Elvira Maria Correia Fortunato

Professora Catedrática
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Directora do CENIMAT/I3N
Licenciada em Engenharia Física e dos Materiais - Ramo Materiais (1987, FCT/UNL); Provas de Aptidão Pedagógica e Capacidade Científica (1991, FCT/UNL). Doutora em Engenharia dos Materiais, especialidade Microelectrónica e Optoelectrónica (1995, FCT/UNL); Agregação em 2005, especialidade Microelectrónica e Optoelectrónica.

Interesses Científicos

Transparent electronics; Thin Film Transistors; Metal oxide semiconductors; Thin films; Microelectronics; Nanotechnologies and Biosensors.

RTP Cientista Premiada

Elvira Fortunato "descodifica" carreira em entrevista a Judite Sousa

Publicações Representativas

10 publicações representativas (Researcher ID: E-2590-2011)
1.    Goswami, S., Dillip, G. R., Nandy, S., Banerjee, A. N., Pimentel, A., Joo, S. W., Martins, R. & Fortunato, E. (2019). Biowaste-derived carbon black applied to polyaniline-based high-performance supercapacitor microelectrodes: Sustainable materials for renewable energy applications. Electrochimica Acta, 316, 202-218. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2019.05.133

2.    Torrisi, G., Luis, J. S., Sanchez-Sobrado, O., Raciti, R., Mendes, M. J., Águas, H., Fortunato, E., Martins, R. & Terrasi, A. (2019). Colloidal-structured metallic micro-grids: High performance transparent electrodes in the red and infrared range. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 197, 7-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2019.03.046
3.    Oliveira, M. J., de Almeida, M. P., Nunes, D., Fortunato, E., Martins, R., Pereira, E., Byrne, H. J., Águas, H. & Franco, R. (2019). Design and simple assembly of gold nanostar bioconjugates for surface-enhanced raman spectroscopy immunoassays. Nanomaterials, 9(11), [1561]. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano9111561
4.    Grey, P., Fernandes, S. N., Gaspar, D., Fortunato, E., Martins, R., Godinho, M. H., & Pereira, L. (2019). Field-Effect Transistors on Photonic Cellulose Nanocrystal Solid Electrolyte for Circular Polarized Light Sensing. Advanced Functional Materials, 29(21(SI)), [1805279]. https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201805279
5.    Rovisco, A., Branquinho, R., Martins, J., Fortunato, E., Martins, R., & Barquinha, P. (2019). Growth mechanism of seed-layer free znsno3 nanowires: effect of physical parameters. Nanomaterials, 9(7), [1002]. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano9071002
6.    Goswami, S., Santos, A. D., Nandy, S., Igreja, R., Barquinha, P., Martins, R., & Fortunato, E. (2019). Human-motion interactive energy harvester based on polyaniline functionalized textile fibers following metal/polymer mechano-responsive charge transfer mechanism. Nano Energy, 60, 794-801. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nanoen.2019.04.012
7.    Ferreira, N., Marques, A., Águas, H., Bandarenka, H., Martins, R., Bodo, C., Costa-Silva, B. & Fortunato, E. (2019). Label-Free Nanosensing Platform for Breast Cancer Exosome Profiling. ACS Sensors. https://doi.org/10.1021/acssensors.9b00760
8.    Sanchez-Sobrado, O., Mendes, M. J., Haque, S., Mateus, T., Aguas, H., Fortunato, E., & Martins, R. (2019). Lightwave trapping in thin film solar cells with improved photonic-structured front contacts. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 7(21), 6456-6464. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8tc06092d
9.    Panigrahi, S., Jana, S., Calmeiro, T., Nunes, D., Deuermeier, J., Martins, R., & Fortunato, E. (2019). Mapping the space charge carrier dynamics in plasmon-based perovskite solar cells. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 7(34), 19811-19819. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9ta02852h
10.    Marques, A., Veigas, B., Araújo, A., Pagará, B., Baptista, P. V., Águas, H., Martins, R. & Fortunato, E. (2019). Paper-Based SERS Platform for One-Step Screening of Tetracycline in Milk. Scientific Reports, 9(1), [17922]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-54380-y

CV Resumido Elvira Fortunato is full professor in Materials Science Department of Faculty of Science and Technology of New University of Lisbon, a Fellow of the Portuguese Engineering Academy since 2009 and decorated with the grade of Grand Officer of the Order of Prince Henry the Navigator by the President of the Republic in 2010, due to her scientific achievements worldwide. In 2015 she was appointed by the Portuguese President Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Celebrations of the National Day of Portugal, Camões and the Portuguese Communities.

She was also a member of the Portuguese National Scientific and Technological Council between 2012-2015 and a member of the advisory board of DG CONNECT (2014-2015).

Currently she is the Director of the Materials Research Center (CENIMAT) of the Associated Laboratory i3N, the Institute of Nanostructures, Nanomodeling and Nanofabrication. She is member of the board of trustees of Luso-American Foundation (Portugal/USA, 2013-2020), Vice-Rector of NOVA and Scientific Council for Exact Sciences and Engineering, Coordinator at FCT-MCTES.

Fortunato pioneered European research on transparent electronics, namely thin-film transistors based on oxide semiconductors, demonstrating that oxide materials can be used as true semiconductors. In 2018, she has received the second Advanced Grant of the European Research Council with a maximum amount of 3.5 million euros, being the highest prize ever awarded to a researcher in Portugal.

She has also received the Czochralski Medal (Science of Materials) assigned by the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Blaise Pascal Medal conferred by the European Academy of Sciences. She has been distinguished with several National and International Prizes, among those it is worth mentioning the title of Doctor Honoris Causa, in 2009, by University of Galați, and the denomination of Grand Officer of Order of Prince Henry the Navigator, acknowledged by the President of the Republic of Portugal in 2010.

Fortunato published over 500 papers and during the last 10 years got more than 18 International prizes and distinctions for her work (e.g: Elvira Fortunato was awarded with the Blaise Pascal Medal from the European Academy of Sciences (2016); IDTechEx USA 2009 (paper transistor); European Woman Innovation prize, Finland 2011).

She is an elected member of Academy of Engineering (2008), European Academy of Sciences (2016), Lisbon Academy of Sciences (2017) and Academia Europaea (2018). She belongs to the Board of Trustees of the Luso-American Development Foundation (2014).

Editorial Advisory Board Member of ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces ACS-AMI (2020)

Since November 2016 she integrates the High Level Group for the Scientifc Advise Mechanism of the European Commission



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