M.A. Lopes

Universidade do Porto, Portugal

0000-0003-4105-8148

Maria Ascensao Ferreira da Silva Lopes got her Ph.D. degree in biomaterials in 1999. She has been a lecturer at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal, since September 2000. She was the Pedagogue responsible for the Master in Materials Science at FEUP from February 2003 to September 2008. She has been the Co-coordinator of the Biomaterials Division of the SPM, Portuguese Society of Materials since October 2009. She has a recognised published work on developing materials for regenerative medicine and assessing their in vitro and in vivo biocompatibility. More specifically, she has been working on bone grafts, vascular grafts, and scaffolds for nerve tissue regeneration.She has participated in several research projects, and she is the Coinventor of 2 international patents in the Biomaterials field. She has supervised 17 postgraduate projects and published more than 70 publications in international scientific reviews and 5 book chapters.

Biography Updated on 28 November 2012

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