From Science to Innovation

Email: fdm(at)fe.up.pt

Email: fdmagalhfe.up.pt

Phone: +351 22 508 1601

Room: E118

Laboratory: E-146

Fernão D. Magalhães

Senior Researcher

Academic position: Assistant Professor (FEUP)

Research position at LEPABE: Integrated member

Background: PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA

Major research topics

  • Synthetic and natural adhesives.
  • Lignocellulosic composites.
  • High-performance industrial coatings.
  • Graphene-based biomaterials.

Selected Publications

Pinto, A.M., Gonçalves, C., Gonçalves, I.C., Magalhães, F.D.* “Effect of biodegradation on thermo-mechanical properties and biocompatibility of poly(lactic acid)/graphene nanoplatelets composites” European Polymer Journal, (2016), 85, 431-444.

Monteiro, S., Martins, J., Magalhães, F.D., Carvalho, L.* “Low Density Wood-Based Particleboards Bonded with Foamable Sour Cassava Starch: Preliminary Studies” Polymers, (2016), 8, 354 (11 pages).

Bandeira, P., Monteiro, J., Baptista, A.M., Magalhães, F.D.* “Tribological performance of PTFE-based coating modified with microencapsulated [HMIM][NTf2] ionic liquid” Tribology Letters, (2015), 59, 13 (15 pages).

Monteiro, S., Dias, A., Mendes, A.M., Mendes, J.P., Serra, A.C., Rocha, N., Coelho, F.J., Magalhães, F.D.* “Stabilization of nano-TiO2 aqueous dispersions with poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(4-vinyl pyridine) block copolymer and their incorporation in photocatalytic acrylic varnishes” Progress in Organic Coatings, (2014), 77, 1741-1749

Fidalgo, J., Dias, A., Mendes, A.M., Magalhães, F.D.* “Production of monodisperse multivesiculated polyester particles with a T-junction microfluidic device”, Chemical Engineering Journal, (2013), 233, 323–330.

Selected Projects

"2nd Generation Amino Resins" (2GAR), promoted by Euroresinas and funded by Agência Nacional de Inovação (PT2020 project co-promoted with industrial partners). Beginning: 2015. Duration: 36 months. Role: Principal investigator for FEUP's team.

"Natural binders for cork composites" (GlueCork), promoted by Amorim & Irmãos and funded by Agência de Inovação (QREN project co-promoted with industrial partners). Beginning: 2013. Duration: 30 months. Role: Principal investigator for FEUP's team.

"Microfluidic synthesis of vesiculated polyester particles" (PTDC/EQU-EQU/112151/2009), funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. Beginning: 2011. Duration: 36 months. Role: Principal investigator.

"Development of Taylor-Made Adhesive Systems for Low Formaldehyde Emission Wood Panels" (E0 Formaldehyde), promoted by Euroresinas, and funded by Agência de Inovação (QREN project co-promoted with industrial partners). Beginning: 2009. Duration: 36 months. Role: Principal investigator for FEUP's team.

"Metaloxide nanocomposites for Improving Chemical and Environmenntal Resistance of Organic Coatings" (PTDC/EQU-EQU/65300/2006), funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. Beginning: 2007. Duration: 36 months. Role: Principal investigator.

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