Paulo Ivo Teixeira

Communications Comunicações

Invited Talks Palestras Convidadas

  • Surface energy of two-dimensional finite or periodic foams, M. F. Vaz and P. I. C. Teixeira, Workshop on Isoperimetric Problems, space-filling, and soap-bubble geometry, International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, March 2012.
  • Wrinkling Labyrinth Patterns on Elastomeric Janus Particles, A. C. Trindade, J. P. Canejo, P. Patrício, P. Brogueira, P. I. C. Teixeira and M. H. Godinho, Workshop on Assembling of Superstructures in Soft Matter, Ljubljana, Slovenia, October 2012.
  • Cellulose spirals and helices, M. H. Godinho. J. P. Canejo, J. P. Borges and P. I. Teixeira, Flow(ers) and Jam(mers) Workshop, Lisbon, Portugal, June 2009.
  • How patchy can one get and still condense? The role of dissimilar patches in the interactions of colloidal particles, J. M. Tavares, P. I. C. Teixeira and M. M. Telo da Gama, Flow(ers) and Jam(mers) Workshop, Lisbon, Portugal, June 2009.
  • Micro- and nanostructures from liquid crystalline cellulose materials, M. H. Godinho, J. P. Canejo, L. F. V. Pinto, J. P. Borges, P. Brogueira and P. I. C. Teixeira, NanoSWEC, First edition of the Nano South-West European Conference, Bordeaux (ENSCPB), France, November 2008.
  • Symmetric alignment of the nematic matrix between close penetrable colloidal particles, P. I. C. Teixeira, F. Barmes and D. J. Cleaver, ESF Exploratory Workshop on Nematic Colloids, Bled, Slovenia, August 2003.
  • Structure of liquid crystal interfaces: anchoring and surface deformations from molecular theory, P. I. C. Teixeira, The Rank Prize Funds Mini-Symposium on Surface Interactions in Ordered Systems for Electro-Optic Devices, Grasmere, United Kingdom, May 1998.
  • Modelling polymer-dispersed liquid crystal formation, P. I. C. Teixeira and B. M. Mulder, Workshop on Mathematical Models for Liquid Crystals, Cortona, Italy, September 1995.

Talks Palestras

  • What is the shape of an air bubble on a liquid surface?, M. A. C. Teixeira, S. Arscott, S. J. Cox and P. I. C. Teixeira, Eufoam 2016, Dublin, Ireland, July 2016.
  • Liquid-vapour interfaces of patchy colloids, A. Oleksy and P. I. C. Teixeira, 6th Iberian Meeting on Colloids and Interfaces, Guimarães, Portugal, July 2015.
  • Approaches for surface tailoring: wrinkling labyrinth patterns on Janus elastomers, A. C.Trindade, J. P. Canejo, P. I. C. Teixeira, P. Patrício and M. H. Godinho, 4th International Colloids Conference--Surface Design and Engineering, Madrid, Spain, June 2014.
  • Curling and wrinkling in elastomeric Janus fibres, A. C. Trindade, J. P. Canejo, P. I. C. Teixeira, P. Patrício and M. H. Godinho, 7th International Liquid Crystal Elastomer Conference, Shanghai, China, September 2013.
  • The phase behaviour of shape-changing spheroids, P. I. C. Teixeira and A. J. Masters, BLCS/SMTG/INI Workshop on the Molecular Modelling and Theory of Liquid Crystals, Cambridge, United Kingdom, March 2013.
  • A dissimilar patch model with a "pinched" phase diagram, J. Russo, J. M. Tavares, P. I. C. Teixeira, M. M. Telo da Gama and F. Sciortino, 8th Liquid Matter Conference, Vienna, Austria, September 2011.
  • Wrinkling Labyrinth Patterns on Elastomeric Janus Particles, A. C. Trindade, J. P. Canejo, L. F. V. Pinto, P. Patrício, P. Brogueira, P. I. C. Teixeira and M. H. Godinho, 6th International Liquid Crystal Elastomer Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, September 2011.
  • Defects in bubble clusters: simulation and analytical approach, M. F. Vaz, S. J. Cox and P. I. C. Teixeira, Eufoam 2010, Borovets, Bulgaria, June 2010.
  • How patchy can one get and still condense? Criticality and percolation of colloids with dissimilar patches, J. M. Tavares, P. I. C. Teixeira and M. M. Telo da Gama, Staphys 24, Cairns, Australia, July 2010.
