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Senentxu Lanceros-Méndez

Senentxu Lanceros-Méndez
Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures; University of Minho · Materials Integration; Physics

PhD; MBA

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September 1998 - present
University of Minho
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The manipulation of electric properties by magnetic fields in magnetoelectric (ME) materials has driven significant research activity and industrial attention, as a result of their disruptive technological potential. Conventional ME nanocomposites exhibit low ME responses, involve electric poling, and AC magnetic excitation after fabrication. Such...
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Functional electrospun fibers incorporating ionic liquids (ILs) present a novel approach in the development of active microenviroments due to their ability to respond to external magnetic fields without the addition of magnetic particles. In this context, this work reports on the development of magnetically responsive magneto-ionic fibers based on...
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The wide application of fiber-reinforced polymer composite (FRPC) materials has given rise to the problem of their durability and performance over time. These problems are largely associated with their environmental conditions and service procedures, including ultraviolet (UV) irradiation. Here, we propose the production of polyester-based composit...
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The development of conformable electronic systems based on multifunctional smart materials will transform areas such as the automotive industry and biomedicine, as they allow improved integration and advanced functionalities. In‐Mold Electronics (IME) combines thermoforming and injection molding with custom designed printed electronics, resulting i...
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Electroactive smart materials play an important role for tissue regenerative applications. Poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) is a specific subtype of piezoelectric electroactive material that generates electrical potential upon mechanical stimulation. This work focuses on the application of piezoelectric PVDF films for neural differentiation. Human...
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In order to improve the multifunctionality of polymer composites for advanced applications a novel tri-composite material is presented based on the inclusion of MFI zeolite and the ionic liquid (IL) 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium thiocyanate ([BMIM][SCN]) in an electroactive poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene) (PVDF-HFP) polymer matrix. T...
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This review focuses on the combination of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and ionic liquids (ILs) to obtain composite materials to be used as solid electrolytes in metal-ion battery applications. Benefiting from the controllable chemical composition, tunable pore structure and surface functionality, MOFs offer great opportunities for synthesizing h...
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The presence of contaminants of emerging concern (CEC), such as pharmaceuticals, in water sources is one of the main concerns nowadays due to their hazardous properties causing severe effects on human health and ecosystem biodiversity. Niflumic acid (NFA) is a widely used anti-inflammatory drug, and it is known for its non-biodegradability and resi...
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Aiming to improve the sustainability of materials for lithium‐ion batteries (LIBs), this work reports on the development of novel membranes based on iota‐carrageenan biopolymer and their suitability as separator in LIBs applications. The membranes are prepared by freeze‐drying and its morphology, thermal, mechanical, and electrochemical properties...
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Cardiac tissue regeneration strategies are increasingly taking advantage of electroactive scaffolds to actively recreate the tissue microenvironment. In this context, this work reports on advanced materials based on two different ionic liquids (ILs), 2-hydroxyethyl-trimethylammonium dihydrogen phosphate ([Ch][DHP]) and choline bis(trifluoromethylsu...
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Portable analytical systems are versatile tools for application in areas including biomedicine, biosecurity, food safety and environmental monitoring. This work contributes to the increasing demand for low-cost, environmentally friendly substrates for portable analytical systems by using natural Bombyx mori cocoons. Further, silk fibroin is also ex...
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This work investigated the effect of lightly Cr3+-doped ions on the structural, magnetic, and critical behavior of the nominal composition La0.7Ca0.3Mn1-xCrxO3(0≤x≤0.09). Our compounds adopted a single phase with a rhombohedral structure (space group R3¯c). Furthermore, a comparative study of the crystallite sizes of compounds by X-ray powder diffr...
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Natural or industrial hexavalent chromium water pollution continues to be a worldwide unresolved threat. Today, there is intense research on new active and cost-effective sorbents for Cr(VI), but most still exhibit a critical limitation: their powdered nature makes their recovery from water cost and energy consuming. In this work, Al(OH)3, MIL-88-B...
