Pedro Miguel Cândido Barquinha

Materials for Electronics, Optoelectronics and Nanotechnologies
Assistant Professor
Other Positions/Activities: Researcher, transparent electronics/nanofabrication
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Pedro Barquinha (born 1980) received the Ph.D. degree from Universidade Nova de Lisboa in 2010, in Nanotechnologies and Nanosciences, with the dissertation “Transparent Oxide Thin-Film Transistors”. He is an Assistant Professor at the Materials Science Department of FCT-UNL since 2012, lecturing the courses of Nanofabrication and Characterization of Nanostructures, Flat Panel Displays, Microlectronics and Materials Characterization Techniques.

His work in oxide electronics spans many areas, from the design, deposition and characterization of multicomponent oxides, fabrication and characterization of oxide TFTs, to their integration in analog and digital circuits on flexible substrates.

He is co-author of more than 120 peer-reviewed papers, with more than 5000 citations (h-index=33, as May 2017). He co-authored 2 books and 4 book chapters on this area as well. He won important scientific prizes, such as the “Stimulus to research 2008” (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) and “Innovation Prize for Young Engineers 2008” (Portuguese Order of Engineers) and gave more than 40 invited lectures including 2 key-notes in international scientific conferences and workshops. He was program coordinator in ITC2012 conference and co-organizer of the 1st E-MRS/MRS-J Bilateral Symposia, “Materials Frontier for Transparent Advanced Electronics”.

Since 2004 he participated in more than 30 research and innovation projects, mostly focusing oxide semiconductors, TFTs and circuit integration, both by physical and solution processing routes. He is currently principal investigator from FCT-UNL on two EU projects (H2020 Roll-Out and H2020 1D-Neon).

His current research focus is to take oxide electronics to performance and integration levels suitable for future ICTs. This involves pursuing low temperature synthesis routes of high quality oxide nanostructures and integrating them in nanodevices and circuits, always complemented by device modeling/simulation.

In 2016 he got an ERC Starting Grant (TREND) to advance this research topic.

Main publications


Peer-reviewed articles: 120+, 5000+ citations (h-index=33, as May 2017). 5 key publications:
1. P. Bahubalindruni, V. Tavares, J. Borme, P. Barquinha, P. Oliveira, E. Fortunato, and R. Martins, "InGaZnO Thin Film Transistor Based Four-Quadrant High-Gain Analog Multiplier on Glass," IEEE Electron Device Letters, vol. 37, pp. 419-421, 2016.
2. P. Barquinha, S. Pereira, L. Pereira, P. Wojcik, P. Grey, R. Martins, and E. Fortunato, "Flexible and Transparent WO3 Transistor with Electrical and Optical Modulation," Advanced Electr. Materials, vol. 1, 2015.
3. D. Nunes, A. Pimentel, P. Barquinha, P. A. Carvalho, E. Fortunato, and R. Martins, "Cu2O polyhedral NWs produced by microwave irradiation," Journal of Materials Chemistry C, vol. 2, pp. 6097-6103, 2014.
4. E. Fortunato, P. Barquinha, and R. Martins, “Oxide Semiconductor Thin-Film Transistors: A Review of Recent Advances,” Advanced Materials, vol. 24, pp. 2945-2986, 2012.
5. P. Barquinha, L. Pereira, G. Goncalves, R. Martins, and E. Fortunato, "Toward High-Performance Amorphous GIZO TFTs," Journal of the Electrochemical Society, vol. 156, pp. H161-H168, 2009.

Books and book chapters: Multifunctional oxides and transparent electronics:
1. A. Correia, P. Barquinha, and J. Goes, “A Second-Order ΣΔ ADC Using Sputtered IGZO TFTs with Multilayer Dielectric”, SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering, New York: Springer, 2016. ISBN 978-3-319-27192-7
2. R. Branquinho, A. Santa, E. Carlos, D. Salgueiro, P. Barquinha, R. Martins and E. Fortunato, “Solution Combustion Synthesis: Applications in Oxide Electronics”, in Developments in Combustion Technology, K. Kyprianidis and J. Skvarilbook, Ed. Intech, 2016. DOI: 10.5772/64761
3. L. Santos, J. Neto, A. Crespo, P. Baião, P. Barquinha, L. Pereira, R. Martins and E. Fortunato, “Electrodeposition of WO3 Nanoparticles for Sensing Applications”, in Electroplating of Nanostructures, M. Aliofkhazraei, Ed. Intech, 2015. DOI: 10.5772/61216
4. P. Barquinha, R. Martins, L. Pereira, and E. Fortunato, “Transparent Oxide Electronics: From Materials to Devices”. West Sussex: Wiley, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-470-68373-6
5. P. Barquinha, R. Martins, and E. Fortunato, “N-type oxide semiconductor thin-film transistors”, in Advances in GaN and ZnO-based Thin Film, Bulk and Nanostructured Materials and Devices, S.J. Pearton, Ed. Springer series in materials science, New York: Springer, 2012. ISBN: 978-3-642-23521-4
6. E. Fortunato, P. Barquinha, G. Gonçalves, L. Pereira, and R. Martins, “Oxide Semiconductors: From Materials to Devices,” in Transparent Electronics: from synthesis to applications, A. Facchetti and T. Marks, Ed. West Sussex: Wiley, 2010. ISBN: 9780470710609