Ana Marques

Pos-Doc Researcher

CENIMAT/I3N, Departamento de Ciência dos Materiais, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT/UNL), Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Campus da Caparica, Portugal

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PhD in Physics (FCUL, 2009); Degree in Physical Engineering, 5 years (FCUL, 2002);

PhD in Physics since 2009 with experimental work performed at CERN ISOLDE radioactive ion beam facility (Isotope mass Separator On-Line facility). The Ph.D. covered many topics ranging from radiation detectors to nuclear and ion beam techniques used for materials characterization and imaging. From 2010 to 2015 Ana was a Post-doctoral researcher at the Nuclear Microprobe facility of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) working on ion beam tomography.

From May 2011 to October 2014 Ana managed and was the team leader of an R&D project with funding from FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia), the national agency for science and technology in Portugal, with a 92.322,00 € budget (salaries excluded). In the scope of that project Ana coordinated a team of four senior researchers and established national and international work-collaborations. The projects that Ana enrolled ever since have been always interdisciplinary and oriented to different areas of engineering and physical technologies.

Currently collaborating with UNINOVA in the scope of the TransFlexTeg project, Ana is leader of one Work-Package focusing the characterization and production of thermoelectric thin films. Other tasks include devices design, characterization and development of prototypes as well as providing assistance to the project coordination. Ana is highly interested in all that concerns new product development from the early stages of market research to prototyping, pre-production and launch. R&D areas that Ana is particularly drawn to are: materials science, renewable energies and medical applications – including radiation detectors development and testing as data acquisition and processing.

More recently, Ana is also involved in research focusing on the development of thermoelectric pastes for 3D printing aiming the fabrication of thermoelectric generators.