Short CV/Education and training

  • Dr. Ana Borras scientific career is focused on the development of multifunctional nanostructures and thin films. She was formed in the Nanotechnology on Surfaces group in Materials Science Institute of Seville (CSIC-US) specialized in vacuum and plasma deposition of thin films and coatings where she initiated a new research line named after Multifunctional One Dimensional Nanomaterials. This research line was initiated during held postdoctoral position in EMPA (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research) when she developed an advanced PVD methodology for the growth of supported single crystal ONWs. Tenured position in CSIC (2011) and several R+D projects have allowed her to transfer and further explore the application of vacuum and plasma methods to the fabrication of complex hybrid and heterostructured 1D materials. Despite this short trajectory, interesting results in this area have positioned her as an international reference for plasma and vacuum fabrication of supported organic and hybrid heterostructures. She has been recently awarded the ERC Starting Grant 3DScavengers (2020-2025) to develop a new generation of environmental multisource energy scavengers based on 1D and 3D nanomaterials, applying a novel One-Reactor strategy (combining several vacuum and plasma deposition techniques in one reactor). These multisource energy harvesters are called to pave the way for the practical realization of the Internet of Things and Wireless Sensor Networks technologies. Besides, she is the international coordinator of the FET-Open project SOUNDofICE (2020-2024) aimed to demonstrate a pioneering strategy based on the surface engineering of MHz Acoustic Waves for a smart and sustainable removal of ice, with impacts in aeronautics and wind energy.

Selected publications

  • J.R. Sanchez-Valencia, A. Borras et al. Enhanced stability of perovskite solar cells incorporating dopant-free crystalline Spiro-OMeTAD layers by vacuum sublimation Adv. Ener. Mater. 2020, 10, 1901524

  • M. Alcaire, A. Borras et al. Plasma Enabled Conformal and Damage Free Encapsulation of Fragile Molecular Matter: from Surface-Supported to On-Device Nanostructures. Adv. Func. Mater. 2019, 29, 1903535.

  • A.N. Filippin, A. Borras et al. 3D core-multishell piezoelectric nanogenerators. Nano Energy 2019, 58, pp. 476-483.

  • J. Idigoras, A. Borras et al. Enhancing Moisture and Water Resistance in Perovskite Solar Cells by Encapsulation with Ultrathin Plasma Polymers. ACS Appl. Mater. Inter. 2018, 10, 11587-11594.

  • A.N. Filippin, A. Borras et al. Self-assembly of non-planar Fe(III) Phthalocyanine small-molecule: Unraveling the impact on the magnetic properties of organic nanowires. Chem. Mater. 2018, 30, 879-887.

  • A.N. Filippin, A. Borras et al. Low-Temperature Plasma Processing of Platinum Porphyrins for the Development of Metal Nanostructured Layers. Adv. Mater. Inter. 2017, 4, 1601233.

  • A.N. Filippin, A. Borras et al. Plasma assisted deposition of single and multistacked TiO2 hierarchical nanotube photoanodes. Nanoscale 2017, 9, 8133.

  • A. Barranco, A. Borras et al. Perspectives on oblique angle deposition of thin films: From fundamentals to devices. Prog. Mater. Sci. 2016, 76, 59-153.

  • M. Macias-Montero, A. Borras et al. Laser treatment of Ag@ZnO nanorods as long-life-span SERS surfaces. ACS Appl. Mater. Inter. 2015, 7, 2331.

  • M. Macias-Montero, A. Borras et al. Vertically aligned organic/inorganic semiconductor nanowires for photonics applications. Adv. Func. Mater. 2013, 23, 5981.


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