Luís Miguel Nunes Pereira

Advanced Functional Materials for Micro and Nanotechnologies
Associate Professor


Prof. 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 Materials in 2008 at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. His Ph.D. work was focused on polycrystalline silicon and high k dielectrics for TFT’s application. The expertise gained on oxide materials for electronics allowed focusing the pos-doc activities on the development 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. He has authored and co-authored 156 publications in peer-reviewed journals and proceedings of the ISI with more than 3500 citations and has a H factor of 32. He is currently a researcher at CENIMAT/I3N coordinating and participating in R&D projects and has been granted in 2015 with a Starting Grant of the European Research Council on the development of cellulose nanocomposites for paper electronics (New-Fun, project 640598). His current research interests are on the design and synthesis of 1D, 2D and 3D inorganic and hybrid nanostructures, chiral cellulose nanocomposites, functional micro and nanofibers and it integration on chromogenic, electronic and electrochemical devices.

Main publications

P. J. Wojcik, L. Santos, L. Pereira, R. Martins, E. Fortunato, “Tailoring nanoscale properties of tungsten oxide for inkjet printed electrochromic devices”, Nanoscale, 7 (2015) 1696-1708 (hot paper)

L. Santos, P. Wojcik , J. V. Pinto , E. Elangovan, J. Viegas, L. Pereira, R. Martins, E. Fortunato, “Structure and Morphologic Influence of WO 3 Nanoparticles on the Electrochromic Performance of Dual-Phase a-WO3 /WO3 Inkjet Printed Films”, Advanced Electronic Materials, 1 (2015) 1400002 (cover)

L. Santos, J.P. Neto, A. Crespo, D. Nunes, N. Costa, I.M. Fonseca, P. Barquinha, L. Pereira, J. Silva, R. Martins, E. Fortunato, “WO3 nanoparticle-based conformable pH sensor”, ACS Applied Materials and Interface, 6 (2014) 12226-12234

D. Gaspar, S. N. Fernandes, A. G. de Oliveira, J. G. Fernandes, P. Grey, R. V. Pontes, L. Pereira, R. Martins, M. H. Godinho and E. Fortunato, “Nanocrystalline cellulose applied simultaneously as the gate dielectric and the substrate in flexible field effect transistors”, Nanotechnology 25 (2014) 094008 (cover)

L. Pereira, D. Gaspar, D. Guerin, A. Delattre, E. Fortunato and R. Martins, “The influence of fibril composition and dimension on the performance of paper gated oxide transistors” Nanotechnology 25 (2014) 094007

S. Nandy, G.Goncalves, J.V. Pinto, T. Busani, V. Figueiredo, L. Pereira, R. Martins, E. Fortunato, “Current transport mechanism at metal-semiconductor nanoscale interfaces based on ultrahigh density arrays of p-type NiO nano-pillars”, Nanoscale 5 (2013) 11699-11709             

R.F.P. Martins, A. Ahnood, N. Correia, L.M.N. Pereira, R. Barros, P.M.C. Barquinha, R. Costa, I.M.M. Ferreira, A. Nathan, E.M.C. Fortunato, “Recyclable, Flexible, Low-Power Oxide Electronics”, Advanced Functional Materials, 23 (2013) 2153-2161

P. J. Wojcik, A.S. Cruz, L. Santos, L. Pereira, R. Martins, E. Fortunato, "Microstructure control of dual-phase inkjet-printed a-WO3/TiO2/WOX films for high-performance electrochromic applications", Journal of Materials Chemistry, 22 (2012) 13268-13278

R. Martins, A. Nathan, R. Barros, L. Pereira, P. Barquinha, N. Correia, R. Costa, A. Ahnood, I. Ferreira, E. Fortunato, “Complementary metal oxide semiconductor technology with and on paper”, Advanced Materials, 23 (2011) 4491

E. Fortunato, N. Correia, P. Barquinha, L. Pereira, G. Gonçalves, R. Martins, “High-Performance Flexible Hybrid Field-Effect Transistors Based on Cellulose Fiber Paper”, IEEE Electron Device Letters, 29 (2008) pp. 988-990