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Barbara Emanuella Souza Dphil student

Barbara Souza BSc

DPhil Candidate


Barbara Souza is a DPhil candidate in Engineering Science. Her doctorate research examines the development of porous nanocomposites and tuneable polymer membranes, integrating Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) as multifunctional fillers to enable bioengineering of innovative applications (drug delivery and wound dressing applications). Her doctoral research is funded by the FAPEMIG scholarship from Brazil. She also works as a Junior Dean at St John's College and volunteers as a Department Emergency First Aider.


Research Interests

Multifunctional materials, composites, biomedical devices, green chemistry, sustainability.

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  • Norton Senior Scholarship recipient, St John’s College, University of Oxford
  • Winner: 2019 Image Competition People’s Choice, Department of Materials Science, University of Oxford