Maria Teresa Varanda Cidade

Soft and biofunctional materials group
Professora Auxiliar com Agregação
219-II 10606
3 11618


- Academic Profile Graduation in Chemical Engineering (IST/UTL, 1983) / PhD in Materials Science – Polymeric and Mesomorphic Materials (FCT/UNL, 1994) / “Agregação” in Materials Science – Polymer Engineering (FCT/UNL, 2006). - Main scientific interests: Rheology (including electrorheology and rheo-optics) of complex systems (polymers and polymeric base systems, liquid crystals, nanocomposites, biomaterials, building materials, etc.) Mechanical characterization of polymers and polymers composites Polymer processing

Main publications

Baltazar, L.G., Henriques, F.M.A., Jorne, F., Cidade, M.T., Combined effect of superplasticizer, silica fume and temperature in the performance of natural hydraulic lime grouts, Construction and Building Materials,  50, 584 - 597, 2014.

A. Brás, F.M.A. Henriques and M.T. Cidade, “Effect of temperature and fly ash addition in hydraulic lime grout behaviour-shear and time dependence“, Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials, 17, 223-242, 2013.

R. Portela, P.L. Almeida, P. Patrício, M.T. Cidade, R.G. Sobral and C.R. Leal, “Real time rheology of actively growing bacteria”, Phys. Rev. E., 83, 030701(R), 2013.

L. Baltazar, F.M.A.. Henriques, F. Jorne, M.T. Cidade, “The use of rheology in the study of the composition effects on the fresh behaviour of hydraulic lime grouts for injection of masonry walls”, Rheologica Acta, 52, 127-138, 2013.

A.P. Duarte, J.F. Coelho, J.C. Bordado, M.T. Cidade, M.H. Gil “Surgical adhesives: Systematic review of the main types and development forecast”, Prog Polym Sci, 37, 1031-1050, 2012.

M.T Cidade, G. Pereira, A. Bubnov, V. Hamplova, M. Kaspar, and J.P. Casquilho “Rheological characterization of non-chiral liquid crystalline diol: effect of electric field“, Liquid Crystals, 39, 191-197, 2012.

M.T. Cidade, M. Fernández, S. Filipe, A. Santamaria, “PVT and oscillatory tests to analyze pressure effects on polypropylene/Rodrun LC3000 blends: Determination of the pressure dependency of the Viscosity, Polymer Testing, 31, 290-296, 2012.

P. Patrício, C.R. Leal, L.F.V. Pinto, A. Boto, M.T. Cidade, “Electrorheology study of a series of LC cyanobiphenyls: experimental and theoretical treatment” , Liquid Crystals, 39, 25-37, 2012.

M.T. Cidade, M. Fernández, A. Santamaria , “PVT results and pressure dependency of the viscosity of three liquid crystalline cellulose derivatives”, Liquid Crystals, 39, 115-120, 2012.

M.T. Cidade, C.R. Leal and P. Patrício, “Electrorheological study of the nematic LC 4-n-hepthyl-4’-cyanobiphenyl: experimental and theoretical treatment”, Liq. Crystals, 37, 1305-1311, 2010.

M. T. Cidade, A.R. Menon, C.R. Leal, C.K.S. Pillai, “Experimental Results on the Rheological and Rheo-Optical Behaviour of PET/Liquid Crystalline Polymer Blends”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 107, 1280 – 1289, 2008.

A.P. Duarte, J.C. Bordado and M.T.Cidade, “Influence to the Performance of Cellulose Acetate Reverse Osmosis Membranes by Fibres Addition”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 109, 2321-2328, 2008.

S. Filipe, J.M. Maia, C.R. Leal, M.T. Cidade, “Influence of processing conditions on the morphological and mechanical properties of compatibilized Rodrun LC3000/PP blends”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 105, 1521 – 1532, 2007.

S. Filipe, M.T. Cidade, M. Wilhelm e J.M. Maia, , “Evolution of morphological and rheological properties along the extruder length for blends of a commercial liquid crystalline polymer and polypropylene” Polymer, 45, 2367-2380, 2004.

P. Harrison, P. Navard e M.T. Cidade, “Investigation into Band Texture Occuring in Liquid Crystal Polymers”, Rheologica Acta, 38, 594-605, 1999.

J.B. Riti, M.T. Cidade, M H. Godinho, A.F. Martins e P. Navard, "Shear Induced Textures of Thermotropic Acetoxypropylcellulose", J. Rheology, 41, 1247-1260, 1997.