Amjid Rafique

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Soft and biofunctional materials group
DCM 209, DCM 213


Amjid Rafique completed his Doctor of Philosophy in 2019/03/14 at Politecnico di Torino, Magister (2nd cycle) in 2015/10/23 at Politecnico di Torino, Magister (2nd cycle) in 2013/09/11 at Quaid-i-Azam University and Bachelor (1st cycle) in 2008/01/13 at National Textile University. He is a Postdoc fellow in Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia in Material Science and technology department. He has Published 7 articles in journals with a total impact factor of around 65 and has citation count of 162 with h-index 4. He has received awards and/or honors and has participates and/or participated as Post-doc Fellow in 2 project(s) and Principal investigator in 1 project(s). Amjid Rafique is a postdoc researcher at CENIMAT|I3N - NOVA School of Science and Technology. His research is mainly focused on the development of innovative smart textiles based on biocompatible polymers with multifunctional properties envisaging their application in energy conversion systems and biomedical applications. Currently, he is the working on a project All-FIBRE: All-Fibre Integrated Photovoltaic Storage Device for e-Textiles (PTDC/CTM-CTM/1571/2020) funded through national funds by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. During the last years, he has published work and mentored several master theses in the field of cellulose-based bio-supercapacitors, blow-spun separators, dye sensitized and organic solar cells.

His main interests are in the area(s) of Engineering and Technology with emphasis on Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology especially in Energy storage materials, flexible electronics, solar cells, wearable sensors and Nano-fabrications exploiting bio-compatible green substrate e.g., cellulose based materials, silk fibers etc.


Rafique, Amjid; Ferreira, Isabel; Abbas, Ghulam; Baptista, Ana Catarina. "Recent Advances and Challenges Toward Application of Fibers and Textiles in Integrated Photovoltaic Energy Storage Devices". Nano-Micro Letters 15 1 (2023):

Rafique, Amjid; Sequeira, Inês; Bento, Ana Sofia; Moniz, Mariana Peyro; Carmo, João; Oliveira, Eduardo; Oliveira, João Pedro; et al. "A facile blow spinning technique for green cellulose acetate/polystyrene composite separator for flexible energy storage devices". Chemical Engineering Journal 464 (2023): 142515.

Mariana P. Moniz; Amjid Rafique; João Carmo; J. P. Oliveira; Ana Marques; Ferreira I.; A.C. Baptista. "Electrospray Deposition of PEDOT:PSS on Carbon Yarn Electrodes for Solid-State Flexible Supercapacitors". ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2023):

Rafique, Amjid; Massa, Andrea; Fontana, Marco; Bianco, Stefano; Chiodoni, Angelica; Pirri, Candido F.; Hernández, Simelys; Lamberti, Andrea. "Highly Uniform Anodically Deposited Film of MnO2 Nanoflakes on Carbon Fibers for Flexible and Wearable Fiber-Shaped Supercapacitors". ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 9 34 (2017): 28386-28393.