Patrícia Mendonça

Junior research associate

Patrícia completed her PhD in Chemical Engineering in 2015 at the University of Coimbra. The work was focused on atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) techniques and application on the design of polymer drugs. During both PhD and post-doc, she visited Professor Krzysztof Matyjaszewski´s lab, who is the inventor of ATRP, to conduct research activities. Currently, her research interests are focused on ATRP chemistry; characterization of polymers (chemical, molecular weight, thermal, mechanical and morphology), design of well-defined macromolecules by using new synthetic strategies and antimicrobial polymers.