Peter Jonathan Eaton - Curriculum Vitae

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Instituto de Medicina Molecular,

Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa,

Avenida Professor Egas Moniz, 1649-028 Lisboa, Portugal

E-mail: peter.eaton at medicina.ulisboa dot pt

Nationality : UK Citizen


Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa

Nov 2017 to Present

Postdoctoral Researcher

Postdoctoral researcher studying antiviral peptides with atomic force microscopy.

Requimte/Departamento de Química e Bioquímica, Porto

Dec 2005 to Oct 2017

Investigador Auxiliar



 "Investigador Auxiliar"(Assistant Researcher), at UCIBIO, which is apart of Requimte, and I work in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal. I am also at the present time a Special Invited Researcher at the CNPq - Biotec/UFPI, Parnaíba, Piaui, in Brazil. I work with Atomic Force Microscopy modes and applications to study parasites and natural products, nanoparticle-based genetic diagnostic devices, bacteria and mammalian cells, and am involved in many other projects. I have recently also been using scanning electron microscopy, and am running several nanoparticle-based projects.

Departamento de Química, Porto

Oct 2004 to Dec 2005

FCT Research Fellow

FCT funded postdoctoral project on novel AFM measurements of conducting films and nanostructures.

Instituto de Investigaciones Quimicas, Seville, Spain

Jan 2002 to Sept 2004

Becario (Research Fellow)

EU / Spanish Ministry of Education and Science funded project on interactions between carbohydrate functionalised nanoparticles and DNA. Making Atomic Force Microscopy(AFM) measurements of nanoparticle - DNA interactions. I also studied carbohydrate-carbohydrate interactions with the AFM, and made tribological measurements on thin films using the AFM.

School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Portsmouth, 1998-Dec 2001


Research Associate.

Studying a range of surfaces, especially polymer surfaces using atomic force microscopy (AFM). Developing new analysis techniques using the AFM. Producing polymer film samples, characterising using AFM and contact-angle goniometry and mapping adhesion forces and mechanical parameters across the polymer. Also developing analysis software to process and display the results. Also responsible for running of FTIR unit in the School of Pharmacy.


Royal Microscopical Society, 2016

Diploma in Microscopy

Dip. Microscopy from the RMS, project titled "A Combined Microscopic Study of the Interactions of Nanoparticles with Cells". Awarded September 2016.

Materials Research Institute, Sheffield Hallam University, 1998


Ph.D. project investigating the mechanisms of adhesion in glass / PVC / organosilane laminates. This was achieved by using infrared, Raman microscopic and thermal measurements to assess the interdiffusion of the PVC and organosilane materials, and the reactions that occur in the bulk polymer and at the interfaces.

Institute of Polymer Technology and Materials Engineering, Loughborough University of Technology, 1995

MSc. in Polymer Technology

Including optional module in polymer science. The research project was to devise, develop and assess a novel nylon to rubber adhesion system, using no adhesive interlayer. The work was carried out in collaboration with Avon - Clevite limited.

Chemistry Department, University of York, 1994

BSc. Honours in Chemistry ( Class II/ii )

A modular course in which specialised options were materials science, computers in chemistry, catalysis, energy studies, advanced physical chemistry, and fast reactions. The final year research project involved the investigation of a novel thermoreversible gel.



