Rita Maria Mourão Salazar Branquinho

Materials for Electronics, Optoelectronics and Nanotechnologies
Invited Assistant Professor
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Rita Branquinho (born 1979) 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-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 also manages the Chemical Synthesis Lab. at CENIMAT. She has focused her research mainly in the development and characterization of oxide materials and devices for electronic and sensor applications. She is co-author of 15 peer-reviewed papers (h-index=6, as March 2016) and 1 book chapter, Solution Combustion Synthesis: Applications in Oxide Electronics, in Combustion Processes, InTech 2016, in press. To date she participated in 8 national and international R&D projects (including Merck Chemicals; FP7 i-FLEXIS; FP7 POINTS; MultiNOx; BloodFET). Her current research interests include the development of solution-based oxide materials; including dielectric, semi-conductive and conductive oxides, using low temperature solution combustion synthesis for applications in printable transparent electronics.

Main publications

R. Branquinho, D. Salgueiro, L. Santos, P. Barquinha, L. Pereira, R. Martins, E. Fortunato, ‘Aqueous Combustion Synthesis of Aluminum Oxide and Application as Dielectric in GZTO Solution-based TFTs’, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 6 (2014) 19592−19599.
doi: 10.1021/am503872t

R. Branquinho, D. Salgueiro, A. Santa, A. Kiazadeh, P. Barquinha, L. Pereira, R. Martins, E. Fortunato, ‘Towards environmental friendly solution-based ZTO/AlOx TFTs’, Semicond. Sci. Technol., 30 (2015) 024007.

A. Kiazadeh, D. Salgueiro, R. Branquinho, J. Pinto, H. L. Gomes, P. Barquinha, R. Martins, E. Fortunato, ‘Operational stability of solution based zinc tin oxide/SiO2 thin film transistors under gate bias stress’, APL Mater., 3 (2015) 062804.

L. Santos, D. Nunes, R. Branquinho, D. Salgueiro, P. Barquinha, R. Martins, E. Fortunato, ‘Solvothermal Synthesis of Gallium − Indium-Zinc-Oxide Nanoparticles for Electrolyte-Gated Transistors’, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 7 (2015) 638–646.
doi: 10.1021/am506814t

T. Kololuoma, J. Leppäniemi, M. Himadri, R. Branquinho, H. Herbei Valcu, V. Musat, R. Martins, E. Fortunato, A. Alastalo, ‘Gravure Printed Sol-Gel Derived AlOOH Hybrid Nanocomposite Thin Films for Printed Electronics’, J. Mater. Chem. C, 3 (2015) 1776.