Paulo Teixeira

I am an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering of Lisbon Polytechnic Institute, and a permanent member of CFTC.
Centro de Física Teórica e Computacional
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Campo Grande, Edifício C8
P-1749-016 Lisboa
Portugal

Tel. +351 21 750 08 93
Fax. +351 21 750 09 77
E-mail: piteixeira@fc.ul.pt
My Researcher ID is A-2682-2009
My ORCID ID is 0000-0003-2315-2261
My Scopus ID is 7005895098
My Google Scholar profile is here
My ResearchGate page is here


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Research interests

Selected publications (some recent, some less so)

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Structure and phase behaviour of associating fluids

Very low surface tension liquid-vapour interfaces of patchy colloids
P. I. C. Teixeira
Colloids and Surfaces A 514, 63-68 (2017)

Phase behaviour of pure and mixed patchy colloids - theory and simulation
P. I. C. Teixeira and J. M. Tavares
Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science 30, 16-24 (2017)

Criticality of colloids with three distinct interaction patches: As simple as A,B,C?
J. M. Tavares and P. I. C. Teixeira
Physical Review E 95, 012612 (2017)

Liquid-vapor interfaces of patchy colloids
A. Oleksy and P. I. C. Teixeira
Physical Review E 91, 012301 (2015)

Phase diagrams of particles with dissimilar patches: X-junctions and Y-junctions
J. M. Tavares and P. I. C. Teixeira
Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 24, 284108 (2012)
→ Highlighted in Lab Talk

Re-entrant phase behavior of network fluids: A patchy particle model with temperature-dependent valence
J. Russo, J. M. Tavares, P. I. C. Teixeira, M. M. Telo da Gama and F. Sciortino
Journal of Chemical Physics 135, 034501 (2011)

Re-entrant phase diagram of network fluids
J. Russo, J. M. Tavares, P. I. C. Teixeira, M. M. Telo da Gama and F. Sciortino
Physical Review Letters 106, 085703 (2011)

Percolation of colloids with distinct interaction sites
J. M. Tavares, P. I. C. Teixeira and M. M. Telo da Gama
Physical Review E 81, 010501(R) (2010)
→ Highlighted in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology

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
Molecular Physics 107, 453-466 (2009)

Structure and phase behaviour of dipolar fluids

Patching up dipoles: can dipolar particles be viewed as patchy colloids?
J. M. Tavares and P. I. C. Teixeira, Molecular Physics 109, 1077-1085 (2011)

The effect of dipolar forces on the structure and thermodynamics of classical fluids [review]
P. I. C. Teixeira, J. M. Tavares and M. M. Telo da Gama
Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 12, R411-R434 (2000)

Structure of strongly dipolar fluids at low densities
M. A. Osipov, P. I. C. Teixeira and M. M. Telo da Gama
Physical Review E 54, 2597-2609 (1996)

Density functional theory for the interfacial properties of a dipolar fluid
P. I. Teixeira and M. M. Telo da Gama
Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 3, 111-125 (1991)

Polymers, elastomers and Janus particles

First curl, then wrinkle
A. C. Trindade, J. P. Canejo, P. I. C. Teixeira, P. Patrício and M. H. Godinho
Macromolecular Rapid Communications 34, 1618-1622 (2013)
→ Highlighted on the journal's cover

Hierarchical wrinkling on elastomeric Janus spheres
A. C. Trindade, J. P. Canejo, P. Patrício, P. Brogueira, P. I. Teixeira and M. H. Godinho
Journal of Materials Chemistry 22, 22044-22049 (2012)

Wrinkling labyrinth patterns in 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
Macromolecules 44, 2220-2228 (2011).

