Rita Branquinho holds a degree in Chemistry from the Universidade de Lisboa (2002) and a Ph.D. degree in Nanotechnologies and Nanosciences from Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (2012). Since 2014 she is an Invited Assistant Professor at the Materials Science Department of FCT- UNL, lecturing in the Materials Science Engineering and the Micro and Nanotechnologies Engineering Master Programs and supervising undergraduate and MSc. students of Materials Engineering, Micro and Nanotechnologies, Biomedical e Biochemistry courses.
She is co-author of 27 peer-reviewed papers (h-index = 10, as October 2019) and 1 book chapter, Solution Combustion Synthesis: Applications in Oxide Electronics, in Combustion Processes, InTech 2016. To date she participated in 12 national and international R&D projects (including Merck Chemicals; EIT SuperSmart; H2020 1D-NEON; FP7 i-FLEXIS; FP7 POINTS; MultiNOx; BloodFET).
She has focused her research mainly in the development and characterization of oxide nanomaterials and devices for electronic and sensor applications.
Her current research interests include the development of solution-based oxide materials and nanostructures; including dielectric, semi-conductive and conductive oxides, using low temperature solution combustion synthesis for applications in printable transparent electronics.