Juliana Dias

  • juliana.dias@ipleiria.pt

Short Bio

Juliana Dias is a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development. She obtained her PhD in Biomedical Sciences in 2017 from the University of Porto, with the thesis entitled: “Hierarchical electrospun nanostructures for skin regeneration”. Her career in science started in 2009 when she was integrated as a researcher at the Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development after concluding her degree in Biomechanics. Her path started with the use of biofabrication techniques to develop scaffolds for tissue engineering. At the same time she was the Material’s characterization lab manager, performing several analysis using several techniques (e.g. thermal, mechanical, morphological, etc.). In 2011, and parallel with this activity in the research centre, Juliana concluded her Master’s degree in Engineering Design and Product Development, at Polytechnic Institute of Leiria. Her master thesis was entitled “Nanofibers for Cartilage tissue through electrospinning process”. She is author of several scientific papers, book chapters and patents. Her main research interests include Electrospinning technique, Electrospun wound dressings, Tissue Engineering, Biofabrication, Additive Manufacturing and Biomaterials. ​

Recent Publications

  • JR Dias, S Baptista-Silva, A Sousa, AL Oliveira, PJ Bártolo, PL Granja. Biomechanical performance of hybrid electrospun structures for skin regeneration. Materials Science and Engineering: C, 93 (2018), 816-827;
  • A Augusto, JR Dias, MJ Campos, NM Alves, R Pedrosa, SFJ Silva. Influence of Codium tomentosum Extract in the Properties of Alginate and Chitosan Edible Films. Foods, 7 (53) (2018), doi:10.3390/foods7040053;
  • JR Dias, S Baptista-Silva, CMT de Oliveira, A Sousa, AL Oliveira, PJ Bártolo, PL Granja. In situ crosslinked electrospun gelatin nanofibers for skin regeneration. European Polymer Journal, 95 (2017), 161-173;
  • JR Dias, C dos Santos, J Horta, PL Granja, PJ Bártolo. A new design of an electrospinning apparatus for tissue engineering applications, International Journal of Bioprinting, 3(2) (2017), 1-9;
  • JR Dias, PL Granja, PJ Bártolo. Advances in electrospun skin substitutes. Progress in Materials Science, 84 ( 2016), 314–334

Projects

  • MATIS - Materials and Sustainable Industrial Technologies (CENTRO-01-0145-FEDER-000014 - 3362), a research project of the integrated programmes for scientific research and technological development, funded by the European Union through the PT2020 and Centro2020.
  • Doctoral project (SFRH/BD/91104/2012), Funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology.
  • Strategic Project-UI4044-2011-2012 (PEst-OE/EME/UI4044/2011), Funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology.
  • Multimaterial microstereo-term lithography (microSTLG) (Multimaterial microstereo-thermal-lithography (µSTLG)); PTDC/EME-PME/098037/2008; Funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology.