Maria Gonçalves

Room in IBEB



E-mail: mctgoncalves[at]

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Research topics
  • Breast cancer imaging
  • Computer modeling
  • Computer simulations
  • Image segmentation


Maria Gonçalves is a Ph.D. student and researcher at Instituto de Biofísica e Engenharia Biomédica (IBEB) from the University of Lisbon. Her research focuses on developing breast models to study the tissue’s behavior following cancer treatment. From October to December 2022, Maria interned at the University of Texas at Austin to investigate the mechanical properties of breast tissues. From 2019 to 2021, she worked as a Clinical Research Associate, Validation Specialist, and Scientific & Bibliographic Expert in the pharmaceutical sector. Maria concluded her integrated BSc+MSc in Biomedical Engineering from the NOVA School of Science and Technology in 2018.


Journal publications

Ana Catarina Pelicano, Maria C.T. Gonçalves, Daniela M. Godinho, Tiago Castela, M. Lurdes Orvalho, Nuno A.M. Araújo, Emily Porter, Raquel C. Conceição (2021) Development of 3d mri-based anatomically realistic models of breast tissues and tumours for microwave imaging diagnosis, Sensors 21(24), p. 8265, MDPI, doi:10.3390/s21248265

Conference publications

Maria C.T. Gonçalves, Michael R. Haberman, Emily Porter, Raquel C. Conceição (2023) Development of Mechanically and Dielectrically Realistic Breast Models for Microwave Therapy and Healing Simulations, 17th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2023, p. 1-5, doi:10.23919/EuCAP57121.2023.10133807

Book chapters


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