Dr. Ana Luísa Daniel da Silva
Ana Luísa Daniel-da-Silva graduated in Chemical Engineering (2000) by Instituto Superior Técnico (Lisbon, Portugal) in 2000 and got her PhD degree in Materials Science, cum laude, from University of Alicante (Spain) in 2005. Since June 2009 she is Researcher at CICECO-Aveiro Institute of Materials and Chemistry Department of the University of Aveiro (UA). Her main scientific interests concern the development of nanostructured materials including functional nanoparticles and nanocomposites for applications in nanomedicine, bionanotechnology and water remediation. In particular, she is interested in novel strategies for surface modification with biopolymers and synthetic routes for preparing nanomaterials with innovative and enhanced properties, aiming the development of green nanosorbents and biocompatible nanomaterials. She has authored or co-authored 3 patent applications, 7 book chapters and more than 60 papers in international peer reviewed journals. In addition she has co-edited the book ‘Nanocomposite Particles for Bio-applicationsMaterials and Bio-interfaces’ (Pan Stanford, 2011). She has completed the supervision of 17 MSc theses and 17 graduation projects. At the present she (co-)supervises the scientific work of 3 Post-Doc fellows, 3 PhD students, 1 MSc student and 3 MSc researchers hired in the scope of the projects that are in progress. She has been strongly involved to several teaching activities namely by lecturing topics for post-graduation students within the subjects Nanochemistry and Frontiers of Inorganic Chemistry. As part of her academic activities she has been involved in communicating chemistry for non-specialized audiences, in particular issues related to Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials.