Madalena Maria Barata Marneca Roque

Advanced Functional Materials for Micro and Nanotechnologies
Research Fellow


Madalena Maria Barata Marneca Roque, born in 1997, concluded her Master’s Degree in Materials Engineering from NOVA School of Science and Technology, in 2021. The aim of her master thesis, entitled “Low Temperature Sintering of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticle Layers, towards Printed Electronics” was to be part of the (r)evolution of emerging alternative sintering techniques that target to develop new low/room-temperature sintering and processing routes, towards Printed Electronics, which are energy-saving, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly, and compatible with flexible and paper-based substrates. The ultimate goal was to promote homogeneous densification of printed Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles layers, by screen-printing, with further application in electronic devices, such as Electrolyte-Gated Transistors. New attractive concepts for sintering printed functional layers were proposed, namely Chemically-assisted Sintering, and Microwave-assisted Hydrothermal Sintering. However, the preamble for innovative research opportunities was introduced by Water-assisted FLASH Sintering.This R&D work inserts itself in a collaborative project between NOVA School of Science and Technology research centres – CENIMAT|i3N and CEMOP|UNINOVA – and the University of Aveiro.

After finishing her Master’s Degree, Madalena started working as a Researcher at CENIMAT|i3N and CEMOP|UNINOVA in the Project “CHIHC – Chiral Inorganic and Hybrid Cellulose inspired Nanostructures for Electronics and Photonics”.

Presently, she is a Research Fellow at CENIMAT|i3N and CEMOP|UNINOVA in the Project “CELLECTIVE”.

Green Electronics, Printed and Drawn Electronics, Paper Electronics, Cellulose-based Functional Materials, Metal and Oxide Nanoparticles, Low Temperature Sintering Techniques.

Main publications

Master Thesis – “Low Temperature Sintering of Printed Zinc Oxide Nanoparticle Layers, towards Printed Electronics”