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António Lopes

  • António Lopes

    Portuguese, born 1965/02/02
    Contacts: 962488084

    1986 -B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa (www.isel.ipl.pt)
    1991 -Graduation in Chemical Engineering at the Instituto Superior Técnico (www.ist.utl.pt).
    1997 -Ph.D. at the Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica, New University of Lisbon.
    1998-2000 -Post-doc at the Chemical Center, Lund University (Sweden) (www.fkem1.lu.se).
    2001 – Post-doc at the Instituto de Química, Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil) (www2.iq.usp.br)

    2000-… -Project Leader at the Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica (ITQB) (www.itqb.unl.pt)
    2004-… -Head of Lab. Colloids, Polymers and Surfaces at ITQB

    Professional (companies)
    1982-86 -Chemical/photochemical stability evaluation of powder and explosives at P&E Laboratory of Industrias Nacionais de Defesa‑EP.
    1991-93 -Part of a team on Partex Co. -consulting on engineering in a team of human resources management
    2003-… -Database management for an Institute of Preventive Cardiology (www.incp.pt)
    2008-… -Pedagogical director at Center for Mathematical Competences (www.mathnasium.pt)

    1988-91 -Teacher Secondary level School (9-11 grade).
    1994-95 -Assistant Prof. (Statistics) at Univ. ISPA, Lisbon (www.ispa.pt)
    1996-00 -Assistant Prof. (Statistics, Phys-Chemistry, Polymers) at Univ. Lusófona, Lisbon.
    2000-… -Associate Prof. (chair of Polymers, and Statistics) at Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Lisbon (www.ulusofona.pt)
    2005 -Visiting Associate Prof., Kuliyyah of Science, Intl. Islamic Univ., Malaysia (www.iiu.edu.my) 2 chairs of Statistics for Master in Risk Management.

    Supervising / Training
    Post doc -3 (chemistry / biochemistry)
    Ph.D. – 4 students (Pharmaceutical Gels, Ionic Liquids, and Natural Extracts of Plants, Dyscalculia)
    Master – 6 students (Chemistry and Statistics) in Portugal + 2 students in Malaysia
    Trainees (last grade in BSc) (17 in chemistry, and statistics)

    Current research interests

    Projects running on:

    • biostatistics
    • polymer-surfactant interaction studies: phase diagrams, rheology, and dynamics;
    • applications of retention /release of drugs/pharmaceuticals in formulations;
    • other interests:

    • computational chemistry;
    • history of science
    • behavior and evolution

    Relevant Publications

    • Nichifor M., Lopes A., Carpov A., Melo E., Macromolecules, 32 (1999), 7078
    • Lopes A:. Lindman B., Progr. Colloid Pol. Sci, 116 (2000), 42
    • Lima, J.; Vautier-Giongo, C.; Lopes, A.; Melo, E.; Quina, F. H.; Macanita, A. L.; J. Phys. Chem. A., 106 (2002), 5851.
    • Matos, C., Lima, J., Reis, S., Lopes, A., Bastos, M., Biophys. J. 86 (2004) 946-954
    • Nichifor, M.; Lopes, S.; Bastos, M.; Lopes, A., J. Phys. Chem. B.; 108 (2004); 16463-16472.
    • M. Lameiro, A. Lopes, L. Martins, P. Alves, E. Melo, Internl. J. Pharmaceutics, in press
    • (2005)