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Sencadas, Vitor J. Dr.

Senior Lecturer

  • School of Mechanical, Materials & Mechatronics Engineering
  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
  • Engineering Materials
  • Group Leader - Engineering Materials Research Strength 2015 -
  • Associated Investigator - ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science 2015 -

Overview


Vitor Sencadas, received is PhD in Physics in 2009 from University of Minho, Portugal and in 2010 he joined the Centre of Physics of University of Minho has a Research fellow. His research is focus on the development of new polymer base electroactive materials structures for biomedical, energy and environmental applications. Currently is a Senior Lecturer at the Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical (MMMB) Engineering school, University of Wollongong, Australia. 

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • One of the major obstacles preventing the development of implantable biosensors and other active devices requiring a controlled implant-tissue interface has been the reduction in device function after implementation. This difficult can be overcome by application of active materials with tailored materials-tissue interaction. Micro and nanoporous structures and nanofibers from electroactive materials offer novel opportunities for tissue engineering, drug delivery and wound healing applications.

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Establishment of Novel Soft Pneumatic Actuators for Robotic Prosthetic Hands Drury, Ryan
    Doctor of Philosophy Next Generation Sunscreen Products Optimised for Australian Conditions Morlando, Alexander
    Doctor of Philosophy Neural Interfacing to Soft Robotic Hand Montoya Gurrola, Gerardo
    Doctor of Philosophy Capacitive Contact Sensors for Robotic Grippers Searle, Tom
    Master of Research -SMAH Advanced UV filters for prevention from melanoma Chaki Borras, Marcela

Professional Service Activities


  • MDPI Guest Editor of Sensors and Actuators for Personalized Medicine and Healthcare Applications 2018 - 2019

Teaching Overview


  • Coordinator and Lecture for:
    MATE302/MATL907: Polymeric Materials
    NANO101: Current Trends in Nanotechnology
    MATE411:  Advanced Materials and Processing
    MATL903: Recent Developments in Materials

    Lecture for the following subjects:
    ENGG103: Materials Design
    MECH482/ENGG919: Additive Manufacturing
    MATE205: Materials Characterisation Techniques 

Keywords


  • Material Characterization, Materials, Nanomaterials, Mechanical, Properties, Microstructure, Polymers, Material Characteristics, Materials Processing, Nanomaterials Synthesis, Nanostructured Materials, Nanoparticle Synthesis, Biomaterials, Polymeric Materials, Materials Science, Nanoparticles, Polymerization, Thin Films, Composites, Materials Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Tissue Engineering, Polymer Science, Nanocomposites, Thermal Analysis, Experimental Physics, Carbon Nanotubes, TGA, Biophysics, Polymer Chemistry, Biomaterial Engineering, Polymeric Biomaterials, Biodegradable Polymers, Atomic Force Microscopy, Thermal Properties, Biopolymers, Lithium Ion Batteries, Biocompatibility, Biomaterial Science, Mechanics, Thermogravimetric Analysis, Piezoelectricity, Nanofibers, Polymer Composites, Biocompatible Materials, Fiber, Electrospinning, Ferroelectrics, Calorimetry, Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Polymer Characterisation, Soft Materials, Phase Transformations, Polymer Physics, Biomimetic Materials, Soft Matter, 3D Bioreactor Culture, Taguchi Method, Electroactive Polymer, Chitin

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • One of the major obstacles preventing the development of implantable biosensors and other active devices requiring a controlled implant-tissue interface has been the reduction in device function after implementation. This difficult can be overcome by application of active materials with tailored materials-tissue interaction. Micro and nanoporous structures and nanofibers from electroactive materials offer novel opportunities for tissue engineering, drug delivery and wound healing applications.

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Establishment of Novel Soft Pneumatic Actuators for Robotic Prosthetic Hands Drury, Ryan
    Doctor of Philosophy Next Generation Sunscreen Products Optimised for Australian Conditions Morlando, Alexander
    Doctor of Philosophy Neural Interfacing to Soft Robotic Hand Montoya Gurrola, Gerardo
    Doctor of Philosophy Capacitive Contact Sensors for Robotic Grippers Searle, Tom
    Master of Research -SMAH Advanced UV filters for prevention from melanoma Chaki Borras, Marcela

Professional Service Activities


  • MDPI Guest Editor of Sensors and Actuators for Personalized Medicine and Healthcare Applications 2018 - 2019

Teaching Overview


  • Coordinator and Lecture for:
    MATE302/MATL907: Polymeric Materials
    NANO101: Current Trends in Nanotechnology
    MATE411:  Advanced Materials and Processing
    MATL903: Recent Developments in Materials

    Lecture for the following subjects:
    ENGG103: Materials Design
    MECH482/ENGG919: Additive Manufacturing
    MATE205: Materials Characterisation Techniques 

Keywords


  • Material Characterization, Materials, Nanomaterials, Mechanical, Properties, Microstructure, Polymers, Material Characteristics, Materials Processing, Nanomaterials Synthesis, Nanostructured Materials, Nanoparticle Synthesis, Biomaterials, Polymeric Materials, Materials Science, Nanoparticles, Polymerization, Thin Films, Composites, Materials Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Tissue Engineering, Polymer Science, Nanocomposites, Thermal Analysis, Experimental Physics, Carbon Nanotubes, TGA, Biophysics, Polymer Chemistry, Biomaterial Engineering, Polymeric Biomaterials, Biodegradable Polymers, Atomic Force Microscopy, Thermal Properties, Biopolymers, Lithium Ion Batteries, Biocompatibility, Biomaterial Science, Mechanics, Thermogravimetric Analysis, Piezoelectricity, Nanofibers, Polymer Composites, Biocompatible Materials, Fiber, Electrospinning, Ferroelectrics, Calorimetry, Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Polymer Characterisation, Soft Materials, Phase Transformations, Polymer Physics, Biomimetic Materials, Soft Matter, 3D Bioreactor Culture, Taguchi Method, Electroactive Polymer, Chitin

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