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  • P. Eaton, P. Quaresma, C. Soares, C. Neves, M. P. de Almeida, E. Pereira, and P. West, A Direct Comparison of Experimental Methods to Measure Dimensions of Synthetic Nanoparticles, Ultramicroscopy, 182, 179-90 (2017).
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  • D. D. Lima, B. Gullon, A. Cardelle-Cobas, L. M. Brito, K. A. F. Rodrigues, P. V. Quelemes, J. Ramos-Jesus, D. D. R. Arcanjo, A. Placido, K. Batziou, P. Quaresma, P. Eaton, C. Delerue-Matos, F. A. A. Carvalho, D. A. da Silva, M. Pintado, and J. R. S. A. Leite, Chitosan-Based Silver Nanoparticles: A Study of the Antibacterial, Antileishmanial and Cytotoxic Effects, Journal of Bioactive and Compatible Polymers, 32, 397-410 (2017).
  • A. K. M Fortes Lustosa, A. C. de Jesus Oliveira, P. V. Quelemes, A. Plácido, F. V. da Silva, I. S. Oliveira, M. P. de Almeida, A. G. N. Amorim, C. Delerue-Matos, R. C. M de Oliveira, D. A. da Silva, P. Eaton, J. R. S. A. Leite, In Situ Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles in a Hydrogel of Carboxymethyl Cellulose with Phthalated-Cashew Gum as a Promising Antibacterial and Healing Agent, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 18(11), 2399 (2017).
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  • J. A. Rocha, I. M. Andrade, L. M. C. Véras, P. V. Quelemes, D. F. Lima, M. J. S. Soares, P. L. S. Pintoe, S. J. Mayo, G. Ivanova, M. Rangel, M. Correia, A. C. Mafud, Y. P. Mascarenhas, C. Delerue-Matos, J. de Moraes, P. Eaton, J. R. S. A. Leite, Anthelmintic, Antibacterial and Cytotoxicity Activity of Imidazole Alkaloids from Pilocarpus microphyllus leaves, Phytotherapy Research, 31, 624-630 (2017).
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  • A. Placido, I. Braganca, M. Marani, A. R. de Araujo, A. G. Vasconcelos, K. Batziou, V. F. Domingues, P. Eaton, J. R. S. A. Leite, and C. Delerue-Matos, Antibacterial Activity of Novel Peptide Derived from Cry1ab16 Toxin and Development of Lbl Films for Foodborne Pathogens Control, Materials Science & Engineering C-Materials for Biological Applications, 75, 503-09 (2017).
  • E. A. D. Farias, S. S. Nogueira, A. M. D. Farias, M. S. de Oliveira, M. D. C. Soares, H. N. da Cunha, J. R. dos Santos, D. A. da Silva, P. Eaton, and C. Eiras, A Thin Pani and Carrageenan-Gold Nanoparticle Film on a Flexible Gold Electrode as a Conductive and Low-Cost Platform for Sensing in a Physiological Environment, Journal of Materials Science, 52, 13365-77 (2017).
  • M. M. Marani, L. O. Perez, A. R. de Araujo, A. Plácido, C. F. Sousa, P. V. Quelemes, M. Oliveira, A. G. Gomes-Alves, M. Pueta, P. Gameiro, A. M. Tomás, C. Delerue-Matos, P. Eaton, S. A. Camperi, N. G. Basso and J. R. de Souza de Almeida Leite, Thaulin-1: The first antimicrobial peptide isolated from the skin of a Patagonian frog Pleurodema thaul (Anura: Leptodactylidae: Leiuperinae) with activity against Escherichia coli, Gene, a605, 70-80, (2017).
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  • Y. D. Macedo Campelo, A. C. Mafud, L. M. C. Véras, M. A. Guimarães, L. F. Yamaguchi, D. F. Lima, D. Dias Rufino Arcanjo, M. J. Kato, R. Z. Mendonça, P. L. Silva Pinto, Y. Primerano Mascarenhas, M. P. N. Silva, J. de Moraes, P. Eaton, J. R. S. A. Leite, Synergistic effects of in vitro combinations of piplartine, epiisopiloturine and praziquantel against Schistosoma mansoni, Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy, 88, 488-499 (2017).
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  • P. V. Quelemes, A. R. de Araújo, A. Plácido, C. Delerue-Matos, J. S. Maciel, L. J. Bessa, A. S. Ombredane, G. A. Joanitti, M. J. d. S. Soares, P. Eaton, D. A. da Silva and J. R. S. A. Leite, Quaternized cashew gum: An anti-staphylococcal and biocompatible cationic polymer for biotechnological applications, Carbohydrate Polymers 157: 567-575 (2017).
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  • M. Oliveira, A. G. Gomes-Alves, C. Sousa, M. Mirta Marani, A. Plácido, N. Vale, C. Delerue-Matos, P. Gameiro, S. A. S. Kückelhaus, A. M. Tomas, J. R. S. A. Leite and P. Eaton, Ocellatin-PT antimicrobial peptides: High-resolution microscopy studies in antileishmania models and interactions with mimetic membrane systems, Biopolymers 105(12): 873-886 (2016).
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  • C. Frigerio, J.P.G. Santos, P. Quaresma, S.L.H. Rebelo, A. Gomes, P. Eaton, E. Pereira, P. A. Carvalho, J. A. Shelnutt, L. Jiang, H. Wang, C. J. Medforth, Ionic self-assembly reactions of a porphyrin octacation, Tetrahedron 72(44), pp. 6988–6995 (2016).
