25 years of Science and Innovation

Artur M. Pinto

Junior Researcher

Background: PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal

Major research topics

  • Graphene based-materials biomedical applications
  • Magnetic graphene-based materials applications
  • Graphene-based materials/Polymer composites
  • 3D printed graphene/polymer composite biomaterials
  • Graphene-based materials as platforms for drug delivery
  • Pharmaceutical formulations for phototherapy


Selected Publications

Azevedo S., Costa-Almeida R., Santos G.S., Magalhães F.D., Pinto A.M. “Advances in carbon nanomaterials for immunotherapy” Applied Materials Today, (2022), 27C, 101397.

Meneses J., van de Kemp T., Costa-Almeida R., Pereira R., Magalhães F.D., Castilho M., Pinto A.M. “Fabrication of Polymer/Graphene Biocomposites for Tissue Engineering” Polymers, (2022), 14, 1038.

Amaral S.I., Costa-Almeida R., Gonçalves I.C., Magalhães F.D., Pinto A.M. “Carbon nanomaterials for phototherapy of cancer and microbial infections” Carbon, (2022), 190, 244.

Silva F.A., Costa-Almeida R., Timochenco L., Amaral S.I., Pinto S., Gonçalves I.C., Fernandes J.R., Magalhães F.D., Sarmento B., Pinto A.M. “Graphene Oxide Topical Administration: Skin Permeability Studies” Materials, (2021), 14, 2810.

Costa-Almeida R., Bogas D., Fernandes J.R., Timochenco L., Silva F.A., Meneses J., Gonçalves I.C., Magalhães F.D., Pinto A.M. “Near-infrared radiation based mild photohyperthermia therapy   of non-melanoma skin cancer with PEGylated reduced nanographene oxide” Polymers, (2020), 12, 1840.


Selected Projects

"New 2D nanomaterials for cancer phototherapy and immunotherapy” (2D-Therapy - POCI-01-0145-FEDER-031143) funded by FCT (93.7K €). Beginning: 2022. Duration: 12 months. Partners: i3S (PT), UT Austin (USA). Role: Principal Investigator.

"New platforms for dermatological phototherapy” (NovaDerma - POCI-01-0145-FEDER-031143) funded by FCT (240K €). Beginning: 2018. Duration: 36 months. Role: Principal Investigator.

“Graphene-based disruptive technologies” - Graphene Flagship and H2020 program grant number 696656 — GrapheneCore1. Role: Postdoctoral Researcher (2017-2018)

“New biomaterials to prevent infection associated with dialysis catheters” (NewCat - PTDC/CTMBIO/4033/2014) funded by FCT (180K €). Beginning: 2015. Duration: 36 months. Role: Researcher.

“Development of ligament tissue reinforcements in biodegradable PCL/PLA/PBG composite fibres” (PTDC/EME-PME/114808/2009) funded by FCT. Role: Research fellow (2011-2013)


Email: arturpfe.up.pt

Phone: +351 22 041 4615

Room: E121

Laboratory: E143

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