Ricardo João Borges Pinto
  Post-Doc Fellowship  
  extension: 34707  
  e-mail: r.pinto@ua.pt  
  department: Chemistry  
  supervisor: Carmen Sofia da Rocha Freire Barros  
  co-supervisor: Paula Alexandrina Marques (TEMA)  
  group: 4 - biorefineries, biobased materials and recycling
  line: 3 - sustainability and health
Short CV

Ricardo Pinto, born in 1981 (Alijó, Portugal), graduated in Chemistry in 2004 in University of Porto (UP, Portugal) and obtained a Master degree in Materials Science at the University of Aveiro (UA, Portugal). In 2012, he obtained a Ph.D. in Chemistry at the same university with Carlos Pascoal Neto and Tito Trindade as supervisors working on Synthesis and characterization of Composites of Natural Polymers and Metallic Nanoparticles. Currently, he is a postdoctoral researcher at the Associate Laboratory CICECO and her research focuses on the Development of novel biobased hybrid aerogels for electrical conductivity and catalytic applications.

Scientific interests

Bionanocomposites, Polymers from Renewable Resources, Metal Nanoparticles

present research group

Member of the Associate Laboratory CICECO in the interdisciplinary group of Biorefineries, Biobased materials and Recycling (Group 5, Line 3: Sustainability and Biomaterials).

Member of the Macromolecular and Lignocellulosic Materials Group within the framework of CICECO.

Selected Publications

Pinto, R. J. B.; Neves, M.C.; Pascoal Neto, C. and Trindade, T. Composites of cellulose and metal nanoparticles. In: F. Ebrahimi (Ed.), Composites – New Trends and Developments, InTech: Rijeka, Croatia, 2012, pp. 73-96.

selected Publications

 Pinto, R. J. B.; Neves, M. C.; Pascoal Neto, C.; Trindade, T., Growth and chemical stability of copper nanostructures on cellulosic fibers. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2012, 2012, 5043-5049.

Selected Publications

Pinto, R. J. B.; Almeida, A.; Fernandes, S. C. M.; Freire, C. S. R.; Silvestre, A. J. D.; Pascoal Neto, C.; Trindade, T., Antifungal activity of transparent nanocomposite thin films of pullulan and silver against Aspergillus niger.Colloid Surf. B-Biointerfaces, 2012,103, 143-148.

Selected Publications

Pinto, R. J. B.; Marques, P. A. A. P.; Pascoal Neto, C.; Trindade, T.; Daina, S.; Sadocco P., Antibacterial activity of nanocomposites of silver and bacterial or vegetable cellulosic fibers. Acta Biomater. 2009, 5, 2279-2289.

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