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  • M. Raguse, M. Fiebrandt, B. Denis, K. Stapelmann, P. Eichenberger, A. Driks, P. Eaton, P. Awakowicz and R. Moeller, Understanding of the importance of the spore coat structure and pigmentation in the Bacillus subtilis spore resistance to low-pressure plasma sterilization, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 49(28): 285401 (2016).
    Download via DOI: 10.1088/0022-3727/49/28/285401
  • C. Tempera, R. Franco, C. Caro, V. Andre, P. Eaton, P. Burke, and T. Hanscheid, Characterization and optimization of the haemozoin-like crystal (HLC) assay to determine Hz inhibiting effects of anti-malarial compounds, Malaria Journal 14 (1), 403 (2015).
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  • P. V. Quelemes, M. L. G. Perfeito, M. A. Guimarães, R. C. dos Santos, D. F. Lima, C. Nascimento, M. P. N. Silva, M. J. d. S. Soares, C. D. Ropke, P. Eaton, J. de Moraes, and J. R. S. A. Leite, Effect of neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss) leaf extract on resistant Staphylococcus aureus biofilm formation and Schistosoma mansoni worms, Journal of Ethnopharmacology 175: 287-294 (2015).
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  • E. A. de Oliveira Farias, M. C. dos Santos, N. de Araujo Dionísio, P. V. Quelemes, J. R. de Souza Almeida Leite, P. Eaton, D. A. da Silva and C. Eiras, Layer-by-Layer films based on biopolymers extracted from red seaweeds and polyaniline for applications in electrochemical sensors of chromium VI, Materials Science and Engineering: B 200: 9-21 (2015).
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  • M. M. Marani, F. S. Dourado, P. V. Quelemes, A. R. de Araujo, M. L. G. Perfeito, E. A. Barbosa, L. M. C. Véras, A. L. R. Coelho, E. B. Andrade, P. Eaton, J. P. F. Longo, R. B. Azevedo, C. Delerue-Matos and J. R. S. A. Leite, Characterization and Biological Activities of Ocellatin Peptides from the Skin Secretion of the Frog Leptodactylus pustulatus, Journal of Natural Products, 78(7): 1495-1504 (2015).
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  • A. R. de Araujo, P. V. Quelemes, M. L. G. Perfeito, L. I. de Lima, M. C. Sa, P. H. M. Nunes, G. A. Joanitti, P. Eaton, M. Soares and J. Leite, Antibacterial, antibiofilm and cytotoxic activities of Terminalia fagifolia Mart. extract and fractions, Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 14: 10 (2015).
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  • M. A. Guimarães, R. N. de Oliveira, L. M. C. Véras, D. F. Lima, Y. D. M. Campelo, S. A. Campos, S. Kuckelhaus, P. L. S. Pinto, P. Eaton, A. C. Mafud, Y. P. Mascarenhas, S. M. Allegretti, J. de Moraes, A. Lolic, T. Verbic, J. R. S. A. Leite, Anthelmintic Activity In Vivo of Epiisopiloturine against Juvenile and Adult Worms of Schistosoma mansoni. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 9(3): e0003656 (2015).
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  • P. Eaton, C. R Bittencourt, V. Costa Silva, L. M. C. Veras, C. H. N. Costa, M. J. Feio, J. R. S. A. Leite, Anti-Leishmanial activity of the antimicrobial peptide DRS 01 observed in Leishmania infantum (syn. Leishmania chagasi) cells, Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine 10, 483-490 (2014).
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  • C. S. Neves, C. M. Granadeiro, L. Cunha-Silva, D. Ananias, S. Gago, G. Feio, P. A. Carvalho, P. Eaton, S. S. Balula and E. Pereira, Europium Polyoxometalates Encapsulated in Silica Nanoparticles - Characterization and Photoluminescence Studies, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 16, 2877-2886 (2013).
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  • C. Frigerio, J. L. M. Santos, J. A. C. Barbosa, P. Eaton, M. L. M. F. S. Saraiva, M. L. C. Passos, A soft strategy for covalent immobilization of glutathione and cysteine capped quantum dots onto amino functionalized surfaces, Chemical Communications 49, 2518-2520 (2012).
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  • S. C. Lopes, C. S. Neves, P. Eaton, P. Gameiro, Improved model systems for bacterial membranes from differing species: The importance of varying composition in PE/PG/cardiolipin ternary mixtures, Molecular Membrane Biology 29(6), 207-217 (2012).
