Rita Maria Mourão Salazar Branquinho

Advanced Functional Materials for Micro and Nanotechnologies
Assistant Professor
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Rita Branquinho holds a degree in Chemistry from the Universidade de Lisboa (2002) and a Ph.D. degree in Nanotechnologies and Nanosciences from Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (2012). 

Since 2014 she is an Invited Assistant Professor at the Materials Science Department of FCT NOVA, lecturing in the Materials Science Engineering and the Micro and Nanotechnologies Engineering Master Programs and supervising undergraduate and MSc. students of Materials Engineering, Micro and Nanotechnologies, Biomedical e Biochemistry courses. 

She has focused her research mainly in the development and characterization of oxide nanomaterials, ink formulation and characterization and solution-based deposition routes for devices for electronic and sensor applications. She is co-author of over 40 peer-reviewed papers (h-index = 15, as July 2021). To date she participated in over 15 national and international R&D projects (including Merck Chemicals; EIT SuperSmart; H2020 1D-NEON; FP7 i-FLEXIS; FP7 POINTS; MultiNOx; BloodFET). 

Her current research interests include the development and characterization of solution-based oxide materials and nanostructures (including dielectric, semi-conductive and conductive oxides) using low temperature solution combustion synthesis for applications in printable transparent electronics.

Main publications

E. Carlos, Rita Branquinho, P. Barquinha, R. Martins, E. Fortunato, Barquinha, P., Martins, R., & Fortunato, E. (2021). New strategies toward high-performance and low-temperature processing of solution-based metal oxide TFTs. In S. Das & S. Dhara (Eds.), Chemical Solution Synthesis for Materials Design and Thin Film Device Applications (pp. 585–621). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-819718-9.00003-0

E. Carlos, R. Martins, E. Fortunato, Rita Branquinho, "Solution Combustion Synthesis: Towards a Sustainable Approach for Metal Oxides", Chem. Eur.J., 26, (2020) 9099 –9125, DOI: 10.1002/CHEM.202000678

E. Carlos,  J.Leppäniemi,  A. Sneck,  A. Alastalo,  J. Deuermeier,  Rita Branquinho, R. Martins, E. Fortunato, "Printed, Highly Stable Metal Oxide Thin-Film Transistors with Ultra-Thin High-kappa Oxide Dielectric", Adv. Electron. Mater., 6, (2020), 1901071, DOI: 10.1002/aelm.201901071

M. Moreira, E. Carlos, C. Dias, J. Deuermeier, M. Pereira, P. Barquinha, Rita Branquinho, R. Martins, E. Fortunato, "Tailoring IGZO Composition for Enhanced Fully Solution-Based Thin Film Transistors", Nanomaterials, 9(9), (2019) 1273, DOI: 10.3390/NANO9091273

A. Rovisco, Rita Branquinho, J. Martins, M.J. Oliveira, D. Nunes, E. Fortunato, R. Martins & P. Barquinha, "Seed-Layer Free Zinc Tin Oxide Tailored Nanostructures for Nanoelectronic Applications: Effect of Chemical Parameters", ACS Applied Nano Materials, 1(8), (2018), 3986−3997, DOI: 10.1021/ACSANM.8B00743

E. Carlos, Rita Branquinho, A. Kiazadeh, J. Martins, P. Barquinha, R. Martins & E. Fortunato, "Boosting Electrical Performance of High‑κ Nanomultilayer Dielectrics and Electronic Devices by Combining Solution Combustion Synthesis and UV Irradiation", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9(46), (2017), 40428-40437, DOI: 10.1021/ACSAMI.7B11752