Inês Maia Silva Rodrigo Gonçalves completed the Integrated Master in Biomedical Engineering in 2019/04/18 by the University of Minho and her area of expertise is Biomaterials, Rehabilitation, and Biomechanics. Currently, she is a Ph.D. student of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minho with a thesis entitled: "TMP4NPs: A novel Theranostics Microfluidic Platform (TMP) for the assessment of nanoparticles (NPs) towards the diagnosis and therapy of cancer cells", and a Researcher at the Mechanical Engineering and Resource Sustainability Center (MEtRICs). The Ph.D. work is also in collaboration with IN+ Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research, Instituto Superior Técnico and with the Department of Biomechanics, Institute of Biomaterials and Bioengineering (IBB), Tokyo Medical and Dental University. Co-authored 17 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 3 book chapters and 2 papers in international conferences. Has h-index 7 with 132 citations. Participates as Ph.D. Student Fellow in 1 project and Researcher in 1 project. Works in the areas of Engineering and Technology with emphasis on Medical Engineering. In her curriculum Ciência Vitae, the most frequent terms in the context of scientific, technological, and artistic-cultural output are PDMS; Microfluidics; Analogue fluids; Organ-on-a-chip; Drug delivery nanoparticles; Nanotherapeutics.

Personal identification

Full name
Inês Maia Silva Rodrigo Gonçalves

Citation names

  • Gonçalves, Inês
  • Maia, Inês
  • Gonçalves, Inês M.

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
Scopus Author Id

Email addresses

  • id9385@alunos.uminho.pt (Professional)
  • inesmaiag@tecnico.ulisboa.pt (Professional)


  • https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ines-Maia (Professional)

Knowledge fields

  • Engineering and Technology - Medical Engineering


Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Portuguese (Mother tongue)
English Advanced (C1) Proficiency (C2) Advanced (C1) Proficiency (C2)
Japanese Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1)
Degree Classification
2020/09 - 2024
Engenharia Biomédica (Doutoramento)
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2019/02/19 - 2019/03/27
Formação Pedagógica Inicial de Formadores (Outros)
Instituto do Emprego e Formação Profissional, Portugal
2013 - 2019
Engenharia Biomédica (Mestrado integrado)
Major in Biomateriais, Reabilitação e Biomecânica
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
"Titanium surface modification by laser to enhance the anti-biofilm effect of dental implants" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
2009 - 2012
Ciências Biomédicas (Licenciatura)
Major in Biomedicina Molecular
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal


Designation Funders
2020 - Current TMP4NPs: A novel Theranostics Microfluidic Platform (TMP) for the assessment of nanoparticles (NPs) towards the diagnosis and therapy of cancer cells
PhD Student Fellow
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal
2019 - 2020/11/30 Characterization of the effect of the nature and concentration of nanofluids in the wettability of cooling micro-systems
Research Fellow
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2018 - 2019/04 FunImp - Design and Fabrication of MultiFunctional Implants
UID/EEA/04436/2013 (BIC 02/2017_CMEMS)
Scientific Initiation Fellow
Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Groep Biomedische Wetenschappen, Belgium
Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT


