Tomás Pinto e Cruz de Oliveira Pinheiro

Advanced Functional Materials for Micro and Nanotechnologies
PhD student
Gab 1.14 (CENIMAT) 11609
Lab. 7 11617


Academic profile 

Tomás Pinheiro received his integrated master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Nova School of Science and Technology in 2018, with his master thesis developed at i3N|CENIMAT in the area of paper microfluidics and gold nanoparticles applied for plasmonic, colorimetric transduction targeting the development of new diagnostic tools for relevant health markers. Currently, he is a PhD student in the Nanotechnology and Nanoscience program, aiming at the study and application of Laser-induced Graphene for the development of electrochemical biosensors and their translation towards wearable biosensing systems for sweat biochemical monitorization. The main topics of his research consist of the study of laser-induced graphene in sustainable substrates, such as paper, as its application for the development of versatile electrochemical biosensors able to be applied into biosensing systems for diabetes management.

Main research interests: laser-induced graphene on sustainable substrates, lab-on-paper, biosensors, electrochemical biosensors, colorimetric biosensors, nanoparticles, wearable diagnostic systems

Materials Characterization Techniques: UV-Vis spectrophotometry, DLS, Raman spectroscopy, SEM/EDS.

Main publications

Main publications:

Pinheiro, T., Marques, A. C., Carvalho, P., Martins, R., & Fortunato, E. (2021). Paper Microfluidics and Tailored Gold Nanoparticles for Nonenzymatic, Colorimetric Multiplex Biomarker Detection. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 13(3), 3576-3590.

Pinheiro, T., Ferrão, J., Marques, A. C., Oliveira, M. J., Batra, N. M., Costa, P. M., ... & Fortunato, E. (2020). Based In-Situ Gold Nanoparticle Synthesis for Colorimetric, Non-Enzymatic Glucose Level Determination. Nanomaterials, 10(10), 2027.

Marques, A. C., Pinheiro, T., Martins, G. V., Cardoso, A. R., Martins, R., Sales, M. G., & Fortunato, E. (2020). Non-enzymatic lab-on-paper devices for biosensing applications. In Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry (Vol. 89, pp. 189-237). Elsevier.

Marques, A. C., Pinheiro, T., Morais, M., Martins, C., Andrade, A. F., Martins, R., ... & Fortunato, E. (2021). Bottom-up microwave-assisted seed-mediated synthesis of gold nanoparticles onto nanocellulose to boost stability and high performance for SERS applications. Applied Surface Science, 561, 150060.