• DCM - Departamento de Ciência dos Materiais
    Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia/UNL
    Edifício II
    Campus de Caparica
    2829-516 Caparica


  • 2829-51 Caparica


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Joana Vaz Pinto (J.V. Pinto) is a researcher at NOVA School of Science and Technology (FCT NOVA), one of the three most prestigious schools of Engineering and Sciences in Portugal. Joana graduated in Physics Engineering in 2001 and was awarded with her PhD degree in Applied Physics in 2008 from NOVA-FCT where she gained expertize in the use of ion beam techniques to characterize and modify the magnetic and electrical properties of metal oxide materials. In October 2008, J.V. Pinto joined CENIMAT with a PostDoc position aiming at the development Field Effect Transistors and Devices for biosensing applications (ISFETs) where she exploited microelectronic fabrication methodologies and implementation of thin film devices.
Since 2015 she is an Invited Assistant Professor at the Materials Science Department of FCT NOVA, teaching mainly Microelectronics processes and characterization of nanostructured materials, being responsible for the exploitation of XRD and AFM advanced characterization techniques at CENIMAT|i3N research Centre.

Her current research is focused on patterning methodologies and develpment of thin film devices in ultrathin parylene membranes for conformable electronics and bioelectronics. She has been exploiting this polymer in its wide range of applications as substrate, dielectric and encapsulation layers for different devices, like TFTs, capacitive/resistive sensors, RFID antennas solar cells and electrochromic displays. Her main objectives are pursuing the integration on parylene ultra-thin membranes of devices to achieve self-powered sensing platforms combining the group’s expertise in fabrication and circuit design. She has supervised more than 20 Msc thesis in the last 6 years from April 2021 will supervise a PhD student in the same thematic.

She Published more than 50 papers in peer review journals and develops her research activities in a multidisciplinary field collaborating in many different areas from materials science to biotechnology and heritage and conservation studies.

Education/Academic qualification

Applied Physics, Doctorate, Modificação das Propriedades Elétricas e Magnéticas de Óxidos Metálicos por Implantação Iónica., Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

Award Date: 25 Mar 2008

Physics Engineering, Bachelor, Calibração em Eficiência de um detetor de raios gama de germânio ultra-puro HP(Ge) e extrapolação para altas energias; Desenho e conceção de uma nova câmara experimental de reações nucleares, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT)

Award Date: 12 Dec 2001


  • QC Physics
  • Thin Film Devices
  • Microelectronics
  • Sensors
  • Memory devices
  • AFM
  • XRD
  • Materials Characterization


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