Mariana Proença

Post-Doctoral Fellow



Rua do Campo Alegre, 687

Porto , Portugal 4169-007


Work: (+351) 220 402 363


Degree in Physics (4 years) at the University of Porto (2008)

PhD in Physics at the University of Porto (2008 – 2012)



In September 2007, Mariana Proença joined the Multifunctional Magnetic Materials and Nanostructures’ group at IFIMUP – IN, to perform her diploma thesis on the preparation of anodic alumina templates by electrochemical processes, and silica and manganite nanotubes and nanowires by sol-gel template assisted methods. She presented part of her work on the “X-Encontro Nacional de Estudantes de Física” (ENEF) in Lisbon, Portugal, in 2008 and received the best oral presentation award. In September 2008 she graduated in Physics at the University of Porto with an average score of 17/20.

From October 2008 to December 2012 she performed her PhD on “Magnetism at the nanoscale: nanoparticles, nanowires, nanotubes and their ordered arrays” in collaboration between IFIMUP – IN, Porto, and Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (ICMM – CSIS), under the supervision of Prof. João Pedro Araújo and co-supervision of Dr. João Ventura and Prof. Manuel Vázquez.

Her research interests are focused on the fabrication of nanoporous alumina templates by anodization processes; growth of metal oxide nanoparticles, nanowires and nanotubes using sol-gel methods; growth of nanowire and nanotube arrays by template assisted electrodeposition; thermal oxidation of metallic materials; magnetization reversal in ordered arrays of magnetic nanotubes and nanowires.

Currently she has been attributed a Post-doc fellowship from Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, to develop research work on “Spin Caloritronics as a novel route to control magnetization at the nanoscale” in collaboration between IFIMUP – IN, Porto, and ISOM, E.T.S. Ing. Telecomunicación, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, under the supervision of Dr. João Ventura and co-supervision of Dr. João Pedro Araújo and Dr. José Luis Prieto.