materials_v2

Objectives

 Development of new functional materials:

Oxide materials for electronics, biosensing and catalysis

Hydrophilic carbon nanomaterials for sensors, fuel cells and medical therapies

Nanocatalysts and membrane electrode assemblies for (micro)fuel cells

Modified carbon-based electrodes for health applications

_ Organic/inorganic (bio)hybrid materials for smart windows, solar concentrators, batteries, fuel cells, optics, biomedicine, and (super)hydrophobic paintings/coatings

Industrial wastes-based alkali binders for geotechnical applications

_Organic/inorganic wastes as building materials components, such as blocks, boards and coating materials

_Materials with high heat storage capacity to improve buildings energy efficiency

 

Team

VeronicaFotoPasse
Verónica Bermudez

Hybrid Materials

Principal Investigator

vbermude@utad.pt

MarianFotoPasse
Mariana Fernandes

Biomaterials

mspf@utad.pt

TavaresFotoPasse
Pedro Tavares

Materials

ptavares@utad.pt

RamiroFotoPasse2
Ramiro Fernandes

Materials

jraf@utad.pt

CristinaOliveiraFotoPasse
Cristina Oliveira

Electrochemistry

mcris@utad.pt

FotoBlankFotoPasse
Rosa Rego

Electrochemistry

rrego@utad.pt

NunoCristeloFotoPasse
Nuno Cristelo

Alkali Activation

ncristel@utad.pt

CristinaGoncalvesFotoPasse
Cristina Gonçalves

Hybrid Materials

cristina@utad.pt

brigafoto
Ana Briga Sá

Building Materials and Sustainability

anas@utad.pt

rochafoto
João Rocha

Biomimetic Materials

jffrocha@utad.pt

PhD Students

Andreia Veloso

João Diogo Coelho

João Carlos Barbosa

Sónia de Jesus Afonso Salomé

 

Collaborators

Ana Flávia Loureiro Cardoso

Daniela Maria Silva Correia

Filipe André Leitão de Almeida

Filipe Santos

Jhonathan Fernando Rivera

Helena Rodrigues Gonçalves

Leonilde Maria Atanásio Marchão

Lisete Sofia Gomes Fernandes

Mariana Fonseca

Wasina Fins

 

 

Partnerships

Nacional

University of Lisboa (XPS and EIS analysis)

University of Aveiro (pholuminescence studies, low-angle XRD, variable temperature XRD, 13C CP/MAS NMR and 29Si MAS NMR, HR-TEM, FE-SEM)

University of Minho (complex impedance measurements, bioactivity tests)

University of Beira Interior (electrospinning, SEM, ATR, DSC)

IPATIMUP- Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology at the University of Porto (bioactivity tests)

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto, Physics Department (SQUID, VSM, Thin film depostion by RF-Sputtering)

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department (catalytic activity, synthesis of nanoparticles)

Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials, LSRE/LCM, Departamento de Engenharia Química (TPR, BET, DRUV, DRIFT, catalytic activity)

University of Minho, Physics Department (IR spectroscopy, PLD deposition)

 

International

IK4-CIDETEC Research Technological Centre of Parque Tecnológico de San Sebastián, Spain (fuel cell tests)

University of Barcelona, Spain (CO determination, consultant)

Yokohama National University, Japan (fuel cell tests)

École Polytechnique de Montréal, LaNoMat, Canada (preparation methods of nanoparticles)

University of Postdam (Germany) (biohybrids synthesis, TEM Tomography)

École de Chimie de Montpellier (France) (HR-TEM, HR-SEM)

Institut Néel Grenoble (France) (synthesis of hybrid precursors)

Department of Materials of the Imperial College London (UK) (electrospinning, XRD computed tomography, FIB/SEM, FEG/SEM, SEM/STEM)

University of Barcelona, Spain (calcium carbonate precipitation using supercritical CO2)

Waseda University, Tokyo (Japan) (HR-TEM)

The University of Tokyo (Japan) (biomineralization)

University of Tartu (Estonia) (modelling)

Instituto de Química da Universidade Estadual Paulista (Araraquara, Brazil) (EXAFS and SAXS)

Laboratory of Physical Chemistry & Chemical Processes, Department of Sciences, Technical University of Crete, University Campus, 73100 Chania, Greece (catalytic studies)

GRUMA-Grupo de Magnetoeletricidade, Physics Department, Universidade Estadual do Maranhão, Brazil (magnetoelectric effect).

Laboratoire Matériaux et du Genie Physique, CNRS, Grenoble, France

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Centro de Nanociencias y Nanotecnologia, Baja California, Mexico (HR-TEM)

Instituto de Nanociencia de Aragón, Universidad de Zaragoza, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain (HR-TEM, magnetocaloric effect)

Laboratoire CRISMAT, CNRS UMR 6508, ENSICAEN, Caen, France (magnetodielectric measurements)

Department of Nanostructured Materials, Ljubljana, Slovenia (HR-TEM)