  • How foam-like is the shear-induced lamellar phase of an ionic liquid crystal?, C. Cruz, M. H. Godinho, A. J. Ferreira, P. S. Kulkarni, C. A. M. Afonso and P. I. C. Teixeira, European/Japanese Molecular Liquids Group Conference 2008, Lisbon, Portugal, September 2008.
  • Modelling of nano-confined liquid crystals: ordering and ordering transitions from density-functional theory, P. I. C. Teixeira, International Workshop on Recent Advances in the Understanding of Confined Fluids: from Superfluids to Oil Reservoirs. Abingdon, United Kingdom, January 2008.
  • Energy and tension of films and Plateau borders in a foam, P. I. C. Teixeira and M. A. Fortes, Eufoam 2006, Potsdam, Germany, July 2006.
  • Transitions in Plateau borders, M. F. Vaz, M. A. Fortes and P. I. C. Teixeira, Workshop on Foam Rheology in Two Dimensions (FRIT), University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Wales, June 2005.
  • Tuneable micro- and nano-periodic structures in a free-standing flexible urethane/urea elastomer film, M. H. Godinho, A. C. Trindade, J. L. Figueirinhas, L. V. Melo, P. Brogueira, A. M. Deus and P. I. C. Teixeira,.International Liquid Crystal Elastomer Conference 2005, Cambridge, United Kingdom, September 2005.
  • A simple model for biaxial smectic phases, P. I. C. Teixeira, M. A. Osipov and G. R. Luckhurst, Topical Meeting on Biaxiality, Southampton Liquid Crystal Institute, Romsey, United Kingdom, November 2004.
  • Mean field calculations of morphology development in reactive polymer blends, N. Clarke, A. D. Duckett, D. J. Read, P. I. C. Teixeira, T. C. B. McLeish, J. Sweeney, J. Hobdell and G. Eeckhoudt, 40th IUPAC World Polymer Congress MACRO 2004, Paris, France, July 2004.
  • Mechanical instabilities of foam clusters between parallel plates, M. A. Fortes, M. E. Rosa, M. F. Vaz and P. I. C. Teixeira, Eufoam 2004, Université de Marne-La Vallée, France, July 2004.
  • Mixing and sorting of bidisperse two-dimensional bubbles, P. I. C. Teixeira, F. Graner and M. A. Fortes, Royal Society of Chemistry and Institute of Physics Modelling and Simulation of Colloids Conference, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, United Kingdom, September 2004.
  • Distribution of film orientations in free bubble clusters, M. A. Fortes, P. I. C. Teixeira and M. F. Vaz, 6th Ibero-American Workshop on Complex Fluids and Applications, Lisbon, Portugal, September 2003.
  • Surface energy minimisation in two-dimensional cellular systems, P. I. C. Teixeira, M. A. Fortes and F. Graner, II International Materials Symposium - Materiais 2003, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, April 2003.
  • Hard particles between hard walls, A. Chrzanowska, P. I. C. Teixeira, H. Ehrentraut and D. J. Cleaver, CCP5 Annual Conference, University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom, September 2001.
  • Finite element simulation of the mechanical response of spinodal structures, D. J. Read, P. I. C. Teixeira, R. A. Duckett, T. C. B. McLeish and J. Sweeney, 11th International Conference on Deformation, Yield and Fracture of Polymers, Cambridge, United Kingdom, April 2000.
  • The Tolkien landscapes of early spinodal decomposition, Y. Mao, T. C. B. McLeish and P. I. C. Teixeira, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics Conference - 1999, Leicester, United Kingdom, December 1999.
  • Dynamics of reorientation of a nematic elastomer, P. I. C. Teixeira, 17th International Liquid Crystal Conference, Strasbourg, France, July 1998.
  • Cell dynamical models of structure formation in polymer-dispersed liquid crystals, P. I. C. Teixeira and B. M. Mulder, 16th International Liquid Crystal Conference, Kent, USA, June 1996.
  • Modelling polymer-dispersed liquid crystal formation, P. I. C. Teixeira and B. M. Mulder, Workshop on Modelling and Simulation of Structure Formation in Liquid Crystals, Polymers, and their Mixtures, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, June 1995.
  • The surface-like elastic constant $K_{13}$ of a nematic liquid crystal: microscopic calculation and effects in a thin nematic film, V. M. Pergamenshchik, P. I. C. Teixeira and T. J. Sluckin, British Liquid Crystal Society 8th Annual Conference, Manchester, United Kingdom, March 1993.
