Dr. Nuno M. Neves education background includes: (i) a graduation in Polymer Engineering, Univ. Minho, (ii) a Master degree by research on Polymer Engineering and (iii) a PhD on Polymer Science and Engineering, Univ. Minho, Portugal, degree that was prepared in co-operation with the University of Twente, Netherlands. Nuno M. Neves has been involved in biomaterials research since 2002. He has worked several periods abroad at the University of Twente and recently in a sabbatical leave at the University of Tokyo, Japan (at Prof. Kazunori Kataoka’s lab). His main area of research is the development of biomaterials from natural origin polymers (starch, chitosan, algae, etc.) that in most cases were originally proposed by the research group for a range of biomedical applications, including bone replacement and fixation, drug delivery carriers, partially degradable bone cements and tissue engineering scaffolding. The research of the group is mainly focused on tissue engineering and regenerative medicine strategies using stem cells and advanced drug delivery scaffolds and medical devices.