Sónia Eugénio

Post-doctoral research fellow

Chemical Engineering Department
Instituto Superior Técnico
University of Lisbon
Av.Rovisco Pais
P - 1049-001 Lisboa
phone: (+351) 21 841 79 96
fax: (+351) 21 841 97 71
email: s.eugenio@tecnico.ulisboa.pt

Graduation in Materials Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico (2001). MSc (Surface Science and Engineering), Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon (2004). PhD (Materials Science), Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon (2012)

She started her scientific activity in 2001, in the Laser Materials Processing Group/ICEMS at IST. In March 2011, she integrated the Group of Corrosion and Environmental Effects (GECEA)/ICEMS as a research grant holder, where she is, since November 2012, a post-doctoral research fellow.

During her PhD, she developed a process for the electrodeposition of black chromium films from ionic liquids solutions and acquired fundamental knowledge on electrochemistry while strengthening her skills in materials characterization techniques such as electron microscopy (scanning and transmission), X–ray diffraction and infrared spectroscopy.

Recently, the main focus of her research has been on the development of nanostructured porous films for electrochemical energy conversion and storage systems, namely supercapacitors and hydrogen production. She is involved in the optimization of electrodeposition of nanostructured materials and the study of the influence of electrodes properties (morphology, chemical composition) in their electrochemical behavior. This activity is supported by her strong background in electrochemistry and hands-on experience in electron microscopy and electrochemical techniques.

Currently, she participates in 1 FCT national project, 1 M.ERA-Net transnational project and is involved in 3 COST actions.

She is a part of the research team that received the award Concurso Nacional de Inovação BES 2013, in the category "Industrial Processes” with the project C2C-Supercapacitors.

Selected Publications

  • S. Eugénio, T.M. Silva, M.J. Carmezim, R.G. Duarte, M.F. Montemor “Electrodeposition and characterization of nickel-copper metallic foams for application as electrodes for supercapacitors” Journal of Applied Electrochemistry 44 (2014) p. 455-465
  • T. Liu, R. Vilar, S. Eugénio, J. Grondin, Y. Danten “Electrodeposition of nanocrystalline copper thin films from 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium ethylsulphate ionic liquid” Journal of Applied Electrochemistry 44 (2014) p. 189-198
  • R. P. Silva, S. Eugénio, T. M. Silva, M. J. Carmezim, and M. F. Montemor "Fabrication of Three-Dimensional Dendritic Ni–Co Films By Electrodeposition on Stainless Steel Substrates” Journal of Physical Chemistry C 116 (2012) p. 22425–22431
  • S. Eugénio, C.M. Rangel, R. Vilar, S. Quaresma, “Electrochemical aspects of black chromium electrodeposition from 1–butyl–3–methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate ionic liquid” Electrochimica Acta 56 (2011) p.10347-10352
  • S. Eugénio, C.M. Rangel, R. Vilar, A.M. Rego, “Electrodeposition of black chromium spectrally selective coatings from a Cr(III)–ionic liquid solution” Thin Solid Films 519 (2011) p.1845–1850
  • A.I. de Sá, S. Eugénio, S. Quaresma, C.M. Rangel, R. Vilar “Electrodeposition of gold thin films from 1–butyl–1–methylpyrrolidinium dicyanamide Au3+ solutions” Thin Solid Films 519 (2011) p. 6278–6283
  • S. Eugénio, M. Sivakumar, R. Vilar e A. M. Rego “Characterisation of dentin surfaces processed with KrF excimer laser radiation, Biomaterials 26 (2005) p. 6780–6787
  • A. C. Queiroz, J. D. Santos, R. Vilar, S. Eugénio e F. J. Monteiro, “Laser surface modification of hydroxyapatite and glass-reinforced hydroxyapatite”, Biomaterials 25 (2004) p. 4607–4614