Maria Rute de Amorim e Sá Ferreira André
  Associate Professor with Aggregation  
   
  phone: 234 378 103  
  extension: 23 145  
  e-mail: rferreira@ua.pt  
  department: Physics  
  office: 13.3.13  
   
  group: 1 - inorganic functional nanomaterials and organic-inorganic hybrids
 
  line: 1 - information and communication technology
 
  direct url: http://www.ciceco.ua.pt/RuteAndre  
   
Short CV

 

ResearcherID:   F-4562-2011
URL:

http://www.researcherid.com/rid/F-4562-2011

 

Education

2012

"Agregação" (Habilitation) in   Physics,   University of Aveiro, Portugal.

1998 – 2002

Ph.D. in Physics, University of Aveiro, Portugal – Structure   and Luminescence of Organic-Inorganic Materials Hybrids Modified by   Lanthanide Ions.

1992 –  1997

University   graduation in Physical Engineering,   University of Aveiro, Portugal.

 

Professional Experience

Since 2003

Assistant Researcher, Centre for Research in Ceramics and Composites   (CICECO), University of Aveiro, Portugal.

Since 2003

Invited Assistant Professor (Partial time 30 %), Physics   Department, University of Aveiro, Portugal.

2002 –    2003

Post-Doc, Physics Department, University of   Aveiro, Portugal

1997 –    2002

Teaching Assistant, Physics Department, University of   Aveiro, Portugal.

 

Key Figures

  • Number of publications (ISI): 320
  • Total citations (ISI): 9250
  • h-index (ISI): 48
  • h-index (scopus):50
  • h-index (google scholar): 61
  • Book chapters: 6
Scientific Interests

My scientific interests are focused on the optoelectronic studies on sol-gel derived organic/inorganic hybrids without metal activator centres and doped with lanthanide ions, processed as bulk and nanostructured monoliths and thin films. New synthetic methodologies based on sol–gel chemistry and self-assembly routes have been exploited. Recently, I expanded my research interests to crystalline and amorphous nanoparticles of semiconductor and oxide materials functionalized with organic cappings via wet chemical reactions. The surface functionalization aims at control/tune the optical features, foreseeing incorporation in matrices (e.g. organic-inorganic hybrids). I have hands-on experience on the optical (photoluminescence in steady-state, time resolved modes, and quantum yield, as well as UV/Vis/NIR spectroscopy) and structural (XRD, SAXS, NMR, Raman, and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopies) characterization of these materials. I have also expertise on the characterization of waveguiding performance of organic-inorganic hybrids and on spectroscopic ellipsometry, including optimization of modelling algorithms. My research aims at the interpretation of the photophysical behaviour of these materials that is determined by synthesis and processing, foreseeing applications in the fields of optoelectronics and photonics (phosphors, solid-state lighting, and integrated optics) and photovoltaics (luminescent solar concentrators).

Main present collaborators
  • S. J. L. Ribeiro, E. Pecoraro, Celso V. Santilli, Chemistry Institute in Araraquara, Photonics Materials laboratory, /UNESP/ Brazil.
  • R. R. Gonçalves, Chemistry department, S. Paulo University, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.
  • M. W. Chi-Man and X. Cattöen, ENSC & Institut Charles Gerhardt, Montpellier, France.
  • J. Larionova, Y. Guari, J. Long, Institut Charles Gerhardt, Montpellier, France.
  • B. Julián López, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry department, Universidad Jaume I, Castellón, Spain.
  • N. Pinna, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Chemie, Berlin, Germany.
  • R. N. Pereira I3N, Physics department, University of Aveiro, Portugal and Walter Schottky Institut, Technische Universität München, Germany.
  • P. S. André, Instituto de Telecomunicações, University of Aveiro, Portugal.
Present projects

2005 –  2007

(principal Investigador). Novel organic-inorganic hybrids for integrated optics – POCI/CTM/59075/2004 (CICECO, INESC, Universidade de Aveiro e Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro; Instituto de Telecomunicacões; Nokia Siemens Networks). Financiamento FCT. 79305,00 €. Avaliação: Excelente.

2008 –  2011

(principal Investigador). Self-patternable organic-inorganic hybrids for low cost integrated optics devices – PTDC/CTM/72093/2006 (CICECO, INESC, Universidade de Aveiro e Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro; Instituto de Telecomunicacões; Nokia Siemens Networks). Financiamento FCT. 160000,00 €. Avaliação: Excelente.

2011 –  2014

(principal Investigador). Designed assisted synthesis of multifunctional materials based on lanthanide ions for applications in photonics (Universidade de Aveiro e Universidad Jaume I, Castellón, Espanha). Ação bi-lateral Luso-Espanhola. Financiamento Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Portuguesas, CRUP, Ref. E-94/12. 15 000,00 €.

