Catarina Bianchi Marques

Advanced Functional Materials for Micro and Nanotechnologies
PhD Student
Gab 207 - Edif. II 10624
209 10628


Catarina Bianchi received the MSc. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from FCT/UNL in 2015, with the dissertation “Flexible and Transparent Thermoelectric Temperature Sensor”.  

Catarina is currently a PhD student working on the development of Thermoelectrics based on conductive oxides: thin films and 3D printing under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Isabel Ferreira.  She is currently working as a researcher on the CapTherPV project focusing on the development of photo-thermoelectric thin films. 

Main scientific interests: thermoelectric materials and devices, flexible and transparent electronics, 3D printing and renewable energy.

Main publications

C. Bianchi, L. M. Ferreira, J. Loureiro, A. Rodrigues, P. Duarte, A. C. Baptista, and I. M. Ferreira, “Vanadium Pentoxide Alloyed with Graphite for Thin-Film Thermal Sensors,” J. Electron. Mater., vol. 45, no. 3, pp. 1987–1991, 2016. DOI: 10.1007/s11664-016-4363-2

C. Bianchi, J. Loureiro, P. Duarte, J. Marques, J. Figueira, I. Ropio, and I. Ferreira, “V2O 5 Thin Films for Flexible and High Sensitivity Transparent Temperature Sensor,” Adv. Mater. Technol., vol. 1, no. 6, p. 1600077, 2016. DOI: 10.1002/admt.201600077

Figueira J, Loureiro J, Marques J, Bianchi C, Duarte P, Ruoho M, Tittonen I, Ferreira I, “Optimization of Cuprous Oxides Thin Films to be used as Thermoelectric Touch Detectors”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2017. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b12753

Bruno Miguel Morais Faustino, Diogo Gomes, Jaime Faria, Taneli Juntunen, Guilherme Gaspar,Catarina Bianchi, António Almeida, Ana Marques, Ilkka Tittonen, and  Isabel Ferreira, 'CuI p-type thin films for highly transparent thermoelectric p-n modules’, Sci Rep. 2018. DOI:  10.1038/s41598-018-25106-3