PhD in Engineering (Dep. of Bioengineering & Robotics, Tohoku Univ., Japan, 2007), MSc-Eng (Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, Sheffield Univ., U.K., 2000) and Dipl. Eng. in Mechanical Engineering (Minho Univ., Portugal, 1998).

Currently, he is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minho (UM), and a researcher at MEtRiCS (UM) and Transport Phenomena Research Center (CEFT), FEUP, University of Porto. Currently he lectures several Master courses in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. In the past he had lectured several Master courses in Biomedical Technology such as Cardiovascular Biomechanics and Micro/Nanotechnologies and Biomedical Applications at the Bragança Polytechnic Institute (IPB). Currently, he also supervises several PhD and Master students in the field of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering..

Research interests





Selected publications

  • D. Bento, R. Rodrigues, V. Faustino, D. Pinho, C. Fernandes, A. Pereira, V. Garcia, J.M. Miranda and R. Lima
    Deformation of Red Blood Cells, Air Bubbles, and Droplets in Microfluidic Devices: Flow Visualizations and Measurements
    Micromachines, 9 (4), p. 151, 2018.
  • D. Pinho, L. Campo-Deano, R. Lima and F.T. Pinho
    In vitro particulate analogue fluids for experimental studies of rheological and hemorheological behavior of glucose-rich RBC suspensions
    Biomicrofluidics, 054105 (5), 2017.
  • C.F. Anes, D. Pinho, B.N. Muñoz-Sánchez, E. Vega and R. Lima
    Shrinkage and colour in the production of micro-sized PDMS particles for microfluidic applications
    Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 28 (7), p. 075002, 2018.
  • D. Bento, L. Sousa, T. Yaginuma, V. Garcia, R. Lima and J.M. Miranda
    Microbubble moving in blood flow in microchannels: effect on the cell-free layer and cell local concentration
    Biomedical Microdevices, 6 (1), 2017.
  • R.O. Rodrigues, M. Banobre Lopez, J. Gallo, P.B. Tavares, A.M.T. Silva, R. Lima and H.T. Gomes
    Haemocompatibility of iron oxide nanoparticles synthesized for theranostic applications: a high-sensitivity microfluidic tool
    Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 194 (7), 2016.
  • D. Pinho, R.O. Rodrigues, V. Faustino, T. Yaginuma, J. Exposto and R. Lima
    Red blood cells radial dispersion in blood flowing through microchannels: The role of temperature
    Journal of Biomechanics, 49 (11), pp. 2293-2298 (2296), 2016.
  • B.N. Munoz-Sanchez, S.F. Silva, D. Pinho, E.J. Vega and R. Lima
    Generation of micro-sized PDMS particles by a flow focusing technique for biomicrofluidics applications
    Biomicrofluidics, 10 (1), p. 014122, 2016.
  • V. Faustino, S.O. Catarino, R. Lima and G. Minas
    Biomedical microfluidic devices by using low-cost fabrication techniques: A review
    Journal of Biomechanics, 49 (11), pp. 2280-2292, 2016.
  • R.O. Rodrigues, D. Pinho, V. Faustino and R. Lima
    A simple microfluidic device for the deformability assessment of blood cells in a continuous flow
    Biomedical Microdevices, 108 (6), 2015.
  • L.M. Pastrana-Martinez, N. Pereira, R. Lima, J.L. Faria, H.T. Gomes and A.M.T. Silva
    Degradation of diphenhydramine by photo-Fenton using magnetically recoverable iron oxide nanoparticles as catalyst
    Chemical Engineering Journal, 261 (pp. 45-52, 2015.