Prof. Marcelo G. de Oliveira received his Ph.D. in Science from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in São Paulo state, Brazil, in 1992 where he was appointed Assistant Professor in 1987. After his doctoral studies he served as Visiting Research Fellow at the Chemistry Department of the University of Southampton, UK, from 1993 to 1995. He was appointed Associate Professor in the Physical Chemistry Department of the Institute of Chemistry of UNICAMP in 2000 where he currently develops his studies aimed at the preparation of polymeric biomaterials for the controlled release of nitric oxide (NO). These, include porous membranes for localized NO delivery and hydrogels for trandermal drug delivery and wound healing. He has used laser doppler flowmetry to characterize skin vasodilation in topical applications of NO donors and studied the diffusion properties of these molecules through synthetic and biological membranes. He has used solid films functionalized with NO donors for the coating of blood-contact medical devices in order to obtain antithrombogenic and antibacterial surfaces. His work has been supported by fellowships from federal and state financial agencies in Brazil.
(Source: Lattes Curriculum)