Mercedes Vila Juarez

Professor Auxiliar Convidado


Research group: Nanotecnology Research Group (NRD)

short cv


Bachelor in Physics Institution: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid September 1999

Master Degree in Physics Institution: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid September 2001

Doctorate in Materials Physics. Institution: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid/Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) December 2003


Positive evaluation from ANEP (Spain) as Distinguished Researcher. Programme I3 (Incentives for the incorporation and strengthening of research activity of lecturers-researchers with a prestigious research track record), Ministry of Science and Technology. From June 2012.

Spanish Credentials for the hiring of University Lecturers in the grade of Tenure Professor from 2012.

ANECA National evaluation. From February 2012 and Assistant Professor from August 2004.


Best presentation Award. Marie Curie conference 2006. Croatia-Serbia: DLC coatings on Si3N4-based composites for Biomedical applications. project MEIF-CT-2006-022860 Marie Curie Actions (EIF).


PAST SCIENTIFIC EXPERIENCE (in chronological order)

Predoctoral fellowship CSIC, Materials Science Institute, Madrid (CSIC). Spain. 2000-2003

Post-Doctoral contract CSIC. Materials Science Institute, Madrid (CSIC). Spain. 2003-2004

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. Ceramic and Glass Engineering Dpt. (CICECO). Universidade de Aveiro. Portugal. 2004-2005.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Spanish Ministry of Science and Education. Ceramic and Glass Engineering Dpt. (CICECO). Universidade de Aveiro. Portugal. 2004-2006.

Marie Curie Intraeuropean Fellowship. MEIF-CT-2006-022860 Ceramic and Glass Engineering Dpt. Universidade de Aveiro. Portugal. 2006-2008.

Ramón y Cajal Scientific Researcher. Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry Dept. Faculty of Pharmacy. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Spain. 2008-2013

FCT Principal Investigator. 2012 Investigator FCT call. Universidade de Aveiro. Portugal. 2013-2018


Project Title: “BIOSCA: Intelligent and reinforced tissue scaffolds for regenerative biomedicine. FP7-PEOPLE-2007-2-2-ERG. Proposal Nº: N° 224925. P.I: Mercedes Vila Juárez. 2008-2011 Funding Entity: European Comission. FP7. Marie Curie Reintegration Grant. Budget: 45.000 €

Project Title: Proteic Polymer-functionalized 3D macroporous ceramics as scaffolds for bone regenerative medicine. P.I: Mercedes Vila 2008-2010 Funding Entity:For Women in Science program. LOREAL Foundation - UNESCO. Budget: 15.000 €


1. CIBER-BBN (BioEngineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicne Network) Funding Entity: Instituto de Salud Carlos III 2008-undefined. 2010-2013: 246.000 €/year.

2. Consolidation of Emergent research groups U.C.M.-C.A.M.Funding Entity: Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) 2011Budget: 34.509 €.

3. Bioceramics for Tissue Engineering P2009/MAT-1472 2010-2013 Funding Entity: Research Activity Networks. Comunidad de Madrid (CAM). 2010-2013Budget: 801.665,00 €.

4. AGING: Spanish and European Network for the prevent and treatment of osteoporotic fractures CS=2010-11384-E.Funding Entity: Complementary research actions. Subprogram SOCI. MICINN 2010-2012 Budget: 360.000 €


- L.U.R.E (Laboratoire pour la Utilisation du Rayonnement Electromagnetique).Paris. France 2001 Lenght: 3 weeks. TOPIC: Thin films EXAFS analysis.

- E.S.R.F (European Synchroton Radiation Facility).Grenoble.France. 2002. Lenght: 1 week. TOPIC: Residual stresses analysis in ceramic joints by X-Ray diffraction.

- I.L.L (Institute Laue-Langevin). Grenoble. France.2004 Lenght: 2 weeks.TOPIC: Residual stresses analysis in ceramic/metal joints by neutron diffraction.

- S.L.S (Swiss Light Source) Paul Scherrer Institute. Villigen: Switzerland. 2004.Lenght: 1 week. TOPIC: Zirconia thin films EXAFS analysis.

- UFRJ.Universidade federal de Rio de Janeiro.Rio de Janeiro: Brasil. 2005. Lenght: 1 month. TOPIC: Mechanic sealers coated with Diamond-Like Carbon grown by rf-PE-CVD.


