Sara Barros

Research Fellow

Sara Barros is currently a research fellow at INL working on advanced antibacterial coatings for dentistry application.

Sara has a graduation in Chemical Engineering from ISEP, Portugal and an MSc degree in Industrial Safety and Environment from Technical University of Valencia (UPV), Spain. Her master thesis focused on the tribocorrosion study of biomedical alloy Ti6Al4V manufactured by powder metallurgy and forging. In 2016, Sara finished her PhD in Materials Science from University Jaume I, Spain. During her PhD, she worked with hybrid coatings synthesized via sol-gel for osseointegration improvement of metal dental implants. At University Jaume I she joined PIMA research group and was enrolled in several projects working on bioactive coatings for biocompatibility improvement of metal dental implants.

Selected Publications

  • Romero-Gavilán, F., Barros-Silva, S., García-Cañadas, J., Palla, B., Izquierdo, R., Gurruchaga, M., Goñi, I., Suay, J.
    Control of the degradation of silica sol-gel hybrid coatings for metal implants prepared by the triple combination of alkoxysilanes
    Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 2016, 453, 66-73
  • Juan-Díaz, M. J., Martínez-Ibáñez, M., Lara-Sáez, I., da Silva, S., Izquierdo, R., Gurruchaga, M., Goñi, I., Suay, J.
    Development of hybrid sol-gel coatings for improvement of metallic biomaterials performance
    Progress in Organic Coatings, 2016, 96, 42-51