Luís Miguel Nunes Pereira

Advanced Functional Materials for Micro and Nanotechnologies
Actual Position: Techincal and Scientific Director - Almascience
Other Positions: Invited Associate Professor and Associate Member of CENIMAT/I3N
2.25 CEMOP building and MadanParque 13753 and


Professor Luis Pereira was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1977. He received the Engineering degree in Materials Science in 2001 and has finished the Ph.D. in Microelectronics and Optoelectronics in 2008 at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. His Ph.D. work was focused on polycrystalline silicon and high k dielectrics for thin film transistors application. This work contributed to the first fully transparent oxide semiconductor-based transistors entirely produced at room temperature.

The expertise gained on oxide materials for electronics allowed focusing the pos-doc activities on the development of printed inorganic nanostructured materials for chromogenic, electronic and electrochemical devices on paper and plastic substrates. He was involved in the team that demonstrated for the first time transistors made of oxides with paper as dielectric.

In 2012 he got a merit position as Assistant Professor (then Associate Professor in 2015) at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, settling his research team on printed and paper electronics. Since then, he has been exploring cellulose-based materials both as substrate and constituent of electronic devices, including the use of printing techniques. In 2015 he got the ERC-Starting Grant on the development of new cellulose/oxide nanocomposites towards a new paradigm in printed electronics. The research activities in the last years were focused on the design and synthesis of 1D, 2D and 3D inorganic and hybrid nanostructures, chiral cellulose nanocomposites, functional micro and nanofibers and its integration on chromogenic, electronic and electrochemical devices.

He has authored and co-authored more than 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals and proceedings of the ISI with more than 8000 citations and has a H factor of 44 on Web of Science (more than 11000 citations in and h-factor of 50 in Google Scholar).

In 2020 he assumed the position of Scientific and Technical Director of AlmaScience Colab, Nowadays he is also member of the board of Portuguese Professional Engineer Association – South Region, Vice-president of the TCM-Net (Transparent Conductive Materials Network), and member of the board of the Portuguese Materials Society (SPM).

Main publications

D. Gaspar, L. Pereira, K. Gehrke, B. Galler, E. Fortunato, R. Martins, High mobility hydrogenated zinc oxide thin films, Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells. 163 (2017) 255–262. doi:10.1016/j.solmat.2017.01.030.

I. Cunha, R. Barras, P. Grey, D. Gaspar, E. Fortunato, R. Martins, L. Pereira, Reusable Cellulose-Based Hydrogel Sticker Film Applied as Gate Dielectric in Paper Electrolyte-Gated Transistors, Adv. Funct. Mater. 27 (2017). doi:10.1002/adfm.201606755.

R. Barras, I. Cunha, D. Gaspar, E. Fortunato, R. Martins, L. Pereira, Printable cellulose-based electroconductive composites for sensing elements in paper electronics, Flex. Print. Electron. 2 (2017) 014006. doi:10.1088/2058-8585/aa5ef9.

P. GreyP. Grey, S.N. Fernandes, D. Gaspar, E. Fortunato, R. Martins, M.H. Godinho, L. Pereira, Field-Effect Transistors on Photonic Cellulose Nanocrystal Solid Electrolyte for Circular Polarized Light Sensing, Adv. Funct. Mater. 1805279 (2018) 1805279. doi:10.1002/adfm.201805279.

G. Ferreira, S. Goswami, S. Nandy, L. Pereira, R. Martins, E. Fortunato, Touch‐Interactive Flexible Sustainable Energy Harvester and Self‐Powered Smart Card, Adv. Funct. Mater. 30 (2020) 1908994. doi:10.1002/adfm.201908994.

P. Grey, M. Chapa, M. Alexandre, T. Mateus, E. Fortunato, R. Martins, M.J. Mendes, L. Pereira, Combining Soft with Hard Condensed Matter for Circular Polarized Light Sensing and Logic Operations, Adv. Opt. Mater. (2021). doi:10.1002/adom.202001731.