1. Co-Supervisor Post-doctorate grant: Gil Gonçalves. Functionalized Nano-Graphene Oxide Platforms for Cancer Cell Recognition and Therapy. Universidade de Aveiro. Portugal 2013-2019

2. Co-supervisor Master and Doctorate Thesis:Tatiana Fernández Lanas. MAT2008-00736. Intelligent and reinforced scaffolds for regenerative medicine. UCM. Madrid. Spain. 2010-2014

3. Co-supervisor European Master: Elsa Marina da Silva Gonçalves: Scaffolds inteligentes e reforçados para medicina regenerativa óssea. UCM. /Universidade de Aveiro. Spain/Portugal. 2011-2012

4. Supervisor: Research final project Victor Saavedra. “Functionalized graphene” Excellence fellowship ministry of science and innovation. UCM . Madrid. Spain. 2012-2013

5. Supervisor: Research final project Elena Morillo Morales. “Functionalized graphene for antitumoral photothermal therapy” Excellence fellowship ministry of science and innovation. UCM . Madrid. Spain. 2011-2012

6. Supervisor: Research final project Jorge Anel Pedroche. Biopolymer coated hydroxiapatite foams as scaffolds for bone regeneration” Excellence fellowship ministry of science and innovation. UCM . Madrid. Spain. 2010-2012

7. Supervisor: Research final project Cristina Arizmendi Vélez. Excellence fellowship ministry of science and innovation. UCM . Madrid. Spain. 2008-2009.

8. Supervisor: Erasmus master. Vincent Maillard “Molecular nano and bio-photonics for telecommunications and biotechnologies” “Carbon nanotubes reinforced hydroxyapatite” UCM . Madrid. Spain 2008-2009.

9. Research guidance European Master in Materials Science (European Master Program). Jean Conceição Departamento de Engenharia Cerâmica e do Vidro (DCEV). Universidade de Aveiro. Portugal. 2007

Research guidance Final Research Project

10- Ana Teresa de Sousa Paiva. “Hard coatings for industrial applications”. Prirev S.A. – 2005; DCEV. Universidade de Aveiro. Portugal

11- Barbara Coelho. “Revestimentos de TiB2”. 2006; DCEV.Universidade de Aveiro. Portugal

12.-Ermelinda Salgueiredo “Deposição de filmes de DLC sobre substratos de Nitreto de Silício”. 2006. DCEV. Universidade de Aveiro. Portugal.


1. Polymer/ceramic Foams for heavy metal inmobilization. Inventors: María Vallet-Regí, Mercedes Vila Juárez, Sandra Sánchez Salcedo, Isabel Izquierdo Barba, Mónica Cicuéndez. Patent number: ES2364911-A1. Publication date: 16 Sep 2011


1. M.Vila. Carbon based materials in biomedicine. Bio-ceramics with Clinical Applications. Ed. WILEY. ISBN: 978-1-118-40675-5. Oxford. June 2014

2. S. Sánchez-Salcedo, M. Vila, J. Gil-Albarova, J. Badiola-Vargas, A. Herrera, M. Vallet-Regi. Hydroxyapatite-biopolymer foams. Encyclopedia Of Biomedical Polymers and Polymeric Biomaterials. Taylor & Francis. New York.2012

3. EDITOR: M.Vallet.-Regí and M.Vila. “Advanced bioceramics in nanomedicine and tissue engineering” :Trans Tech Publications. 2010 - M.Vila, M. Manzano, M.Vallet-Regí. Carbon nanotubes as a solution for processing smart materials

4. M.Vila, M.Amaral. Biomedical coatings, ‘Biomaterials: Chemistry and Physics’ Research Signpost. 2008

5. C. Prieto, D. Sánchez-Soria, A. Muñoz, M. Vila, et al. Recent Research Development in Non-Crystalline Solids 1 Ed. by S.G. Pandalai, p.151-169 Transworld Research Network 2001


1. M.Vila, M.C.Matesanz, G. Gonçalves, M.J.Feito, J.Linares, P.A.A.P.Marques, M.T.Portolés, M.Vallet-Regi. Triggering cell death by nanographene oxide mediated hyperthermia. Nanotechnology 2014 (25) 035101

2. M.Vila, M.T.Portolés, P.A.A.P.Marques, M.J.Feito, M.C.Matesanz, C.Ramírez-Santillán, G. Gonçalves, S.M.A. Cruz, A.Nieto, M.Vallet-Regi. Cell uptake survey of pegylated nano graphene oxide. Nanotechnology. 23 (2012) 465103 (9pp).