2013 –  2016

(principal Investigador).Nanostructured silsesquioxanes bridged organic-inorganic hybrids with thiourea cross-linkages for applications in green ​​photonics (Universidade de Aveiro e CNRS/Université Montpellier 2, França. Ação bi-lateral Luso-Francesa. Financiamento Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Portuguesas, CRUP, Ref. TC-11_13. 15 000,00 €.

2013 –  2015

(principal Investigador). Silsesquioxanes bridged organic-inorganic hybrids with thiourea cross-linkages (Universidade de Aveiro e CNRS/Université Montpellier 2, França. Ação bi-lateral Luso-Francesa. Financiamento FCT, Ref.1337. 18 000,00 €.

 

 

2018-2021

(principal Investigador). ''Innovative, tuneable and sustainable white-light emitting diodes. WINLEDs - White INnovative LEDs ''. POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030351. Universidade de Aveiro, Brilumen – SA. Proposta no âmbito de 02/SAICT/2017 - SAICT (Projetos de IC&DT), 223 714,11 €.

2018-2021

(principal Investigador). ''High-performance plastic fiber luminescent solar concentrators for flexible waveguiding photovoltaics''. Solar-Flex, Universidade de Aveiro, Instituto de Telecomunicações. CENTRO-01-0145-FEDER-030186. Proposta no âmbito de 02/SAICT/2017 - SAICT (Projetos de IC&DT), 223.782,19 €.

2017-2020

(co-principal Investigador). SusPhotoSolutions – Soluções Fotovoltaicas Sustentáveis, Programas Integrados de IC&DT, CENTRO-01-0145-FEDER-000005, 1 217 502,39 €.

2018-2021

(co-principal Investigador). ''Sensores de temperatura, gases e humidade baseados em grafeno para a eletrónica têxtil'', POCI-01-0145-FEDER-032072. Universidade de Aveiro, 216 901,21 €.

2016-2019

(Participant) ''Smart Green Homes''. Universidade de Aveiro, Bosch Portugal.  Proposta no âmbito de SI IDT - Projetos em co-promoção. Coordenadora Tarefa 3.0.8 - Investigação de materiais para aplicação em sensores CO2, CO, NOx,COv,PM10, PM2.5, temperatura e humidade relativa e actuadores.

2015 (01/01)- 2016

(31/12)

(Participant)  “Multifunctional Magneto-Luminescent Molecular Architectures”, Cooperação Portugal-França PROGRAMA PESSOA,               Universidade de Aveiro e IInstitut Charles Gerhardt de Montpellier (ICGM).

2018 (01/01)- 2019

(31/12)

(Participant)    “Multifunctional Magneto-Optical Nanoparticles”,                Cooperação Portugal-França PROGRAMA PESSOA,                Universidade de Aveiro e IInstitut Charles Gerhardt de Montpellier (ICGM).

2016-2019

(Participant) ''Dispositivos electrocrómicos luminescentes baseados em eletrólitos (bio)híbridos orgânicos/inorgânicos''. Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Universidade de Aveiro, Universidade da Beira Interior, Universidade do Minho, Polo Produtos óticos – SA. Proposta no âmbito de Projetos de Investigação Científica e Desenvolvimento Tecnológico – 2014, FCT.

2016-2019

''White Emission Tuning Through Self Assembling Process''.  Universidade de Aveiro e CNRS/Université Montpellier 2, França, PICS-CNRS-FCT.

2014-2018

(Participant) The European Upconversion Network: From the Design of Photon-Upconverting Nanomaterials to Biomedical Applications, CMST COST Action CM1403.

2014 – 2018

(Participant). ''EJD-FunMat-International Doctoral School'', Marie-Curie PhDs. University of Bordeaux 1-França, Université Catholique Louvain-Bélgica, Université de Liege-Bélgica, University of Waterloo-Canada, Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble-France, Université de Caen Basse-Normandie-França, Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris-França, Technische Universität Darmstadt-Alemanha, Instituto Superior Técnico-Portugal.

2014 – 2018

(Participant).''Advanced fibre laser and coherent source as tools for society, manufacturing and lifescience'' – MPNS COST Action MP1401: European COST programme.

2014 – 2018

(Participant). Advanced fibre laser and coherent source as tools for society, manufacturing and lifescience – MPNS COST Action MP1401: European COST programme.

2015-2019

(Participant). International Doctoral School in Functional Materials.EDJ-FunMat, ERASMUS MUNDUS (2010-14), H2020-MSCA-ITN (Marie Curie, 2015).

2009 – 2011

(Participant). Towards functional sub-wavelength photonic structures – COST MP0702: European COST programme.

