Ana Catarina Bernardino Baptista

Advanced Functional Materials for Micro and Nanotechnologies
Soft and biofunctional materials group
Postdoctoral researcher
206 - Edif. II 10602
107 | 211-Edif. II 10618 | 10621


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 postdoctoral researcher with a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering since 2014. 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. 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. Recently, Ana is also interested in 3D-printing of biocompatible materials.

Main publications

I. Ropio, A.C. Baptista, J.P. Nobre, J. Correia, F. Belo, S. Taborda, B.M. Morais Faustino, J.P. Borges, A. Kovalenko, I. Ferreira, Cellulose paper functionalised with polypyrrole and poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) for paper battery electrodes, Organic Electronics, 2018 (accepted)

A.C. Baptista, I.C. Ropio, B. Romba, J. Nobre, C. Henriques, J. Silva, J.I. Martins, J.P. 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.

A.C. Baptista, A.M. Botas, A.P.C. Almeida et al., Down conversion photoluminescence on PVP/Ag-nanoparticles electrospun composite fibers, Optical Materials, 39, 278–281 (2015).

A.C. Baptista, J.I. Martins, E. Fortunato, R. Martins, J.P. Borges and I. Ferreira, Thin and flexible biobatteries made of electrospun cellulose-based membranes, Biosensors and Bioelectronics 26 (5), pp. 2742-2745 (2011).