  • Landau-de Gennes theory of anchoring transitions at a nematic liquid crystal--substrate interface, P. I. C. Teixeira, D. E. Sullivan and T. J. Sluckin, 14th International Liquid Crystal Conference, Pisa, Italy, June 1992.
  • Microscopic theory of doping-induced anchoring transitions at liquid crystal surfaces, P. I. C. Teixeira and T. J. Sluckin, British Liquid Crystal Society 7th Annual Conference, Oxford, United Kingdom, April 1992.
  • Doping-induced anchoring transitions at liquid crystal surfaces, P. I. C. Teixeira and T. J. Sluckin, Euromech 283, Glasgow, United Kingdom, July 1991.
  • Surface properties of mixtures of molecular fluids: comparison between theory and experiment, B. S. Almeida, M. M. Telo da Gama and P. I. C. Teixeira, 11th IUPAC Conference on Chemical Thermodynamics, Como, Italy, August 1990.

Posters Cartazes

  • Density-functional theory of lyotropic nematic order in semiflexible dimers, A. Vaghela, P. I. C. Teixeira and E. M. Terentjev, 10th Liquid Matter Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 2017.
  • Interplay between self-assembly and condensation in models with asymmetric patches, J. M. Tavares and P. I. C. Teixeira, 10th Liquid Matter Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 2017.
  • When is a surface foam-phobic?, M. A. C. Teixeira, S. Arscott, S. J. Cox and P. I. C. Teixeira, 10th Liquid Matter Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 2017.
  • From wrinkly elastomers to Janus particles to Janus fibres, A. C. Trindade, J. P. Canejo, P. Patrício, P. Brogueira, P. I. C. Teixeira and M. H. Godinho, The British Society of Rheology Midwinter Meeting 2016, Reading, United Kingdom, December 2016.
  • What is the shape of an air bubble on a liquid surface?, M. A. C. Teixeira, S. Arscott, S. J. Cox and P. I. C. Teixeira, 4th International Soft Matter Conference, Grenoble, France, September 2016.
  • Order reconstruction in ultraconfinement, from density-functional theory, P. I. C. Teixeira, 13th European Conference on Liquid Crystals, Manchester, United Kingdom, September 2015.
  • First curl, then wrinkle, A. C. Trindade, J. P. Canejo, P. I. C. Teixeira, P. Patrício and M. H. Godinho, 9th Liquid Matter Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, July 2014.
  • Inhomogeneous associating fluids - patchy colloids at interfaces, A. Oleksy and P. I. C. Teixeira, CCP5 Annual Meeting 2014, Harper Adams University, United Kingdom, September 2014.
  • Which way does a core-shell fibre wrinkle?, P. Patrício, P. I. C. Teixeira , A. C. Trindade and M. H. Godinho, 9th Liquid Matter Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, July 2014.
  • First curl, then wrinkle, A. C. Trindade, J. P. Canejo, P. I. C. Teixeira, P. Patrício and M. H. Godinho, Thermodynamics 2013,  Manchester, United Kingdom, September 2013.
  • Inhomogeneous associating fluids - patchy colloids at interfaces, A. Oleksy and P. I. C. Teixeira, International Soft Matter Conference 2013, Rome, Italy, September 2013.
  • Inhomogeneous associating fluids - the liquid/vapour interface of patchy colloids, A. Oleksy and P. I. C. Teixeira, Workshop on Wetting and Capillarity in Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany, February 2013.
  • The phase behaviour of shape-changing spheroids, P. I. C. Teixeira and A. J. Masters, British Liquid Crystal Society 27th Annual Conference, Cambridge, United Kingdom, March 2013.
  • Wrinkling Labyrinth Patterns on Elastomeric Janus Particle, A. C. Trindade, J. P. Canejo, L. F. V. Pinto, P. Patrício, P. Brogueira, P. I. C. Teixeira and M. H. Godinho, 8th Liquid Matter Conference, Vienna, Austria, September 2011.
  • A neural network approach to modelling a confined liquid crystal, T. Santos Silva, P. I. C. Teixeira, C. Anquetil-Deck and D. J. Cleaver, 23rd International Liquid Crystal Conference, Cracow, Poland, July 2010.
  • Self-assembly, percolation and thermodynamics of patchy particles with dissimilar bonds, J. M. Tavares, M. M. Telo da Gama and P. I. C. Teixeira, International Soft Matter Conference 2010, Granada, Spain, July 2010.
