Isabel Maria Mercês Ferreira

Associate Professor with Aggregation
Materials for Electronics, Optoelectronics and Nanotechnologies
214, Ed. II


Graduated in Physics and Materials Engineering at FCT-UNL, completed a PhD in 2002 in the area of ​​materials engineering, specializing in microelectronics and optoelectronics. Associate Professor since 2012 and with Aggregation, since 2018, of DCM FCT-UNL. Engineering degree in Physics and Materials at FCT-UNL, PhD since 2002 in the field of Materials Engineering, specialization in Optoelectronics and Microelectronics at FCT-UNL. Since 2012 is Associate Professor with aggregation after 2018 at DCM FCT-UNL.


Main scientific interests: Thermoelectric thin films, plasmonic nanoparticles for solar cells, paper batteries and bio-batteries, supercapacitors, organic semiconductors including micro/nano fibers for textiles, 3D printing of materials by paste extrusion, multifunctional and self-sustaining electronic devices. Oxides thin film thermoelectric materials; Plasmonics nanoparticles for solar cells; Solid state batteries on paper and bio-batteries; Supercapacitors; Organic semiconductors including micro/nano fibres for textiles; 3D printing of materials by pastes extrusion; electronic auto-sustained and multifunctional devices.


Large-Area Paper Batteries with Ag and Zn/Ag Screen-Printed Electrodes -  Diogo Miguel Esperanca̧ Garcia, Ana Sofia Taborda Martins Pereira,Antońio Carranca Almeida, Urbez Santana Roma, Alejandra Ben Aissa Soler, Paul D. Lacharmoise, Isabel Maria das Merceŝ Ferreira , and Claúdia Custod́io Delgado Simaõ, ACS Omega, 2019, 4, 16781−16788

Customized tracheal design using 3D printing of a polymer hydrogel: influence of UV laser cross-linking on mechanical properties - Ana Filipa Cristovão, David Sousa, Filipe Silvestre, Inês Ropio, Ana Gaspar, Célia Henriques, Alexandre Velhinho, Ana Catarina Baptista, Miguel Faustino , Isabel Ferreira,  3D printing in medicine , 2019 ,  5 (1), 12,

Highly transparent copper iodide thin film thermoelectric generator on a flexible substrate - J Coroa, BM Morais Faustino, A Marques, C Bianchi, T Koskinen, T Juntunen, I Tittonen, I Ferreira, RSC Advances, 2019, 9 (61), 35384-35391.,

Cellulose-based electrospun fibers functionalized with polypyrrole and polyaniline for fully organic batteries - AC Baptista, I Ropio, B Romba, JP Nobre, C Henriques, JC Silva, JI Martins, JP Borges, I Ferreira. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2018, 6,1, 256-265.

Facile Microwave-assisted Synthesis Manganese Doped Zinc Sulfide Nanoparticles - David Magalhães Sousa, Luís Cerqueira Alves, Ana Marques, Guilherme Gaspar, João Carlos Lima & Isabel Ferreira; Scientific Reports, 8, 2018 , Article number: 15992.