Sonia LC Pinho
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Post-doc Fellowship
Group at CNC

2013- : Post-Doc Fellowship at Biocant-Cantanhede (Portugal)

2011-2012: Assistant Researchers at INEB – Institute of Biomedical Engineering (Porto – Portugal)

2011-2012: Professor -Assistant Guest at Porto University (ISEP) – Physics Department

2006-2011: PhD at University of Bordeaux 1, Institut de Chemie de la matière condensée de Bordeaux ICMCB-CNRS (France)

PhD at University of Aveiro and the Centro de Investigação em Materiais Cerâmicos e Compositos CICECO (Portugal)

2004-2006: Msc degree in European Master in Material Science by the University of Aalborg (Denmark), University of Aveiro (Portugal) and Technological University of Hamburg -TUHH (Germany)



Area of Research: 

Nanomaterials for biomedical applications

Research Summary:
Selected Publications: 

1. Title: Fine Tuning of the Relaxometry of gamma-Fe2O3@SiO2 Nanoparticles by Tweaking the Silica Coating Thickness.
Author(s): Pinho S. L. C.,Pereira G. A.; et al.
Source: ACS Nano, 2010, 4 (9), pp 5339–5349
Times Cited:65
DOI: 10.1021/nn101129r
Impact Factor: 12.062

2. Title: Lanthanide-DTPA Grafted Silica Nanoparticles as Bimodal-Imaging Contrast Agents.
Author(s): Pinho S. L. C., Faneca H.; et al.
Source: Biomaterials 33 (2012) 925-935
Times Cited:24
DOI: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2011.09.086
Impact Factor: 7.604

3. Title: Relaxometric studies of Fe2Ox@SiO2 Core shell nanoparticles : when the coating matters"
Author(s): Pinho S. L. C., Laurent S.; et al.
Source: J. Phys. Chem. C, 116, 2285-2291 (2012)
Times Cited:19
DOI: 10.1021/jp2086413
Impact Factor: 4.814

4. Title: Silica Nanoparticles for Bimodal MRI-Optical Imaging via Grafting of Gd3+ and Eu3+/Tb3+ Complexes
Author(s): Pinho S. L. C., Faneca H.; et al.
Source: Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2012, 2828–2837
Times Cited:14
DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201101110
Impact Factor: 2.942

5. Title: (Gd,Yb,Tb)PO4 up-conversion nanocrystals for bimodal luminescence-MR imaging
Author(s): Debasu M.L., Ananias D., Pinho S. L. C.,; et al.
Source: NANOSCALE Volume: 4 Issue: 16 Pages: 5154-5162
Times Cited:14
DOI: 10.1039/c2nr31226c
Impact Factor: 6.233

6. Title: Glycine–Nitrate Process for the Elaboration of Eu3+-Doped Gd2O3 Bimodal Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications
Author(s): Goglio G.; Kaur G.; Pinho S.L.C.; et al.
Source: Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2015, 1243–1253
Times Cited:2
DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201402721
Impact Factor: 2,942

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