IT Sligo Staff Profiles

Dr Douglas Marques

Jt Assistant Lecturer

Contact Details

Jt Assistant Lecturer
Address

E: marques.douglas@itsligo.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Douglas Marques is a Brazilian academic with 10+ years of experience in academic research and development. Graduated in Plastics Engineering (2008), with a research based Masters (2011) and Doctorate (2015) in Materials Engineering, Science and Technology, awarded by the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. Douglas has focused his research background in bioresorbable polymers manufacturing techniques, targeting scaffold production for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. With two academic passages in Julie Gough's research team at The University of Manchester - UK, and a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Tom Flanagan's team at the School of Medicine of University College Dublin - RoI, Douglas was appointed a lecturing position at Institute of Technology, Sligo in October 2020. Personal objectives include developing a strong partnership with polymer industry in Ireland and spread the power of academic research in the north-west of the country.

Research Interests

  • Materials Science and Processing
  • Resorbable Polymers
  • Electrospinning & Melt Electrowriting
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Finite Element Analysis

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2016) 'Natural Polymers: Tissue Engineering Scaffolds'
Douglas R. Marques, Tiago M. Volkmer, Luis A. L. dos Santos (2016) 'Natural Polymers: Tissue Engineering Scaffolds' In: encyclopedia of biopolymers and polymeric biomaterials. New York: Taylor & Francis. [DOI] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2018) 'Experimental use of new absorbable tracheal stent'
Luciano F. Schopf, José Carlos Fraga, Rodrigo Porto, Luis A. L. Santos, Douglas R. Marques, Paulo R. Sanchez, Fabíola S. Meyer, Jane M. Ulbrich (2018) 'Experimental use of new absorbable tracheal stent'. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'In vitro evaluation of poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid)/polyisoprene fibers for soft tissue engineering'
Douglas R. Marques, Luıs A.L. dos Santos, Marie A. O’Brien, Sarah H. Cartmell, Julie E. Gough (2016) 'In vitro evaluation of poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid)/polyisoprene fibers for soft tissue engineering'. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Fibers Obtaining and Characterization Using Poly (Lactic-co-Glycolic Acid) and Poly (Isoprene) Containing Hydroxyapatite and α TCP Calcium Phosphate by Electrospinning Method'
Fernanda A. Vechietti, Douglas R. Marques, Natalia O. Muniz, Luis A. Santos (2015) 'Fibers Obtaining and Characterization Using Poly (Lactic-co-Glycolic Acid) and Poly (Isoprene) Containing Hydroxyapatite and α TCP Calcium Phosphate by Electrospinning Method'. Key Engineering Materials, [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Development and testing of an absorbable spring for cranial expansion in rabbits'
Gustavo Faller, Luis Alberto dos Santos, Douglas Marques, Marcus Vinicius Collares (2015) 'Development and testing of an absorbable spring for cranial expansion in rabbits'. Journal Of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Experimental comparative study of the histotoxicity of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) copolymer and poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid)-poly(isoprene) blend'
Jung Ho Kim; Douglas Ramos Marques; Gustavo Juliani Faller; Marcus Vinícius Collares; Rubens Rodriguez; Luis Alberto dos Santos; Diego da Silva Dias (2014) 'Experimental comparative study of the histotoxicity of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) copolymer and poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid)-poly(isoprene) blend'. Journal of biomaterials science. Polymer edition, [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Analysis of Poly(Lactic-co-Glycolic Acid)/Poly(Isoprene) Polymeric Blend for application as biomaterial'
Douglas R. Marques, Luciano F. Schopf, Jose C. S. Fraga, Luis A. L. dos Santos (2013) 'Analysis of Poly(Lactic-co-Glycolic Acid)/Poly(Isoprene) Polymeric Blend for application as biomaterial'. Journal of biomaterials science. Polymer edition, [DOI] [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2015 Postdoctoral Fellowship National Council for Scientific and Technologic Development (CNPq) – Brazil
2011 PhD fulltime scholarhip Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES) – Brazil
2013 Sandwich PhD abroad National Council for Scientific and Technologic Development (CNPq) – Brazil
2012 Scientific Short Mission Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul - Brazil
2009 M.Sc. fulltime scholarship National Council for Scientific and Technologic Development (CNPq) – Brazil

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
TERMIS - Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine International Society member 25-SEP-20 /
SLABO - Latin American Society of Biomaterials member 01-MAR-10 /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
The University of Manchester Post Doctoral Research Associate 01-JUL-15 / 30-JUN-16
University College Dublin Postdoc Research Fellow 01-AUG-18 / 31-AUG-20
Medicone Products & Solutions for Health Research & Development Trainee 01-MAR-08 / 12-JUN-09