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A membrane reactor (MR), combining adsorption and membrane separation processes, represents a new hybrid and promising technology for arsenic-contaminated water treatment. This work reports on nanocomposite filters (NCFs) based on poly (vinylidene fluoride-hexafluoropropylene), PVDF-HFP, containing yttrium carbonate (Y2(CO3)3) and magnetite (Fe3O4)...
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In situ-forming, biodegradable, and self-healing hydrogels, which maintain their integrity after damage, owing to dynamic interactions, are essential biomaterials for bioapplications, such as tissue engineering and drug delivery. This work aims to develop in situ, biodegradable and self-healable hydrogels based on dynamic covalent bonds between N-s...
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The development of epoxy-based composites with the combination of protective and self-sensing capabilities continues to be a challenge in particular with respect to chemical and UV degradation. A promising approach is to fabricate these composites with phosphors particles, which provide the needed self-sensing characteristics. In this context, Y3Al...
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Biocompatible and biodegradable hydrogels with biomimetic properties, such as self-repairing, are increasingly interesting for biomedical applications, particularly when they can be printed or in situ formed to mimic extracellular matrix or as personalized implantable devices in tissue regeneration or drug delivery. Photocrosslinkable hydrogels bas...
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Lithium ion‐batteries (LIBs) are the most widely used devices in the area of electrical energy storage. However, several limitations regarding durability and safety are holding them back when it comes to larger applications, such as electric mobility. In this context, solid polymer electrolytes (SPEs) represent one of the most suitable options to o...
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The incidence of bone disorders worldwide is increasing. For this reason, new and more effective strategies for bone repair are needed. The most common strategy used for cell regeneration relies in biochemical stimulation while biophysical stimulation using mechanical, and electrical cues is a promising, however, still under-investigated field. Thi...
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The development of tunable UV‐curable polymeric composites for functional applications, taking into consideration environmental issues and additive manufacturing technologies, is a research topic with relevant challenges yet to be solved. Herein, acrylic composites filled with 0–3 wt.%. polyaniline/ multiwalled carbon nanotubes (PANI/MWCNT) are pre...
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Soft materials are attracting much attention for the development of biostructures able to mimic the movement of natural systems by remote actuation. Multi-sensitive hydrogels are among the best materials for obtaining dynamic and biocompatible soft structures for soft actuators and related biomedical devices. Nevertheless, bioinks based on naturall...
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Microfluidic paper-based analytical devices (µPADs) have gained substantial attention as portable analytical devices in various (bio)technological fields, for being affordable, user-friendly, portable, energy efficient and for allowing multiplexed analysis. Although significant progress has been achieved, there is still need for improvement in term...
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Electroactive materials allow the modulation of cell-materials interactions and cell fate, leading to advanced tissue regeneration strategies. Nevertheless, their effect at the cellular level is still poorly understood. In this context, the proteome analysis of C2C12 cell differentiation cultured on piezoelectric polymer films with null average sur...
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Stimuli-responsive liposomes are a class of nanocarriers whose drug release occurs, preferentially, when exposed to a specific biological environment, to an external stimulus, or both. This work is focused on the design of solid magnetoliposomes (SMLs) as lipid-based nanosystems aiming to obtain multi-stimuli-responsive vesicles for doxorubicin (DO...
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Magnetorheological elastomers (MREs) are increasingly demanded based on their ability to modify their mechanical properties under an applied magnetic field, applications ranging from active control in industrial processes to biomedicine. Those materials are based on a polymer phase and magnetic fillers. This work reports on the evaluation of the ef...
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Wool, choline dihydrogen phosphate ([Ch][DHP]) or choline serinate ([Ch][Seri) ionic liquids (ILs) were incorporated into native collagen formulations and films were prepared by compression moulding. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images showed no agglomeration, indicating good dispersion of additives within films. The denaturation peak observe...
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The present work reports on a new approach based on electroactive microenvironments to mitigate skeletal muscle cancer. For that, piezoelectric films based on poly(vinylidene fluoride) have been applied to evaluate the influence of mechano- and/or electrical stimuli on rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) proliferation. Human embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma (RD) cell...
