Pedro Miguel Cândido Barquinha

Advanced Functional Materials for Micro and Nanotechnologies
Associate Professor
Other Positions/Activities: Researcher, transparent electronics/nanofabrication
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Pedro Barquinha received his PhD in Nanotechnologies and Nanosciences from Universidade Nova de Lisboa in 2010. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Materials Science Department of FCT-NOVA and coordinator of the Doctoral program in Nanotechnologies and Nanosciences of the same university. He has been working in oxide electronics since 2004, participating in >30 national and international research projects in the area, with academia and industry. His work involves design, deposition and characterization of multicomponent oxide thin films, fabrication and characterization of transistors and their integration in circuits on flexible substrates. He is co-author of more than 150 peer-reviewed papers (h-index=44, as September 2020), 3 books and 3 book chapters in this area and gave >50 invited lectures in international scientific conferences and workshops. He also co-authored 4 international patents in the areas of multicomponent oxide dielectrics, p-type oxide semiconductors, paper electronics and x-ray sensing oxide TFTs. In 2016, he got an ERC Starting Grant (TREND) to take oxide electronics towards nanoscale, pursuing low temperature synthesis routes of oxide nanostructures and nanodevice/nanocircuit integration, complemented by device modelling/simulation, targeting multifunctional and self-powered smart surfaces. Within TREND, his team has been establishing processes for the growth of sustainable multicomponent oxide semiconductor nanostructures and giving the first steps into using nanoimprint lithography for oxide electronics. He supervised 5 postdoctoral researchers (+1 ongoing), 4 PhD students (+4 ongoing) and 32 MSc students (+4 ongoing).

He is also active in editorial boards of materials-science related journals, being particularly as a member of Electronic Materials (MDPI), as associate editor of Materials (MDPI) and as section editor of BMC Materials (Nature-Springer).


Main publications

•    A. Rovisco, A. Santos, T. Cramer, J. Martins, R. Branquinho, H. Águas, B. Fraboni, E. Fortunato, R. Martins, R. Igreja, P. Barquinha, “Piezoelectricity Enhancement of Nanogenerators Based on PDMS and ZnSnO3 Nanowires through Micro-structuration,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, vol. 12, pp. 18421-18430, 2020.

•    Tiwari, P. Bahubalindruni, A. Santa, J. Martins, P. Mittal, J. Goes, R. Martins, E. Fortunato, P. Barquinha, “Oxide TFT rectifiers on flexible substrates operating at NFC frequency range,” IEEE Journal of the Electron Devices Society, vol. 7, pp. 329-334, 2019.

•    Nunes,  L. Santos, A. Pimentel, P. Barquinha,  L. Pereira, E. Fortunato and R. Martins, Metal Oxide Nanostructures: Synthesis, Properties and Applications, in Metal Oxides Series, G. Korotcenkov, Ed. Elsevier, 2018.

•    Fernandes, A. Santa, A. Santos, P. Bahubalindruni, J. Deuermeier, R. Martins, E. Fortunato, P. Barquinha, “A Sustainable Approach to Flexible Electronics with Zinc-Tin Oxide Thin-Film Transistors,” Advanced Electronic Materials, Vol. 4, 1800032, 2018.

•    P. Barquinha, R. Martins, L. Pereira, E. Fortunato, “Transparent Oxide Electronics: From Materials to Devices”. West Sussex: Wiley, 2012.