Fernando Manuel Bico Marques

Full professor

Short CV

F. Marques joined the Ceramics and Glass Eng. Dept., University of Aveiro, in 1979 as Lecturer. In 1999 became Full Professor.

Responsibilities held at departmental or university level include Chairman of the University Scientific Council (2006-2009), Vice-Rector (2002-2004), Scientific Coordinator - Research Unit on Ceramic Materials (1998-2001), Pro-Rector (1994-1996), and Head of Department - Ceramics and Glass Engineering (1992-1993).

F. Marques is frequently invited speaker, session chairman and member of scientific committees of international conferences, also member of the editorial board of international journals and referee for several dozens of international journals and research organizations.

Scientific Interests

The main research interest is the study of the relationships between composition, defect structure, working conditions, processing routes, and transport properties of materials usually identified as ionic conductors (mostly oxide-ion, carbonate-ion, sodium and protonic conductors), mixed conductors and electronic conductors. These materials are used in energy production, storage and conservation (e.g., sensors, permeating membranes and fuel cells).

Teaching Activity

A variety of courses with emphasis on Ceramics for Energy Conversion Systems, Instrumentation for Automatic Control, and Materials in Technology.


Advanced Electroceramics: Grain Boundary Engineering (Advanced Electroceramics)

Local CoordinatorEuropean Comission
The main objective of the COST Action 525 was to understand the role played by grain boundaries in controlling the manufacture, microstructure and properties of electronic ceramics. Components made out such materials have enhanced properties, improved stability and reduced unit cost. The Action revealed also new opportunities for existing and de...

Carbon-depolarized high-temperature steam electrolysis (CARBOSTEAM)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Design de materiais termoeletricos avancados por efeitos redox: Progressos para aplicacoes de alta temperatura . (REMOTE)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Development of new interstitial oxide-ion conductors for effective oxygen separation and conversion of the hydrocarbons (POCI/CTM/59197/2004)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
mixed ion and electron conductor ionic conductivity oxygen permeability hydrocarbon partial oxidation

Innovative Products and Technologies from Eucalyptus Project (InPacTus)

PartnerIndustry National
Inpactus, to be developed by the Consortium, aims to develop new solutions, such as cellulosic pulps with innovative features, new paper products with different specificities and functions, tissue paper with innovative properties, new bioproducts, biofuels and other materials obtained from the deconstruction and conversion of forest biomass and ...

KnowledgeH2 - Improving Hydrogen Energy knowledge arround European Union (KnowledgeH2)

Local CoordinatorEuropean Comission
In this project, creating new educational materials related with hydrogen energy in the other name hydrogen economy which is not developed yet, to improve knowledge is aimed. For this purpose, created video and audio files, tests and texts is being tried to disseminate by website. Hence, 10 partner foundation and institution employees from diffe...

Long Lasting reinforced Concrete for Energy Infrastructure under Severe Operating (LORCENIS)

PartnerEuropean Comission
The main goal of the LORCENIS project is to develop long reinforced concrete for energy infrastructures with lifetime extended up to a 100% under extreme operating conditions. The concept is based on an optimal combinationof novel technologies involving customized methodologies for cost-efficient operation. 4 scenarios of severe oper...

Multi-Functional Nanocomposite Materials For Low-Temperature Ceramic Fuel Cells (NANOMFC )

Local CoordinatorFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
The aim of the project is to provide a world-class fuel cell through combining high-level research expertise and multidisciplinary know-how from leading research groups in EU and India. The project is highly innovative and includes risky research going beyond present state-of-the art in the field. To achieve the aim, three major objectives have ...

NANOCELL - Nanocomposite Electrolytes for Intermediate Temperature Fuel Cells (PTDC/CTM/098486/2008)

CoordinatorFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
nanocomposites electrolytes ceramics fuel cells

NANOCOFC - Enhancement of research capabilities on multi-functional Nanocomposites for advanced fuel cell Technology through EU-Turkish-China Cooperation (NANOCOFC)

CoordinatorEuropean Comission
The project aims to enhance research capacities on nanotechnology, multi-functional materials and advanced applications. Material innovations and advances are created on the multi-functional nano-composites concerning superionic conduction; hybrid H+/O2-conduction; nano-composite ionics; and next generation fuel cell technology.

Novel approach to Power-to-Fuel: comprehensive studies of anodic processes in Direct Carbon Solid Oxide Fuel-assisted Electrolysis Cell (DC-SOFEC)

PartnerOther International

Novel Ceramic Membranes for Synthesis Gas Production (POCI/CTM/58570/2004)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
mixed conductor ceramic membrane synthesis gas ionic transport

Novel layered ferrits materials with mixed ionic-electronic conductivity for applications in alternative energy sources (PTDC/CTM/64357/2006)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Mixed conductors Ceramic membranes SOFC electrodes Ionic Transport

Novel methodological approaches to analyze ion transport mechanism in complex crystal lattices and to forecast performance-determining parameters of the oxide materials (PTDC/CTM-CER/114561/2009)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
ionic transport point defects molecular dynamics Moessbauer spectroscopy

Novel molten carbonate/ceramic composite materials for sustainable energy technologies with. CO2 capture and utilization (MOCO3)

Local CoordinatorFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
The MOCO3 project focuses on the development of novel composite materials consisting of molten carbonates infiltrated in a solid matrix as functional materials in intermediate temperature fuel cells and CO2 selective membranes. MOCO3 addresses performance and lifetime of these systems by focusing on materials engineering at all length scales (at...

SGH : Smart Green Homes (Smart Green Homes)

PartnerIndustry National
The Smart Green Homes (SGH) Project aims to develop integrated product and technology solutions for the households, raising standards of comfort, safety and user satisfaction to a new level and, at the same time, to respond to the problems of sustainability of the Planet, increasing the energy efficiency and reducing the emission of gaseous poll...

SOFCNET - Thematic network on solid oxide fuel cell technology (SOFCNET)

Local CoordinatorEuropean Comission
This proposal suggests the establishment of the thematic network SOFCNET. The objective of SOFCNET is the support and acceleration of European industrial development. By bringing together all types (from universities to end users) of SOFC involved organisations in Europe, the network promotes knowledge exchange, a better understanding of industr...

Solucao de Engenharia Microestrutural para Aumentar o Transporte Ionico Interfacial (MERIT)

CoordinatorFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Zero CO2 emissions: challenge and foresight for innovative multi-ionic functional membranes (CO2zero)

CoordinatorFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia


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