Tito Trindade is Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry and a member of the Centre for Research in Ceramics and Composite Materials (CICECO) of the University of Aveiro, Portugal. Following his PhD at the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London (1996), he implemented a research line at the University of Aveiro with a special focus on the synthesis and chemical surface modification of nanomaterials. His other research interests include the chemistry of inorganic pigments and the synthesis of inorganic-organic hybrids. Prof. Trindade has co-authored around 130 scientific publications.
Ana Luisa Daniel da Silva is Auxiliary Researcher at the Centre for Research in Ceramics and Composite Materials (CICECO) of the University of Aveiro, Portugal. She received her degree in chemical engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal, in 2000 and her PhD with honors in materials science from the University of Alicante, Spain, in 2005. Prof. da Silva’s main scientific interests have been centered on the development of nanomaterials for bio-applications, including magnetic nanoparticles and scaffolds for bone regeneration. Her work has been published in SCI papers, and she has been a regular referee for journals in the area of chemistry and materials science.