Rita Maria Mourão Salazar Branquinho

Advanced Functional Materials for Micro and Nanotechnologies
Invited 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-UNL, 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 and devices for electronic and sensor applications. She is co-author of 27 peer-reviewed papers (h-index = 10, as October 2019) and 1 book chapter, Solution Combustion Synthesis: Applications in Oxide Electronics, in Combustion Processes, InTech 2016. To date she participated in 12 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 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

Moreira, M., Carlos, E., Dias, C., Deuermeier, D., Pereira, M., Barquinha, P., Rita Branquinho, R., Martins R. & Fortunato, E. (2019). Tailoring IGZO Composition for Enhanced Fully Solution-Based Thin Film Transistors. Nanomaterials, 9(9), 1273. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano9091273

Rovisco, A., Branquinho, R., Martins, J., Oliveira, M.J., Nunes, D., Fortunato, E., Martins, R. & Barquinha, P.(2018). Seed-Layer Free Zinc Tin Oxide Tailored Nanostructures for Nanoelectronic Applications: Effect of Chemical Parameters. ACS Applied Nano Materials, 1(8), 3986−3997. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsanm.8b00743

Carlos, E., Branquinho, R., Kiazadeh, A., Martins, J., Barquinha, P., Martins, R., & Fortunato, E. (2017). 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), 40428-40437. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.7b11752

Branquinho, R., Santa, A., Carlos, E., Salgueiro, D., Barquinha, P., Martins, R., & Fortunato, E. (2016). Solution Combustion Synthesis: Applications in Oxide Electronics. In K. G. Konstantinos & J. Skvaril (Eds.), Developments in Combustion Technology (pp. 397–417). InTech. https://doi.org/10.5772/64761

Branquinho, R., Salgueiro, D., Santos, L., Barquinha, P., Pereira, L., Martins, R. F. D. P., & Fortunato, E. (2014). Aqueous Combustion Synthesis of Aluminum Oxide Thin Films and Application as Gate Dielectric in GZTO Solution-based TFTs. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 6, 195592–9. https://doi.org/10.1021/am503872t