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João Carneiro

João Leite Carneiro


João Carneiro completed his PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Porto (2015-2019), where he deepened his expertise in biomechanics and biomedical engineering. Prior to his doctorate, he obtained a degree in Biology (2008) and a Masters in Biomedical Engineering (2010) at the University of Porto. As a researcher, he was deeply involved in two significant grant scholarship projects co-financed by FCT and FEDER at the Transport Phenomena Research Center (CEFT), collaborating on the experimental and computational (CFD) hemodynamic of patient specific arteries and the rheological study of whole blood (2011-2015).

The researcher's PhD journey was marked by the development of "Polydimethylsiloxane Microparticle Synthesis for a Novel Blood Analogue Suspension" using a multiphase flow microfluidic platform. This research was funded by a PhD FCT grant and focused on the development of a blood analogue suspension mimicking the mechanical properties of red blood cells.

Afterwards, as a Junior Researcher, he continued the study of novel materials for mimicking red blood cells by collaborating with a PhD student. Additionally, he is collaborating in the crystallization of therapeutic proteins via droplet microfluidics and in the development of transparent suspensions suitable for imaging techniques.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, João Carneiro also collaborated as a CFD consultant with Simoldes Group and LABORIAL, SA in the flow optimization of medical staff's COVID-19 protection masks and emergency tents, respectively. More recently, he has supervised bachelors and master thesis students on the topic of droplet microfluidics for biomedical applications.

The researcher´s multidisciplinary background, from biomedical to mechanical engineering, has culminated in the publication of 14 research papers (6 as first author, 8 as co-author). If you are looking for a collaboration, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Research interests

Biomimetic Suspensions, Microfluidics, Multiphase Flow, Rheology, Computational Fluid Dynamics.

Selected publications

  1. J. Carneiro, J. Ferreira, E. Doutel, J. Miranda, J. Campos (2023), “Novel-PDMS based transparent suspensions suitable for fluid flow characterization by optical techniques”. Chemical Engineering Science 280, 119092 (2023).
  2. J. Ferreira, J. Carneiro, J. Campos (2022), “Shear-induced crystallization and rheological analysis of a therapeutic protein”, Crystal Growth & Design, 22(11): 6440–6455.
  3. J. Carneiro, R. Lima, J. B. L. M. Campos and J. M. Miranda (2021), “Microparticle blood analogue suspension matching blood rheology”. Soft Matter 17(14).
  4. A. I. Moreira, J. Carneiro, J. B. L. M. Campos and J. M. Miranda (2021), “Production of hydrogel microparticles in microfluidic devices – a review.” Microfluidics and Nanofluidics 25(2).
  5. A. I. Moreira, L. A. M. Rocha, J. Carneiro, J. D. P. Araújo, J. B. L. M. Campos and J. M. Miranda (2020), "Isolated Taylor Bubbles in Co-Current with Shear Thinning CMC Solutions in Microchannels—A Numerical Study." Processes 8(2).
  6. J. Carneiro, J., R. Lima, J. B. L. M. Campos and J.M. Miranda (2019), “PDMS microparticles produced in PDMS microchannels under the jetting regime for optimal optical suspensions.” Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 580.
  7. E. Doutel, N. Viriato, J. Carneiro, J. B. L. M. Campos, J. M. Miranda (2019), “Geometricaleffects in the hemodynamics of stenotic and non-stenotic left coronaryarteries—numerical and in vitro approaches". International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering 35 (8).
  8. J. Carneiro, J. B. L. M. Campos and J. Miranda (2019). "High viscosity polymeric fluid droplet formation in a flow focusing microfluidic device–Experimental and numerical study." Chemical Engineering Science 195.
  9. E. Doutel, J. Carneiro, J. B. L. M. Campos and J. M. Miranda (2018). "Artificial stenoses for computational hemodynamics." Applied Mathematical Modelling 59.
  10. E. Doutel, J. Carneiro, J. B. L. M. Campos and J. M. Miranda (2018). "Experimental and numerical methodology to analyze flows in a coronary bifurcation." European Journal of Mechanics-B/Fluids 67.