Pedro Marques de Almeida

SBMG
Soft and biofunctional materials group
Researcher
Other Positions/Activities: Adjunct Professor (Physics Department – ISEL/IPL)
1.16 11611
1- NMR Lab. 11615
pla@fct.unl.pt

Description

Licenciatura (5 years degree) in Materials Science and Engineering, Polymeric Materials, in Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, ended on 1997. PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, Polymeric Materials, in Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, ended on 2004. -Main scientific interests: Nuclear magnetic resonance; Condensed matter physics; Liquid crystals; Liquid crystalline polymers, Electro-optical devices; Polymeric and mesomorphic materials characterization; Rheology and Rheo-NMR.




Main publications

P.L. Almeida, S. Kundu, D. Beja, J. Fonseca, J.L. Figueirinhas and M.H. Godinho, “Deformation of isotropic and anisotropic liquid droplets dispersed in a cellulose liquid crystalline derivative” Cellulose, 2009, vol.16(3), pp. 427–434.

P.L. Almeida, S. Kundu, J.P. Borges, M.H. Godinho and J.L. Figueirinhas, “Electro-optical light scattering devices using electrospun cellulose nanofibres” Applied Physics Letters, 2009, 95, 043501.

S. Kundu, G. Feio, L. F. V. Pinto, P. L. Almeida, J.L. Figueirinhas, M.H. Godinho, “Deuterium NMR studies of orientational order in Cellulosic network Micro Fibers”, Macromolecules, 2010, vol. 43, pp. 5749–5755.

Y. Geng, P.L. Almeida, J.L. Figueirinhas, E.M. Terentjev, M.H. Godinho, “Liquid crystal beads constrained on thin cellulosic fibers: electric field induced microrotors and N-I transition” Soft Matter, 2012, vol. 8, pp 3634-3640.

S.N. Fernandes, Y. Geng, S. Vignolini, B.J. Glover, A.C. Trindade, J.P. Canejo, P.L. Almeida, P. Brogueira, M.H. Godinho “Structural color and iridescence in transparent sheared cellulosic films”, Macromolecular Chemistry & Physics, 2013, vol 214, 25−32 (Cover of this Issue).

Y. Geng, P.L. Almeida, S.N. Fernandes, C. Cheng, P. Palffy-Muhoray, M.H. Godinho, “A cellulose liquid crystal motor: a steam engine of the second kind”, Scientific Reports, 2013, vol 3, 1028.

R. Portela, P.L. Almeida, P. Patrício, T. Cidade, R. G. Sobral, and C. R. Leal, “Real-time rheology of actively growing bacteria”, Physical Review E, 2013, 87, 030701(R).

Y. Geng, D. Seč, P.L. Almeida, O.D. Lavrentovich, S. Žumer, M.H. Godinho “Liquid Crystal Necklaces: Cholesteric Drops Threaded by Thin Cellulose Fibres”, Soft Matter, 2013, vol 9 (33), 7928 – 7933.

Y. Geng, P.L. Almeida, G. Feio, J.L. Figueirinhas and M.H. Godinho, “Water Based Cellulose Liquid Crystal System Investigated by Rheo-NMR”, Macromolecules, 2013, vol 46(11), 4296–4302.

P.L. Almeida, M.H. Godinho and J.L. Figueirinhas “Micro- and nanofibers and liquid crystals for light-scattering shutters: Simulation of electro-optical properties” Physical Review E, 2014, 89, 012507.



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