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  • I. M. S. Araújo, M. F. Zampa, J. B. Moura, J. R. dos Santos Jr., P. Eaton, V. Zucolotto, L. M. C. Veras, R. C. M. de Paula, J. P. A. Feitosa, J. R. S. A. Leite, C. Eiras. Contribution of the cashew gum (Anacardium occidentale, L.) for development of layer-by-layer films with potential application in nanobiomedical devices, Materials Science and Engineering: C, 32(6), 1588-1593 (2012).
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  • J. C. Fernandes, P. Eaton, I. Franco, Ó. S. Ramos, S. Sousa, H. Nascimento, A. Gomes, A. Santos-Silva , F. X. Malcata, M. E. Pintado, Evaluation of chitoligosaccharides effect upon probiotic bacteria International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 50(1), 148-152 (2012).
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  • P. Eaton, V. Zuzarte-Luis, M. M. Mota, N. C. Santos, M. Prudêncio, Infection by Plasmodium changes shape and stiffness of hepatic cells Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine 8(1), 17-19 (2012). Download via DOI:
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  • P. V. Baptista, G. Doria, P. Quaresma, M. Cavadas, C. S. Neves, I. Gomes, P. Eaton, E. Pereira, and R. Franco, Nanoparticles in Molecular Diagnostics, Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science 104, 427-488 (2011).
  • D. A. Campos, A. C. Ribeiro, E. M. Costa, J. C. Fernandes, F. K. Tavaria, F. B. Araruna, C. Eiras, P. Eaton, J. R. S. A. Leite, and M. M. Pintado, Study of Antimicrobial Activity and Atomic Force Microscopy Imaging of the Action Mechanism of Cashew Tree Gum, Carbohydrate Polymers, 90, 270-74 (2012).
  • I. Gomes, M. J. Feio, N. C. Santos, P. Eaton, A. P. Serro, B. Saramago, E. Pereira and R. Franco, Controlled adsorption of cytochrome c to nanostructured gold surfaces, Journal of Nanoparticle Research 14, 1321 (2012).
  • F. M. Fernández Estarlich, P. Eaton, R. L. Fletcher, S. A. Lewey, T. G. Nevell, J. R. Smith, J. Tsibouklis, The Effects of Incorporated Silicone Oils and Calcium Carbonate on the Resistance to Settlement and the Antifouling Performance of a Silicone Elastomer, Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology 25(17), 2813-2190 (2011).
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  • P. Eaton, Atomic Force Microscopy - AFM, Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology  1-19 (2011).
    Download at Wiley: 10.1002/0471238961.012015131901180 
  • A. Miranda, E. Malheiro, P. Eaton, P. A. Carvalho, B. de Castro and E. Pereira, Synthesis of gold nanocubes in aqueous solution with remarkable shape-selectivity, Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines 15, 441-448 (2011).
    Download via DOI: 10.1142/S1088424611003367
  • S. Lopes, C. S. Neves, P. Eaton and P. Gameiro, Cardiolipin, a key component to mimic the E. coli bacterial membrane in model systems revealed by dynamic light scattering and steady-state fluorescence anisotropy, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 398(3), 1357-1366 (2010).
    Download via DOI: 10.1007/s00216-010-4028-6
  • A. Miranda, E. Malheiro, E. Skiba, P. Quaresma, P. A. Carvalho, P. Eaton, B. de Castro, J. A. Shelnutt and E. Pereira , One-pot synthesis of triangular gold nanoplates allowing broad and fine tuning of edge length, Nanoscale 2, 2209-2216 (2010).
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  • C. S. Neves, P. Quaresma, P. V Baptista, P. A Carvalho, J. Pedro Araújo E. Pereira and P. Eaton, New insights into the use of magnetic force microscopy to discriminate between magnetic and nonmagnetic nanoparticles, Nanotechnology 21 (8), 305706 (2010).
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  • P. Eaton and P. West, Atomic Force Microscopy, Oxford University Press, 2010. ISBN: 978-0199570454.
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  • M.H. de Sá , P. Eaton, J.L. Ferreira, M.J. Melo, A.M. Ramos, Ageing of vinyl emulsion paints - an atomic force microscopy study. Surface and Interface Analysis 43(8), 1160-1164 (2011).
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  • S. Patricio, A. I. Cruz, K. Biernacki, J. Ventura, P. Eaton, A. L. Magahlães, C. Moura, A. R. Hillman and C. Freire, Novel Layer-by-Layer Interfacial [Ni(salen)]-Polyelectrolyte Hybrid Films, Langmuir , 26(13), 10842–10853 (2010).
    Abstract Download via ACS: doi:10.1021/la1006956
