|SURFACE MODIFICATION AND FUNCTIONALIZATION - RESEARCH TEAM|
Welcome to the Surface Modification and Functionalization research team!
We are focused on the development of new or modified material surfaces aiming to solve specific industrial problem while contributing to the body of knowledge in physics and materials science. We believe in the importance of developing creativity, critical thinking, scholarship, and independence as successful traits in our scientist.
Please feel free to explore the website and learn more about the ongoing projects and the scientists behind it.
We invite you to read the cover story of Materials, Volume 15, Issue 6 (March-2 2022) Article: Antimicrobial TiN-Ag Coatings in Leather Insole for Diabetic Foot. Authors: Sandra M. Marques, Isabel Carvalho, Teófilo R. Leite, Mariana Henriques and Sandra Carvalho Materials 2022, 15(6), 2009; doi: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/6/2009
A solution based on tantalum for application in dental implants was developed by Sandra Carvalho.
Video produced with the support of the Restartup project (NORTE 2020) - TecMinho
A new generation of food packaging is being developed by Sandra Carvalho, Professor in the Physics Department at the University of Minho. The aim is to give food packaging a greater ability to capture oxygen from the outside environment and improve the quality of life of food products during their shelf-life. Video produced with the support of the U. Norte Inova project (NORTE 2020).