Lidia Sofia Leitão Santos

Advanced Functional Materials for Micro and Nanotechnologies
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L. Santos received her Ph.D. in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in 2015 at NEW University of Lisbon with the dissertation “Engineering of metal oxide nanoparticles for application in electrochemical devices”. After her equivalent master degree in chemistry, she was working as product responsible and completed a post-graduation in Strategy and Management in 2010 at ISLA. Currently, she is a postdoctoral fellow at CENIMAT|i3N, in the field of electrochromic displays and biosensors, under the European project “Symbiotic” with the grant agreement nº 665046 ( She is co-author of 11 peer-reviewed papers, 1 book chapter and 1 book on this field of research and she presented her work in more than 10 international conferences. Her current research focus are hydrothermal synthesis, nanostructured and nanocrystalline metal oxides, sensors and biosensors, electrochemical displays, memories and transistors.

Main publications

Peer-reviewed publications
L. Santos, et al., (2016) Synthesis of WO3 nanoparticles for biosensing applications,  Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, DOI:10.1016/j.snb.2015.09.046

L. Santos, et al., (2015) Structure and Morphologic Influence of WO3 Nanoparticles on the Electrochromic Performance of Dual-Phase a-WO3/WO3 Inkjet Printed Films, Advanced Electronic Materials, DOI:10.1002/aelm.201400002

L. Santos, et. al, (2015) Solvothermal Synthesis of Gallium–Indium-Zinc-Oxide Nanoparticles for Electrolyte-Gated Transistors, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, DOI: 10.1021/am506814t

L. Santos, et. al, (2014) WO3 Nanoparticle-Based Conformable pH Sensor, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, DOI: 10.1021/am501724h
Book and book chapter
L. Santos, E. Fortunato and L. Pereira, “Engineering of metal oxide nanoparticles - Applications in electrochemical devices”, Lambert Academic Publishing, 2015

L. Santos, J. P. Neto, A. Crespo, P. Baião, P. Barquinha, L. Pereira, R. Martins and E. Fortunato, “Electrodeposition of WO3 Nanoparticles for Sensing Applications”, in Electroplating of Nanostructures, Dr. Mahmood  Aliofkhazraei (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-2213-5, InTech, 2015, DOI: 10.5772/61216. Available from: