Maria Carmo Lança

Assistant Professor

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

Maria Carmo Lança was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1965. In 1988 she obtained the B.Sc. degree in Physics from Universidade de Lisboa and in 2003 the Ph.D. degree in Physics Engineering from Universidade Nova de Lisboa. In 1990 she joined the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa where she is currently an Assistant Professor in the Materials Science Department.

Main scientific interests:

  • Biomaterials: electrical polarization and its influence on bone and teeth replacement;
  • Electrically aging of polymers;
  • Dielectric Materials; Dielectric and electrical properties of cork;
  • Polymers and composites; Cellular Materials.

Main publications:

Pedro Prezas, Bruno Melo, Luís Costa, Manuel Valente, Maria Carmo Lança, José Ventura, Luís Pinto, and Manuel Prezas. TSDC and impedance spectroscopy measurements on hydroxyapatite, β-tricalcium phosphate and hydroxyapatite/β-tricalcium phosphate biphasic bioceramics. Applied Surface Science 424 (2017):28-38.
Eugene Neagu, Maria Carmo Lança, Carlos Dias, and José Marat-Mendes. Space charge and dipolar charge contribution at polar polymers polarization. IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation 22 (2015):1419-1426.
Maria Carmo Lança, M. Brandt, Eugene Neagu, Carlos Dias, José Marat-Mendes. Dielectric Spectra of Natural Cork and Derivatives. J. Non-Crystalline Solids 356 (2010):763-767.
Eugene Neagu, R. M. Neagu, Carlos Dias, Maria Carmo Lança, José Marat-Mendes. The determination of the metal-dielectric interface barrier height from the open-circuit isothermal charging current. J. Appl. Pys. 104 (2008) 3:034102.
Maria Carmo Lança, M. Fu, Eugene Neagu, Len A. Dissado, José Marat-Mendes, A.Tzimas, S. Zadeh. Space charge analysis of electrothermally aged XLPE cable insulation. J. Non-Crystalline Solids 353 (2007):4462-4466.
Maria Carmo Lança, Eugene Neagu, R. M. Neagu, Carlos Dias, José Marat-Mendes. Space charge studies in LDPE using combined isothermal and non-isothermal current measurements. IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation 11 (2004) 1:25-34.
Maria Carmo Lança, Len A. Dissado, José Marat Mendes. The fractal analysis of water trees: an estimate of the fractal dimension. IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation 8 (2001) 5:838-844.