Jorge Alexandre Monteiro de Carvalho e Silva

Soft and biofunctional materials group
Assistant Professor
249 - Ed. I 10525
240 - Ed. I 10569


Graduation in Physics from the FCT/UC in 1989. PhD in Surface Physics from the FCT/UNL and the Université Paris-Sud in 2003. Assistant Professor at the Physics Department of FCT/UNL since 2003. Creator and coordinator of the Tissue Engineering Group, formerly at Cefitec. Principal Investigator of the project: “Skin2: a biosynthetic second skin, engineered to treat severe burns” (PTDC/SAU-BMA/109886/2009 financed by the FCT/MEC). Co-promotor of start-ups NovaTissue and NanoSutures.

Main publications

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

- “In vitro evaluation of crosslinked electrospun fish gelatin scaffolds” Gomes SR, Rodrigues G, Martins GG, Henriques CMR, Silva JC. Materials Science and Engineering C - Materials for biological applications. Volume 33, Issue 3, 1 April 2013, Pages 1219–1227 DOI: 10.1016/j.msec.2012.12.014

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

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

- ”A systematic study of solution and processing parameters on nanofiber morphology using a new electrospinning apparatus”, C Henriques, R Vidinha, D Botequim, J P Borges and J A M C Silva, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 9, 3535–3545 (2009) DOI: 10.1166/jnn.2009.NS27