3.G Gonçalves,M Vila, I Bdikin,A de Andrés,N Emami, R A. S. Ferreira,L D. Carlos, J Grácio, P A. A. P. Marques. Breakdown into nanoscale of graphene oxide: Confined hot spot atomic reduction and fragmentation. Nature Scientific Reports 4,6735, 2014.

4. JM. Rojo MJ. Feito, M. Vila , MC. Matesanz , J. Linares , G. Gonçalves ,PA. Marques , M. Vallet-Regí. In vitro evaluation of graphene oxide nanosheets on immune function J Colloid Interface Science 432, 221-8. 2014

5. J.Linares, M. C. Matesanz, M. Vila, M. J. Feito, G. Gonçalves, M. Vallet Regí, P.A A. P. Marques, M. T. PortolésEndocytic Mechanisms of Graphene Oxide Nanosheets in Osteoblasts, Hepatocytes and Macrophages ACS applied materials & interfaces 2014 Aug 27;6(16):13697-706

6. G Gonçalves, M. Vila, M.T. Portolés, M. Vallet-Regi, J. Gracio, P. A. A.P. Marques. Nano-Graphene Oxide: a potential platform for cancer therapy and diagnosis. Advanced Healthcare Materials. 2013 (2) 1072-1090

7. V Ball, JJA Gracio, M Vila, MK Singh, MH Metz-Boutigue, M Michel, J Bour, M. J Buehler. Comparison of synthetic dopamine-eumelanin formed in the presence of oxygen and Cu2+ cations as oxidants. Langmuir. 2013, 29 (41), 12754–12761.

8. M.C.Matesanz, M.Vila, M.J.Feito, J.Linares, G.Gonçalves, M.Vallet-Regi, P.A.A.P.Marques, M.T.Portolés. The effects of graphene oxide nanosheets localized on f-actin filaments on cell cycle alterations. Biomaterials. 2013 (34) 1562-9.

9. M. Vila, M. Cicuéndez, J. Sánchez-Marcos, V. Fal-Miyar, M. Manzano, C.Prieto, M. Vallet-Regi Electrical stimuli to increase cell proliferation on carbon nanotubes/mesoporous silica composites for drug delivery. J Biomedical Research. Part A. 2013:101A:213–221

10. M.C.Matesanz, M.Vila, M.J.Feito, J.Linares, G.Gonçalves, M.Vallet-Regi, P.A.A.P.Marques, M.T.Portolés. Cell responses to graphene oxide nanosheets. FEBS JOURNAL. 279, 547-548. 2012

11. A. García, A. Nieto, M. Vila, M. Vallet-Regí. Easy synthesis of ordered mesoporous carbon containing nickel nanoparticles by a low temperature hydrothermal method. Carbon.51(2013)410–418

12. M. Vila, S. Sánchez-Salcedo, M. Vallet-Regí. Hydroxyapatite foams for the immobilization of heavy metals: From waters to the human body. Inorganica Chimica Acta. 393 (2012) 24–356.

13. J. Gil-Albarova, M. Vila, J. Badiola-Vargas, S. Sánchez-Salcedo, A. Herrera, M. Vallet-Regi. In Vivo osseointegration of tridimensional crosslinked gelatin coated hydroxyapatite foams. Acta Biomaterialia. 8 (10), 2012, 3777–3783.

14. M. Vila, T. Fernández-Lanas, B. González, M. Vallet-Regí. Macroporous sol-gel hydroxyapatite moulding via confinement into shaped acrylate-acrylamide copolymers J. Europ. Ceram. Soc. 32 (2012) 2121–2127.

15. M.Vila, S.Sanchez-Salcedo, M.Cicuéndez, I.Izquierdo-Barba, M.Vallet-Regi Novel biopolymer-coated hydroxyapatite foams for removing heavy-metals from polluted water. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 192 2011. 71– 77.

16. D. Arcos; M. Vila; A. López-Noriega; F. Rossignol; E Champion; F. J. Oliveira; M. Vallet-Regi Mesoporous bioactive glasses: mechanical reinforcement by means of a biomimetic process Acta Biomaterialia. 7 (2011) 2952–2959. 2011.