  • A neural network approach to modelling a confined liquid crystal, T. Santos Silva, P. I. Teixeira, C. Anquetil-Deck and D. J. Cleaver, Biological and Soft Matter Conference, Warwick, United Kingdom, April 2009.
  • Criticality of colloids with distinct interaction patches, J. M. Tavares, M. M. Telo da Gama and P. I. C. Teixeira, CECAM Workshop on Computer Simulation Approaches to Study Self-Assembly: From Patchy Nano-Colloids to Virus Capsids, Lausanne, Switzerland, July 2009.
  • How patchy can one get and still condense? The role of dissimilar patches in the interactions of colloidal particles, J. M. Tavares, P. I. C. Teixeira and M. M. Telo da Gama, Biological and Soft Matter Conference, Warwick, United Kingdom, April 2009.
  • Shear-induced lamellar ionic liquid crystal foam, A. J. Ferreira, P. I. C. Teixeira, C. Cruz, M. H. Godinho, P. S. Kulkarni and C. A. M. Afonso, Biological and Soft Matter Conference, Warwick, United Kingdom, April 2009 .
  • Shear-induced lamellar ionic liquid crystal foam, A. J. Ferreira, P. I. C. Teixeira, C. Cruz, M. H. Godinho, P. S. Kulkarni and C. A. M. Afonso, 10th European Conference on Liquid Crystals, Colmar, France, April 2009.
  • Spirals and helices of liquid crystalline cellulose derivatives: electrospinning mimics plant tendrils on the nano and microscale, M. H. Godinho, J..P. Canejo, L. F. V. Pinto, J. P. Borges and P. I. Teixeira, Biological and Soft Matter Conference, Warwick, United Kingdom, April 2009.
  • Effect of the number of shells on the pressure and energy of two-dimensional free bubble clusters, M. F. Vaz, P. I. C. Teixeira, F. Graner and S. J. Cox, Eufoam 2008, Noordwijlk, The Netherlands, July 2008.
  • Foam-like behaviour of lamellar ionic liquid crystals, A. J. Ferreira, M. H. Godinho, C. Cruz, P. S. Kulkarni, C. A. M. Afonso and P. I. C. Teixeira, 7th Liquid Matter Conference, Lund,Sweden, June/July 2008.
  • How foam-like is the shear-induced lamellar phase of an ionic liquid crystal?, C. Cruz, M. H. Godinho, A. J. Ferreira, P. S. Kulkarni, C. A. M. Afonso and P. I. C. Teixeira,. 22nd International Liquid Crystal Conference, Jeju, Korea, June/July 2008 .
  • Liquid crystal spinning of cellulose nanofibers, M. H. Godinho, J. Canejo, J. P. Borges, P. Brogueira, P. I. C. Teixeira and E. M. Terentjev, Advanced Nano-Materials 2008, Aveiro, Portugal, June 2008.
  • Simulation and theory of hybrid aligned liquid crystal films, P. I. C. Teixeira, F. Barmes, C. Anquetil-Deck and D. J. Cleaver, 7th Liquid Matter Conference, Lund, Sweden, June/July 2008 .
  • Foam-like behaviour of lamellar ionic liquid crystals, A. J. Ferreira, M. H. Godinho, C. Cruz, P. S. Kulkarni, C. A. M. Afonso and P. I. C. Teixeira, 9th European Conference on Liquid Crystals, Lisbon, Portugal, July 2007.
  • The phase behaviour of a model tetrapode - a theoretical analysis, P. I. C. Teixeira and A. J. Masters, 9th European Conference on Liquid Crystals, Lisbon, Portugal, July 2007.
  • The shapes of soap films and Plateau borders, M. A. Fortes, P. I. C. Teixeira and A. M. Deus, International Soft Matter Conference 2007, Aachen, Germany, October 2007.
  • Instability of two-dimensional multi-layer bubble clusters, M. F. Vaz, M. A. Fortes, S. J. Cox and P. I. C. Teixeira, Eufoam 2006, Potsdam, Germany, July 2006.
  • Tuneable micro- and nano-periodic structures in a free-standing flexible urethane/urea elastomer film, M. H. Godinho, A. C. Trindade, J. L. Figueirinhas, L. V. Melo, P. Brogueira, A. M. Deus and P. I. C. Teixeira,.International Workshop on Mesoscale and Multiscale Simulation of Complex Fluids, Prato, Italy, July 2006.
