Martins Pedro

Pedro Martins

People Detail

Address : Campus Gualtar

Phone Number : +351253601688

Research Area : Ecosystems and Global Change

Position : Integrated members


Pedro Martins academic career started in 2008 when he completed his degree in applied biology. Later, in 2011 he completed the master's degree in micro and nanotechnology and lastly, in 2018, he concluded the doctorate in sciences (specialising in physics), all of which were obtained at the University of Minho (UM), Portugal.


His multidisciplinary formation allowed him to be involved in several works from different scientific areas. However, he is enthusiastic about micro/nanoscopic materials' production and characterisation and their application in water and air remediation. In this specific area, significant achievements are related to photocatalytic nanoparticles' development and their immobilisation into polymeric membranes. The toxicologic impact of all the produced material on the environment is also a new research area that he is keen to explore. He has 30 published articles (25 in the last 5 years) (9 as submitting author), 2 book chapters, yielding an h-index of 16 and more than 750 citation, 12 oral presentations, 20 poster presentations, and 5 invited talks at national and international conferences. All these works have been achieved in collaboration with more than 65 co-authors.

Ongoing Projects

INDESMOF (EC/H2020/778412/EU) - International Network on Ionic Liquid Deep Eutectic Solvent-Based Metal-Organic Frameworks Mixed Matrix Membranes


30 - Porous Composite Bi‐Functional Membranes for Lithium‐Ion Battery Separator and Photocatalytic Degradation Applications: Towards Multifunctionality for Circular Economy
Published: Mar 2021 in Advanced Energy and Sustainability Research
DOI: 10.1002/AESR.202100046

29 - Can photocatalytic and magnetic nanoparticles be a threat to aquatic detrital food webs?
Published: Jan 2021 in Science of the Total Environment
DOI: 10.1016/J.SCITOTENV.2020.144576

28 - Crystal morphology control of synthetic giniite for enhanced photo-Fenton activity against the emerging pollutant metronidazole
Published: Jan 2021 in Chemosphere
DOI: 10.1016/J.CHEMOSPHERE.2020.128300

27 - Photocatalytic and antimicrobial multifunctional nanocomposite membranes for emerging pollutants water treatment applications
Published: Jul 2020 in Chemosphere
DOI: 10.1016/J.CHEMOSPHERE.2020.126299

26 - Ionic Liquid-Polymer Composites: A New Platform for Multifunctional Applications
Published: Jun 2020 in Advanced Functional Materials
DOI: 10.1002/ADFM.201909736

25 - Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity of Au/TiO2 Nanoparticles against Ciprofloxacin
Published: Feb 2020 in Catalysts
DOI: 10.3390/CATAL10020234

24 - Polymer-Based Membranes for Oily Wastewater Remediation
Published: 2020 in Polymers
DOI: 10.3390/POLYM12010042

23 - Photocatalytic Microporous Membrane against the Increasing Problem of Water Emerging Pollutants
Published: May 2019 in Materials
DOI: 10.3390/MA12101649

22 - Water based scintillator ink for printed X-ray radiation detectors
Published: Aug 2018 in Polymer Testing
DOI: 10.1016/J.POLYMERTESTING.2018.04.042

21 - Tailored Biodegradable and Electroactive Poly(Hydroxybutyrate-Co-Hydroxyvalerate) Based Morphologies for Tissue Engineering Applications
Published: Jul 2018 in International Journal of Molecular Sciences
DOI: 10.3390/IJMS19082149

20 - TiO2/graphene and TiO2/graphene oxide nanocomposites for photocatalytic applications: A computer modeling and experimental study
Published: Jul 2018 in Composites Part B: Engineering
DOI: 10.1016/J.COMPOSITESB.2018.03.015

19 - Reusable Photocatalytic Optical Fibers for Underground, Deep-Sea, and Turbid Water Remediation
Published: Mar 2018 in Global Challenges (Hoboken, NJ)
DOI: 10.1002/GCH2.201700124

18 - Photocatalytic reusable membranes for the effective degradation of tartrazine with a solar photoreactor
Published: Feb 2018 in Journal of Hazardous Materials
DOI: 10.1016/J.JHAZMAT.2017.10.053

17 - Photocatalytic degradation of recalcitrant micropollutants by reusable Fe3O4/SiO2/TiO2 particles
Published: Aug 2017 in Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry
DOI: 10.1016/J.JPHOTOCHEM.2017.05.024

