Rodrigo Ferrão Paiva Martins


Rodrigo Martins is Full Professor at the Department of Materials Science at NOVA School of Science and Technology, member of the Portuguese Academy of Engineering since 2009 and member of the European Academy of Sciences since 2016. He was awarded the gold medal and merit, distinction by the Municipality of Almada for its achievements in R&D.

He is currently:

  • Director of the Center of Excellence in Microelectronics and Optoelectronic Processes of the Institute of New Technologies, CEMOP/Uninova;
  • Head of the Materials for Electronics, Optoelectronics and Nanotechnologies (MEON) group at CENIMAT/I3N; - President of the European Academy of Sciences - EurASc;
  • Member of the Horizon 2020 Advisory Board of DG Research and Innovation (Advanced Materials, Nanotechnology, Biotechnology and Manufacturing);
  • President of the European Affairs Committee of the European Society for Materials Research, E-MRS;
  • Chairman of the Global Leadership and Service Award Committee of the International Union of Materials Research Societies, IUMRS;
  • Vice President of Energy, Materials Industry Research Initiative, EMIRI;
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Rodrigo Martins has been involved in pioneering European research on amorphous silicon semiconductors and is a pioneer in the worldwide group activity related to passive and active oxides, the so-called transparent electronics, and is one of the inventors of the so-called paper electronics, where paper is exploited not only as a substrate but also as a functional component in active devices. 

Martins published over 700 papers and during the last 10 years got more than 14 international and national prizes and distinctions for his work (e.g: Lisbon Energy Live Expo, Innovation Prize, 2012 (solar tiles); European Patent Office Innovation nomination 2016 (paper electronics); Exame Informática Innovation Prize 2016 (paper solar cells).