Her present research work includes to develop distinct research lines involving the exploitation of green technologies applied on natural polymers for regenerative medicine. More recently, she is also interested in aloe vera derived matrices for different applications in tissue engineering. Her research work has been carried in collaboration with different European Institutions, including Universidade de Aveiro (CICECO), University of Trento (DMTI) and Indian Institute of Technology.
Specialties: Materials science; Biomaterials; Natural Polymers (chitin/chitosan, silk fibroin, soy protein); Ionic liquids; Plasma surface modification; Processing biomacromolecules (membranes, hydrogels, scaffolds, composites); in vitro biological behavior of polymers; Characterization of biomaterials.
Beyond research- preparation of national/international projects; organization of scientific events (conferences and workshops) related to Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine; co-supervision of undergraduate/master/PhD students; lecturing practical tutorials/workshops to master/PhD students; invited reviewer in 28 different international journals.