Ana Isabel Machado Mouquinho

Advanced Functional Materials for Micro and Nanotechnologies
Postdoctoral Researcher
Open Space-CEMOP 13754


In 2019, Ana completed her PhD in Sustainable Chemistry at FCT/UNL. During her PhD thesis, she developed a multidisciplinary work, covering areas such as organic synthesis and materials science. 

From April 2018 to October 2019 she was also involved in a parallel project with the National Laboratory of Energy and Geology (LNEG), in which she developed the green synthesis of cork-templated ceria and polymer-replicated foams for solar thermochemical hydrogen production via two-step water-splitting cycles.

Since March 2020, she has been a postdoctoral fellow at CENIMAT/i3N center under the European project APOLO (H2020-LCE-2017-RES-RIA) aimed at developing photonic-enhanced flexible Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) for building-integrated PV. 

- Main scientific interests

Photonics for Light Management in Solar Cells

Colloidal Lithography

Electro-Optical Devices

Liquid Crystals

Main publications

- Oliveira RD, Mouquinho A, Centeno P, Alexandre M, Haque S, Martins R, Fortunato E, Águas H, Mendes MJ. Colloidal Lithography for Photovoltaics: An Attractive Route for Light Management. Nanomaterials (2021): 11(7):1665. doi: 10.3390/nano11071665.

-Costa Oliveira, Fernando Almeida; Barreiros, M. Alexandra; Haeussler, Anita; Caetano, Ana; Mouquinho, Ana Isabel; Oliveira e Silva, Pedro Miguel; Novais, Rui M.; Pullar, Robert Carlyle; Abanades, Stéphane. "High performance corktemplated ceria for solar thermochemical hydrogen production via two-step water-splitting cycles". Sustainable Energy & Fuels (2020): 1039/d0se00318b.

- Mouquinho, Ana; Figueirinhas, João; Sotomayor, João. "Digital optical memory devices based on polymer-dispersed liquid crystals films: appropriate polymer matrix morphology". Liquid Crystals (2019): 1-14. 1080/02678292.2019.1667444.

- Mouquinho, Ana; Corvo, Marta C.; Almeida, Pedro L.; Feio, Gabriel M.; Sotomayor, João. "Influence of chain length of prepolymers in permanent memory effect of PDLC assessed by solid-state NMR". Liquid Crystals (2019): 1-9.

- Mouquinho, Ana; Luís, Nélia; Sotomayor, João. "New polymer to enhance the permanent memory effect of polymer dispersed liquid crystal films". Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 133 ,23 (2016):