Ana Catarina Bernardino Baptista

Advanced Functional Materials for Micro and Nanotechnologies
Soft and biofunctional materials group
Senior researcher
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PhD. in Materials Science and Engineering (FCT/UNL, 2014); MSc. in Biotechnology (FCT/UNL, 2009); BSc. in Applied Chemistry (FCT/UNL, 2007); 

Ana Baptista is a researcher at CENIMAT|I3N - NOVA School of Science and Technology. Her 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 medical devices. Currently, she is the principal investigator of the 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, she has published work and supervised several master theses in the field of cellulose-based bio-batteries, glucose sensitive electrospun membranes, photosensitive and fluorescent fibers, electrically controlled drug delivery systems, and 3D-printing of biocompatible materials.

Main publications

- N. Lima, AC. Baptista, BMM. Faustino, S. Taborda, AC. Marques and I. Ferreira, Carbon threads sweat-based supercapacitors for electronic textiles, Scientific Reports 2020 10, 7703. 

- C. Honnet, H. Perner-Wilson, M. Teyssier, B. Fruchard, J. Steimle, AC. Baptista and P. Strohmeier, PolySense: Augmenting Textiles with Electrical Functionality using In-Situ Polymerization, Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April 2020, 1-13. 

- AC. Baptista, IC. Ropio, B. Romba, J. Nobre, C. Henriques, J. Silva, JI. Martins, JP. Borges and I. Ferreira, Cellulose-based Electrospun Fibers Functionalized with Polypyrrole and Polyaniline for Fully Organic Batteries, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2018, 6, 256. 

- AC. Baptista, JI. Martins, E. Fortunato, R. Martins, JP. Borges and I. Ferreira, Thin and flexible biobatteries made of electrospun cellulose-based membranes, Biosensors and Bioelectronics 2011, 26 (5), 2742.