How to mimic the shapes of plant tendrils on the nano and microscale: spirals and helices of electrospun liquid crystalline cellulose derivatives
M. H. Godinho, J. P. Canejo, L. F. V. Pinto, J. P. Borges and P. I. C. Teixeira
Soft Matter 5, 2772-2776 (2009)

Helical twisting of electrospun cellulose-based micro- and nanofibres
J. Canejo, M. H. Godinho, P. Brogueira, J. P. Borges, P. I. C. Teixeira and E. M. Terentjev
Advanced Materials 20, 4821-4825 (2008)

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
European Physical Journal E 21, 319-330 (2006)

Cell dynamics simulations of shear-induced alignment and defect annihilation in stripe patterns formed by block copolymers
S. R. Ren, I. W. Hamley, P. I. C. Teixeira and P. D. Olmsted
Physical Review E 63, 041503 (2001)

Liquid crystals at surfaces and interfaces

Nematic liquid crystal order reconstruction in ultraconfinement, from density-functional theory
P. I. C. Teixeira
Liquid Crystals 43, 1526-1535 (2016)

Neural-network approach to modeling liquid crystals in complex confinement
T. Santos-Silva, P. I. C. Teixeira, C. Anquetil-Deck and D. J. Cleaver
Physical Review E 89, 053316 (2014)

Simulation and theory of hybrid aligned liquid crystal films
P. I. C. Teixeira, F. Barmes, C. Anquetil-Deck and D. J. Cleaver
Physical Review E 79, 011709 (2009)

Ordering of hard particles between hard walls
A. Chrzanowska, P. I. C. Teixeira, H. Ehrentraut and D. J. Cleaver
Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 13, 4715-4726 (2001)

Discontinuous structural transition in a thin hybrid liquid crystal film
D. J. Cleaver and P. I. C. Teixeira
Chemical Physics Letters 338, 1-6 (2001)

Structure of a nematic liquid crystal between aligning walls
P. I. C. Teixeira
Physical Review E 55, 2876-2881 (1997)

Landau-de Gennes theory of anchoring transitions at a nematic liquid crystal--substrate interface
P. I. C. Teixeira, T. J. Sluckin and D. E. Sullivan
Liquid Crystals 14, 1243-1253 (1993)

Microscopic theory of anchoring transitions at the surfaces of pure liquid crystals and their mixtures. I. The Fowler approximation
P. I. C. Teixeira and T. J. Sluckin
Journal of Chemical Physics 97, 1498-1509 (1992)

Biaxiality in liquid crystals

Emergence of biaxial nematic phases in solutions of semiflexible dimers
A. Vaghela, P. I. C. Teixeira and E. M. Terentjev
Physical Review E 96, 042703 (2017)

Phase behavior of shape-changing spheroids
P. I. C. Teixeira and A. J. Masters
Physical Review E 92, 062506. (2015)

Simple model for biaxial smectic-A liquid crystal phases
P. I. C. Teixeira, M. A. Osipov and G. R. Luckhurst
Physical Review E 73, 061708 (2006)

Biaxial nematic order in the hard-boomerang fluid
P. I. C. Teixeira, A. J. Masters and B. M. Mulder
Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals 323, 167-189 (1998)

Geometry and topology of liquid foams and bubbles

When is a surface foam-phobic or foam-philic?
M. A. C. Teixeira, S. Arscott, S. J. Cox and P. I. C. Teixeira
Soft Matter 14, 5369-5382 (2018)
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
Langmuir 31, 13708-13717 (2015)

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
Phil. Mag. Lett. 88, 741-747 (2008)

Instabilities in liquid foams [review]
D. Weaire, M. F. Vaz, P. I. C. Teixeira and M. A. Fortes
Soft Matter 3, 47--57 (2007)

Distribution of film orientations in free and strained bubble clusters
M. A. Fortes, P. I. C. Teixeira and M. F. Vaz
Physical Review Letters 89, 278302 (2002)
→ Highlighted in Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research

Mixing and sorting of bidisperse two-dimensional bubbles
P. I. C. Teixeira, F. Graner and M. A. Fortes
European Physical Journal E 9, 161-169 (2002)

Minimum-perimeter partitions of the plane into equal numbers of regions of two different areas
M. A. Fortes and P. I. C. Teixeira
European Physical Journal E 6, 133-137 (2001)

Selected talks

Teaching

I teach basic physics to undergraduate (Bologna 1st cycle) chemical engineers and applied mathematicians (the following pages are in Portuguese only):

Brief CV