16 - Development of water-based printable piezoresistive sensors for large strain applications
Published: Mar 2017 in Composites Part B: Engineering
DOI: 10.1016/J.COMPOSITESB.2016.12.047

15 - Poly(vinylidene fluoride-hexafluoropropylene)/bayerite composite membranes
for efficient arsenic removal from water
Published: Nov 2016 in Materials Chemistry and Physics
DOI: 10.1016/J.MATCHEMPHYS.2016.08.049

14 - Reusability of photocatalytic TiO2 and ZnO nanoparticles immobilized in poly(vinylidene difluoride)-co-trifluoroethylene
Published: Oct 2016 in Applied Surface Science
DOI: 10.1016/J.APSUSC.2016.05.073

13 - Increasing X-ray to visible transduction performance of Gd2O3:Eu3+PVDF composites by PPO/POPOP addition
Published: Apr 2016 in Composites Part B: Engineering
DOI: 10.1016/J.COMPOSITESB.2016.02.017

12 - Ciprofloxacin wastewater treated by UVA photocatalysis: contribution of irradiated TiO2 and ZnO nanoparticles on the final toxicity as assessed by Vibrio fischeri
Published: 2016 in RSC Advances
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA19202E

11 - Comparative efficiency of TiO2 nanoparticles in suspension vs. immobilization into P(VDF-TrFE) porous membranes
Published: 2016 in RSC Advances
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA25385C

10 - TiO2/graphene oxide immobilized in P(VDF-TrFE) electrospun membranes with enhanced visible-light-induced photocatalytic performance
Published: 2016 in Journal of Materials Science
DOI: 10.1007/S10853-016-9986-4

9 - Processing and size range separation of pristine and magnetic poly(L-lactic acid) based microspheres for biomedical applications
Published: 2016 in Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
DOI: 10.1016/J.JCIS.2016.05.012

8 - Gd2O3:Eu3+/PPO/POPOP/PS composites for digital imaging radiation detectors
Published: Aug 2015 in Applied Physics A
DOI: 10.1007/S00339-015-9435-2

7 - Gd2O3:Eu Nanoparticle-Based Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Composites for Indirect X-ray Detection
Published: 2015 in Journal of Electronic Materials
DOI: 10.1007/S11664-014-3407-8

6 - Development of electrospun photocatalytic TiO2-polyamide-12 nanocomposites
Published: 2015 in Materials Chemistry and Physics
DOI: 10.1016/J.MATCHEMPHYS.2015.08.029

5 - Improving Photocatalytic Performance and Recyclability by Development of Er-Doped and Er/Pr-Codoped TiO2/Poly(vinylidene difluoride)-TrifluoroethyleneComposite Membranes
Published: Nov 2014 in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C
DOI: 10.1021/JP509294V

4 - Nucleation of the electroactive beta-phase, dielectric and magnetic response of poly(vinylidene fluoride) composites with Fe2O3 nanoparticles
Published: Feb 2013 in Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids
DOI: 10.1016/J.JNONCRYSOL.2012.11.003

3 - Effect of poling state and morphology of piezoelectric poly(vinylidene fluoride) membranes for skeletal muscle tissue engineering
Published: 2013 in RSC Advances
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA43499K

2 - Hydrothermal assisted synthesis of iron oxide-based magnetic silica spheres and their performance in magnetophoretic water purification
Published: Aug 2012 in Materials Chemistry and Physics
DOI: 10.1016/J.MATCHEMPHYS.2012.05.016

1 - Role of Nanoparticle Surface Charge on the Nucleation of the Electroactive beta-Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Nanocomposites for Sensor and Actuator Applications
Published: Jul 2012 in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C
DOI: 10.1021/JP3038768


2 - Martins, Pedro; Senentxu Lanceros-Méndez; Carlos Costa; João Nunes Pereira.
"Synthetic Polymer-based Membrane for Lithium Ion Batteries". In Synthetic
Polymeric Membranes for Advanced Water Treatment, Gas Separation, and
Energy Sustainability, edited by Ahmad Fauzi Ismail; Wan Norharyati Wan
Salleh; Norhaniza Yusof. Elsevier, 2020

1 - Hugo Salazar; Martins, Pedro; Carlos Costa; Senentxu Lanceros-Méndez.
"Dielectric Analysis of Different Natural and Synthetic Polymer Types". In
Polymers and Multicomponent Polymeric Systems, edited by Jose James;
Pramoda Kumari Pallathadka; Sabu Thomas. Boca Raton, United States: Taylor
and Francis, 2019.