Maria Elisabete Jorge Vieira Costa

Assistant Professor

Scientific Interests

Chemical synthesis of nano- and micro-sized powder particles (oxides or precursors, calcium fosfate) for advanced applications (electronic and biomedical applications).


Preparation and characterization of porous scaffolds (ceramic, polymer and composites) for tissue engineering.

 

Processing of nanostructured calcium phosphate particles for controlled drug delivery.

Preparation and characterization of ferroelectric thin films using chemical solution deposition methods.

 

Semi-conductor oxide thick films for gas sensing

Growth and characterization of ferroelectric single crystals.

Preparation and characterization of piezo and ferroelectric bulk ceramics for high temperature transducers.

Investigation of dielectric, piezoelectric and ferroelectric properties of materials.

Present projects

·      1- Eucermat

       (European Ceramics Materials) Strategic Partnership

 

       2-Proteus- Produtos e Tecnologias para o Sector do Eucalyptus Globulus (POCI-01-0247-    FEDER-017729).

 

       3-Newgen- COST Action MP 1301 – "New Generation Biomimetic and Customized Implants  for Bone Engineering" 

 

       4-Revidry

Selected Publications (2008/2017)

C. Santos,  P. Gomes, J. A. Duarte,M.M. Almeida, Almeida, MM, M.E.V. Costa, M.H. Fernandes, Development of hydroxyapatite nanoparticles loaded with folic acid to induce osteoblastic differentiation, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 516 (2017) 185-195.DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2016.11.035

  

A. Mahajan, R. Pinho,  M. Dolhen, M. E. V. Costa, P. M. Vilarinho, Unleashing the full sustainable potential of thick films of lead free Potassium Sodium Niobate (K0.5Na0.5NbO3) byaqueous Electrophoretic Deposition, Langmuir 32(2016) 5241−5249. DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b00669A.

Rafiq, M. E. V Costa, P. M Vilarinho, Pairing high  piezoelectric coeficiente d33 with high Curie temperature, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 8 (2016) 33755-33764  DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b08199

M. Kamali, T. Gameiro, M.E. Costa, I. Capela, Anaerobic Digestion of Pulp and Paper Mill Wastes - An Overview of the Developments and Improvement Opportunities, Chemical Engineering Journal, 298 (2016) 162–182. DOI:10.1016/j.cej.2016.03.119

 C. Santos, M. M. Almeida, M. E. Costa, Morphological Evolution of Hydroxyapatite Particles in the Presence of Different Citrate:Calcium Ratios, Crystal Growth & Design,15 (2015) 4417−4426. DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.5b00737

 C. Santos, P. S. Gomes, M. M. Almeida, M.-G. Willinger, R.-P. Franke, M. H. Fernandes, M. E. V. Costa, Gold dotted hydroxyapatite nanoparticles as multifunctional platforms for medical applications, RSC Advances, 5(85),(2015)69184-69195.DOI: 10.1039/C5RA11978B

M. A. Rafiq, A. Tkach, M. E. V. Costa, P. M. Vilarinho, Defects and charge transport in Mn-doped K0.5Na0.5NbO3 ceramics, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 17 (2015) 24403-24411. DOI: 10.1039/C5CP02883C

Muhammad Asif Rafiq, Maria Elisabete Costa, Alexander Tkach , Paula Maria Vilarinho, Impedance analysis and conduction mechanisms of lead free potassium sodium niobate (KNN) single crystals and polycrystals: a comparison study, Crystal Growth & Design, 15,1289−1294, 2015. (DOI: 10.1039/C4RA11058G).

Morgane Dolhen, Amit Mahajan, Rui Pinho, M. Elisabete Costa, Gilles Trolliard, Paula M. Vilarinho, Sodium Potassium Niobate (K0.5Na0.5NbO3, KNN) thick films by Electrophoretic Deposition, RCS Advances, 5(6), (2015)4698-4706. DOI: 10.1039/c4ra11058g

J. Costa-Rodrigues, A. Silva, C. Santos, M. M. Almeida, M. E. V. Costa and M. H. Fernandes, Complex Effect of Hydroxyapatite Nanoparticles on the Differentiation and Functional Activity of Human Pre-Osteoclastic Cells, Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, 10 (2014) 1–11.DOI: 10.1166/jbn.2014.1873

A. Rafiq, P. Supancic, M.E.V. Costa, P. M. Vilarinho, M. Deluca, Precise determination of phonon constants in lead-free monoclinic (K0.5Na0.5)NbO3  single crystals , Applied Physics Letters, 104 (2014) 011902-1-2.

