Selected Journal Publications

  • F. Faria, D. Stéfani, G.N.O. Barbosa, B.G. Vaz and I.S. Silva, J.S. Garcia, M.R. Tótola, M.N. Eberlin, M. Grossman, O.L. Alves, L.R. Durrant. Production and structural characterization of surfactin (C14/Leu7) produced by Bacillus subtilis isolate LSFM-05 grown on raw glycerol from the biodiesel industry. Process Biochemistry, 46:1951-1957, 2011. 
  • F. Faria, D. Stéfani, B.G. Vaz and I.S. Silva, J.S. Garcia, M.N. Eberlin, M. Grossman, O.L. Alves, L.R. Durrant. Purification and structural characterization of fengycin homologues produced by Bacillus subtilis LSFM-05 grown on raw glycerol. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, 38:1951-1957, 2011.
  • S. Silva, E.C. Santos, C.R. Menezes, A.F. Faria, E. Franciscon, M. Grossman, L.R. Durrant. Bioremediation of a polyaromatic hydrocarbon contamined soil by a native soil microbiota and bioaugmentation with isolated microbial consortia. Bioresource Technology, 100:4669-4675, 2009.
  • F. Faria, D.S.T. Martinez, A.C.M. Moraes, M.E.M. Costa, E.B. Barros, A.G.S. Filho, A.J. Paula, O.L. Alves. Unveiling the role of oxidation debris on the surface chemistry of graphene through the anchoring of Ag nanoparticles. Chemistry of Materials, 24:4080–4087, 2012.
  • F. Faria, D.S.T. Martinez, S.M.M. Meira, A.M. Moraes, A. Brandelli, A.G.S. Filho, O.L. Alves. Antibacterial and anti-adhesion activity of silver nanoparticles supported on graphene oxide sheets. Colloids and Surface: B, 113:115-124, 2013.
  • R. Coluci, D.S.T. Martinez, J.G. Honório, A.F. Faria, D.A. Morales, M.S. Skaf, O.L. Alves, G.A. Umbuzeiro. Noncovalent interaction with graphene oxide: the crucial role of oxidative debris. Journal of Physical Chemistry: C, 118:2187-2193, 2014.
  • F. Andrade, A.F. Faria, D.S. Silva, J.A. Bonacin, M.C. Gonçalves. Structural and morphological investigations of β-cyclodextrin-coated silver nanoparticles. Colloids and Surface: B, 118:289-297, 2014.
  • C.M. Moraes, P.F. Andrade, A.F. Faria, M.B. Simões, F.C.C.S. Salomão, E.B. Barros, M.C. Gonçalves, O.L. Alves. Fabrication of transparent and ultraviolet shielding composite films based on graphene oxide and cellulose acetate. Carbohydrate Polymers, 123:217-227, 2015.
  • F. Faria, F. Perreault, E. Shaulsky, L.H.A. Chavez, M. Elimelech. Antimicrobial electrospun biopolymer nanofiber mats functionalized with graphene oxide-silver nanocomposites. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7:12751–12759, 2015.
  • Perreault*, A.F. Faria*, M. Elimelech. Environmental applications of graphene-based nanomaterials, Chemical Society Reviews, 7:12751–12759, 2015. *equal contributions.
  • R-V. Castrillón, F. Perreault, A.F. Faria, M. Elimelech. Interaction of graphene oxide with bacterial cell membranes: insights from force spectroscopy. Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 2:112-117, 2015.
  • Perreault, A.F. Faria, S. Nejati, M. Elimelech. Antimicrobial properties of graphene oxide: why size matters. ACS Nano, 9:7226-7236, 2015.
  • M. Moraes, B.A. Lima, A.F. Faria, M. Brocchi, O.L. Alves. Graphene oxide-silver nanocomposite as a promising biocidal agent against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. International Journal of Nanomedicine, 10:6847–6861, 2015.
  • F. Faria, A.M. Moraes, P.F. Andrade, D.S. Silva, M.C. Gonçalves, O.L. Alves. Cellulose acetate membrane embedded with graphene oxide–silver nanocomposite and its ability to suppress microbial proliferation. Cellulose, 24:781-796, 2016.
  • Liu, A.F. Faria, Jun Ma, and M. Elimelech. Mitigation of Biofilm Development on Thin-Film Composite Membranes Functionalized with Zwitterionic Polymers and Silver Nanoparticles, Environmental Science and Technology, 51:182-191, 2016.
  • F. Faria, C. Liu, Ming Xie, François Perreault, Jun Ma and M. Elimelech. Thin-film composite forward osmosis membranes functionalized with graphene oxide–silver nanocomposites for biofouling control, Journal of Membrane Science, 525:146-156, 2016.
  • F. Faria, F. Perreault, M. Elimelech. Elucidating the role of oxidative debris in the antimicrobial properties of graphene oxide. ACS Applied Nano Materials, 1:1164-1174, 2018.

Book Chapters

  • L. Alves, A.C.M. Moraes, M.B. Simões, L.C. Fonseca, R.N. Oliveira, R. Holtz, A.F. Faria. Nanomaterials. Nanomedicine and Nanotoxicology. First edition, Springer New York, 1-29, 2014.
  • F. Faria, A.M. Moraes, O.L. Alves. Toxicity of nanomaterials to microorganisms: mechanisms, methods, and new perspectives. Nanomedicine and Nanotoxicology. First edition, Springer New York, 363-405, 2014.
  • F. Faria. Microbes Decontamination from Water, Nanomaterials Applications for Environmental Matrices, Elsevier, 2019. To be published.


  • L. Alves, A.F. Faria, A.M. Moraes, P.F. Andrade, M.C. Gonçalves. Production of antimicrobial polymeric membranes from cellulose acetate and silver nanoparticles supported on graphene oxide: the antimicrobial membranes and their use. Brazilian Agency of Intellectual Property (INPI)-BR10201302663.
  • M. Moraes, A.F. Faria, P.F. Andrade, M.C. Gonçalves, O.L. Alves. Production of transparent and UV-shielding thin-film composites based on graphene oxide and cellulose acetate: preparation and their applications. Brazilian Agency of Intellectual Property INPI-BR 0180004558.