Inês Isabel Fortuna Neves Fernandes da Cunha

Advanced Functional Materials for Micro and Nanotechnologies
Postdoctoral researcher
Open Space (CEMOP) 13754


Inês concluded her PhD in Nanotechnologies and Nanosciences (“Printed and drawn flexible electronics based on cellulose nanocomposites) from FCT NOVA in 2021. Presently, she is a Postdoctoral Researcher at CENIMAT|i3N and CEMOP. Since 2014, her main research activities have been dedicated to designing a path for electronics to go “green” in response to current expectations for a new era of smart devices, where a synergy between performance, low-power consumption, safety, flexibility, and sustainability go hand in hand.

Value creation from naturally abundant and renewable materials, such as cellulose and cork, in combination with an endless list of functional materials, using economically and environmentally efficient and scalable processes, in line with the benefits offered by printing/ writing manufacturing technologies will find their place in a world that eagers for sustainable solutions that fuel the “Internet-of-Things” revolution and address the issue of E-waste. 

She is co-author of 14 scientific papers (2 of those as the first author) published in high-impact journals (Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Electronic Materials, Advanced Materials and Technologies, and ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces), which were presented in 4 oral and 8 poster (2 awards) presentations in national and international conferences. She cooperated in the research activities of 10 master students during their master thesis, and participated in 2 inspiring projects (HiseedTech 2018, and International Physics Olympiad competition 2018).

Main publications

S. Nandy et al.; “Cellulose: A Contribution for the Zero e-Waste Challenge”. Adv. Mat. Technol. (2021). doi: admt.202000994;

I. Cunha et al.; “Healable Cellulose Iontronic Hydrogel Stickers for Sustainable Electronics on Paper”. Adv. Electron. Mater. (2021). doi: 10.1002/aelm.202001166;

I. Cunha et al.; “Reusable Cellulose-Based Hydrogel Sticker Film Applied as Gate Dielectric in Paper Electrolyte-Gated Transistors”. Adv. Funct. Mater. (2017). doi:10.1002/adfm.20160675;