17. M.Cicuéndez, I.Izquierdo-Barba M.Vila, S.Sanchez-Salcedo, M.Vallet-Regi. Biological performance of HA-biopolymer foams: in vitro cell response. Acta Biomaterialia. 8 (2012) 802–810. 2011.

18. M.Vila, I.Izquierdo-Barba, A. Bourgeois, M.Vallet-Regi Bimodal Meso/Macro Porous Hydroxyapatite coatings. Journal of Sol-Gel Science. 57:109–113. 2011.

19. S.Sanchez-Salcedo, M.Vila, I.Izquierdo-Barba, M.Cicuéndez, M.Vallet-Regi Biopolymer-coated hydroxyapatite foams: A new antidote for heavy metal intoxication. Journal of Materials Chemistry.20, 6956–6961.2010. Front Cover.

20. M.A. Silva, P.S. Gomes, M Vila, et al. New titanium and titanium/HA coatings on UHMWPE:in vitro osteoblastic performance.Biomedical Materials. 5. 2010. 035014. IF: 2.4

21.M.Vila, J.LHueso, M.Manzano, I.Izquierdo-Barba, J. Sánchez-Marcos, C.Prieto, M.Vallet-Regi Potential Smart biomaterials: Carbon Nanotubes - Mesoporous Silica composites. Journal of Materials Chemistry. 19, 7745-7752. 2009. IF:5.09

22. M. Vila, J J. M. Carrapichano. R. Gomes, S. S. Camargo Jr., C. A. Achete, R. F. Silva Ultra-high performance of DLC-coated Si3N4 rings for mechanical seals Wear. 265 (2008) 940–944. 2008

23. E.Salgueiredo, M. Vila, M. A. Silva, M.A. Lopes, et al. Biocompatibility evaluation of DLC-coated Si3N4 substrates for biomedical applications Diamond and .Related Materials. 17.4-5, 878-881, 2008

24. M. Vila, A.B.Lopes, F.A.Almeida, A.J.S. Fernandes, R.F. Silva, Extrinsic Stress induced defects in CVD diamond Diamond and Related Materials. 17 ( 2) ,190-193. 2008.

25 E. Cespedes, Y. Huttel, L. Martinez, A. de Andres, M. Vila et al. X-ray absorption and magnetic circular dichroism characterization of a novel ferromagnetic MnN(x) phase in Mn/Si3N4 multilayers Applied Physics Letters. 93 (25): Art. No. 252506 2008

26. M.Vila, M.Amaral, M.R.Soares, F.J.Oliveira, A.J.S Fernades, R.F.Silva. A residual stress minimum in nanocrystalline diamond films. Applied Physics Letters. 89 (9): Art. No. 093109. 2006

27. M. Amaral, A. J. S. Fernandes, M. Vila, F. J. Oliveira, R. F. Silva Growth rate improvement of nanocrystalline diamond in a hot-filament CVD Diamond and Related Materials. 15 (11-12): 1822-1827. 2006

28. M.Vila, E.Salgueiredo, M.S.Amaral, A.J.S.Fernandes, F.M.Costa, A.Cavaleiro, R.F.Silva. Hard a-C/DLC coatings on Si3N4-bioglass composites. Diamond and Related Materials. 15 (4-8): 944-947.2006

29. M. Vila, C.S. Abreu, E. Salgueiredo, F.A. Almeida, A.J.S. Fernandes, F.M. Costa, J.R. Gomes, R.F.Silva. Reciprocating sliding behaviour of self-mated a-C/DLC coatings on Si3N4 ceramics under tribological stress. Thin Solid Films. 515 (4): 2192-2196. 2006

30. M. Vila, J. Zahr, J.L. Pérez-Castellanos, G. Bruno, M. Jiménez-Ruiz, P. Miranzo, M.I. Osendi, C. Prieto. Residual Stresses in ceramic-to-metal joints: Diffraction measurements and Finite Element Method analysis. Philosofical Magazine. 87, (35), 5551-5563. 2008.

