Ana Isabel Bento Rovisco

Advanced Functional Materials for Micro and Nanotechnologies
Postdoctoral researcher
2.21 13743


Ana Rovisco completed the PhD in Nanotechnologies and Nanosciences in 2019/12/20 by NOVA School of Science and Technology (FCT-NOVA), NOVA University Lisbon (at Department of Materials Science and i3N/CENIMAT) and the Integrated Master in Physics Engineering in 2012 by the same University (at Department of Physics). 

She is currently postdoctoral researcher at CENIMAT, where she is a researcher since 2013. Since 2014 she is also lab assistant of several courses (>5) related with nanofabrication and materials characterization in the same university. 

She published 15 articles in peer-reviewed international journals (h-index=8, as July 2021), 2 book chapter and 2 conference paper. She is currently topic editor on Chemosensors (MDPI) and reviewed papers for >10 international journals. She has more than 50 communications in national and international conferences and seminars.  Participates and/or participated as researcher in > 10 international and national projects. 

Currently, the main focus of her work is the synthesis, characterization and application of metal oxide nanostructures. She is particularly interested in electrical characterization of single nanowires, resorting to e-beam lithography and gas injection tools. In terms of applications, her main focus are electronic devices (FETs and memories), energy harvesting devices and photocatalysis.

Main scientific interests: Solution-based synthesis of oxide nanostructures; Nanolithography (EBL) and nanofabrication; Nanodevices; Flexible and transparent technology; Oxide thin film transistors.

Materials characterization techniques: XRD, SEM/EDS and electrical characterization of devices/circuits.

Main publications


A. Rovisco, A. dos Santos, T. Cramer, J. Martins, R. Branquinho, H. Águas, B, Fraboni, E. Fortunato, R. Martins, R. Igreja and P. Barquinha, Piezoelectricity Enhancement of Nanogenerators based on PDMS and ZnSnO3 Nanowires through Micro-structuration, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020, 12, 16, 18421–18430, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b21636

A. Rovisco, R. Branquinho, J. Deuermeier, T. Freire, E. Fortunato, R. Martins and P. Barquinha, Shape Effect of Zinc-Tin Oxide Nanostructures on Photodegradation of Methylene Blue and Rhodamine B under UV and Visible Light. ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2021, 4, 1149–1161, DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.0c02782.

A. Rovisco, R. Branquinho, J. Martins, M. J. Oliveira, D. Gomes, E. Fortunato, R. Martins and P. Barquinha, Seed-layer free zinc tin oxide tailored nanostructures for nanoelectronic applications: effect of chemical parameters, ACS Appl. Nano Mater., 1, 3986–97, 2018, DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.8b00743

A. Rovisco, R. Branquinho, J. Martins, E. Fortunato, R. Martins and P. Barquinha, Growth mechanism of seed-layer free ZnSnO3 nanowires: effect of physical parameters, Nanomaterials, 9(7), 1002, 2019, DOI: 10.3390/nano9071002

P.G. Bahubalindruni, A. Kiazadeh, A. Sacchetti, J. Martins, A. Rovisco, V.G. Tavares, R. Martins, E. Fortunato, P. Barquinha, Influence of Channel Length Scaling on InGaZnO TFTs Characteristics: Unity Current-Gain Cutoff Frequency, Intrinsic Voltage-Gain, and On-Resistance., J. Disp. Technol. 12, 515–518, 2016, DOI: 10.1109/JDT.2016.2550610  

A. Kiazadeh, H. L. Gomes, P. Barquinha, J. Martins, A. Rovisco, J. V. Pinto, R. Martins and E. Fortunato, Improving positive and negative bias illumination stress stability in parylene passivated IGZO transistors, Appl. Phys. Lett. 109, 051606, 2016, DOI: 10.1063/1.4960200

B. Barrocas, S. Sério, A. Rovisco, Y. Nunes, and M. E. M. Jorge, Removal of rhodamine 6G dye contaminant by visible light driven immobilized Ca1-xLnxMnO3 (Ln=Sm, Ho; 0.1≤x≤0.4) photocatalysts, Appl. Surf. Sci., Nov. 2015, DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2015.11.070.



Ana Rovisco, Rita Branquinho, Joana Vaz Pinto, Rodrigo Martins, Elvira Fortunato and Pedro Barquinha (November 19th 2020). Hydrothermal Synthesis of Zinc Tin Oxide Nanostructures for Photocatalysis, Energy Harvesting and Electronics, IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.94294

Sofia Henriques, Ana Rovisco, Andreia dos Santos, Pedro Barquinha, Rui Igreja, Rodrigo Martins and Elvira Fortunato, Porous ZnO nanostructures: synthesis and energy harvesting applications, Ed. IntechOpen 2021. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.97060