Paula Cristina Vieira Barbosa

Junior Researcher

Short CV

P. Barbosa graduated in Physics and Chemistry (Education) from University of Minho in 2004 and completed a PhD degree in Chemistry from the same University in 2011. The subject of the PhD thesis was “Development of new solid polymer electrolytes” as an attractive alternative to non-aqueous liquid electrolytes in light-weight, rechargeable lithium batteries and for application in “smart windows”. In 2013 P. Barbosa joined CICECO as a Post-doctoral Associate and since then her research work has been focused on understanding the relationships between microstructure and electrochemical properties of ionic conductors for application in electrochemical energy conversion systems such as fuel cells. The issue of sustainability and cost-efficiency of materials and processes has also a major role on P. Barbosa research, which in the last years has been dedicated to the preparation of polymer electrolyte membranes based on biopolymers and ionic liquids. P. Barbosa has also undertaken the preparation and characterization of 2D and 3D crystalline hybrid metal−organic frameworks materials with interesting proton-conduction properties. Her main scientific interests concern the development of nanostructured materials with nanophase-separated domains and functional nanocomposite membranes for application in advanced electrochemical devices (batteries, display devices and fuel cells). As of 1st March 2018, P. Barbosa holds a contract as Assistant Researcher at U Aveiro / CICECO. She authored/co-authored 37 articles published in international peer-reviewed SCI journals with more than 500 total citations and presented over than 80 communications (17 oral communications) at international/national conferences. She is a member of SPQ and serves as a reviewer for many scientific journals.


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