Maria Teresa Varanda Cidade

Professora Auxiliar com Agregação
219, Ed. II
(+351) 21 294 85 64
(+351) 212 957 810

Maria Teresa Cidade graduated in Chemical Engineering (IST,1983) and obtained a PhD from Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT-UNL,1994).  In 2006 she was appointed with the Habilitation in Polymer Engineering. Currently, she is Assistant Professor with Habilitation at Materials Science Department (DCM) of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the New University of Lisbon (FCT/UNL). She is the Coordinator of the Polymeric and Mesomorphic Materials Group of DCM, Coordinator of the Doctoral Program in Materials Science and Engineering and Coordinator of FCT/UNL in the Doctoral Program in Advanced Materials and Processing, a FCT/MCTES Doctoral Program in Association with six other Portuguese Universities: Lisbon, Coimbra, Beira Interior, Aveiro, Porto and Minho. She is the President of the Portuguese Society of Rheology and Associate Editor of Physica Scripta and FLUIDS.

Áreas de Investigação

Polymers, liquid crystals, biomaterials, hydraulic grouts.


Interesses Científicos

Mechanical, thermal and morphological characterization of polymers and polymer based composites; rheological characterization of, mainly, polymer based systems, liquid crystals, hydrogels (for drug delivery) and hydraulic grouts for masonry repair; eletrorheological characterization of liquid crystals and suspensions of hybrid organic-inorganic polarizable particles in a non-conductive medium.

Publicações Representativas

1. “Injectable Hydrogels Based on Pluronic/Water Systems Filled with Alginate Microparticles for Biomedical Applications”

M. T. Cidade, D. J. Ramos, J. Santos, H. Carrelo, N. Calero and J. P. Borges,

Materials, 12, 1083, 2019. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12071083


2. “Rheology of Natural Hydraulic Lime Grouts for Conservation of Stone Masonry—Influence of Compositional and Processing Parameters”

Luis G. Baltazar, Fernando M.A. Henriques and Maria Teresa Cidade

Fluids 2019, 4, 13; https://doi.org/10.3390/fluids4010013. (review article).


3. “The electrorheological performance of polyaniline-based hybrid particles suspensions in silicone oil: influence of the dispersing medium viscosity”

C. Roman, M. Garcia-Morales, S. Goswami, A.C. Marques e M.T. Cidade,

Smart Materials and Structures, 27, 2018, Número do artigo: 075001. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-665X/aac245


4. “Design of calamitic self-assembling reactive mesogenic units: mesomorphic behaviour and rheological characterization”

A. Bubnov, M. Cigl, A. Machado, D. Pociecha, V. Hamplova, M. T. Cidade, 

Liquid Crystals45, 561–573, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1080/02678292.2017.1359858


5. “Time-dependent behavior in analyte-, temperature-, and shear-sensitive Pluronic PE9400/water systems”

N. Calero, J. Santos, C. Echevarria, J. Muñoz e M.T. Cidade,

Colloid and Polymer Science296, 1515-1522,2018.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s00396-018-4370-3



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