Paula Alexandrina de Aguiar Pereira Marques

Membro da Comissão Executiva-Unidade Orgânica
gabinete: 3.2.14 (Edifício 3)
extensão: 26202
telefone externo: +351 234 370 830


PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Aveiro, 2003

Master, Physics and Chemistry Teaching, University of Aveiro, 1997

Graduation, Chemistry, University of Aveiro, 1993

Researcher ID: A-7371-2008


Scopus Author ID: 7006399221

Main research interests:

My research interests are related to the engineering and development of new nanostructured materials that may give answers to societal challenges.

Since my entrance in the Mechanical Engineering Department as a Researcher, I started working with carbon nanostructures. At that time, in 2007, there was a boom on the research related to graphene discovery that culminate with the Nobel Physics award to Andre Geim e Konstantin Novoselov in 2010.

Due to my chemistry and materials science background I started exploring a graphene derivative: graphene oxide, an amazing versatile nanomaterial.

From that time until today, I’ve been exploring this nanomaterial for several applications, such as:

  • Synthesis of nanocomposites based on graphene oxide/noble metal nanoparticles as probes for biosensors;
  • Synthesis of functionalized nano-graphene oxide for cell uptake studies for near-infrared mediated tumor hyperthermia;
  • Preparation of mechanical and electrical stimulus responsive 3D graphene/collagen scaffolds for tissue engineering applications;
  • Development of functional graphene-based foams for heavy metals removal from contaminated waters;
  • Preparation of graphene oxide/polymer nanocomposite fibers obtained by electrospinning for catalytic, antibacterial and tissue engineering applications;
  • Use of functionalized graphene oxide for mechanical reinforcement of polymer matrixes.

In resume, I am dedicating my research to the investigation & development of graphene oxide based materials, mainly for three areas of applications: health, environment and mechanical engineering.

One of the most critical challenges that I would like to contribute with my research is to help to engineer solutions that will foster a cleaner, healthier, safer and sustainable world.

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