International journal of Nanoparticles and Nanotechnology (IJNN) is a multidisciplinary, peer reviewed journal which includes all the major fields in nanotechnology and Nano science. Nanoscience and nanotechnology brought up an unprecedented excitement in the scientific and engineering communities, especially the last decade. It is the engineering of functional systems at the molecular scale. This covers both current work and concepts that are more advanced.  International journal of Nanoparticles and Nanotechnology   publishes original research papers during a broad area of nanoscience & engineering. IJNN provides an ideal forum for presenting original reports of theoretical and experimental nanoscience and nanotechnology research. Nanotechnology is a gathering of rising innovations in which the structure of matter is controlled at the nanometer scale, the size of little quantities of molecules, to create novel materials and gadgets that have valuable and one of kind properties. IJNN is naturally multidisciplinary, and welcomes submissions across biological, physical, engineering, and computer sciences. Contributions from both academia and industry are equally encouraged. IJNN also publishes innovative techniques and instrumentation for the fabrication, characterization and testing of nano-enabled devices and technologies, as well as advanced modelling and simulation methods.


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Rute A.S. FERREIRA

Associated Professor

Maria Rute de Amorim e Sá Ferreira André (born 1974) got her Ph.D. in physics from the University of Aveiro, Portugal in 2002 and the Agregação in Physics in 2012, from University of Aveiro. Currently, she is an Associated Professor at Department of Physics (University of Aveiro), coordinates the research Line ´é▓Information and Communication technology’’ of CICECO – Aveiro Institute of materials and she is member of the Scientific Council for Exact Sciences and Engineering of the Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT).

She has published over 305 SCI papers and 5 book chapters, with ca. 8,150 citations (h-index 45). She has supervised 7 post-doctoral associates, 9 Ph.D., 18 M.Sc. and 20 undergraduate students.

She has been a member of assessment committees of the Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT) to award post-doc and Ph.D. grants in Physics, and she headed the panel for evaluation of R&D project final reports in Physics. She is also a member of the evaluation panel of Innovation National Agency (ANI).

Her scientific interests include are focused on the optoelectronic studies on sol-gel derived organic/inorganic hybrids without metal activator centres and doped with lanthanide ions, processed as bulk and nanostructured monoliths and thin films and to crystalline and amorphous nanoparticles of semiconductors. She has hands-on experience on the optical (photoluminescence in steady-state, time resolved modes, and quantum yield, as well as UV/Vis/NIR spectroscopy) and structural (XRD, SAXS, NMR, Raman, and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopies) characterization of these materials. She has also expertise on the characterization of waveguiding performance of organic-inorganic hybrids and on spectroscopic ellipsometry, including optimization of modelling algorithms. Her research aims at the interpretation of the photophysical behaviour of these materials that is determined by synthesis and processing, foreseeing applications in the fields of optoelectronics and photonics (phosphors, solid-state lighting, and integrated optics) and photovoltaics (luminescent solar concentrators and down-shifting layers).

Current Research

  • Lanthanide- and dye-based organic inorganic hybrid materials for solid state lighting and luminescent solar concentrators
  • Zirconium-modified organic inorganic hybrid materials for integrated optics devices and optical sensors
  • Crystalline and amorphous nanoparticles of semiconductor and oxide materials functionalized with organic cappings for luminescence thermometry

Interested topics

  • Optical (photoluminescence in steady-state, time resolved modes, and quantum yield, as well as UV/Vis/NIR spectroscopy) and structural (XRD, SAXS, NMR, Raman, and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopies) characterization of organic-inorganic hybrids.
  • Waveguiding performance of organic-inorganic hybrids and on spectroscopic ellipsometry, including optimization of modelling algorithms.
  • Green photonics devices: LEDs, Luminescent solar concentrators, integrated optics ans sensors.
  • IoT: luminescent QR codes.
  • Prof. Verónica de Zea Bermudez (University of Trás-os-Monte e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal), Amorphgousanddel-assembledorganic-inorganichybrids for electrochromicdevices.
  • Profs. Sidney Ribeiro and Edison Pecoraro (UNESP, Araraquara, São Paulo, Brazil)
  • Profs. Oscar L. Malta and Ricardo Longo (UFPE, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil)
  • Profs. Michel Wong Chi Man, Jean-Louis Bantignies, Rozenn Le Parc, Jérôme Long (Institut Charles Gerhardt, Montpellier, France).
  • Prof.Nicola Pinna (Humboltz University, Berlin, Germany), Organic-inorganic hybrid nanoparticles for Solid State Lighting.
  • Prof. Beatriz Julián-Lopez (UniversitatJaume I de Castellón, Caslellón, Spain), Metal-oxide nanoparticles for optical applications.
  • Prof.Rachel Evans (Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, UK).
  • Prof. Melanie Pilkington (Department of Chemistry, Brock University, Canada).