Book chapter
  1. Maia, Inês; Rocha, Cesar; Pontes, Pedro; Cardoso, Vanessa; M. Miranda, João; S. Moita, Ana; Minas, G.; L.N. Moreira, António; Lima, Rui. "Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow Investigations in PDMS Microchannel Heat Sinks Fabricated by Means of a Low-Cost 3D Printer". In Advances in Microfluidic Technologies for Energy and Environmental Applications. IntechOpen, 2020.
  2. Moita, A.S.; Caldeira, C.; Golçalves, I.; Lima, R.; Veja, E. J.; Moreira, A. L. N.. "Analogue fluids for cell deformability studies in microfluidic devices". In Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, 1-12. Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature Switzerland, 2020.
  3. Bento, D.; Lopes, S.; Maia, I.; Pereira, A. I.; Fernandes, C. S.; Miranda, J. M.; Lima, R.. "Blood Flow of Bubbles Moving in Microchannels with Bifurcations". In Lecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics, 571-577. Springer International Publishing, 2019.
Conference abstract
  1. Gonçalves, I. (A41C-5169-0B41); Caldeira, C.; Moita, A. S.; Lima, R.; Moreira, A. L. N.. "Predicting cell deformability behaviour from analogue fluids in microfluidic devices". Paper presented in 3rd Workshop on modeling of biological cells, fluid flow and microfluidics, Vratna, 2020.
Conference paper
  1. Gonçalves, I.; Varelas, J.; Coutinho, G.; Moita, A.; Pinho, D.; Lima, R.; Miranda, J.; et al. "Dynamic Flow Behaviour of a Blood Analogue Fluid in Microchannels for Microcirculation Studies". 2021.
  2. Bohiniková, Alžbeta; Maia, Inês; Smiešková, Monika; Bugánová, Alžbeta; Moita, Ana; Cimrák, Ivan; Lima, Rui. "Assessment of Computational Cell Model Benefits for Optimization of Microfluidic Devices". Paper presented in 13th International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices, 2020.
Conference poster
  1. Moita, A.S.; Bahadur, V.; Miranda, J.; Freitas, E.; Maia, Inês; Lima, R.. "ELECTROWetting heat pipes for cooling Applications in electric Vehicles.". Paper presented in UT Austin Portugal Program's 2019 Annual Conference, 2019.
Journal article
  1. Reinaldo R. Souza; Vera Faustino; Inês M. Gonçalves; Ana S. Moita; Manuel Bañobre-López; Rui Lima. "A Review of the Advances and Challenges in Measuring the Thermal Conductivity of Nanofluids". Nanomaterials (2022): https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12152526.
  2. Gonçalves, Inês M.; Rodrigues, Raquel O.; Moita, Ana S.; Hori, Takeshi; Kaji, Hirokazu; Lima, Rui A.; Minas, Graça. "Recent trends of biomaterials and biosensors for organ-on-chip platforms". Bioprinting 26 (2022): e00202. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bprint.2022.e00202.
  3. Gonçalves, Inês M.; Carvalho, Violeta; Rodrigues, Raquel O.; Pinho, Diana; Teixeira, Senhorinha F. C. F.; Moita, Ana; Hori, Takeshi; et al. "Organ-on-a-Chip Platforms for Drug Screening and Delivery in Tumor Cells: A Systematic Review". Cancers 14 4 (2022): 935. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/cancers14040935.
  4. Glauco Nobrega; Reinaldo Rodrigues de Souza; Inês M. Gonçalves; Ana S. Moita; João E. Ribeiro; Rui A. Lima. "Recent Developments on the Thermal Properties, Stability and Applications of Nanofluids in Machining, Solar Energy and Biomedicine". Applied Sciences 12 3 (2022): 1115-1115. https://doi.org/10.3390/app12031115.
  5. Souza, Reinaldo R.; Gonçalves, Inês M.; Rodrigues, Raquel O.; Minas, Graça; Miranda, J.M.; Moreira, António L.N.; Lima, Rui; et al. "Recent advances on the thermal properties and applications of nanofluids: From nanomedicine to renewable energies". Applied Thermal Engineering 201 (2022): 117725. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2021.117725.
  6. R.R. Souza; Vera Faustino; J.D. Oliveira; Inês M. Gonçalves; João M. Miranda; Ana S. Moita; A.L.N. Moreira; et al. "A novel and extremely stable nanofluid based on iron oxide nanoparticles: Experimental investigations on the thermal performance". Thermal Science and Engineering Progress 26 (2021): 101085-101085. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsep.2021.101085.
  7. Violeta Carvalho; Inês Gonçalves; Teresa Lage; Raquel O. Rodrigues; Graça Minas; Senhorinha F. C. F. Teixeira; Ana S. Moita; et al. "3D Printing Techniques and Their Applications to Organ-on-a-Chip Platforms: A Systematic Review". Sensors 21 9 (2021): 3304-3304. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21093304.
