Joana Dória Vaz Pinto

Advanced Functional Materials for Micro and Nanotechnologies
Assistant Professor
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Joana received her degree in Physics Engineering from Universidade Nova de Lisboa in 2000. She concluded a Ph.D in Applied Physics at the same university with the thesis: “Modification of the Electric and Magnetic Properties of Metallic Oxides by Ion Implantation” work that was developed at Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear (ITN) and in collaboration with Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa. Joana is currently a PosDoc researcher at the materials research centre CENIMAT. The main topics of her research are focused on the development of thin film transistors based on amorphous semiconductor oxides, to be used as biosensors (ISFET, ENFET and DNAFET). Main scientific interests: Thin film transistors, ISFET, biosensors, flexible and disposable sensors Materials Characterization using AFM , XRD and RBS techniques

Main publications

•    Extended-Gate ISFETs Based on Sputtered Amorphous Oxides, J. V. Pinto, R. Branquinho, P. Barquinha, E. Alves, R. Martins, and F. Fortunato, Journal of Display Technology, vol. 9, pp. 729-734, 2013.

•    Plastic Compatible Sputtered Ta2O5 Sensitive Layer for Oxide Semiconductor TFT Sensors , R. Branquinho, J. V. Pinto, T. Busani, P. Barquinha, L. Pereira, P. Viana Baptista, R. Martins, and E. Fortunato, Journal of Display Technology, vol. 9, pp. 723-728, 2013.

•    Current Transport Mechanism at Metal-Semiconductor Nanoscale Interfaces Based on Ultrahigh Density Arrays of p-type NiO Nano-Pillars, S. Nandy, G. Goncalves, J. V. Pinto, T. Busani, V. Figueiredo, L. Pereira, R. Martins, and E. Fortunato, Nanoscale, Vol 5, p 11699, 2013 (doi: 10.1039/c3nr03803c).

•    Real-time monitoring of PCR amplification of proto-oncogene c-MYC using a Ta2O5 electrolyte-insulator-semiconductor sensor, R. Branquinho, B. Veigas, J.V. Pinto, R. Martins, E. Fortunato, and P. V. Baptista, Biosensors & Bioelectronics, vol. 28, (2011), pp. 44-49; (doi: 10.1016/j.bios.2011.06.039).