  • J. C. Fernandes, P. Eaton, H. Nascimento, M. S. Gião, Ó. S. Ramos, L. Belo, A. Santos-Silva, M. E. Pintado and F. X. Malcata, Antioxidant activity of chitooligosaccharides upon two biological systems: erythrocytes and bacteriophages, Carbohydrate Polymers, 79 (4), 1101-1106(2010).
  • J. C. Fernandes, P. Eaton, A. M. Gomes, M. E. Pintado and F. X. Malcata, Study of the antibacterial effects of chitosans on Bacillus cereus (and its spores) by atomic force microscopy imaging and nanoindentation , Ultramicroscopy 109 (8), 854-860 (2009).  Abstract Download
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  • P. Neves, S.C.D.N. Lopes, I. Sousa, S. Garcia, P. Eaton, P. Gameiro, Characterization of membrane protein reconstitution in LUVs of different lipid composition by fluorescence anisotropy, Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis 49(2), 276-281 (2009).
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  • J. C. Fernandes, P. Eaton, H. Nascimento, L. Belo, S. Rocha, R. Vitorino, F. Amado, J. Gomes, A. Santos-Silva, M. E. Pintado and F. X. Malcata, Effects of Chitooligosaccharides on Human Red Blood Cell Morphology and Membrane Protein Structure, Biomacromolecules, 9(12), 3346-3352 (2008).
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  • I. Gomes, N. C. Santos, L. M. A. Oliveira, A. Quintas, P. Eaton, E. Pereira and R. Franco, Probing Surface Properties of Cytochrome c@Au Bionanoconjugates, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 112(42), 16340–16347 (2008).
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  • P. Eaton, J. C. Fernandes, E. Pereira, M. E. Pintado and F. X. Malcata, Atomic Force Microscopy Study of the Antibacterial Effects of Chitosans on Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus, Ultramicroscopy 108(10), 1128-1134 (2008).
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  • P. Baptista, E. Pereira, P. Eaton, G, Doria, A. Miranda, I. Gomes, P. Quaresma and R. Franco, Gold nanoparticles for the development of clinical diagnosis methods, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 391, 943-950 (2008).
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  • P. Eaton, G. Doria, E. Pereira, P. V. Baptista and R. Franco, Imaging Gold Nanoparticles for DNA Sequence Recognition in Biomedical Applications, IEEE Transactions on NanoBioScience 6(4), 282 - 288 (2007).
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  • P. Eaton, A. Ragusa, C. Clavel, C. T. Rojas, P. Graham, R. V. Durán and S. Penades, Glyconanoparticle–DNA Interactions: An Atomic Force Microscopy Study, IEEE Transactions on NanoBioScience 6(4), 309-318 (2007).
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  • P. Garcia, P. Eaton, H. P. M. Geurts, M. Sousa, P. Gameiro, M. C. Feiters, R. J. M. Nolte, E. Pereira, and B. de Castro AFM and Electron Microscopy Study of the Unusual Aggregation Behavior of Metallosurfactants Based on Iron(II) Complexes with Bipyridine Ligands, Langmuir 23(15), 7951 - 7957 (2007).
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  • J. M. de la Fuente, D. Alcantara, P. Eaton, P. Crespo, T. C. Rojas, A. Fernadez, A. Hernando and S. Penadés, Gold and Gold-Iron Oxide Magnetic Glyconanoparticles: Synthesis, Characterization and Magnetic Properties, Journal of Physical Chemistry B 110(26), 13021-13028 (2006).
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  • C. Tromas, P. Eaton, J. Mimault, J. Rojo, and S. Penadés, Structural Characterization of Self-Assembled Monolayers of Neoglycoconjugates using Atomic Force Microscopy, Langmuir 21, 6142 - 6144 (2005).
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  • J. M. de la Fuente, P. Eaton, A. G. Barrientos, M. Menéndez and S. Penadés, Thermodynamic Evidence for Ca2+-Mediated Self-Aggregation of Lewis X Gold Glyconanoparticles. A Model for Cell Adhesion via Carbohydrate-Carbohydrate Interaction, Journal of the American Chemical Society 127, 17, 6192 - 6197 (2005).
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  • D. Martínez-Martínez, J. C. Sánchez-López , T. C. Rojas, A. Fernández,
    P. Eaton, and M. Belin, Tribological and structural studies of nanocrystalline Ti-C-N composites coatings prepared by reactive sputtering, Thin Solid Films, 472 1-2, 64-70 (2005).
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  • M. J. Feio, V. Zinkevich I. B. Beech, E. Llobet-Brossa, P. Eaton, J. Schmitt and J. Guezennec and M. Belin, Desulfovibrio alaskensis sp. nov., a sulphate-reducing bacterium from a soured oil reservoir, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 54, 1747-1752 (2004).