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The development of new conducting composites, for electric and electronic applications, with lower environmental impact is a relevant issue. Blending poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate (PHBV) with high-density polyethylene (HDPE), 50/50 HDPE/PHBV, and multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) (3.5 and 7.5%), represents a suitable strategy for...
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A B S T R A C T Magnetocaloric (MC) cooling is a vast research field nowadays which needs continuing development of MC materials. Besides, technological approaches of the fabrication and design of MC materials to be applied as the heat exchangers require a reinforcement. Heusler-type metamagnetic shape memory alloys (MetaMSMAs) exhibiting a large M...
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Hybrid materials based on ionic liquids (ILs) and polymers are increasingly being used for the development of smart and multifunctional materials, allowing to tune polymer properties or introduce new ones. Nonetheless, the structural organization of ILs within the polymer matrix is not properly understood. This work reports on the structural organi...
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Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) play a major role in bone tissue engineering (BTE) thanks to their capacity for osteogenic differentiation and being easily available. In vivo, MSCs are exposed to an electroactive microenvironment in the bone niche, which has piezoelectric properties. The correlation between the electrically active milieu and bone's a...
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Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are the most widely used energy storage system because of their high energy density and power, robustness, and reversibility, but they typically include an electrolyte solution composed of flammable organic solvents, leading to safety risks and reliability concerns for high-energy-density batteries. A step forward in Li...
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The development of multifunctional materials and their application in flexible electronics has shown a remarkable relevance in areas such as artificial e-skin, flexible touch sensors, health monitors or implantable devices, among others. However, conventional systems rely on polymers that are not biodegradable, generating undesired and uncontrolled...
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The targeted global decarbonization demands the urgent replacement of conventional fossil fuel with low carbon technologies. For instance, solar energy is abundant, inexhaustible, non-polluting, and low-priced; however, to produce energy on large scale with reliable, cost-efficient, and environmentally friendly methods remains a challenge. The outs...
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The transmission of bacterial infections through contaminated surfaces is nowadays an increasing source of concern, also related to the current pandemic situation. Functional materials that prevent the adhesion of microorganisms and/or induce their eradication thus avoiding fomite transmission are highly needed. In this work, a highly antimicrobial...
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Polymer scaffolds are playing an increasing role in tissue engineering (TE), although there is still a need to improve their biomimicry of cellular microenvironments, by having smart scaffolds with an active response, which can improve tissue regeneration. This work reports on the novel combination of poly(lactic-co-glycolide) (PLGA) with the ionic...
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The use of metal-organic frameworks in the separator membrane of lithium-ion batteries is an interesting subject of study for the next generation of energy storage devices. In this work, different poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene) (PVDF-HFP) / metal-organic framework (MOF) based separators were prepared using three distinct MOFs, and...
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Screen printed graphite electrodes are widely used in electroanalysis, and increasingly in electrochemiluminescence (ECL) applications. However, their response is very dependent on graphite paste composition and electrode fabrication processes. This work studies the ECL of the tris(2,2’-bipyridyl)ruthenium (II) / tripropylamine (Ru(bpy)3²⁺/TPrA) sy...
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The digitalization of the society in the context of the Internet of Things (IoT) demands a new generation of sustainable materials and processes to reduce the environmental impact of technological advances. This work reports on sustainable multifunctional nanocomposites based on carrageenan and magnetic cobalt ferrite (CoFe2O4-CFO) nanoparticles, p...
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Materials science is increasingly relying on sustainable methods for the synthesis of advanced materials. This work demonstrates the first template-free approach for the crystallization of tavorite, LiFePO4(OH), in the form of hollow microspheres and unique core (single crystal)–shell (aggregated particles) cross-like dendrites. The different morph...
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The design of suitable materials for the manufacture of pressure sensors with high sensitivity and flexibility in wearable electronics is still a challenge. In this study, a flexible and portable pressure sensor is developed based on a photopolymeric formulation of polyaniline (PANI)/Lignin/acrylate. The amount of photoinitiator and the presence of...
