MFVaz carried out studies on several domains, such as, the mechanical behaviour of soft and hard biological tissues, including bone, cellular materials including liquid and ceramic foams, characterization of biomedical devices, biobased and biodegradable materials used in food packaging, modelling of cellular structures, characterization of materials applied to cultural heritage. At present her main interests are:

-          Design, mechanical properties modelling and additive manufacturing of cellular metamaterials.

-          Functionally graded and bioinspired materials.

-          Structural and mechanical characterization of biomedical devices.

-          Structural and mechanical characterization of materials.