Isabel Maria Mercês Ferreira

Advanced Functional Materials for Micro and Nanotechnologies
Associate Professor with aggregation
Coordinator of Integrated Master in Micro and Nanotechnologies Engineering
ResearcherID: G-3903-2011
Scopus Author ID 7102135213
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PhD in Hydrogenated amorphous and nanocrystalline Silicon produced by HWPA-CVD Technique, October 2002 at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT-UNL), in the field of Materials Engineering, specialization in Optoelectronics and Microelectronics. Since 2013 is Associated Professor at Department of Materials Science (DCM) of FCT-UNL; Assistant professor in the period of 2002-2013 at FCT-UNL. Since 2002 is a member of the scientific board of DCM. Vice-director of the Materials Research Centre-CENIMAT (2008-2014), Responsible by the Electronic Materials and Nanotechnologies group (2006-2012); Member of the executive board of the DCM (since 2008); Coordinator of the Master Course in Engineering of Micro and Nanotechnologies of FCT-UNL (since 2013). - Main scientific interests: Oxides Thin Film Thermoelectric Materials; Plasmonics for nanocrystalline/amorphous silicon solar cells; Solid state batteries on paper and bio-batteries; Graphene supercapacitors; Development of organic semiconductors based on micro/nano fibres; Sintering of nano-oxides for electronics applications; Nano-toxicology; Magnetic nanoparticles for hyperthermia.

Main publications

Seweryn Morawiec, Manuel J Mendes, Sergej A Filonovich, Tiago Mateus, Salvatore Mirabella, Hugo Águas, Isabel Ferreira, Francesca Simone, Elvira Fortunato, Rodrigo Martins, Francesco Priolo, Isodiana Crupi, Broadband photocurrent enhancement in a-Si: H solar cells with plasmonic back reflectors, Optics Express (2014), 22, 104, A1059-A1070. IF=3.546

D Gaspar, AC Pimentel, MJ Mendes, T Mateus, BP Falcão, JP Leitão, J Soares, A Araújo, A Vicente, SA Filonovich, H Águas, R Martins, I Ferreira. Ag and Sn Nanoparticles to Enhance the Near-Infrared Absorbance of a-Si: H Thin Films, Plasmonics (2014), DOI 10.1007/s11468-014-9709-0, IF=2.45

Soares, P. IP; Alves, A. MR; Pereira, L.CJ; Coutinho, J. T; Ferreira, I. MM; Novo, C.MM; Borges, J. PMR; Effects of surfactants on the magnetic properties of iron oxide colloids, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 419 (2014) 46-51. IF=3.390

Loureiro, J; Neves, N; Barros, R.; Mateus, T.; Santos, R.; Filonovich, S.; Reparaz, S.; Sotomayor-Torres, C M; Wyczisk, F.; Divay, L.; Martins R. and Ferreira I. Transparent aluminium zinc oxide thin films with enhanced thermoelectric properties, Journal of Materials Chemistry A (2014) 2, 18, 6649-6655, Royal Society of Chemistry. IF=6.101

Loureiro, J.; Santos, J.; Nogueira, A.; Wyczisk, F.; Divay, L.; Reparaz, S.; Alzina, F.; Torres, C. M Sotomayor; Cuffe, J.; Montemor, F.; Martins R. and Ferreira I, Nanostructured p-type Cr/V2O5 thin films with boosted thermoelectric properties, Journal of Materials Chemistry A (2014) 2, 18, 6456-6462 - Royal Society of Chemistry. IF=6.101

Neves, N.; Lagoa, A.; ….; Ferreira, I.; Al-doped ZnO nanostructured powders by emulsion detonation synthesis–Improving materials for high quality sputtering targets manufacturing, J. of the European Ceramic Society (2014) 34, 10, 2325-2338. IF=2.581

Ferreira, I.; Baptista, A.; Leitão, J.; Soares, J.; Fortunato, E.; Martins, R.; Borges, J.P.; Strongly Photosensitive and Fluorescent F8T2 Electrospun Fibers, Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 298, 2 (2013) 174-180. IF=2.338

Martins, R.; Ahnood, A.; Correia, N.; Pereira, L.; Barros, R.; Barquinha, P.; Costa, R.; Ferreira, I., Nathan, A.; Fortunato, E.; Recyclable, Flexible, Low‐Power Oxide Electronics, Advanced Functional Materials, 23, 17 (2013) 2153-2161. IF=9.765

Gaspar, D; Pimentel, AC; Mateus, T; Leitao, JP; ….; Filonovich, SA; Aguas, H;  Martins R. and Ferreira I., Influence of the layer thickness in plasmonic gold nanoparticles produced by thermal evaporation, Scientific reports (2013), 3 -  Nature Publishing; IF=2.927

Neves, N.; Barros, R.; …..; Martins, R.; Ferreira, I.; Aluminum doped zinc oxide sputtering targets obtained from nanostructured powders: Processing and application, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 32, 16, (2012) 4381-4391: IF=2.581

Aguas H.; Ram, SK; Araujo, A; Gaspar, D; Vicente, A; Filonovich, SA; Fortunato, E; Martins, R; Ferreira, I. Silicon thin film solar cells on commercial tiles, Energy& Environmental Science (4) 11 (2011) 4620-4632. IF=11.65

Baptista, AC; Martins, JI; Fortunato, E; Martins, R; Borges, JP; Ferreira, I,  Thin and flexible bio-batteries made of electrospun cellulose-based membranes,  Biosensor & Bioelectronics  (26) 5  (2011) 2742-2745. IF= 5.389

Ferreira, I; Bras, B; Martins, JI; Correia, N; Barquinha, P; Fortunato, E; Martins, R. Solid-state paper batteries for controlling paper transistors, Electrochimica Acta  (56) 3 (2011) 1099-1105. IF=4.088

Books /Books Chapter
Nanofibers and nanoparticles in biomedical applications, A. Baptista; P. Soares; I. Ferreira; J.P. Borges; Bioengineered Nanomaterials (2013) 93, CRC Press.

Cellulose-based bioelectronic devices, Cellulose-Medical, A. Baptista; I. Ferreira; J.P. Borges; Pharmaceutical and Electronic Applications (2013)  InTech.   

Cellulose-based composite systems for biomedical applications, A. Baptista; I. Ferreira; J.P. Borges; Biomass based Biocomposites. UK: Smithers Rapra Technology (2013) 47-60.