Gil Gonçalves

University of AveiroPortugal

Gil Gonçalves received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Aveiro in 2012, with a thesis dedicated to nanocomposite materials for biomedical application. After obtaining a Marie Curie research fellowship in 2016, he started working at the Institute of Material Science of Barcelona-High Council of Spanish Research (ICMABCSIC) on the development of ultra-sensitive nanotherapeutic anticancer agents for neutron capture therapy (H2020-MSCA-IF-2015). He was a short-term visitor on various occasions at the Laboratory of Applied Nuclear Energy (LENA, University of Pavia) and Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Trieste. Currently he is working at Centre for Mechanical Technology and Automation (TEMA, University of Aveiro) as a researcher on the development of new graphene-based nanocomposite materials with application on many different fields: Graphene-based porous structures for heterogeneous catalysis (Catalysis) and water purification (Environment), three-dimensional graphene scaffolds for biomedical applications (Biomaterials), nanostructured graphene substrates for selective biomolecules detection (Sensors) and carbon-based nanoplatforms for cancer therapy and bioimaging (Therapeutic agent). Dr. Gil has (co-)authored numerous scientific papers (h-index 21 and > 2500 citations), communications in national and international conferences and he is a regular reviewer for high impact scientific journals in the field of multifunctional carbon nanomaterials.

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