Ana Violeta Girão

Junior Researcher

Scientific Interests

Ana Violeta Girão has mainly centered her research around developing and characterizing nanostructured materials for effective and practical applications, working in carbon-based materials for water pollutants sensing and electroxidation for the last few years.

Transmission/Scanning Electron Microscopy (T/S EM) and Atomic Force Microscopy techniques applied to full characterization of nanostructured materials whose physico-chemical properties contribute to an effective technological advance; correlation studies of final chemical properties, structural and morphological of nanomaterials; studies of structural dynamics of nanomaterials at real time; effective implementation of top-down techniques and bottom-up development of assembled nanomaterials; development, improvement and extension of new research methods for nanostructured materials.

Synopsis of C.V.

As a Researcher at the Department of Materials and Ceramic Engineering in the University of Aveiro (UA, Centre for Research in Ceramics and Composite Materials-CICECO), Ana Violeta Girão has mainly centered her research around developing and characterizing nanostructured materials for effective and practical applications, working in carbon-based materials for water pollutants sensing and electroxidation for the last few years.

She graduated in Chemistry (2001) from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, with a Merit ProDEP scholarship. A.V. Girão soon started her research career (2002) with a scientific scholarship whilst acquiring a specialized post-graduation in Applied Analytical Chemistry (2003), at the same Institution. She holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Leeds, U.K., studying the nanostructure and degradation of C-S-H in Portland and blended cement pastes (2007, EPSRC funding). During her PhD, A.V. Girão acquired experience as a lecturer in materials applied microscopy as well as expertise in Electron Microscopy techniques, amongst others. She returned to Portugal to become Head of the R&D Department at SRE, a specialized company in fuel cells manufacturing. A.V. Girão started working as a Post-Doc researcher (2010-2016, FCT funding) at the University of Aveiro (UA-CICECO) on the nanofabrication of new platforms for SERS sensing, whilst teaching laboratories of Transmission Electron Microscopy. In early 2016, she continued her research within a scientific project between Bosch Thermal Technology and UA, becoming a Researcher at UA-CICECO since 2019. A.V. Girão has supervised MsC and Industrial Project students, (co-)authored more than 30 SCI papers, book chapters and communications, under permanent extension of her scientific production as well as lecturing experience.

Lecturing Experience

Lecturer of "Materials Characterization II - EBSD; Electron Diffraction; Steroeology and Image Processing Module" (2019/2020-2020/2021) (MsC Program sutdents), DEMaC, University of Aveiro, Portugal.

Lecturer of "Laboratories of Transmission Electron Microscopy" (2011/2012-2013/2014) (PhD Program students), University of Aveiro, Portugal.
Demonstrating Labs CIVE 1300 Civil Engineering Materials (2004-2006). Faculty of Engineering, University of Leeds, UK.

Publications

Wood inspired biobased nanocomposite films composed of xylans, lignosulfonates and cellulose nanofibers for active food packaging

José M. Silva, Carla Vilela, Ana Violeta Girão, Pedro C. Branco, João Martins, Mara G. Freire, Armando J. D. Silvestre, Carmen S.R. Freire
2024, Carbohydrate Polymers, 337, August.

A straightforward method for microplastic extraction from organic-rich freshwater samples

Monteiro, SS; Rocha-Santos, T; Prata, JC; Duarte, AC; Girao, AV; Lopes, P; Cristovao, T; da Costa, JP
2022, SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 815.

Advances in RF Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectrometry Characterization of Intrinsic and Boron-Doped Diamond Coatings

Sharma, DK; Girao, AV; Chapon, P; Neto, MA; Oliveira, FJ; Silva, RF
2022, ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 14, 5, 7405-7416.

Effects of virgin and weathered polystyrene and polypropylene microplastics on Raphidocelis subcapitata and embryos of Danio rerio under environmental concentrations

Prata, JC; Venancio, C; Girao, AV; da Costa, JP; Lopes, I; Duarte, AC; Rocha-Santos, T
2022, SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 816.

Laser-Induced Graphene from Paper by Ultraviolet Irradiation: Humidity and Temperature Sensors

Kulyk, B; Silva, BFR; Carvalho, AF; Barbosa, P; Girao, AV; Deuermeier, J; Fernandes, AJS; Figueiredo, FML; Fortunato, E; Costa, FM
2022, ADVANCED MATERIALS TECHNOLOGIES, 7, 7.

Optical Studies in Red/NIR Persistent Luminescent Cr-Doped Zinc Gallogermanate (ZGGO:Cr)

Batista, MS; Rodrigues, J; Relvas, MS; Zanoni, J; Girao, AV; Pimentel, A; Costa, FM; Pereira, SO; Monteiro, T
2022, APPLIED SCIENCES-BASEL, 12, 4.

IR and UV Laser-Induced Graphene: Application as Dopamine Electrochemical Sensors

Santos, NF; Pereira, SO; Moreira, A; Girao, AV; Carvalho, AF; Fernandes, AJS; Costa, FM
2021, ADVANCED MATERIALS TECHNOLOGIES, 6, 6.

Influence of 1D and 2D carbon nanostructures in silica-based aerogels

Lamy-Mendes, A; Malfait, WJ; Sadeghpour, A; Girao, AV; Silva, RF; Duraes, L
2021, CARBON, 180, 146-162.
ISBN: 1873-3891

Facile Preparation of ZnO/CNTs Nanocomposites via ALD for Photocatalysis Applications

Oliveira, IE; Silva, RM; Girao, AV; Faria, JL; Silva, CG; Silva, RF
2020, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 2020, 18, 1743-1750.
ISBN: 1099-0682

Tough negative temperature coefficient diamond thermistors comprising tungsten carbide ohmic contacts

Neto, MA; Esteves, D; Girao, AV; Oliveira, FJ; Silva, RF
2020, DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 109.
ISBN: 1879-0062

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