Nova University of Lisbon and Université de Paris-Sud, 2003) he currently performs research in the field of Biomedical Engineering. In 2007 he started a new research group in Tissue Engineering and is the PI of a project in Skin Regeneration (iSkin2: Improving skin regeneration through an improved Skin2 biosynthetic skin substitute, project PTDC/BTM-MAT/31470/2017).  He collaborates with other researchers and groups in the Biomaterials, Bioengineering and Biomedical areas in projects concerning, for instance, bone and nervous tissue regeneration, anti-microbial coatings for bone and dental implants, magnetic nanoparticles for cancer teranostics and the use of polysaccharides in cryoprotectants. 

The scientific outcome of these activities include 62 publications in the period 2009-2023 (57 papers and 5 book chapters). His h-index is 22. He (co-)supervised 6 PhD students (completed) and (co-)supervises 2 PhD students (in progress). He also (co-)supervised more than 70 masters students. 


Elevated fucose content enhances the cryoprotective performance of anionic polysaccharides. Guerreiro, B.M., Concórdio-Reis, P., Pericão, H., ...Silva, J.C., Freitas, F. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 2024, 261, 129577

Bioactive Glasses Containing Strontium or Magnesium Ions to Enhance the Biological Response in Bone Regeneration. Gavinho, S.R., Pádua, A.S., Holz, L.I.V., ...Valente, M.A., Graça, M.P.F. Nanomaterials, 2023, 13(19), 2717

Liposomes encapsulating methylene blue and acridine orange: An approach for phototherapy of skin cancer. Pivetta, T.P., Ferreira, Q., Vieira, T., ...Ribeiro, P.A., Raposo, M. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 2022, 220, 112901

Study on the Incorporation of Chitosan Flakes in Electrospun Polycaprolactone Scaffolds. Querido, D., Vieira, T., Ferreira, J.L., ...Borges, J.P., Silva, J.C. Polymers, 2022, 14(8), 1496

Polycaprolactone/Gelatin Nanofiber Membranes Containing EGCG-Loaded Liposomes and Their Potential Use for Skin Regeneration. Pires, F., Santos, J.F., Bitoque, D., ...Silva, J.C., Raposo, M. ACS Applied Bio Materials, 2019, 2(11), pp. 4790–4800

Evaluation of nanofibrous scaffolds obtained from blends of chitosan, gelatin and polycaprolactone for skin tissue engineering. Gomes, S., Rodrigues, G., Martins, G., Henriques, C., Silva, J.C. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 2017, 102, pp. 1174–1185