Hugo Manuel Brito Águas

Materials for Electronics, Optoelectronics and Nanotechnologies
Assistant Professor
203D-II 10615
CL DCM 10614


Prof. Hugo Águas is Assistant Professor at the Materiais Science Department of Faculty of Science and Technology of New University of Lisbon and researcher at CENIMAT:I3N. He finished his PhD in 2005 with the thesis: “Deposition of amorphous and polymorphous silicon by PECVD and their application to Schottky and MIS photodiodes for position sensitive detectors”. His current research interests are in the field of thin film photovoltaic materials; solar tiles; microfluidics; microfabrication; nanomaterials; plasmonic materials; SERS substrates and biosensors. He has more than 100 published papers on international journals, and International Conference Proceedings.

Main publications

Published 118 papers in Scientific Journals that are listed in the ISI/SCI, from which was the corresponding author in 31 of them. The number of citation times registered in the Web of Knowledge is 1189, which corresponds to a factor H of 16. The 3 main publications are the following:

H. Águas*, S. K. Ram, A. Araújo, D. Gaspar, A. Vicente, S. A. Filonovich, E. Fortunato, R. Martins, I. Ferreira, “Silicon thin film solar cells on commercial tiles”, Energy Environ. Sci., 4 (2011) 4620, DOI: 10.1039/c1ee02303a. * Corresponding author

S.A. Filonovich, H. Águas*, T. Busani, A. Vicente, A. Araujo, D. Gaspar, M. Vilarigues, J. Leitao, E. Fortunato, R. Martins, “Hydrogen plasma treatment of very thin p-type nanocrystalline Si films grown by RF-PECVD in the presence of B(CH3)3”, Sci. Technol. Adv. Mater. 13 (2012) 045004. * Corresponding author

Iwona Bernacka-Wojcik, Paulo Lopes, Ana Catarina Vaz, Bruno Veigas, Pawel Jerzy Wojcik, Pedro Simões, David Barata, Elvira Fortunato, Pedro Viana Baptista, Hugo Águas*, Rodrigo Martins, “Bio-microfluidic platform for gold nanoprobe based DNA detection — application to Mycobacterium tuberculosis”, Biosensors and Bioelectronics 48 (2013) 87–93. DOI: 10.1016/j.bios.2013.03.079, * Corresponding author.