Ana Catarina Bernardino Baptista

Junior Researcher
Soft and biofunctional materials group
DCM 206 209/213


Ana Baptista is a researcher at CENIMAT|i3N - NOVA School of Science and Technology 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. Particularly, she has been investigating functional fibers and textiles for sweat-based supercapacitors, biocompatible batteries, glucose sensitive electrospun membranes, piezoresistive textiles for medical sensors and electrically controlled drug delivery systems. Besides, Ana has been involved in other research topics related with the development of multifunctional polymeric coatings for metal implants and 3D-printing of metals, polymers, and ceramic-based materials for medical applications.During the last years, Ana has been participating in several national and international projects related with energy generation systems, paper functionalization for new products (with The Navigator Company) and 3D-printing of ceramic-based medical implants (with InnovNano Company). Currently, she is the principal investigator of the project All-FIBRE that aims at the development of a fiber-shaped photovoltaic storage devices able to harvest and store energy to supply electronic textiles while keeping wearable, lightweight and flexibility characteristics.


M. Moniz, A. Rafique, J.I. Carmo, J.P. Oliveira, A. Marques, I. Ferreira and A.C. Baptista. Electrospray Deposition of PEDOT:PSS on Carbon Yarn Electrodes for Solid-State Flexible Supercapacitors.  ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2023, 15, 25, 30727.

A. Rafique, I. Ferreira, G. Abbas and A.C. Baptista. Recent Advances and Challenges Towards Application of Fibers and Textiles in Integrated Photovoltaic Energy Storage Devices, Nano-Micro Letters 2023 15:40, 39.

I. Soares, J. Faria, AC. Marques, I. Ribeiro, C. Baleizão, A. Bettencourt, I. Ferreira and A.C. Baptista. Drug delivery from PCL/Chitosan multilayer coatings for metallic implants, ACS Omega 7, 27, 23096, 2022.

A.C. Baptista, M. Brito, A. Marques and I. Ferreira, Electronic control of drug release from gauze or cellulose acetate fibres for dermal applications, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 9, 3515-3522, 2021,

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

A.C. 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.