Andreia Sofia Santana dos Santos

Advanced Functional Materials for Micro and Nanotechnologies
Senior Sensors Researcher
AlmaScience Colab


Andreia dos Santos is a biomedical engineer with a PhD from the MIT-Portugal Doctoral Program (2015 - 2021). During her PhD thesis, entitled Development of Multifunctional E-skin Sensors, she developed e-skin like pressure and temperature sensors for health monitoring and prosthesis applications, exploring laser engraving for the optimization of the sensors performance. Currently, she is working at AlmaScience Colab as the senior researcher responsible for the electrical characterization of sensors. 

Main publications

dos Santos, A., Sabino, F., Rovisco, A., Barquinha, P., Águas, H., Fortunato, E., Martins, R., & Igreja, R. (2021). Optimization of ZnO Nanorods Concentration in a Micro-Structured Polymeric Composite for Nanogenerators. Chemosensors, 9(2), 27.

dos Santos, A., Fortunato, E., Martins, R., Águas, H., & Igreja, R. (2020). Transduction Mechanisms, Micro-Structuring Techniques, and Applications of Electronic Skin Pressure Sensors: A Review of Recent Advances. Sensors, 20(16), 4407.

Rovisco, A., dos Santos, A., Cramer, T., Martins, J., Branquinho, R., Águas, H., Fraboni, B., Fortunato, E., Martins, R., Igreja, R., & Barquinha, P. (2020). Piezoelectricity Enhancement of Nanogenerators Based on PDMS and ZnSnO 3 Nanowires through Microstructuration. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 12(16), 18421–18430.

Goswami, S., Santos, A. dos, Nandy, S., Igreja, R., Barquinha, P., Martins, R., & Fortunato, E. (2019). Human-motion interactive energy harvester based on polyaniline functionalized textile fibers following metal/polymer mechano-responsive charge transfer mechanism. Nano Energy, 60, 794–801.

Dos Santos, A., Pinela, N., Alves, P., Santos, R., Farinha, R., Fortunato, E., Martins, R., Águas, H., & Igreja, R. (2019). E-Skin Bimodal Sensors for Robotics and Prosthesis Using PDMS Molds Engraved by Laser. Sensors, 19(4), 899.

dos Santos, A., Pinela, N., Alves, P., Santos, R., Fortunato, E., Martins, R., Águas, H., & Igreja, R. (2018). Piezoresistive E-Skin Sensors Produced with Laser Engraved Molds. Advanced Electronic Materials, 4(9), 1800182–1800192.