Joaquim Miguel Oliveira0000-0001-7052-8837
Miguel Oliveira obtained his graduation degree in biochemistry from the Faculty of Sciences, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal, in July 2001. In September 2001, he joined Instituto de Engenharia Biomedica (INEB), Oporto, Portugal, to pursuit a postgraduation in biomedical engineering, which he concluded in October 2003. In January 2004, he joined the 3Bs Research Group (3Bs), and he was awarded a Ph.D. degree grant by FCT (PT) which allowed him to pursuit the Ph.D. degree in materials science and technology at the 3Bs and the National Institution of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Osaka, Japan. After concluding his Ph.D. degree in materials science and engineering in June 2009, Oliveira was appointed as a Principal Investigator at the PT Associated Laboratory ICVS/3Bs, Universidade do Minho, and Invited Research Fellow at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. He is coordinating several projects (PT and EC funded) involving clinicians, biologists, chemists, and engineers adding up to a total of 15 million Euros, of which about 0.14 million Euros as principal investigator and 0.8 million Euros as coordinator. His research is focused on the development of dendrimers and applications in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine field. He has published more than 60 publications (high impact Journals such as Nanomedicine, Biomaterials, Advanced Functional Materials, and Program Polymer Science), 1 book, 16 book chapters, with a total of more than 680 citations and an h-index of 12 (i10 of 14) as of November 2012. Oliveira has participated in more than 100 presentations (of which ~20 are upon invitation). He was named inventor of 3 patents. He was awarded the 2005 Canon Foundation in Europe Prize, FLAD/NSF project grant (PT/USA) in 2009, and a total of 6 awards for scientific contributions. He was elected as a member of the advisory board of two international journals and referee in more than 20 scientific international journals.
Biography Updated on 3 December 2012