  • A simple model for biaxial smectic phases, P. I. C. Teixeira, M. A. Osipov and G. R. Luckhurst, 6th Liquid Matter Conference, Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 2005.
  • Line tension in three-dimensional foams, M. A. Fortes and P. I. C. Teixeira, 6th Liquid Matter Conference, Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 2005.
  • Topological and geometrical transitions in two-dimensional Plateau borders under gravity, P. I. C. Teixeira, M. F. Vaz and M. A. Fortes, Eufoam 2004, Université de Marne-La Vallée, France, July 2004.
  • Minimum-perimeter partitions of the plane into equal numbers of regions of two different areas, M. A. Fortes and P. I. C. Teixeira, Eurofoam 2002, UMIST, Manchester, United Kingdom, July 2002.
  • Mixing and sorting of bidisperse two-dimensional bubbles, P. I. C. Teixeira, F. Graner and M. A. Fortes, 5th Liquid Matter Conference, Konstanz, Germany, September 2002.
  • Discontinuous structural transition in a thin hybrid liquid crystal film, D. J. Cleaver and P. I. C. Teixeira, Euroconference on Chains@Interfaces, Évora, Portugal, January 2001.
  • Minimum-perimeter partitions of the plane into equal numbers of regions of two different areas, M. A. Fortes and P. I. C. Teixeira, CCP5 Annual Conference,University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom, September 2001.
  • De-mixing instability in polymer blends undergoing polycondensation reactions, P. I. C. Teixeira, D. J. Read and T. C. B. McLeish, Physical Aspects of Polymer Science Conference, Sheffield, United Kingdom, September 1999; Condensed Matter and Materials Physics Conference -- 1999, Leicester, United Kingdom, December 1999; and MacroGroup Young Researchers Meeting, Royal Society of Chemistry Annual Conference 2000, Manchester, United Kingdom, April 2000.
  • Finite element simulation of the mechanical response of spinodal structures, D. J. Read, P. I. C. Teixeira, R. A. Duckett, T. C. B. McLeish and J. Sweeney, Physical Aspects of Polymer Science Conference, Sheffield, United Kingdom, September 1999.
  • Dynamics of reorientation of a nematic elastomer, P. I. C. Teixeira, British Liquid Crystal Society 13th Annual Conference, Leeds, United Kingdom, March 1998.
  • Dynamics of soft and semi-soft nematic elastomers, P. I. C. Teixeira and M. Warner, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics Conference - 1998, Manchester, United Kingdom, December 1998.
  • Kinetic stabilisation of the polar smectic-A phase of cyclic siloxane oligomers, P. I. C. Teixeira and E. M. Terentjev, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics Conference - 1998, Manchester, United Kingdom, December 1998; and British Liquid Crystal Society 14th Annual Conference, Durham, United Kingdom, March 1999.
  • Structure of a nematic liquid crystal between aligning walls: Strong subsurface deformations?, P. I. C. Teixeira, 4th European Conference on Liquid Crystals, Zakopane, Poland, March 1997; and British Liquid Crystal Society 12th Annual Conference, Southampton, United Kingdom, March 1997.
  • Cell dynamical models of structure formation in polymer-dispersed liquid crystals, P. I. C. Teixeira and B. M. Mulder, 3rd Liquid Matter Conference, Norwich, United Kingdom, July 1996.
  • Theories of anchoring at liquid crystal interfaces, P. I. C. Teixeira, T. J. Sluckin, D. E. Sullivan and V. M. Pergamenshchik, 2nd European Conference on Liquid Crystals, Flims, Switzerland, March 1993.
  • Landau-de Gennes theory of anchoring transitions at a nematic liquid crystal--substrate interface, P. I. C. Teixeira, D. E. Sullivan and T. J. Sluckin, 14th International Liquid Crystal Conference, Pisa, Italy, June 1992; and British Liquid Crystal Society 8th Annual Conference, Manchester, United Kingdom, March 1993.
  • Microscopic theory of doping-induced anchoring transitions at liquid crystal surfaces, P. I. C. Teixeira and T. J. Sluckin, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics Conference -- 1991, Birmingham, United Kingdom, December 1991; 14th International Liquid Crystal Conference, Pisa, Italy, June 1992.
  • Density functional theories of molecular fluid interfaces, J. M. Sebrosa, P. I. Teixeira and M. M. Telo da Gama, 10th General Conference of the Condensed Matter Division of the European Physical Society, Lisbon, Portugal, April 1990.

