Pedro Marques de Almeida

Soft and biofunctional materials group
Other Positions/Activities: Associate Professor with Habilitation (Mechanical Engineering Department – ISEL/IPL)
1.16 11611
1- NMR Lab. 11615


Pedro Maia Marques de Almeida (ORCID 0000-0001-7356-8455 and ResearcherID B-4356-2009), is an Associate Professor with Habilitation at the Mechanical Engineering Department – ISEL/IPL ( He is a full member of the Soft and Biofunctional Materials Group (SBMG) of the Research Centre in Materials Science (CENIMAT/I3N) in Faculty of Science and Technology of New University of Lisbon (FCT/NOVA) ( ). 

He an Habilitation and a PhD both in Materials Science and Engineering from NOVA School of Science and Technology, Portugal.

He is a member of the American Physical Society, the International Liquid Crystal Society and he is the Secretary of the Portuguese Liquid Crystal Society. 

His main research lines are Polymeric and Mesomorphic materials. Complex fluids. Solid State NMR, including MAS, Diffusion, MRI and Rheo-NMR. Liquid crystals, and liquid crystal applications. 

He has supervised 3 PhD students, and of 2 postdocs. He has participated in several research National and International projects, 2 of them (National) as Coordinator (2015: PTDC/FIS-NAN/0117/2014 “Microfluidics Liquid Crystal Based Bifuncional Bacterial Infeccion Sensor”; and 2010: PTDC/FIS/110132/2009 “New functional materials obtained from cellulosic micro and nano fibers”). 

He has published over 80 papers published at Journals of the ISI, some of which in very high impact factor journals such as Advanced Materials or PNAS. He has published three Patents and two book chapters. 

He is a reviewer for several Scientific Journals with high impact factor such as Advanced Materials and Advanced Functional Materials. 

He is involved as Scientific Secretary on the organization of the 2022 International Conference on Liquid Crystals that will be held in Lisbon ( /).


Main publications

R. Cordeiro, M.J. Beira, C. Cruz, J.L. Figueirinhas, M.C. Corvo, P.L. Almeida, A.A. Rosatella, C.A.M. Afonso, C.I. Daniel, P.J. Sebastião, “Tuning the 1H NMR paramagnetic relaxation enhancement and local order of [Aliquat]+-based systems mixed with DMSO”, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2021, 22, 706 (IF = 4.56) 

J. Oliveira, A. Belchior, V.D. Silva, A. Rotter, Ž. Petrovski, P.L. Almeida, N.D. Lourenço, S.P. Gaudêncio, “Marine environmental plastic pollution: mitigation by microorganism degradation and recycling valorization”, Frontiers in Marine Science, 2020, 7, 567126 (IF = 3.66) 

F. Mirante, A.C. Alves, D. Julião, P.L. Almeida, S. Gago, R. Valença, J.C. Ribeiro, B. Castro, C. Granadeiro, S.S. Balula, “Large-Pore Silica Spheres as Support for Samarium-Coordinated Undecamolybdophosphate: Oxidative Desulfurization of Diesels”, Fuel, 2020, 259, 116213. (IF=5.58) 

C. Echeverria, P.L. Almeida, J.L. Figueirinhas, M.H. Godinho, “Understanding the influence of highly anisotropic nanoparticles such as carbon nanotubes on the flow behavior of liquid crystalline Hydroxypropylcellulose: A Rheo-NMR study”, Polymer, 2019, 180, 121675. (IF=4.23) 

A.P. Almeida, J.P. Canejo, U. Mur, S. Čopar, P.L. Almeida, S. Žumer, M.H. Godinho, “Spotting plants microfilaments morphologies and nano structures”, PNAS, 2019, 116(27), 13188–13193. (IF=9.41) 

R. Portela, C.R. Leal, R.G. Sobral, P.L. Almeida, “Bacterial Cellulose - a versatile biopolymer for wound dressing applications”, Microbial Biotechnology, 2019, 12(4), 586–610. (IF=5.33) 

A.P. Almeida, L. Querciagrossa, P. Silva, F. Gonçalves, J. Canejo, P.L. Almeida, M.H. Godinho, C. Zannoni, “Reversible Water Driven Chirality Inversion in Cellulose-based Helices from Erodium Awns”, Soft Matter, 2019, 15, 2838 – 2847. (IF=3.40) 

D. Manaila-Maximean, O. Danila, C.P. Ganea, P.L. Almeida, “Filling in the voids of Electrospun Hydroxypropyl Cellulose Network: dielectric investigations”, European Physical Journal Plus, 2018, 133, 159. (IF=3.23) 

A.P.C. Almeida, J.P. Canejo, S.N. Fernandes, C. Echeverria, P.L. Almeida, M.H. Godinho, “Cellulose-based Biomimetics and their Applications”, Advanced Materials, 2018, 1703655. (IF=25.81) 

S.N. Fernandes, P.L. Almeida, N. Monge, L.E. Aguirre, D. Reis, C.L.P. Oliveira, A.M.F. Neto, P. Pieranski, M.H. Godinho, “Mind the micro-gap in iridescent cellulose nanocrystal films", Advanced Materials, 2017, 29, 1603560. (IF=21.95) 

L.E. Aguirre, A. Oliveira, D. Seč, S. Čopar, P.L. Almeida, M. Ravnik, M.H. Godinho, S. Žumer, “Sensing surface morphology of biofibers by decorating spider silk and cellulosic filaments with nematic microdroplets", PNAS, 2016, 113 (5), 1174–1179. (IF=9.66) 

C. Echeverria, L.E. Aguirre, E.G. Merino, P.L. Almeida, M.H. Godinho, “Carbon Nanotubes as Reinforcement of Cellulose Liquid Crystalline Responsive Networks”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2015, 7 (38), 21005–21009. (IF=7.15) 

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. (IF=5.08) 

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. (IF=4.15) 

P.L. Almeida, S. Kundu, J.P. Borges, M.H. Godinho, J.L. Figueirinhas, “Electro-optical light scattering devices using electrospun cellulose nanofibres”, Applied Physics Letters, 2009, 95, 043501. (IF=3.41)