Department of Materials and Ceramics Engineering, CICECO, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
José M.F. Ferreira – A retired Associate Professor with Habilitation in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Aveiro, who got enrolled as PI in a POLONEZ.BIS project at ŁUKASIEWICZ – Institute of Microelectronics and Photonics. Throughout his scientific career, he supervised 42 Master and 25 PhD students, and more than 20 post-doc senior research programs. He registered 16 patents, published 6 book Chapters and > 590 articles in SCI journals. According to the prominent academic platform for scientists in the area of Materials Science (2022 Edition-https://research.com/scientists-rankings/materials-science), he was ranked #1173 in the world ranking. He is recipient of several awards, including:
• ‘Stimulus to Excellence – 2005 award’- Portuguese F. for Sci. & Techno (FCT);
• ‘Chinese Ceramic Society – 2005’ award;
• Membership of the World Academy of Ceramics award (www.waceramics.org);
• Fellow of the European Ceramic Society (ECerS), June 24th, 2015, Toledo, Spain;
• Vebleo Fellow (https://vebleo.com/mset/#i2speakers), 21st November 2020;
• Fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials (FIAAM) (https://www.iaamonline.org/fellow-of-iaam), 10th December 2020.
• Editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society since January 2018.
After completing her graduate chemistry studies at the Philipps-University in Marburg, Germany, she received her PhD at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, where she carried out research on mitochondrial diseases. This was followed by postdoctoral studies in Physiology departments of the Universities of Heidelberg and Cologne (Germany) on mitochondrial biogenesis.
At Empa, the Swiss Federal Institute for Materials Science and Technology in 2002, she directs the research activities on biointerfaces with a team of 30 researchers. The scientific interest is on biomaterials, biointerfaces, surface modification, cell scaffold materials and the characterization of the biological response to materials. Her team develops microphysiological and microbiological in vitro models to drive the understanding of interactions between biological systems and materials at the molecular and cellular level. Biointerfaces and biomaterials are generated synthesis, surface modification and biological functionalisation aiming to steer the biological response to materials and to develop novel healthcare solutions.
Katharina Maniura is affiliated with ETH Zürich as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Health Sciences and Technology. She has served as president of the Swiss Society for Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine from 2015 to 2017.
Antonio Salinas, PhD in Chemical Sciences, is Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Complutense University of Madrid, UCM, Spain, and head of the research group on smart biomaterials, GIBI, integrated in CIBER-BBN and in IIS of the Hospital 12 de Octubre, imas12. He researches on the development and characterisation of new nanostructured biomaterials based on bioceramics for applications in tissue engineering and bone regenerative medicine. He is author of more than 120 peer-reviewed publications that were cited about 6000 times with h-index of 43 and i10 index of 83 (Google Scholar). According to the bibliometric portal of the UCM (bibliometria.ucm.es/inicio) he is ranked 112th out of 3300 Professors and according to the DIH group (grupodih.info), he is the 5th most cited Spanish researcher in Biomaterials. and 7th in Biomedical Engineering. He participated in more than 30 research projects, in 12 of them as principal investigator, which have received more than 1,000,000 Euros. He is currently principal investigator of the research project on health “Design of a new biomaterial with osteoinductive potential for the treatment of bone defects”. He was visiting professor at the Universities of Florida, Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris, Modena and Aveiro and at the College de France and the RMS Foundation in Switzerland. Author of 12 book chapters and one book. He has also presented more than 130 conference papers, 5 Keynotes lectures and 15 invited lectures. He is co-inventor of 2 patents and has carried out about 10 technical advisory studies for Stafford Miller and AENOR. He is a member of the editorial board of Materials, Biomolecules and European Journal of Materials and editor of special issues of Chemical Engineering Journal, Materials and Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. He has supervised 9 doctoral theses, 20 Master’s and Bachelor’s theses, and more than fifty collaboration and excellence scholarship holders. He has taught General Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Bioinorganic Chemistry and Biomaterials, the latter in Materials Engineering, Pharmacy, PhD courses, Masters in Spain and Italy, and in 7 courses at the Latin American of the Complutense Latin American School in Mexico, Colombia, Argentina and Peru, and also in a Summer School at the University of Chile. He received the award for the best Rapid Fire Presentation at the World Congress on Biomaterials held in Chengdu in 2012 and he is a Corresponding Academician Royal National Academy of Pharmacy.