31. F. Jiménez-Villacorta, E. Céspedes, M. Vila, A. Muñoz-Martín, G. R. Castro and C.Prieto. Microstructural properties and local order around iron in granular metal-insulator Fe/Si3N4 granular systems prepared by magnetron sputtering. Journal Physics D-Applied Physics. 41, 20, 205009. 2008

32. I.Ochando, M.Vila,C.Prieto. Structural study of EB-PVD ZrO2 thin films for thermal barrier coating applications Vacuum 81 1484–1488. 2007

33. M.B.Assouar, R.J.Jimenez Riobóo, O.Elmazria, M.Vila. Study of effect of deposition temperature of AlN films on SAW velocity using Brillouin spectroscopy. Diam. Rel. Mater. 16, 2007, 1417.

34. A.Duarte, B. Coelho, M. Vila, A.J.S. Fernandes, R.F. Silva, F. Oliveira, F.M. Costa. Deposition of TiB2 onto X40 CrMoV 5-1-1 steel substrates by DC magnetron sputtering. Vacuum. 81 (2007) 1519–1523. 2006

35. E.Cespedes, R.J.Jimenez-Rioboo, M.Vila, C.Prieto. Brillouin light scattering characterization of the surface acoustic wave velocity in the ZnO/Si3N4/Si(100) system. Superl.Microstruct. 39. 75-82. 2006.

36. M.B.Assouar, R.J.Jimenez-Rioboo, M.Vila, P.Alnot. Effect of deposition temperature on surface acoustic wave velocity of aluminium nitride films determined by Brillouin spectroscopy. J.Appl.Phys.98, 096102 2005

37. M. Vila, C.Prieto. A. Traverse, R.Ramirez. Effect of sputtering rate and of ion irradiation on the microstructure and magnetic properties of Ni/Si3N4 multilayers. J. Appl. Phys. 98 (11) 113507 (1005). 2005

38. M. Vila, C. Prieto, P. Miranzo, M.I. Osendi, A.E.Terry, G.B.M. Vaughan. High energy X-ray di?raction analysis of strain and residual stress in silicon nitride ceramic di?usion bonds et. al. Nucl. Instrum. & Methods B, 238, 119-123. 2005

39. M. Vila, C.Prieto, E. Roman. Electrical conduction mechanism in silicon nitride and oxinitride sputtered thin films J. Appl. Phys 97 (11)113710.2005

40. J. Sánchez-Benitez, A. Pérez-Junquera, M. Vila, A. de Andrés, C. Prieto, J.L. Martinez, S. Ramos, J.A. Alonso, M.T. Casais and M.J. Martínez-Lopez. Manganese sites and valence states in RCu3-xMn4+xO12 (R=Ca or La) magnetoresistive perovskites Physica Scripta 118. 251 2005.

41. M. Vila, M.L. Martínez, C. Prieto, P. Miranzo, M.I. Osendi, J.M. del Río and J.L. Pérez-Castellanos Metal/ceramic diffusion bonds: Measurement of the residual strain inside the joined ceramic in the Ni/Si3N4 system and Finite Element Method validation. J. Amer. Ceram. Soc., 88, (9)2515. 2005.

42. F. Jiménez-Villacorta, A. Muñoz-Martín, M. Vila, C. Prieto and A. Traverse. EXAFS characterization of iron thin films prepared by sputtering at very low temperatures. Physica Scripta 115, 450-453. 2005.

43. M. Vila, F. Jiménez-Villacorta, C. Prieto and A. Traverse. EXAFS characterization of nickel clusters in Ni/Si3N4 sputtered thin films. Physica Scripta, 115, 454-456.2005

44. M. Vila, M.L. Martínez, C. Prieto, P. Miranzo, M.I. Osendi, A. Terry and G. Vaughan. Experimental determination of residual stress in silicon nitride ceramic diffusion bonds by high energy X-ray diffraction. Powder Technology 148,(1): 60-63 (20) 2004

45. M. Vila, R.Ramírez, C.Prieto. Electrical behaviour of silicon nitride sputtered thin films. Thin Solid Films, 459, 1-2, 195-199 .2004

46. M. Vila, C. Prieto and D. Cáceres. Mechanical properties of sputtered silicon nitride thin films. J. Appl. Phys. 94,12, 7868-7873. 2003

47. H. Suderow, M. Crespo, S. Vieira, M. Vila, M. García-Hernández, A. de Andrés, C. Prieto, C. Ocal, J.L. Martínez and Y.M. Mukovskii. Observation of a spin polarized current through single atom quantum point contacts. Physica E 18, 264-265.2003

