Ana Carolina Cardoso Marques

Advanced Functional Materials for Micro and Nanotechnologies
PhD Student
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Currently concluding my PhD in the field of Nanotechnologies and Nanosciences at NOVA School of Science and Technology (FCT NOVA), in collaboration with CENIMAT|i3N, BioMark and Champalimaud Foundation.  In 2012 I've received a bachelor’s degree in applied chemistry followed by a master’s degree in biochemistry in 2014. I've been a researcher at Materials Research Center (CENIMAT) since 2014 where I had the opportunity to partake in international and national projects. Since then, I've participated in several scientific conferences and helped supervising more than 18 bachelor and master thesis in the fields of biochemistry, biotechnology, and nanotechnology.  My work is focused on the nanotech-field, with expertise in chemical and bio-detection, nanoparticles synthesis and modelling and laser-based processes to be integrated in point of-care biosensors. The search for the use of sustainable materials and processes in the development of functional devices has been one of my main goals.  My experience as a researcher has allowed me to establish several scientific collaborations that led to peer-reviewed publications translated in a h-index of 11.

Main publications


Marques, A. C., Santos, L., Pereira, S., Emanuele, U., Sinopoli, S., Igreja, R., Sales, G., Martins, R., Fortunato, E., A Planar Electrochromic Device Using WO3 Nanoparticles and a Modified Paper-Based Electrolyte. Proceedings 2018, 2 (13), 1065 (DOI: 10.3390/proceedings2131065);

Ferreira, N., Marques, A. C., Águas, H., Bandarenka, H., Martins, R., Bodo, C., Costa-Silva, B., Fortunato, E., Label-Free Nanosensing Platform for Breast Cancer Exosome Profiling. ACS Sensors 2019, 4 (8), 2073–2083 (DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.9b00760);

Marques, A. C., Veigas, B., Araújo, A., Pagará, B., Baptista, P. V., Águas, H., Martins, R., Fortunato, E., Paper-Based SERS Platform for One-Step Screening of Tetracycline in Milk. Sci. Rep. 2019, 9 (1) (DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-54380-y);

Marques, A. C., Cardoso, A. R., Martins, R., Sales, M. G. F., Fortunato, E., Laser-Induced Graphene-Based Platforms for Dual Biorecognition of Molecules. ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2020, 3 (3), 2795–2803 (DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.0c00117);

Marques, A. C., Pinheiro, T., Morais, M., Martins, C., Andrade, A. F., Martins, R., Sales, M. G. F., Fortunato, E., Bottom-up Microwave-assisted Seed-mediated Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles onto Nanocellulose to Boost Stability and High Performance for SERS Applications, App. Surf. Scien. 2021, 561, 150060 (DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2021.150060);



Marques, A. C., Pinheiro, T., Martins, G. V., Cardoso, A. R., Martins, R., Sales, M. G., Fortunato, E., Non-Enzymatic Lab-on-Paper Devices for Biosensing Applications. In Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry; Elsevier B.V., 2020, 89, 189–237 (DOI: 10.1016/bs.coac.2020.05.001);

Marques, A. C., Águas, H., Martins, R., Silva, B. C., Sales, M. G. F., Fortunato, E. Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Paper-based analytical devices. In Paper-based Analytical Devices for Chemical Analysis and Diagnostics, Elsevier, 2021, in press.