Isabel Maria Mercês Ferreira

Associate Professor

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

Academic Background

PhD in Hydrogenated amorphous and nanocrystalline Silicon produced by HWPA-CVD Technique, October 2002 at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT-UNL), in the field of Materials Engineering, specialization in Optoelectronics and Microelectronics. Since 2013 is Associate Professor at Department of Materials Science (DCM) of "FCT-UNL, being Assistant professor in the period of 2002-2013 at FCT-UNL. Member of the scientific board of DCM (2002-2014). Vice-director of the Materials Research Centre-CENIMAT (2008-2014), responsible by the Electronic Materials and Nanotechnologies group (2006-2013); member of the executive board of the DCM (since 2008) and Coordinator of the Master Course in Micro and Nanotechnologies of FCT-UNL ( 2013-2014).

Scientific Interests

Thin film for energy conversion and storage: Thermoelectric materials based on metal oxides; bio-batteries based on cellulose; graphene supercapacitors; 3D printing; organic/inorganic solar cells; plasmonic nanoparticles; luminescence NPs.

Major achievements

State of the art thermoelectric thin films based on ZnO(Al); Ag and Au crystalline plasmonic NPs. Paper Batteries and Bio-Batteries.