Helena Vasconcelos

Assistant Professor

Universidade dos Açores | Edifício do Complexo Científico
(+351) 296 650 170/2 helena.cs.vasconcelos@uac.pt

Research Areas

Functionalization of natural vegetable fibers

Materials corrosion (mathematical models for atmospheric corrosion; biocorrosion)

Sol-gel green synthesis of bioglasses for bone tissue regeneration.

Rare-earth doped transparent glass ceramics.

Silicate planar waveguides doped with rare-earths, prepared by sol-gel processing.

Main publications

J. Izquierdo, M.B. González-Marrero, M. Bozorg1, B.M. Fernández-Pérez, H.C. Vasconcelos, R.M. Souto, “Multiscale electrochemical analysis of the corrosion of titanium and nitinol for implant applications”, Electrochimica Acta 203 (2016) 366–378.

Bibiana M. Fernández-Pérez, José Morales, H. Cristina Vasconcelos, Ricardo M. Souto, Sergio González, Víctor Cano and Juan J. Santana, “A novel approach to the mathematical modelling of atmospheric corrosion rates from fragmented subtropical environments”, European Journal of Science and Theology, 11, (2015), 241-252.

F. Lahoz, C. Perez-Rodrıguez, A. Halder, S. Das, M. C. Paul, M. Pal, S. K. Bhadra, and H. C. Vasconcelos,; “Complete energy transfer due to rare-earth phase segregation in optical fiber preform glasses”, Journal of Applied Physics, 110, (2011), 083121.


Helena Cristina Vasconcelos and Afonso Silva Pinto, “Fluorescence Properties of Rare-Earth-Doped Sol-Gel Glasses” in “Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials- Recent Applications in Sol-Gel Synthesis", ISBN 978-953-51-3246-2, Print ISBN 978-953-51-3245-5, edited by Usha Chandra, INTECH Publishers, 2017.

H.C. Vasconcelos, “Glasses as Biomaterials” in “OVERALL ASPECTS OF GLASSY MATERIALS: SYNTHESIS, PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS”, edited by H.C. Vasconcelos and C. Gonçalves, Bentham Science Publishers eISBN: 978-1-68108- 207-3, USA, 2016.