  8. Reinaldo Rodrigues de Souza; Vera Faustino; Inês Maia Gonçalves; João Mário Miranda; Ana Sofia Moita; Antônio L. N. Moreira; Manuel Bañobre-López; Rui Lima. "Experimental Studies of the Sedimentation, Stability and Thermal Conductivity of Two Different Nanofluids". Engineering Proceedings 4 1 (2021): 35-35. https://doi.org/10.3390/Micromachines2021-09589.
  9. Inês Maia Gonçalves; Miguel Madureira; Inês Miranda; Helmut Schütte; Ana Moita; Graça Minas; Stefan Gassmann; Rui Lima. "Separation Microfluidic Device Fabricated by Micromilling Techniques". Engineering Proceedings (2021): https://doi.org/10.3390/Micromachines2021-09599.
  10. Violeta Carvalho; Inês M. Gonçalves; Andrews Souza; Maria S. Souza; David Bento; João E. Ribeiro; Rui Lima; Diana Pinho. "Manual and Automatic Image Analysis Segmentation Methods for Blood Flow Studies in Microchannels". Micromachines 12 3 (2021): 317-317. https://doi.org/10.3390/mi12030317.
  11. Inês Gonçalves; Reinaldo Souza; Gonçalo Coutinho; João Miranda; Ana Moita; José Eduardo Pereira; António Moreira; Rui Lima. "Thermal Conductivity of Nanofluids: A Review on Prediction Models, Controversies and Challenges". Applied Sciences 11 6 (2021): 2525-2525. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11062525.
  12. Gonçalves, Inês M.; Rocha, César; Souza, Reinaldo R.; Coutinho, Gonçalo; Pereira, Jose E.; Moita, Ana S.; Moreira, António L. N.; Lima, Rui; Miranda, João M.. "Numerical Optimization of a Microchannel Geometry for Nanofluid Flow and Heat Dissipation Assessment". Applied Sciences 11 5 (2021): 2440. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/app11052440.
  13. Gonçalves, Inês; Herrero, Esteban; Carvalho, Oscar; Henriques, Bruno; Silva, Filipe; Teughels, Wim; Souza, Júlio; Maia, Inês. "Antibiofilm effects of titanium surfaces modified by laser texturing and hot-pressing sintering with silver". Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials n/a n/a (2021): http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jbm.b.34817.
  14. Carvalho, Violeta; Maia, Inês; Souza, Andrews; Ribeiro, João; Costa, Pedro; Puga, H.; Teixeira, Senhorinha; Lima, Rui A.. "In vitro Biomodels in Stenotic Arteries to Perform Blood Analogues Flow Visualizations and Measurements: A Review". The Open Biomedical Engineering Journal 14 1 (2020): 87-102. http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1874120702014010087.
  15. Diana Pinho; Violeta Carvalho; Inês M. Gonçalves; Senhorinha Teixeira; Rui Lima. "Visualization and Measurements of Blood Cells Flowing in Microfluidic Systems and Blood Rheology: A Personalized Medicine Perspective". Journal of Personalized Medicine 10 4 (2020): 249-249. https://doi.org/10.3390/jpm10040249.
  16. Bento, David; Lopes, Sara; Maia, Inês; Lima, Rui; Miranda, João M.. "Bubbles Moving in Blood Flow in a Microchannel Network: The Effect on the Local Hematocrit". Micromachines 11 4 (2020): 344. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/mi11040344.
  17. Gonçalves, Inês M.R.; Carvalho, Oscar; Henriques, Bruno; Silva, Filipe S.; Teughels, Wim; Souza, Júlio C.M.. "Electrical potential approaches to inhibit biofilm adhesion on titanium implants". Materials Letters 255 (2019): 126577. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2019.126577.
Thesis / Dissertation
  1. Maia, Inês. "Titanium surface modification by laser to enhance the anti-biofilm effect of dental implants". Master, Universidade do Minho, 2019.

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2022/09/30 A simple method to modify the wettability of the PDMS surface for biomedical applications International Workshop on Additive Manufacturing and STEAM Education
(Bragança, Portugal)
2022/07/13 Enhancement of the PDMS wettability using thin film deposition for microfluidic systems, organ-on-a-chip platforms and biomedical devices 9th World Congress of Biomechanics 2022
(Tapei, Taiwan)
2022/07/12 A Simple Method to Modify the PDMS surface wettability for biomicrofluidic applications 20th International Symposium on Applications of Laser and Imaging Techniques to Fluid Mechanics
(Lisboa, Portugal)
2020/08/07 Systematic Review - An Overview Summer School i9Masks
University of Minho (Guimarães, Portugal)

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2019/04/06 - 2019/04/07 Bioengineering students and researchers meeting
10th Symposium on Bioengineering
Universidade do Porto, Portugal
2017/04/08 - 2017/04/09 Bioengineering students and researchers meeting
8th Symposium on Bioengineering
Universidade do Porto, Portugal