Rolando Dias graduated in Chemical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) in 1990 and joined in 1993 to the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB) as Teaching Assistant in the Mathematics Department of the School of Technology and Management (ESTiG). In 1990 he started his post-graduate studies in the Department of Chemical Engineering from FEUP, where in 1996 he obtained his degree of Ph.D. in the area of Mathematical Modelling of Non-Linear Polymerization. Since 1997 he develops his teaching activity in the Department of Chemical and Biological Technology of ESTiG (Adjunct-Professor from 1997 to 2007 and then Coordinator-Professor). He develops is research activities as member of LSRE since 1996.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Polymer reaction engineering; modelling
Polymer networks; gels; hydrogels
Free radical and controlled radical polymerization
Molecular imprinting; molecular recognition; controlled drug release

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

D. Oliveira, C. P. Gomes, R.C.S Dias, M.R.P.F.N. Costa. Molecular imprinting of 5-fluorouracil in particles with surface RAFT grafted functional brushes. Reactive and Functional Polymers, 107, 35–45, 2016 C. Almeida, H. Costa, P. Kadhirvel, A.M. Queiroz, R.C.S. Dias, M.R.P.F.N. Costa. Electrochemical activity of sulfur networks synthesized through RAFT polymerization. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 133, 43993(1-11), 2016 P. Kadhirvel, C. Machado, A. Freitas, T. Oliveira, R.C.S. Dias, M.R.P.F.N. Costa. Molecular imprinting in hydrogels using reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerization and continuous flow micro-reactor. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 90, 1552-1564, 2015 S. Lazzari, S. Hamzehlou, Y. Reyes, J.R. Leiza, M.R.P.F.N. Costa, R.C.S. Dias, G. Storti. Bulk crosslinking copolymerization: Comparison of different modeling approaches. Macromolecular Reaction Engineering, 8, 678–695, 2014 M.A.D. Gonçalves, R.C.S. Dias, M.R.P.F.N. Costa. Kinetic modeling of hyperbranched polymer synthesis through atom-transfer and nitroxide-mediated radical polymerization of vinyl/divinyl monomers. Chemical Engineering & Technology, 33, 1797-1813, 2010 M.R.P.F.N. Costa, R.C.S. Dias. Prediction of Mean-Square Radius of Gyration of Tree-Like Polymers by a General Kinetic Approach. Polymer, 48, 1785-1801, 2007 R.C.S. Dias, M.R.P.F.N. Costa. A general kinetic method to predict sequence length distributions for non-linear irreversible multicomponent polymerizations. Polymer, 47, 6895-6913, 2006 M.R.P.F.N. Costa, R.C.S. Dias. An Improved General Kinetic Analysis of Non-Linear Irreversible Polymerizations. Chemical Engineering Science, 60, 423-446, 2005 R.C.S. Dias, M.R.P.F.N. Costa. A New Look at Kinetic Modeling of Nonlinear Free Radical Polymerizations with Terminal Branching and Chain Transfer to Polymer. Macromolecules, 36, 8853-8863, 2003 M.R.P.F.N. Costa, R.C.S. Dias. A General Kinetic Analysis of Non-Linear Irreversible Copolymerizations. Chemical Engineering Science, 49, 491-516, 1994

SELECTED PROJECTS

RosaEvolution - Improvement of the Extraction Efficiency of 2,4,6-Trichloroanisole (TCA) from Natural Cork. Reference: INESCP-SERV-12/15. Starting Date: 2015/04/06. Duration: 12 months. Role: Researcher Molecular Engineering, Synthesis and Testing of Water Compatible Smart Polymers. Reference: PTDC/EQU-EQU/098150/2008. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, FCT Project. Starting Date: 2010/03/31. Duration: 42 months. Role: Coordinator NANOPOLY - Hybrid Models for Tailoring Nano-Architectures of polymers. Reference: PITN-GA-2009-238700. Funded by: European Comission, FP7 Project. Starting Date: 2009/09/30. Duration: 48 months. Role: Researcher Kinetic Modeling of the Molecular Architecture of Polymer Networks Formed in the Radical Cross-Linking Copolymerization of Acrylic/Trivinyl Monomers. Funded by: BASF Starting Date: 2008/01/09. Duration: 44 months. Role: Researcher Experimental study of non-linear free-radical copolymerizations in semi-batch reactor. Reference: POCI/EQU/60483/2004. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia Starting Date: 2006/01/01. Duration: 39 months. Role: Coordinator Inception and design of non-linear free radical polymerization processes in semi-batch reactor. Reference: POCI/EQU/44784/2002. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia Starting Date: 2005/06/30. Duration: 36 months. Role: Coordinator
Rolando Dias
Professor Coordenador
rdias@ipb.pt