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  • M.M. Patel, J.D. Smart, T. G. Nevell, R. J. Ewen, P. Eaton, J. Tsibouklis, Mucin/poly(acrylic acid) interactions: A spectroscopic investigation of mucoadhesion. Biomacromolecules 4(5) 1184-1190 (2003).
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  • J. Yarwood, P. Eaton,C. Constable, D. Bard, P. Whelan, D. Larroumet and C. S. Deng, Raman Microscopy in the Service of Industry Microscopy and Microanalysis 9(2) 1104-1105 (2003).
  • P. Eaton, F. Fernández Estarlich, R. J. Ewen, T. G. Nevell, J. R. Smith and J. Tsibouklis, Combined Nanoindention and Adhesion Force Mapping Using the Atomic Force Microscope: Investigations of a Filled Polysiloxane Coating, Langmuir, 18(25) 10011-10015 (2002).
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  • P. Eaton, J. R. Smith, P. Graham, J. D. Smart, T. G. Nevell, and J. Tsibouklis, Adhesion Force Mapping of Polymer Surfaces: Factors Influencing Force of Adhesion, Langmuir, 18(8) 3387-3389 (2002).
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  • J. Tsibouklis, M. Stone, A. A. Thorpe, P. Graham, E. Barbu, P. Eaton, J. R. Smith,T. G. Nevell,R. J. Ewen, Fluoropolymer coatings with inherent resistance to biofouling, Surface Coatings International Part B-Coatings Transactions, 85 (4) 301-308 (2002).
  • E. Barbu, R.A. Pullin, P. Graham, P. Eaton, R.J. Ewen, J. D. Smart, T. G. Nevell and J. Tsibouklis, Poly(di-1H,1H,2H,2H-perfluoroalkyitaconates) films: surface organisation phenomena, surface energy determinations and force of adhesion measurements, Polymer, 43 1727-1734 (2002).
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  • P. Eaton, J. R. Smith, J. Tsibouklis, J. D. Smart., Adhesion-force and indentation mapping of polymer blends : factors affecting the measured adhesion force. Scanning 23(2), 77 (2001).
  • J. R. Smith, P. Eaton, K. Waddington, C. Alexander, J. Tsibouklis and J.A. Swift, Adhesion behaviour of covalently-bound 18-MEA and other fatty acids Proc. 10th Int. Wool Text. Res. Conf., Aachen, Germany HH-2, 26 Nov-2 Dec, 1-10 (2000).
  • J. Tsibouklis, M. Stone, A. A. Thorpe, P. Graham, E. Barbu, J. Smart, P. Eaton, J. R. Smith, T. G. Nevell and R. J. Ewen, Fluoropolymer coatings with inherent resistance to biofouling, Fluorine in Coatings IV, 30 1-3. ISBN 0 9505319 3 6 (2001).
  • P. Eaton, P. Graham, J. R. Smith, J. Tsibouklis, J. Smart and T. G. Nevell, Mapping the Surface Heterogeneity of a Polymer Blend: An Adhesion-Force-Distribution Study Using the Atomic Force Microscope, Langmuir, 16, 7887-7890 (2000). Download Eaton et al Langmuir 2000.pdf
  • C. Sammon, C. Mura, P. Eaton and J. Yarwood, Raman microscopic studies of polymer surfaces and interfaces, Analusis 28, No. 1 (2000).
  • P. Eaton, P. Holmes and J. Yarwood, In-Situ and ex-situ ATR-FTIR and Raman microscopic studies of organosilane hydrolysis and the effect of hydrolysis on silane diffusion through a polymeric film, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 82, 2016-2026 (2001).
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  • P. Eaton, P. Holmes and J. Yarwood, ATR-FTIR and Raman microscopic investigation of diffusion and distribution of silane coupling agents in PVC films, Applied Spectroscopy, 54 (4) (2000).
  • J. Tsibouklis, P. Graham, V. Peters, P. Eaton, J.R. Smith, T.G. Nevell, J.D. Smart, R.J. Ewen, Poly(perfluoroalkylmethacrylate) film structures: surface organisation phenomena, surface-energy determinations, force of adhesion measurements and resistance to microbial colonisation, Macromolecules 33, 8460-8465 (2000). Download Tsibouklis et al Macromolecules 2000.pdf
  • J. Tsibouklis, M. Stone, A.A. Thorpe, P. Graham, V. Peters, K. L. Green, P. Eaton, J. R. Smith, T. G. Nevell, J. D. Smart, R. J. Ewen, Preventing the Bacterial colonisation of biomaterials: the ultra-low-surface-energy-coating approach, Proceedings of the 19th. Pharmeceutical Technology Conference, M. Rubenstein (ed ), 1, 24-38 (2000).
  • C. Sammon, P. Eaton, C. Mura and J. Yarwood, Confocal Raman Microscopy for the Depth Profiling of Polymer/Polymer and Polymer/Glass Interfaces, Subsurface Sensing Technologies and Applications II, proceedings of SPIE, 4129 (2000).
  • C. Sammon, S. Hajatdoost, P. Eaton, C. Mura and J. Yarwood, Materials analysis using confocal Raman microscopy, Macromolecular Symposia 141, 247-262 (1999).


