Susete Nogueira Fernandes

Soft and biofunctional materials group
Senior Researcher, Full Member of CENIMAT|I3N
107-D 10618


Degree in Technological Chemistry (1998,FC/UL, Portugal) and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (2006,IST/UTL, Portugal). - Main scientific interests: Organic synthesis of liquid crystals and cellulose derivatives. Preparation of micro and nano- membranes/wires/structures from liquid crystalline solutions, to originate high-added value materials.

Main publications

1. S. N. Fernandes, Pedro L. Almeida, Nuno Monge, Luis E. Aguirre, Dennys Reis, Cristiano L. P. de Oliveira, António M. F. Neto, Pawel Pieranski, and Maria H. Godinho, “Mind the Microgap in Iridescent Cellulose Nanocrystal Films”, Advanced Materials, 29, 2, 1603560, 2017. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201603560.

This paper was selected by the Editor to be the volumes‘ front cover: DOI: 10.1002/adma.201770008

2. S. N. Fernandes, L. E. Aguirre, R. V. Pontes, J. P. Canejo, P. Brogueira, E. M. Terentjev, M. H. Godinho, “Cellulose- based nanostructures for photoresponsive surfaces”, Cellulose, 23(1), 465-476, 2016. DOI: 10.1007/s10570-015- 0815-8

3. J. Avó, S. N. Fernandes, M. H. Godinho, “Revealing the Hierarchical Mechanical Strength of Single Cellulose Acetate Electrospun Filaments through Ultrasonic Breakage”, Macromol. Rapid Communications, 36 (12), 1166-1170, 2015. OI: 10.1002/marc.201500087.
This paper was selected by the Editor to be the back cover:

4.  D. Gaspar, S.N. Fernandes, A. Grüninger de Oliveira, J. Fernandes, P. Grey, R. Pontes, L. Pereira, R. Martins, Rodrigo; M.H. Godinho, E. Fortunato, “Nanocrystalline Cellulose Applied Simultaneously as Gate Dielectric and Substrate on Flexible Field Effect Transistors”, Nanotechnology, 25 (9), Article number 094008, 2014. doi:10.1088/0957- 4484/25/9/094008. This paper was selected by the Editor to be the featured article and front cover:

5.  Y. Geng, P. L. Almeida, S. N. Fernandes, C. Cheng, P. Palffy-Muhoray, M. H. Godinho, “A cellulose liquid crystal motor: a steam engine of the second kind”, Scientific Reports, 3, article number 1028, 2013. DOI: 10.1038/srep01028.

6. S. N. Fernandes, Y. Geng, S. Vignolini, B. J. Glover, A. C. Trindade, J. P. Canejo, P. L. Almeida, P. Brogueira, M. H. Godinho, “Structural Color and Iridescence in Transparent Sheared Cellulosic Films”, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 214 (1), 25-32, 2013. DOI: 10.1002/macp.201200351.
This paper was further highlighted by the editorial board to the front cover:,
DOI: 10.1002/macp.201370001