PhD Thesis (concluded)

1.    Patrizia Paradiso, “Strategies to improve the drug release performance of hydrogels for therapeutic soft contact lenses” (PhD in Materials Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Concluded: November 2015). Supervisor: A.P. Serro (EM/IST), Co-supervisors: R. Colaço (IST), B. Saramago (IST). 

2.    Raquel Galante, "Sterilization of hydrogels for biomedical applications" (PhD in Materials Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico in co-supervision with the Faculty of Pharmacy  of Universidade de São Paulo (USP) - Brasil, Concluded: July 2017). Supervisors: A.P. Serro (IST), Terezinha Pinto (USP), Co-supervisor: R. Colaço (IST).

PhD Thesis (on-going)

1.    Andreia Pimenta, "Surface modifications to control drug release from therapeutic ophthalmic lenses” (PhD in the frame of the Doctoral Program MIT Portugal - Bioengineering Systems, Instituto Superior Técnico, Start: January 2014). Supervisor: R. Colaço (IST), Co-supervisor: A.P. Serro (IST).

 

2.     Kristinn Gudnason, "General Numerical Framework for Drug Delivery Systems" (PhD in Computational Engineering, University of Iceland, Start: December 2014), Supervisor: Fjóla Jónsdóttir (UI), Doctoral Committee: Sven Th. Sigurdsson (UI), Már Másson (UI)


3.    Diana Silva, “Development of new drug delivery systems based on ophthalmic lenses” (PhD in the frame of the Doctoral Program AdvanMTech, Instituto Superior Técnico, Start: January 2016), Supervisors: A.P. Serro (IST), H. Sousa (UCoimbra). Co-supervisors: B. Saramago (IST), H. Gil (UCoimbra).


4.    Ana Topete, “Drug loaded intraocular lenses for the prevention and treatment of endophthalmitis” (PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Start: September 2016). Supervisor:  A.P. Serro (IST), Co-supervisors: B. Saramago (IST), Anuj Chauhan (U Florida).

MSc Thesis (concluded)

1.    Raquel Galante, “Influence of the tribological action on the release of levofloxacin from liposome-loaded contact lens materials” (MSc in Biomedical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico/Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Concluded: June 2012). Supervisor: A.P. Serro (IST), Co-supervisor: B. Saramago (IST).

2.    Diana Silva, “Micro/nanotribologic behavior of hydrogels in contact with simulated biological fluids” (MSc in Bioengineering and Nanosystems, Instituto Superior Técnico, Concluded: June 2013). Supervisor: A.P. Serro (IST), Co-supervisor: R. Colaço (IST).

3.    Ana Rita Valente, “Use of a surfactant (CAC) for drug release control from hydrogels for contact lenses” (MSc in Bioengineering and Nanosystems, Instituto Superior Técnico, Concluded: December 2014). Supervisor: A.P. Serro (IST), Co-supervisor: B. Saramago (IST).

4.    Ana Sofia Camões, “Controlled release of drugs in ocular therapy” (MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde Egas Moniz, Concluded: December 2014). Supervisor: A.P. Serro (EM).

5.   Sílvia Pinão, “Development of membranes containing a controlled drug release system for ophthalmological applications” (MSc in Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, Concluded: October 2015). Supervisors: A. J. Guiomar (UC) and P. Alves (UC)

6.    Ana Topete, “Effect of sterilization on drug loaded soft contact lenses” (MSc in Bioengineering and Nanosystems, Instituto Superior Técnico, Concluded: December 2015). Supervisor: B. Saramago (IST), Co-supervisor: A.P. Serro (IST).

7.    Michael Santos, “Sterilization of drugs for ocular therapy” (MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde Egas Moniz, Concluded: December 2015). Supervisor: A.P. Serro (EM).

8.    Carolina Cavaleiro, “Use of chitosan for drug delivery in ocular therapy” (MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde Egas Moniz, Concluded: December 2015). Supervisor: A.P. Serro (ISCSEM).

9.    Magda Carrilho, “Effect of composition on the drug release behaviour and properties of hydrogels for contact lenses” (MSc in Biomedical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico/Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Concluded: June 2016). Supervisor: B. Saramago (IST), Co-supervisor: A.P. Serro (IST).

10.  Andreia Sofia Oliveira, “Effects of sterilization on drug loaded ophthalmic lenses materials” (MSc in Biomedical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico/Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Concluded: September 2016). Supervisor: A.P. Serro (IST), Co-supervisor: B. Saramago (IST).

11.    Tânia Morgado, “Preparation of a controlled drug release system for application in ophthalmology”, (MSc in Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, Concluded: September 2016). Supervisors: H. Gil (UC) and A. J. Guiomar (UC)

12.    Bárbara Alves, “Sterilization of hydrogels for contact lenses: effect of gamma radiation and steam heat on optical properties, swelling and wettability” (MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde Egas Moniz, Concluded: November 2016). Supervisor: A.P. Serro (EM).

13.   Cristina Carrasco, “New approaches for in situ treatment of ocular diseases associated with diabetes” (MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde Egas Moniz, Concluded: November 2016). Supervisor: A.P. Serro (EM). 

14.    Luisa Parreira, “Sterilization of hydrogels for biomedical applications” (MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde Egas Moniz, Concluded: December 2016). Supervisor: A.P. Serro (EM).