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, nano/microcomposites, biomaterials, including activ cargo delivery systems, mainly composite injectable hydrogels, ionic liquid and photorheological mterials, building materials, etc.) Physico-chemical and mechanical characterization of polymers and polymers composites. Polymer processing.

Main publications

In July 2021 she had published 111 publications, 68 indexed in SCI.

Below are a selection of the most representative ones. 

B. Delgado, H. Carrêlo, M.V. Loureiro, M.V., A.C. Marques, J.P. Borges, M.T. Cidade, “Injectable hydrogels with two different rates of drug release based on pluronic/water system filled with poly(ε-caprolactone) microcapsules”, J Mater Sci (2021). Volume 56(23), Page 13416. 

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

Luis G. Baltazar, Fernando M. A. Henriques and Maria Teresa Cidade, “Effects of Polypropylene Fibers and Measurement Methods on the Yield Stress of Grouts for the Consolidation of Heritage Masonry Walls”, Fluids 2020, 5(2), 53; 

M. T. Cidade, D. J. Ramos, J. Santos, H. Carrelo, N. Calero and J. P. Borges, “Injectable Hydrogels Based on Pluronic/Water Systems Filled with Alginate Microparticles for Biomedical Applications”, Materials, 12, 1083, 2019. 

J. Santos, S. Goswami, N. Calero and M.T. Cidade, “Electrorheological behaviour of suspensions in silicone oil of doped polyaniline nanostructures containing carbon nanoparticles”, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures 2019, 30, 755-763; 

C. Roman, M. Garcia-Morales, S. Goswami, A.C. Marques e M.T. Cidade, “The electrorheological performance of polyaniline-based hybrid particles suspensions in silicone oil: influence of the dispersing medium viscosity”, Smart Materials and Structures, 27, 2018, Número do artigo: 075001. 

A. Bubnov, M. Cigl, A. Machado, D. Pociecha, V. Hamplova, M. T. Cidade, “Design of calamitic self-assembling reactive mesogenic units: mesomorphic behaviour and rheological characterization”, Liquid Crystals, 45, 561–573, 2018. 

Luis G. Baltazar, Fernando M.A. Henriques, Douglas Rocha, Maria Teresa Cidade, “Experimental characterisation of injection grouts incorporating hydrophobic silica fume”, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 29, paper 04017167, 2017. 

S. Goswami, T. Brehm, S. Filonovitch, M.T. Cidade, “Electrorheological properties of polyaniline-vanadium oxide nanostructures suspended in silicone oil", Smart Mater. Struct. 23 paper 105012, 2014. 

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. 

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. 

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.