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Department of Engineering

Dr Livia Ribeiro de Souza


Livia Ribeiro de Souza

Research Associate in Resilient Materials for Life

Academic Division: Civil Engineering

Research group: Geotechnical and Environmental

Telephone: +44 1223 (7)66683



Research interests

Dr Souza graduated from UFMG (Brazil) in Chemistry, obtained a ​M.Sc. in Mineral Science and Technology (CDTN, Brazil). In 2013, she was awarded a Science without Border scholarship to develop her PhD at the University of Cambridge looking at microfluidics to produce microcapsules for self-healing in cementitious materials. This research was also supported by the Materials for Life (M4L) project funded by EPSRC in 2013, looking at biomimetic multi-scale damage immunity for construction materials. 

Currently, Livia's work focuses on using microfluidics to investigate the microencapsulation of different liquid healing agents. Building on that, she also explores the synergy between core and shell materials to promote self-healing, mainly focusing on chemical and physical triggering.