2010 – 2012

(Participant). “ENERMATaa”, Funding source: Atlantic Area Transnational Cooperation Programme 2007-2013 (INTERREG IV B).

2013 – 2016

(Participant). LUMINET: European Network on Luminescent Materials Funding source: FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN.

Selected Publications

SCI papers (selected, last 5 years)

SFH Correia, AR Frias, LS Fu, R Rondao, E Pecoraro, SJL Ribeiro, PS Andre, RAS Ferreira, LD Carlos.Large-Area Tunable Visible-to-Near-Infrared Luminescent Solar Concentrators.Adv. Sustainable Systems, 2 (6), UNSP 1800002 (2018).

 

R Frias, E Pecoraro, SFH Correia, LMG Minas, AR Bastos, S García-Revilla, R Balda, SJL Ribeiro, PS André, LD Carlos, RAS Ferreira. Sustainable luminescent solar concentrators based on organic–inorganic hybrids modified with chlorophyll. J. Mater. Chem. A, 6(18), 8712-8723 (2018).

AR Bastos, CMS Vicente, RO Silva, NJO Silva, MTacão, JP Costa, M Lima, PS André, RAS Ferreira. Integrated Optical Mach-Zehnder Interferometer Based on Organic-Inorganic Hybrids for Photonics-on-a-Chip Biosensing Applications. Sensors 18, 840, 1-11 (2018).

SFH Correia, AR Frias, L Fu, R Rondão, E Pecoraro, SJL Ribeiro, PS André, RAS Ferreira, LD Carlos. Large-Area Tunable Visible-to-Near-Infrared Luminescent Solar Concentrators. Adv. Sustainable Syst., in press (2018). DOI: 10.1002/adsu.201800002

JFCB Ramalho, LCF António, SFH Correia, LS Fu, AS Pinho, CDS Brites, LD Carlos, PS André, RAS Ferreira. Luminescent QR codes for smart labelling and sensing. Opt. Laser Technol. 101, 304-311 (2018).

R Rondão, AR Frias, SFH Correia, L Fu, VZ Bermudez, PS André, RAS Ferreira, LD Carlos. High-Performance Near-Infrared Luminescent Solar Concentrators. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 9, 12540−12546 (2017).

M Al Hareri, ZR Ali, J Regier, EL Gavey, LD Carlos, RAS Ferreira, M Pilkington. Dual-Property Supramolecular H-Bonded 15-Crown-5 Ln(III) Chains: Joint Magneto-Luminescence and ab Initio Studies. Inorg. Chem. 56, 7344-7353 (2017).

SFH Correia, PP Lima, E Pecoraro, SJL Ribeiro, PS André, RAS Ferreira, LD Carlos. Scale-up the collection area of luminescent solar concentrators towards meter-length flexible waveguiding photovoltaics. Prog. Photovoltaics 24, 1178-1193 (2016).

AS Souza, LAO Nunes, IGN Silva, FAM Oliveira, LL Luz, HF Brito, MCFC Felinto, RAS Ferreira, SA Júnior, LD Carlos, OL Malta. Highly-sensitive Eu3+ ratiometric thermometers based on excited state absorption with predictable calibration. Nanoscale 8, 5327–5333 (2016).

SFH Correia, PP Lima, PS André, RAS Ferreira, LD Carlos. High-efficiency luminescent solar concentrators for flexible waveguiding photovoltaics. Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. Cells. 138, 51–57 (2015).

VT Freitas, LS Fu, AM Cojocariu, X Cattoen, JR Bartlett, R Le Parc, JL Bantignies, MWC Man, PS André, RAS Ferreira, LD Carlos. Eu3+-Based Bridged Silsesquioxanes for Transparent Luminescent Solar Concentrators. ACS Appl. Mater. Inter. 7, 8770–8778 (2015).

X Bai, G Caputo, Z Hao, VT Freitas, J Zhang, RL Longo, OL Malta, RAS Ferreira, N Pinna. Efficient and tuneable photoluminescent boehmite hybrid nanoplates lacking metal activator centres for single-phase white LEDs. Nat. Commun. 5:5702 (2014).

SFH Correia, VZ Bermudez, SJL Ribeiro, PS André, RAS Ferreira, LD Carlos. Luminescent solar concentrators: Challenges for lanthanide-based organic-inorganic hybrid materials. J. Mater. Chem. A, 2, 5580–5596 (2014). Review paper.

RAS Ferreira, CDS Brites, CMS Vicente, PP Lima, ARN Bastos, PG Marques, M Hiltunen, LD Carlos, PS André. Photonic-on-a-chip: a thermal actuated Mach-Zehnder interferometer and a molecular thermometer based on a single di-ureasil organic-inorganic hybrid. Laser Photonics Rev. 7(6), 1027–1035 (2013).

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