Daniela da Silva Nunes Gomes

Materials for Electronics, Optoelectronics and Nanotechnologies
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Daniela Gomes (born 1983) received the Ph.D. degree from Instituto Superior Técnico in 2012, in Materials Engineering, with the dissertation “Carbon dispersions in nanostructured metals”. The degree was obtained with merit. Since 2013, she became a Post-doctoral researcher at the CENIMAT/i3N of FCT-UNL. The post-doctoral work is entitled “Design of new functional materials for electronics applications”, which is financed by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia through the scholarship 84215/2012. She is also working at the Nanofabrication lab at CENIMAT, which she is the main operator of the dual-beam SEM-FIB microscope. Since October of 2015, she became Assistant Professor at the Materials Science Department of FCT-UNL lecturing the courses of Micro and Nanotechnology seminars and dissertation initiation.

She has focused her research mainly in electron microscopy and materials characterization. She is co-author of 50 peer-reviewed papers (h-index=8, as March 2016). She co-authored 1 book chapter, which was accepted and published soon. She participated on the EU project, CEOPS project with the grant agreement no: 309984.

Her current research focuses are: Materials characterization; production and structural characterization of oxide-based thin films; oxide-based nanostructures, solution synthesis routes, microwave synthesis, photocatalysis, graphene, nanocomposites produced by ball milling; carbon modifications.

Main publications

D. Nunes, T. Calmeiro, S. Nandy, J.V. Pinto, A. Pimentel, P. Barquinha, P.A. Carvalho, J. Walmsley, E. Fortunato, R. Martins, Charging effects and surface potential variations of Cu-based nanowires, Thin Solid Films, 2015, doi:10.1016/j.tsf.2015.11.077.

 D. Nunes, A. Pimentel, J.V. Pinto, T.R. Calmeiro, S. Nandy, P. Barquinha, P.A. Carvalho, E. Fortunato and R. Martins, Photocatalytic behavior of TiO2 films synthesized by microwave irradiation, 2015, doi:10.1016/j.cattod.2015.10.038.

 D. Nunes,   A. Pimentel,   P. Barquinha,  P.A. Carvalho,   E. Fortunato, R. Martins, Cu2O polyhedral nanowires produced by microwave irradiation, Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2 (2014) 6097–6103.

 D. Nunes, M. Vilarigues, J.B. Correia, P.A. Carvalho Nickel-carbon nanocomposites: Synthesis, structural changes and strengthening mechanisms, Acta Materialia 60 (2012) 737–747.

 D. Nunes, V. Livramento, R. Mateus, J.B. Correia, L.C Alves., M. Vilarigues, P.A. Carvalho, Processing copper-carbon nanocomposites by mechanical synthesis: Structural changes and thermal stabilization, Materials Science and Engineering A 528 (2011) 8610–8620.