Seminars Seminários

  • From wrinkly elastomers to Janus particles to Janus fibres, Departamento de Física, Universidade do Minho, Portugal, January 2015; Department of Mathematics, University of Reading, United Kingdom, May 2015; Department of Chemistry, University of Lancaster, United Kingdom, September 2015; Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science, University of Aberystwyth, United Kingdon, August 2016; Department of Physics, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, February 2017.
  • Liquid-vapour interfaces of patchy colloids, Departamento de Física Teórica de la Materia Condensada, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, May 2017.
  • What is the shape of an air bubble on a liquid surface?, School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin, Ireland, January 2016; School of Mathematics, University of Southampton, United Kingdom, February 2017.
  • O despertar da bolha, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Portugal, January 2016.
  • Can shape-changing spheroids give you a biaxial nematic?, CFTC-UL, April 2015.
  • Liquid crystal foam, Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom, April 2013; Materials and Engineering Research Institute, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom, April 2013; School of Mathematics, University of Southampton, United Kingdom, November 2014.
  • Surprises in patchy colloids, Institute of Physics, University of Mainz, Germany, June 2013.
  • From wrinkly elastomers to Janus particles, Department of Physics, University of Stuttgart, Germany, February 2012; School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Edimburgh, United Kingdom, March 2012; Department of Chemical Engineering, City College of New York, USA, August 2012.
  • Foams: tilings, flowers and defects, School of Mathematics, University of Southampton, United Kingdom, January 2011; School of Chemical Engineering, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, February 2011.
  • From wrinkly elastomers to Janus particles, CFTC-UL, September 2011.
  • More surprises in patchy colloids, School of Chemical Engineering, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, February 2011; Institute of Mathematics and Physics, University of Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, February 2011; CENIMAT/I3N, Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, April 2011; Department of Physics, University of Aveiro, Portugal, April 2011.
  • Foams: tilings, flowers and defects, CFTC-UL, June 2010; Max-Planck-Institute for Metals Research, Stuttgart, Germany, December 2010; Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Erlangen, Germany, December 2010.
  • Espumas de cristal líquido iónico induzidas por cisalhamento, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Portugal, April 2009.
  • How foam-like is the shear-induced lamellar phase of an ionic liquid crystal?, CFTC-FCUL, January 2009.
  • How patchy can one get and still condense? The role of dissimilar patches in the interactions of colloidal particles, Max-Planck Institute for Metals Research, Stuttgart, Germany, March 2009.
  • The hard science of soft matter, Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland, October 2009; Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Krakow University of Technology, Krakow, Poland, October 2009.
  • Espumas de cristal líquido iónico?, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Portuga, December 2008.
  • A simple model for biaxial smectic-A phases, CFTC-FCUL, January 2007.
  • Cristais líquidos: o que fazemos, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Portugal, February 2007.
  • Modelação da separação de fases em misturas de pré-polímeros reactivos, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Portugal, September 2007.
  • Modelling of nano-confined liquid crystals: ordering and ordering transitions from density-functional theory, Materials and Engineering Research Institute. Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom, June 2007.
  • Modelação da matéria mole, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Sintra, Portugal, September 2005.
  • Surface energy minimisation in two-dimensional cellular systems, CFTC-FCUL, May 2003.
  • Dinâmica de elastómeros nemáticos, Instituto de Ciência e Engenharia de Materiais e Superfícies, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal, January 2001.
  • Hard particles between hard walls, Physics Department, University of Bielefeld, Germany, May 2001.
  • How foams can teach us geometry, Department of Mechanics, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, May 2001.
  • Dynamics of soft and semi-soft nematic elastomers, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Physics, Mainz, Germany, February 2000; Institut für Festkörperforschung, Jülich, Germany, May 2000; Department of Mechanics, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, May 2000.
  • The Tolkien landscapes of early spinodal decomposition, Physics Department, University of Wuppertal, Germany, May 2000.
  • Structure of strongly dipolar fluids, Physics Department, University of Wuppertal, Germany, September 1996; FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 1996.
  • Modelling of polymer-dispersed liquid crystal formation, Physics Department, Case Western Reserve University, USA, June 1995; Physics Department, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA, July 1995; Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State University, USA, July 1995.
  • Anchoring transitions at liquid crystal surfaces, School of Mathematics, University of Southampton, United Kingdom, November 1992.
  • Density-functional theory for fluid interfacial properties, School of Mathematics, University of Southampton, June 1990.