Rodrigo Martins 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 a member of the European Academy of science since 2016. He was decorated with the gold medal of merit and distinction by the Almada Municipality for his R&D achievements.
Currently he is the:
- Director of the Centre of Excellence in Microelectronics and Optoelectronics Processes of the Institute of New Technologies, CEMOP/Uninova;
- Head of the group of Materials for Electronics, Optoelectronics and Nanotechnologies (MEON) of CENIMAT/I3N;
- President of the European Academy of Sciences - EurASc;
- Member of the Advisory Board of Horizon 2020 on DG Research and Innovation (Advanced Materials, Nanotechnology, Biotechnology and Manufacturing);
- Chair of The European Committee Affairs of European Materials Research Society, E-MRS;
- Chair of The Global Leadership and Service Award Committee of the International Union of Materials Research Societies, IUMRS;
- Vice-Chair of Energy, Materials Industry Research Initiative, EMIRI;
Habilitation in Semiconductor Materials and Microelectronics, New University of Lisbon, Portugal. Lesson title: “Density of states in disordered semiconductors” (1988);
Ph.D. in Energy conversion and Semiconductors, New University of Lisbon, Portugal. Thesis title: “a-Si:H solar cells processing and characterization (1982)”;
1977 MSc in Semiconductor Materials, Dundee University, Scotland. Thesis title: “Photoconductivity in P Doped and Undoped Amorphous Germanium.” Supervisor W. Spear, 1977 Euro physicist (1977).
Honours degree in Electronics Engineering, Telecommunications and applied Electronics, U. Luanda, Angola/ PT (1974).
Rodrigo Martins has been involved in the pioneer European research on amorphous silicon semiconductors and pioneer with is group worldwide activity related to passive and active oxides, the so called transparent electronics and it is one of the inventors of the so-called paper electronics, where paper is exploit 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) ).
1. R. Martins, L. Pereira, E. Fortunato, SID 2014 Frontline Technology: The Future Is Paper Based, p20-24;
2. R. Martins, Pooling European Materials, interview, Science & Technology 10 (2014) pp. 106-108;
3. R. Martins, Europe welcomes Brazilian spirit, Science Impact, IOP, vol.5 (2014), p.9;
4. R. Martins, A. Ahnood, N. Correia, L. Pereira, R. Barros, P. Barquinha, R. Costa, I. Ferreira, A. Nathan, E. Fortunato, Recyclable, Flexible, Low-Power Oxide Electronics, Advanced Functional Materials 23 (17) (2013), pp. 2153-2161;
5. Book: Martins R., Fortunato E., Barquinha P., Pereira L. (2012). Transparent Oxide Electronics: From Materials to Devices. Wiley, ISBN: 978-0-470-68373-6.