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Artur Pinto

  • PhD research fellow
  • Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia
  • 10PublicationsNumber of items in Artur's My Publications folder on Mendeley.

Recent publications

  • Effect of incorporation of graphene oxide and graphene nanoplatelets on mechanical and gas permeability properties of poly(lactic acid) films

    • Pinto A
    • Cabral J
    • Tanaka D
    • et al.
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  • Graphene-based materials biocompatibility: A review

    • Pinto A
    • Gonçalves I
    • Magalhães F
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Professional experience

PhD research fellow

Foundation for Science and Technology

January 2013 - Present


PhD Biomedical Engineeirng


September 2011 - Present


University of Washington, Department of Bioengineering, Prof. Buddy D. Ratner's Lab

June 2016 - December 2016(6 months)

MSc Molecular Therapies

Instituto Superior de Ciencias da Saude - Norte

February 2009 - April 2012(3 years)

MSc Pharmaceutical Sciences

Instituto Superior de Ciencias da Saude - Norte

September 2003 - January 2009(5 years)


Domain of specialization Health Sciences (Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Toxicology, Immunology, Pharmacology, Physiology) Biomedical Engineering (Biomaterials, Interfaces in Biological Systems) Production and characterization of graphene-based materials (GBMs). Production and characterization of composites (polymers/GBMs). Study of interaction between GBMs and composites (polymers/GBMs) with biological components. Current research interests Production and characterization of GBMs (i.e. graphene oxide, graphene nanoplatelets) and study of the effect of oxidation and surface coating with polymers on physical-chemical properties, dispersion in solvents, interaction with polymer matrices. Study of biological effects of these materials and potential uses in biomedicine. Production of polymeric composite materials (PLA, PCL, PVAc, PUR, pHEMA, silicone rubber) with incorporation of GBMs by solvent mixing or melt-blending. Characterization of their physical-chemical properties (DMA, DSC, TGA, SEM, AFM, TEM, XRD, XPS, Raman Spectroscopy, FTIR, goniometry), study of their biodegradation (GPC-SEC), biocompatibility (MTT, resazurin, LIVE/DEAD, immunocytochemistry) and antibacterial properties. Magnetic targeting of particles for biomedical applications. Study for new platforms for phototherapy. Other competences Academic formation in Molecular Therapy, Toxicogenomics and Immunology. Academic formation and professional experience in community pharmacy and as researcher (immunology and pharmaceutical technology) in Pharmaceutical Sciences field. Educational Training for Trainers (training certified by IEFP). Experience as Teaching Assistant of Molecular Biology - Degree course in Biochemistry, ISCS-N Journal Reviewer (Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine; Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics; Indian Journal of Physics; RSC Advances; Journal of Materials Chemistry B; Toxicology Research; Materials & Design; Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces; Polymer Composites; Nanomaterials) Communications in conferences: 18 oral / 12 panel Supervision of Postgraduate and Master Students Research work Awards Best Panel Presentation - Pharmaceutical Practice Workshop - Higher Institute of Health Sciences North, Porto, Portugal 2nd prize Honorable Mention - II Workshop on Materials Characterization - Aveiro, Portugal Travel Grant to Graphene 2017 - Barcelona Travel Grant to Imaginenano 2015 - Bilbao Travel Grant to Trends in Nanotechnology 2015 - Toulouse Chair of the Session - Advanced Manufacturing - European Conference on Biomaterials 2015 - Cracow Invited Speaker - IV AEICBAS Biomedical Congress 2016 - Workshop on Nanotechnology in Health