Dr Ana Neves

Lecturer in Materials Engineering

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Dr Ana Neves has a background in Chemistry, with a PhD awarded in 2013 by Instituto Superior Tecnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal, for work carried out at the Solic State Group of ITN (Technical and Nuclear Institute), focusing on the molecular engineering of organic and organometallic materials with magnetic and electric properties. Pursuing the path of applications, she then joined the Organic Electronics group at INESC – Microsystems and Nanotechnology in Lisbon in as a postdoctoral researcher. 

Previously a Visiting Researcher at Exeter, Dr Ana Neves joined the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences in October 2014 as an Associate Research Fellow under the project "Wearable light emitting transistors for future communication devices" working on graphene for flexible and wearable applications.

Since October 2016 she is a Lecturer in Engineering, currently on research-only duties related to her Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship with project E-TEX "All-organic devices in textiles for wearable electronics". She is also a member of the Nano-Engineering, Science and Technology Group (NEST).

Dr Ana Neves research interests include fabrication and processing of organic and molecular materials, graphene and 2D materials for applications in flexible and wearable electronics, including sensing and communication devices.

Highly motivated candidates seeking their own funding or intending to apply for national scholarships or fellowships are welcome to discuss ideas and support a.neves@exeter.ac.uk. Outstanding International students interested in applying to a Postgraduate Research Global Excellence Studentship should get in touch to discuss the project. Open positions are now advertised here.

 

Employment History

  • Lecturer in Engineering (2016 -) College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter.
  • Associate Reseach Fellow (2014-2016), College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter (Prof Monica Craciun).
  • Postdoctoral Researcher (2013-2014), INESC-MN, Instituto Nacional de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores - Microsistemas e Nanotecnologias (Dr Helena Alves).  
  • Visiting Researcher (2013&2014), Centre for Graphene Science, College of Engineerings, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter (Prof Monica Craciun).
  • PhD Researcher (2009-2013), Solid State Group, Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear, Sacavém (Dr Dulce Belo).
  • Postgraduate Researcher (2008-2009), Solid State Group, Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear, Sacavém (Prof Manuel Almeida).
  • Research Technician (2007), Solid State Group, Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear, Sacavém, Portugal.

Education

  • PhD in Chemistry (2009-2013), Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal, Thesis: "New bisdithiolene complexes based on thiophenic ligands for conducting and magnetic materials". Supervisors: Dr Dulce Belo (Solid State Group, Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear, Sacavém, Portugal) and Prof Rui T. Henriques (Department of Chemical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal).
  • MSc in Chemistry (2006-2008), Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal, Dissertation: "Coordination of Fe(III) bisdithiolenes: preparation and characterisation of Fe(qdt)2 (qdt = quinoxaline-2,3-dithiolate)". Supervisors: Prof Manuel Almeida (Solid State Group, Instituto Tecnologico e Nuclear, Sacavém, Portugal) and Prof Jorge Morgado (Department of Chemical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal).
  • BSc in Chemistry (2001-2006), Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal. 

Research Projects

  • European Commission Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship H2020-MSCA-2015-704963 "E-TEX: All-organic devices in textiles for wearable electronics" (as Principal Investigator)
  • FCT R&D project PTDC/CTM-NAN/4737/201 "On-chip organic crystal photosensor with enclosed light trapping" (as proposing team member)
  • EPSRC grant EP/M001024/1 "Wearable light-emitting transistors for future communication devices" (as Associate Research Fellow)
  • FCT R&D project PTDC/QEQ-SUP/1413/2012 “Processable neutral based molecule conductors for electronic applications" (as proposing team member, later as Postdoctoral Researcher)
  • Royal Society International Exchanges Award IE121126 "Wearable textile-embedded light emitting devices" (as Visiting Researcher)
  • FCT Individual Grant SFRH/BD/46613/2008 "New bisdithiolene complexes based on thiophenic ligands for conducting and magnetic materials" (fully funded individual PhD grant)
  • COST Action D35 "From Molecules to Molecular Devices: Control of Electronic, Photonic, Magnetic and Spintronic Behaviour" (as network member)
  • European Commission FP6 NMP3-CT-2005-515767 "MAGMANET: Molecular approach to nanomagnets and multifunctional materials" (as Postgraduate Researcher)
  • FCT R&D project PTDC/QUI/64967/2006 "Transition metal complexes based on new thio-azo ligands for heterobimetallic networks and molecular conductors" (as Research Technician)
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