Tomás Rosa Calmeiro

Technical Specialist
Materials for Electronics, Optoelectronics and Nanotechnologies


Tomás is a nanotechnologist who specializes in Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), being responsible for all work going through AFM in CENIMAT, and scanning electron microscopy.Since 2014, first as research fellow and later as a technical specialist, he has been involved in collaborative multidisciplinary R&D throughout fields as different as photovoltaics and cancer and heart disease models or biosensors and semiconductor technology, besides aiding in setting characterization strategies and in assuring external characterization services to other industrial and academic organizations.

Throughout his career, he has been directly involved in several national and international projects, culminating in co-authoring over 25 publications in peer-reviewed journals of different fields (~1/3 on top 5% journals). He is also enrolled in the Nanotechnology and Nanoscience PhD program since 2020, with a work plan focusing the characterization of novel materials for tissue engineering applications for implementation on organ-on-a-chip and other biomedical concepts.

He earned his BSc in Biology from Instituto Superior de Agronomia (Universidade Técnica de Lisboa) in 2011 with a final project on proteomics and immunomics, and his MSc in Biotechnology from Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (School of Science and Technology of NOVA University) in 2013, with a thesis focusing AFM as a tool in bionanotechnology. 


Main scientific interests: Advanced characterization of novel materials, structures and devices through advanced atomic force microscopy (including KPFM, CAFM, EFM, force spectroscopy, etc.)Characterization of biological and biophysical phenomena both in in native media and air through AFM.


Imaging the Anomalous Charge Distribution Inside CsPbBr3 Perovskite Quantum Dots Sensitized Solar Cells. S. Panigrahi, S Jana, T Calmeiro, D Nunes, R Martins, E Fortunato. ACS nano 2017, 11 (10), 10214-10221

Observation of space charge dynamics inside an all oxide based solar cell. S Panigrahi, T Calmeiro, R Martins, D Nunes, E Fortunato. ACS nano 2016, 10 (6), 6139-6146

Antibody modified gold nanoparticles for fast colorimetric screening of rheumatoid arthritis. B Veigas, A Matias, T Calmeiro, E Fortunato, AR Fernandes, PV Baptista. Analyst 2019, 144 (11), 3613-3619

Toward a microencapsulated 3D hiPSC-derived in vitro cardiac microtissue for recapitulation of human heart microenvironment features. B Abecasis, PGM Canhão, HV Almeida, T Calmeiro, E Fortunato, P Gomes-Alves, M Serra, PM Alves. Frontiers in bioengineering and biotechnology 2020, 8