20 years of Science and Innovation

Artur M. Pinto

Junior Researcher

Background: PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal

Major research topics

  • Graphene based-materials biomedical applications
  • Magnetic graphene-based materials applications
  • Graphene-based materials/Polymer composites
  • 3D printed graphene/polymer composite biomaterials
  • Graphene-based materials as platforms for drug delivery
  • Pharmaceutical formulations for phototherapy


Selected Publications

Henriques P.C., Borges I.S., Pinto A.M., Magalhães F.D., Gonçalves I.C. “Antimicrobial properties of graphene-containing surfaces: a review” Carbon, (2018), 132, 709-732.

Gonçalves C., Gonçalves I.C., Magalhães F.D., Pinto A.M. “Poly(lactic acid) composites reinforced with carbon-based nanomaterials: a review” Polymers, (2017), 9, 269.

Pinto A.M., Cabral J., Tanaka D.P., Mendes A.M., Magalhães F.D. “Effect of graphene oxide and graphene nanoplatelets incorporation on mechanical and gas permeability properties of poly(lactic acid) films” Polymer International, (2013), 62, 33–40.

Pinto A.M., Martins J., Moreira J.A., Mendes A.M., Magalhães F.D. “Dispersion of graphene nanoplatelets in PVAc latex and effect on adhesive bond strength” Polymer International, (2013), 62, 928–935.

Pinto A.M., Gonçalves I.C., Magalhães F.D. “Graphene-based materials biocompatibility: A review” Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, (2013), 111, 188–202.


Selected Projects

"New platforms for dermatological phototherapy” (NovaDerma - POCI-01-0145-FEDER-031143) funded by FCT (240K €). Beginning: 2018. Duration: 36 months. Role: Principal Investigator.

“Graphene-based disruptive technologies” - Graphene Flagship and H2020 program grant number 696656 — GrapheneCore1. Role: Postdoctoral Researcher (2017-2018)

“New biomaterials to prevent infection associated with dialysis catheters” (NewCat - PTDC/CTMBIO/4033/2014) funded by FCT (180K €). Beginning: 2015. Duration: 36 months. Role: Researcher.

“Development of ligament tissue reinforcements in biodegradable PCL/PLA/PBG composite fibres” (PTDC/EME-PME/114808/2009) funded by FCT. Role: Research fellow (2011-2013)

“High Performance Hybrid Coatings” (RHED) SI IDT - 5291/2008). Role: Research fellow (2010-2011)


Email: arturpfe.up.pt

Phone: +351 22 041 4615

Room: E121

Laboratory: E143

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