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A novel multifunctional biocomposite scaffold based on cellulose (Cel) and β-cyclodextrin (β.CD) biopolymers modified with extracted silk fibroin (SF) as well as magnetic copper-doped cobalt ferrite (CuCoFe2O4) nanospheres has been developed. The hybrid scaffold was characterized by FE–SEM, TGA, FT–IR, and EDS techniques to demonstrate the core–she...
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The combination of electroactive polymers and ionic liquids (ILs) has been gaining much attention for tissue engineering. Thus, this work reports on the development of oriented electrospun fibers and films based on poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) and polyhydroxybutyrate-co-hydroxyvalerate (PHBV) blended with the IL choline acetate ([Chol][Ac]). Th...
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Bio‐based photocurable polymers are increasingly demanded as environmentally friendly materials for advanced applications. Together with functional fillers, represent a next step for the generation of functional and active smart materials, compatible with additive manufacturing technologies. This work reports on, acrylated epoxidized soybean oil (A...
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Three-dimensional (3D) printing represents a suitable technology for the development of biomimetic scaffolds for biomedical and tissue engineering applications. However, hydrogel-based inks’ printability remains a challenge due to their restricted print accuracy, mechanical properties, swelling or even cytotoxicity. Chitosan is a natural-derived po...
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In order to address the environmental issues related to lithium-ion batteries, environmentally friendlier separators based on poly(hydroxybutyrate-co-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV) membranes were prepared by electrospinning. Cobalt ferrite (CFO) fillers can be incorporated to improve the electrochemical properties of the membranes. It is shown that fiber...
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This review highlights the most important advances in the development and manufacture of advanced hybrid polymer-inorganic layered anticorrosion coatings for marine applications. These newly hybrid anticorrosion systems are gaining importance with the premise to improve the efficiency of the widely employed pure organic coatings, while widening the...
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Currently, silver nanoparticles have attracted large interest in the photonics, electrics, analytical, and antimicrobial/biocidal fields due to their excellent optical, electrical, biological, and antibacterial properties. The versatility in generating different sizes, shapes, and surface morphologies results in a wide range of applications of silv...
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Adipose tissue derived stem cells (ASCs) are recognized to secret a myriad of molecules (secretome) know to modulate inflammatory response, promote axonal growth as well vascular remodeling and cellular survival. In previous works we have reported the benefit effects of ASCs transplanted to the injury site in a rat model of spinal cord injury (SCI)...
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Piezoelectric polymers allow transducing a mechanical stimulus into an electrical voltage, and vice-versa, leading to a large variety of sensor and actuator applications. Further, biodegradable platforms are increasingly needed in the environmental and biotechnological areas. In this context, this work reports on electrospun fiber based membranes w...
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Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are the main energy storage system used in portable devices. Their outstanding characteristics allied to the growing market of portable devices and electric vehicles provides batteries an increasing trend over the next years. During the past decade, improved materials for LIBs have been developed, with less attention be...
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Electrospun membranes play an increasing role in tissue regeneration base on their suitable morphological features. The implementation of active response, such as magnetically responsiveness or piezo-ionic features can further improve tissue regeneration by better resembling varying microenvironment during cell culture. In this context, this work r...
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This work focuses on the combination of multifunctional photocatalytic and adsorbent materials in a unique polymeric membrane. For this purpose, Au/TiO2 and Y2(CO3)3 nanoparticles were immobilised onto a poly (vinylidene fluoride-hexafluoropropylene), (PVDF-HFP) membrane, and the physical-chemical characterisation of these materials was performed,...
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The exponential growth and ubiquitous use of mobile electronics supported by the Internet of Things (IoT) is leading to an increasing need of self-powered wearable electronic devices. In particular, converting electrical energy from magnetic fields is very appealing for the development of a sustainable power sources/sensing tools. Magneto-mechano-e...
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Organic piezoelectric materials stand out compared to ceramic materials due to their lightweight, flexibility, and chemical and mechanical resistance and are applied in an increasing number of applications, from sensors and actuators, energy harvesting and storage, biomedical to environmental areas. The present chapter focuses on organic piezoelect...