M. A. Rafiq,M. E. Costa,,P. M. Vilarinho , Establishing the domain structure of (K0.5Na0.5)NbO3 (KNN) single crystals by piezoforce-response microscopy, Science of Advanced Materials, 6 (2014).426-433.

C. Santos, P.S. Gomes, J.A. Duarte, R.P. Franke, M. M. Almeida, M. E. V. Costa and M.H. Fernandes, Relevance of the sterilization-induced effects on the properties of different hydroxyapatite nanoparticles and assessment of the osteoblastic cell response, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 9 (2012) 3397-3410.

S. Jin, I.M.Miranda Salvado, M.E.V.Costa, Structure, dielectric and ferroelectric anisotropy of Sr2-xCaxBi4Ti5O18 ceramics, Materials Research Bulletin, 46(2011) 432–437

S. Zlotnik, P.M. VilarinhoM.E.V. Costa, J.A. Moreira, A. Almeida, Growth of Incipient Ferroelectric KTaO3 Single Crystals by a Modified Self-Flux Solution Method, Crystal Growth & Design, 10 (2010) 3397-3404.

M. Martins, C.Santos, M.M.Almeida and M.E.V Costa, "Hydroxyapatite micro- and nanoparticles: nucleation and growth mechanisms in the presence of citrate species", J. Colloid and Interface Science, 318 (2008)210-216.

H. Amorín, A. L. Kholkin, M. E. V. Costa, "Templated Grain Growth of SrBi2Ta2O9 Ceramics: Mechanism of Texture Development", Materials Research Bulletin, 43(2008)1412-1419.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short CV

Since 1997: Professor Auxiliar, Department of Ceramic and Glass Engineering, U. Aveiro.

1988-1997: Assistente, Department of Ceramic and Glass Engineering, U. Aveiro.

1984-1988: Assistente Estagiária, Department of Ceramic and Glass Engineering, U. Aveiro.

1980-1984: Assistente Estagiária, Department Chemical Engineering, U. Coimbra.

 

Ongoing Supervisions

Projects

Advanced nanostructured thermoelectric oxides for energy harvesting - OxiTEEG (Programa Pessoa FCT/CAMPUSFRANCE)

CoordinatorFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Bi-layered perovskites for piezoelectric and memory applications (POCTI/CTM/35444/1999)

CoordinatorFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
piezoelectrics sensors and actuators non-volatile memory fatigue

Criando Vínculos e Abordagens Inovadoras para Promover o Ensino e a Aprendizagem dos Materiais - LINKINMAT (Projeto Ciencia Viva LINKINMAT)

PartnerOther National
Projeto que visa criar uma geminação entre uma escola de Aveiro e a Universidade de Aveiro para criação de uma rede temática e desenvolvimento de atividades de ensino experimental, partilha de recursos e realização de ações de divulgação com vista a criar o gosto pelas ciências exatas e a engenharia. Estão previstas oficinas, cursos de formação ...

Desenvolvimento Sustentável de porcelânico técnico por via seca (ReviDry)

PartnerIndustry National
Desenvolver um novo processo de produção de pavimento e revestimento cerâmico em grés porcelânico, recorrendo ao método de preparação de pasta por via seca, tornando o processo ambientalmente mais sustentável é o objetivo deste projeto promovido pela Revigrés com o apoio do COMPETE 2020.

Development of novel lead-free materials for piezoelectric energy harvesting (PTDC/CTM-CER/115085/2009)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
piezoelectricity energy harvesting lead-free ceramics

EUropean CERamic MATerials (EUCERMAT)

PartnerEuropean Comission
The European Ceramic Materials (EUCERMAT) project presents a three years programme aiming at creating blended mobility in Europe for students involved in a strategic partnership programme. Such programme implies a network of industrials functioning in close synergy with four universities (Universities of Darmstadt in Deutschland, Limerick in Ire...

NEWGEN - New Generation Biomimetic and Customized Implants for Bone Engineering (NEWGEN)

Local CoordinatorEuropean Comission
This COST Action, NEWGEN, aims at creating the seed for the European research and industry collaboration, combining basic knowledge from academic laboratories, R&D centres, medical units from hospitals, and a significant number of companies.With a predicted ageing population and increasing expectations regarding quality o...