  • Refereeing of peer-reviewed articles for ACS Nano, Nanotechnology, Ultramicroscopy, Scanning, Analytical Chemistry, Nature Communications, Biomacromolecules, PLoS ONE, Surface Science, Environmental Microbiology, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, etc.
  • Reviewing grant proposals for EPSRC, Medical Research Scotland, ACS, Cypriot Research Promotion Foundation, Cancer Research UK Imaging Program, Agence Nationale de la Recherche, etc.
  • Won the 1997 Microspectroscopy Applications Group ( MAG ) award for the best oral presentation.
  • Won the 1998 Infrared and Raman Discussion Group ( IRDG ) award for best poster presentation.
  • Won the 1st Prize for Outstanding Micrograph in the SPM in Life Sciences section, of the International Microscopy Congress (IMC17) in 2010.
  • Won the 2nd Prize in the category Electron Microscopy - Physical Science, in the Royal Microscopical Society 2014 Scientific Imaging Competition.
  • I was made a "Pesquisador Visitante Especial" - Special Visiting Researcher at the Federal University of Parnaíba, Brazil (2014-2016).


  • During the course of studies has become highly computer literate, having learnt the use of word processors, spreadsheets, data analysis and statistics packages.

  • I have also learnt to program in Visual Basic, C, Pascal, HTML and Dreamweaver, and several proprietary languages.

  • I also have a full UK driving license, and intermediate-level Portuguese and good spoken and written Spanish.


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