Raquel Viveiros

Senior Researcher



Researcher ID: O-3129-2015

ORCID: 0000-0002-0449-2343

Scopus Author ID: 36182047900



Chemistry Department

Faculty of Sciences and Technology

NOVA University of Lisbon

Gab 510 A

Phone: +351 212 949 624 (Internal extension: 10942)

Email: rfv17327@campus.fct.unl.pt


Current Position

Hired PhD Researcher under the project - Development of plastic antibodies for recognition of bio-molecules using a green strategy, funded by FCT-MCTES (PTDC/EQU-EQU/32473/2017).




PhD degree in Sustainable Chemistry, under a partnership agreement between Hovione and Faculty of Sciences and Technology, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal, (grant reference SFRH/BDE/51907/2012).

Thesis Title: Molecularly Imprinted Polymers – Their Application in the Manufacturing of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs)

Supervisors: Dr. Teresa Casimiro (LAQV-REQUIMTE, Department of Chemistry, NOVA University of Lisbon) and Dr. William Heggie (HOVIONE).


MSc degree in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal.

Thesis Title: Development of thermoresponsive (polysulfone/polyacrylonitrile) - based membranes for bioseparation processes

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ana Aguiar-Ricardo.





Former Positions


Visiting PhD Student at Biotechnology group at Department of Chemistry, University of Leicester, UK.


Research fellow at CleanMIPTech@Green Polymer Synthesis & Processing Laboratory (REQUIMTE, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, NOVA University of Lisbon), as team member in the following projects: PTDC/QUI‐QUI/102460/2008, PTDC/QUI/66086/2006, UID/QUI/50006/2013, PTDC/QEQ-PRS/2757/2012 and IF/00915/2014.


Participation in Industrial Innovation

Participation on COHiTEC programme, 2016 edition (March to July), a training program in technology commercialization with the aim of supporting the valorization of the knowledge produced at Portuguese R&D institutions in which I was a team member of CleanMIPTech project. The programme also supports the creation of technology based startups and the licensing of technologies though Technology Commercialization Accelerator (Act) – a COTEC initiative.

Participation on Life Long Learning Intensive Course 2012 – “Process Intensification by High Pressure Technologies – Actual Strategies for Energy and Resources Conservation”, University of Maribor, Slovenia and Graz University of Technology, Austria (July 2012). The European Summer School was promoted by the members of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) and it was given by recognised European experts, both in the theoretical aspects and in the industrial applications of high pressure technologies.



Other publications

Raquel Viveiros, Paper published in QUÍMICA – Bulletin of Portuguese Society of Chemistry, “Green development of cutting-edge affinity materials to address API purification challenges”, December 2018.

Marco Araújo, Raquel Viveiros, Anahì Phillipart, Marta Miola, Saer Doumett, Giovanni Baldi, Javier Perez, Aldo R. Boccaccini, Ana Aguiar-Ricardo, Enrica Verné, Bioactivity, mechanical properties and drug delivery ability of bioactive glass-ceramic scaffolds coated with a natural-derived polymer, Materials Science and Engineering: C2017, 77, 342-351 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2017.03.169).

Telma Barroso, Raquel Viveiros, Teresa Casimiro, Ana Aguiar-Ricardo, Development of dual-responsive chitosan–collagen scaffolds for pulsatile release of bioactive molecules, Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 2014, 94, 102–112 (http://10.1016/j.supflu.2014.07.00,5).

Marco Araújo, Raquel Viveiros, Tiago R. Correia, Ilídio J. Correia, Vasco D. B. Bonifácio, Teresa Casimiro, Ana Aguiar-Ricardo, Natural melanin: A potential pH-responsive drug release device, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 2014, 469(1), 140–145 (https://10.1016/j.ijpharm.2014.04.051).

Telma Barroso, Raquel Viveiros, Márcio Temtem, Teresa Casimiro, Ana M. Botelho do Rego, Ana Aguiar-Ricardo, A Combined Strategy to Surface-Graft Stimuli-Responsive Hydrogels Using Plasma Activation and Supercritical Carbon Dioxide, ACS Macro Letters, 2012,1(3), 356–360 (https://10.1021/mz200145w).

Telma Barroso, Raquel Viveiros, Margarida Coelho, Teresa Casimiro, Ana M. Botelho do Rego, Ana Aguiar-Ricardo, Influence of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) and poly(N,N′-diethyl acrylamide) coatings on polysulfone/polyacrylonitrile-based membranes for protein separation, Polymers for Advanced Technologies, 2012, 23(10), 1381–1393 (https://doi.org/10.1002/pat.2057).

Telma Barroso, Raquel Viveiros, Eunice Costa, Márcio Temtem, Teresa Casimiro, Ana Aguiar-Ricardo, "Development of Switchable “Smart” Biomaterials Using an Environmental Friendly Technology" in Green Chemistry in Research and Development of Advanced Materials, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., vol. 1220, 1220-BB01-07, 2009 (https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/mrs-online-proceedings-library-archive/article/development-of-switchable-smart-biomaterials-using-an-environmental-friendly-technology/66374EFD1C95915A45325A191E36B11A).