48. M. Vila, C. Prieto. Influence of the target in the composition and properties of the RF-sputtering prepared Silicon Nitride Thin Films Nucl.Instrum. &Methods B, 211, 199. .2003

49. R. J. Jiménez-Riobóo E. Rodríguez-Cañas, M. Vila, C. Prieto, F. Calle, T. Palacios, M.A. Sánchez, F. Omnes, O. Ambacher and P. Alnot. Hypersonic characterization of sound propagation velocity inAlxGa1-xN thin films. J. Appl. Phys. 92,(11)6868-6874. 2002

50. A. Muñoz-Martín, M. Vila, C. Prieto, C. Ocal and J.L. Martínez. Microstructural characterization of iron thin films prepared by sputtering at very low temperatures. Vacuum, 67, 583-588.2002

51. M. Vila, J.A. Martín-Gago, A. Muñoz-Martín, C. Prieto, P. Miranzo, M.I. Osendi, and J.García-López and M.A. Respaldiza. Compositional Characterization of Silicon Nitride Thin Films prepared by RF-sputtering. Vacuum, 67, 513-516. 2002

52. M. Vila C.Prieto, M.I.Osendi, P.Miranzo, R.Ramírez. Characterization of Si3N4 thin films prepared by R.F. sputtering. Surf. & Coatings Tecn. (151-152) 67-71.2002

53. J.Rubio-Zuazo, M.Vila, A.Muñoz-Martín, C.Prieto. Gd thin films relationship between elastic properties and microstructures. J. alloys and compounds. 107-110. 2001

54. M.Vila, C.Prieto, A. De Bernabé.EXAFS determination of the Nd3+ lattice position in Nd doped LiNbO3 J. alloys and compounds. (323-324) .331-335. 2001

55. A.Pérez Albiñana, J.Rubio, M. Vila, N.Figuerola, F.Sánchez, I.Aguirre de Cárcer, F. Jaque. Low ozone events over europe in november 1996 and november 1999. Proceedings of SPIE. 4486, 344: 2001

56. A.Pérez Albiñana, J.Rubio, M. Vila, N.Figuerola, F.Sánchez, I.Aguirre de Cárcer, F. Jaque. Ozone transport in the mid-latitudes of South America in ozone hole conditions. Proceedings of SPIE. 4131, 315. 2000.

Projects participation

1. Project title: Metal/Ceramic interfaces. Funding Entity: CICyT, MAT-2000-0767-C02. (Spanish Ministry of Science and Education (MEC))2001-2003 PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER (PI): C. Prieto

2. Project title:Hard metal tool development with Si3N4/diamond multilayer coatings. Funding Entity: Cooperation program (MEC) ICV/ICMM (CSIC)—Universidad de Aveiro. 2003-2005. PI: P.Miranzo

3. Project title: Metal coating of the High precision movement sensors for (Astrophysics, aerospacial and industrial control applications GranTECan (Canary island Great Telescope))Funding Entity: Collaboration with Indrustry.Proyecto PETRI (PTR1995-0674-OP-02-01), 2001-2003. PI. C. Prieto RESEARCH CONTRACT OF SPECIAL RELEVANCE WITH COMPANIES AND/OR PRIVATE OR PUBLIC FUNDING BODIES

4. Project title: Piezoelectric monocrystals and thin films for ultimate generation devices.Funding Entity: Comunidad de Madrid (CAM)2001-2003. PI M.D. Serrano

5. Project title: “Multilayers coatings for thermal barriers applications”Funding Entity: CICYT MAT 2003-06147-C04-02. (Spanish Ministry of Science and Education).2001-2003.PI: C. Prieto

6. Project title: CVD diamond coated ceramic tools for cutting and rectification applications.Funding Entity:. GRICES-DAAD. 2006-2007:PI Rui RF Silva.Portugal/ Eckart Uhlmann.Germany

7. Project title: DLC and CVD diamond coated Si3N4 biomaterials .BIODIAM.Funding Entity:Fundaçao para a Ciência e a Tecnologia.2002-2006. PI: Florinda Costa Mendes

8. Project title: PLASMED-PVD coated Polyethylene medical components.Funding Entity:Poyecto ADI. 2005-2007. PI: M. Acençao Lopes

9. Project title: “Nanocrystalline diamond (NCD) films on silicon nitride ceramics for tribological applications NANODIAM”.Funding Entity: POCI/CTM/59449/2004. FCT. 2005-2007 PI: Rui RF Silva.

