Pedro Alpuim

Research Group Leader

2D materials and Devices

Pedro Alpuim is the group leader in 2D Materials and Devices at INL. He works in CVD and 2D materials device fabrication, emphasizing biosensors. In particular, he develops graphene devices to detect biomarkers for medicine and environmental monitoring. 2D materials-based optoelectronic and plasmonic devices for sensing, single-photon emission, and THz spectroscopy are also within his research interests. P. Alpuim is a professor in the Physics Department of the University of Minho (UM). He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on the physics of electronic devices, nanotechnology, and clean-room fabrication.
He received a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from IST Lisbon in 2003, working in amorphous silicon thin-film devices for flexible electronics, and an MSc in Physics in thin-film mechanical properties from the UM. He installed a thin-film laboratory at UM focused on fabricating thin-film silicon solar cells, piezoresistive sensor arrays for health care, and thermoelectric junctions of telluride compounds for micro-cooling and energy scavenging. He published more than 110 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has an h-index=28.

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