Adriana M. L. Gonçalves

Ph.D. Student

SBMG - Soft and Biofunctional Materials Group
Departamento de Ciência dos Materiais - DCM
CENIMAT/I3N associated laboratory
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, FCT/UNL
2829-516 Caparica, Portugal

Adriana received her Master's degree in Materials Engineering from NOVA School of Science and Technology in 2019. Her master dissertation titled: "Production and characterization of thermoresponsive magnetic membranes" focused on the development of dual-stimuli composite membranes composed of hybrid thermoresponsive microgels for magnetic hyperthermia applications for cancer treatment. In 2020, Adriana enrolled as a Research Fellow in the Soft and Biofunctional Materials Group at CENIMAT|i3N inserted in the project DREaMM - Engineering of Dual-stimuli Responsive nanofibrous Magnetic Membranes (PTDC/CTM-CTM/30623/2017), under the supervision of Dr. Paula Soares. Her research focused on the development of electrospun polymeric membranes, incorporated with thermosensitive PNIPAAm microgels and iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles for controlled drug delivery and magnetic hyperthermia. In 2021, Adriana won a Ph.D. research scholarship from FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia and she's currently a Ph.D. Student in the Soft and Biofunctional Materials Group at CENIMAT/i3N.
Her main research interests are the production and characterization of magnetic and composite biomaterials and their application in cancer theranostics (magnetic hyperthermia and controlled drug delivery).

Main publications:

Adriana Gonçalves, Filipe V. Almeida, João Paulo Borges and Paula I. P. Soares, Incorporation of dual-stimuli responsive microgels in nanofibrous membranes for cancer treatment by magnetic hyperthermia, Gels, 7(1), 28, 2021.