Ana I Borrás



Functional applications of nanostructured surfaces developed by plasma and vacuum technologies: from wetting and de-icing to drop energy harvesters.

Categories: Plenary@ICTF-2023

Short bio:

Ana Borras is a tenured scientist at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).

After completing her Ph. D. at the University of Seville (2007) she moved to EMPA-ETH Thun to work in the synthesis of small-molecule nanowires and organic nanocomposite thin films.

She currently belongs to the NoSP Laboratory of the Materials Science Institute of Seville (ICMS) where she leads the research line Multifunctional 1D Nanomaterials devoted to the development and applications of complex hybrid and heterostructured 1D and 3D materials fabricated by vacuum and plasma deposition methods.

Ana Borras holds the ERC Starting Grant 3DScavengers aimed at the fabrication of multisource energy harvesters and hybrid nanogenerators. 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.

She has more than 95 articles with h-index 29, and contributions to D1 journals, including Progress in Materials Science, Advanced Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Nano Energy, Chemistry of Materials, ACS Appl. Mat. Interf, Nanoscale and J. Physical Chemistry C. She has participated in and led more than 20 projects for the Industry. She has co-authored 3 patents, and supervised 4 PhD Theses.

She has been appointed Spanish representative of the IUVSTA (Plasma Science and Technology Division), belongs to the Scientific Committee of the Spanish Vacuum Association (ASEVA) and is member of the Plasma Nanoscience Foundation (iPlasmaNano).