Nuno Miguel Pinto Neves

Advanced Functional Materials for Micro and Nanotechnologies
PhD student
R&D Advanced ceramics department at INNOVNANO – Materiais Avançados, SA


Nuno received his degree (2007) and Master degree (2009) in Materials Engineering (Universidade de Aveiro). He works at the R&D department of Innovnano – Materiais Avançados SA (2009-2014), a Portuguese company located in Coimbra dedicated to the production, characterization, development and marketing of nanomaterials and advanced ceramic powders. Moreover, he is currently finishing his Ph.D. focused on the development of semiconductor ceramic oxides used as sputtering target materials for thin films deposition. This work is being developed at Innovnano – Materiais Avançados SA and the materials research center, CENIMAT, Universidade Nova de Lisboa under supervision of Prof. Dr. Isabel Ferreira.

Scientific interests: Synthesis of nanomaterials; Bioceramic materials; Suspension plasma spraying; Air Plasma spraying; Semiconductor ceramic materials; Ceramic sputtering targets; TCOs; TFSCs; Thermoelectric materials.

Main publications

Neves, N., Barros, R., Antunes, E., Ferreira, I., Calado, J., Fortunato, E. and Martins, R., Sintering behavior of Nano- and Micro- sized ZnO powder targets for rf magnetron sputtering applications. J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 2012, 95(1) 204-10.

Neves, N., Barros, R., Antunes, E., Calado, J., Fortunato, E., Martins, R. and Ferreira, I., Aluminum doped zinc oxide sputtering targets obtained from nanostructured powders: Processing and application. J. Eur. Ceram. Soc., 2012, 32(16) 4381-91.

Araújo, A., Barros, R., Mateus, T., Gaspar, D., Neves, N., Vicente, A., Filonovivich, S., Barquinha, P., Fortunato, E., Ferraria, A., rego, A., Bicho, A., Águas, H. and Martins, R., Role of a disperse carbon interlayer on the performances of tandem a-Si solar cells. Sci. Technol. Adv. Mater., 2013, 14(4) 045009.

Neves, N., Lagoa, A., Calado, J., Rego, A. M. B., Fortunato, E., Martins, R. and Ferreira, I., Al-doped ZnO nanostructured powders by emulsion detonation synthesis – Improving materials for high quality sputtering targets manufacturing. J. Eur. Ceram. Soc., 2014, 34(10) 2325-38.

Loureiro, J., Neves, N., Barros, R., Mateus, T., Santos, R., Filonovich, S., Reparaz, S., Sotomayor-Torres, C. M., Wyczisk, F., Divay, L., Martins, R. and Ferreira, I., Transparent aluminium zinc oxide thin films with enhanced thermoelectrics Properties. J. Mater. Chem. A., 2014, 2(18) 6649-55.