10. Project title: Third generation materials and intelligent biomaterials P-MAT-000324-0505.Funding Entity: Comunidad de Madrid. (CAM) 2006-2010Budget: 709.621,65 € PI: Maria Vallet-Regí

11. Project title: 3rd generation functional and/or Intelligent bioceramics MAT-2008-00736.Funding Entity: MICINN. (Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation)2009-2014. 1.000.000 €. PI: Maria Vallet-Regí

12. Project title: 3D Scaffolds and implants functionalized and reinforced with recombinant protein polymers for regenerative medicine. Funding Entity: ISCIII-MICINN 2010-2012. 11.000 €.PI: Maria Vallet-Regí.

13. Project Title: “Bioceramicas de silice mesoporosa con propiedades estimulo-respuesta para el tratamiento secuencial de patologias del tejido oseo” MAT2012-35556. Funding Entity: MICINN. (Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation)2013-2016. 500.000 €. PI: Maria Vallet-Regí


Materials and Biomedical Devices Master. Tissue Engineering & Terapeutics (Engenharia de Tecidos e Entrega Terapêutica) 1st semester 2014.

Photonics Master in Materials Physics. Universidad Autónoma Madrid. 2011.

Mestrado Europeu em Engenharia de Materiais. Universidade de Aveiro. Portugal. 2005.

Photonics Master in Materials Physics. Universidad Autónoma Madrid. 2010- Thin films for Industrial Use. Programa Foccitcam. 2000.


1. Invited Conference presentation M. Vila. “Nanographene-oxide mediated hyperthermia for cancer treatment” NanoBioMed 2014. 18-21 Nov. Barcelona Spain.

2. Invited Conference presentation M. Vila. "Applying Graphene's Unique Properties In Nanomedicine Applications For Fighting Cancer Tumors". Graphene: Supply, Application and Commercialization 2014. London Business Conferences. Manchester 13th June.

3. Invited Conference presentation M.Vila. GRAPHENE AND ITS POTENTIAL IN BIOMEDICINE. Event: FLAGSHIP GRAPHENE a mobilizing action in an emerging field. Kick-off Meeting. Materials Science Institute of Madrid (ICMM) (CSIC). May 26th, 2011. Spain

4. Invited Workshop presentation M. Vila GRAPHENE IN BIOMEDICINE. International Workshop Universisty of Minho. Graphene and its applications. Braga. 20th October.

5. Invited Conference presentation M. Vila. POTENTIAL SMART BIOMATERIALS: Carbon Nanotubes - Mesoporous Silica composites ANM 2010. 3rd International Conference on Advanced Nano Materials 12th Sept. 2010 Agadir, Morocco

6. M. Vila. “Biomaterials”. European Master degree “The physics of Mater”. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. 2014-2011.

7. “Nanographene-oxide mediated hyperthermia” NanoPT 2015. 11-13 Feb. Porto. Portugal.



- 2013. European Commission-FP7-NMP-2013-LARGE-7 NMP-2013-4.0-1: Graphene production Tech." -2011-2014 Fund for Scientific Research (Belgium). "Research logistic collaborators" and "Grants and Fellowships" programs. 2011-2014- 2010 Spanish Ministry of Science an Innovation (Spain): Spanish national programs in the area of materials science. Ministry of Science and Innovation.- 2010 Argentinian national programs (Argentina) (Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica). 2010. Proyectos de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica.

-PhD Thesis evaluator:

1. Conductivity in graphene oxide thin films. Xavi Diez-Betriu

2. Nanocompositos de PMMA/HA/Grafeno para aplicaçoes biomédicas. Gil Alberto Batista Gonçalves. Universidade de Aveiro 2012.

3. Chemical patterning of surfaces for the development of biofunctional interfaces. María Jesús Perez Roldán. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid 2011.

4. Mesoporous bioactive glasses as third generation biomaterials. Adolfo López Noriega.Universidad Complutense de Madrid 2010.

- Master Thesis evaluator, Xiaoli Zhang. Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal, 2009.


-2014 Conference Chair. International conference on Advanced Nanomaterials (ANM conference) .-2006 Coordinator: III SIEBRAP- Worskshop of Brazilean Researchers and Students in Portugal: Science, Ethics and Multiculturalism.

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