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Catarina Santos

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Catarina Santos is an adjunct Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Setubal (ESTSetúbal-IPS), where she teaches BSc and MSc courses and supervises a postdoc, and PhD and MSc students. She is also an affiliated researcher at the FCT-funded center CQE, Instituto Superior Tecnico, University of Lisbon (https://cqe.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/members/398). Her main areas of interest include the development of nanomaterials for biomedical applications, fabrication of new nanostructured surfaces and creation of 3D-printing structures for medical applications. Currently, she is the Principal Investigator of the funded scientific project 3DGelComp – Manufacture of Biofunctionalized 3D Hydrogel Composites, in collaboration with Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon and PhD Trials. She participated in an International collaborative Cost Action MP1301, NEWGEN-New Generation Biomimetic and Customized Implants for Bone Engineering and was also of the European Project EU-G5RD-CT-2000-00282 TISSUE REACTOR – Development of a Bioreactor-Based Connective Tissue Production Line. At the national level, she collaborated with FFUL in several projects (e.g., Smart3D-TDDS – Ion Jelly-Sensing Smart 3D Patch for Transdermal Drug Delivery; 02/SAICT/2017 – AntiBiofilm Features of Glycolipid-Functionalized Silicone Catheters Towards Healthcare-Associated Infections Prevention; 3D-PsoPatch – 3D Printing-Based Technology Using Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Personalized Psoriasis Therapy). CS’s outputs include 46 full papers, 2 book chapters, 55 poster communications and 2 awards and/or honors. She has 108 collaborators who co-authored her scientific papers.

BSc (2002) in Ceramic and Glass Engineering, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal

MSc (2005) in Materials Engineering, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal

PhD (2012) in Science and Materials Engineering, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal

Adjunct Professor, Polytechnic Institute of Setubal, Setúbal, Portugal

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