Novel Aurivillus oxides for microelectronic applications (PTDC/CTM/71643/2006)

CoordinatorFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Aurivillius oxides filmes finos sol-gel RF sputtering

Origin of polar state in relaxors via Scanning Probe Microscopy (PTDC/FIS/81442/2006)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Relaxores Ferroeléctricos Microscopia da Sonda de Varrimento Nanotecnologia

PrintCer3D - Fabrico rápido de produtos em porcelanas por impressão tridimensional (PrintCer3D)

PartnerIndustry National
O projeto PrintCer3D tem como objetivo principal a exploração da impressão tridimensional (3D) como tecnologia alternativa para o fabrico rápido de produtos em porcelana, com vista à redução drástica do tempo de manufatura e, assim, permitir melhores respostas às necessidades do mercado, angariar novos mercados e desenvolver novas funcionalidade...

SGH : Smart Green Homes (Smart Green Homes)

PartnerIndustry National
The Smart Green Homes (SGH) Project aims to develop integrated product and technology solutions for the households, raising standards of comfort, safety and user satisfaction to a new level and, at the same time, to respond to the problems of sustainability of the Planet, increasing the energy efficiency and reducing the emission of gaseous poll...

Statics and dynamics if hight polarizable ultra-thin films and nano-layered superlattices (PTDC/CTM/64805/2006)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Filmes finos dieléctricos Superredes em multicamadas nanométricas Estruturas desordenadas e relaxadoras Propriedades dieléctricas e vibracionais

Publications

Impedance Analysis and Conduction Mechanisms of Lead Free Potassium Sodium Niobate (KNN) Single Crystals and Polycrystals: A Comparison Study

Rafiq, MA; Costa, ME; Tkach, A; Vilarinho, PM
2015, CRYSTAL GROWTH & DESIGN, 15, 3, 1289-1294.

Sodium potassium niobate (K0.5Na0.5NbO3, KNN) thick films by electrophoretic deposition

Dolhen, M; Mahajan, A; Pinho, R; Costa, ME; Trolliard, G; Vilarinho, PM
2015, RSC ADVANCES, 5, 6, 4698-4706.

Compositional homogeneity of textured KNN-based ceramics

M.A. Rafiq, R. Pinho, M.E. Costa and P.M. Vilarinho
2015, Microscopy and Microanalysis, 21, S6.

Texturization of potassium sodium niobate (KNN) ceramics in the presence of CuO and MnO

Pinho, R; Rafiq, MA; Costa, ME; Vilarinho, PM
2015, Microscopy and Microanalysis, 21, S6.

Complex Effect of Hydroxyapatite Nanoparticles on the Differentiation and Functional Activity of Human Pre-Osteoclastic Cells

Costa-Rodrigues, J; Silva, A; Santos, C; Almeida, MM; Costa, ME; Fernandes, MH
2014, JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL NANOTECHNOLOGY, 10, 12, 3590-3600.

Establishing the Domain Structure of (K0.5Na0.5)NbO3 (KNN) Single Crystals by Piezoforce-Response Microscopy

Rafiq, MA; Costa, MEV; Vilarinho, PM
2014, SCIENCE OF ADVANCED MATERIALS, 6, 3, 426-433.

Precise determination of phonon constants in lead-free monoclinic (K0.5Na0.5)NbO3 single crystals

Rafiq, MA; Supancic, P; Costa, ME; Vilarinho, PM; Deluca, M
2014, APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 104, 1.

Transmission Electron Microscopy of Mn-doped KNN Ceramics

Rafiq, M.A.; Costa, M.E.; Reaney, I.M. & Vilarinho, P.M.
2013, Microscopy and Microanalysis, 19, 99-100.

A Computational Study of the Properties and Surface Interactions of Hydroxyapatite

Bystrov, VS; Paramonova, EV; Costa, MEV; Santos, C; Almeida, M; Kopyl, S; Dekhtyar, Y; Bystrova, AV; Maevsky, EI; Pullar, RC; Kholkin, AL
2013, FERROELECTRICS, 449, 1, 94-101.

Nano-Hydroxyapatite/Cellulose composite scaffold for bone tissue engineering

Petrauskaite, O; Liesiene, J; Santos, C; Gomes, PS; Garcia, M; Fernandes, MH; Almeida, MM; Costa, MEV; Juodzbalys, G; Daugela, P
2012, JOURNAL OF TISSUE ENGINEERING AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE, 6, 34-34.

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