Rita Maria Mourão Salazar Branquinho

Assistant Professor
Materials for Electronics, Optoelectronics and Nanotechnologies
1.11 ritasba@fct.unl.pt


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 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 > 20). To date she participated in >20 national and international R&D projects (including PRR Bluebio Tech, EMERGE , INFRACHIP, 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.


R. Branquinho*, E. Carlos, D. Nunes, E. Fortunato and R. Martins, “Chapter 43 – Sustainable Synthesis of Oxides for Electronics and Photocatalysis” Synthesis and Applications in Chemistry and Materials (in 4 Volumes); Pombeiro, A. J. L.; Mahmudov, K. T.; de Fatima Costa Guedes Da Silva, M. G - Reference, Information and Interdisciplinary Subjects Series; WORLD SCIENTIFIC Publishing Company Incorporated, 2024. DOI:10.1142/9789811283239_0043

Firmino, R.; Carlos, E.; Pinto, J. V.; Deuermeier, J.; Martins, R.; Fortunato, E.; Barquinha, P.; Branquinho, R., “Solution Combustion Synthesis of Hafnium-Doped Indium Oxide Thin Films for Transparent Conductors”, Nanomaterials 2022, 12 (13). https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12132167.

Carlos, E.; Branquinho, R.; Jansson, E.; Leppäniemi, J.; Menezes, J.; Pereira, R.; Deuermeier, J.; Alastalo, A.; Eiroma, K.; Hakola, L.; Fortunato, E.; Martins, R. “Printed Zinc Tin Oxide Diodes: From Combustion Synthesis to Large-Scale Manufacturing”, Flex. Print. Electron. 2022, 7 (1), 14005. DOI:10.1088/2058-8585/ac4bb1.

E. Carlos, R. Martins, E. Fortunato, R. 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, R. 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

A. Rovisco, R. 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

Branquinho, R.; Salgueiro, D.; Santos, L.; Barquinha, P.; Pereira, L.; Martins, R. F. D. P.; Fortunato, E., “Aqueous Combustion Synthesis of Aluminum Oxide Thin Films and Application as Gate Dielectric in GZTO Solution-Based TFTs”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2014, 6, 195592–195599. DOI:10.1021/am503872t.