Positions and major activities
F. Marques joined the Ceramics and Glass Eng. Dept., University of Aveiro, in 1979 as Lecturer. In 1999 became Full Professor.
Responsibilities held at departmental or university level include Chairman of the University Scientific Council (2006-2009), Vice-Rector (2002-2004), Scientific Coordinator - Research Unit on Ceramic Materials (1998-2001), Pro-Rector (1994-1996), and Head of Department - Ceramics and Glass Engineering (1992-1993).
F. Marques is/was member of scientific committees and session chairman of dozens of international conferences, member of the editorial board of four international journals (Ionics, BSECV-Bulletin of the Spanish Ceramics and Glass Society, Frontiers in Energy Research and Cerâmica-Bulletin of the Brazilian Ceramic Association) and referee of several dozens of international journals and research organizations.
Main area of research
The main research interest is the study of the relationships between composition, defect structure, working conditions, processing routes, and transport properties of materials usually identified as ionic conductors (mostly oxide, carbonate, and sodium ionic conductors), mixed ionic and electronic conductors, and electronic conductors. These materials are used in energy production, storage and conservation (e.g., sensors, permeating membranes for selective oxygen or CO2 separation, and fuel cells).
2016 - 2018 - Visiting Professor, Southeast University, Nanjing, China
2013 - 2017 - Visiting Researcher of the Institute for Energy and Nuclear Research (IPEN, Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares, S. Paulo, Brazil) and Federal University of ABC (S. Paulo, Brazil).
2011 onwards - Honorary Fellow of the Australian Institute of High Energetic Materials
2009 - Golden Epsilon (Epsilon de Oro) - (career) award by the Spanish Ceramics and Glass Society
2004 - Stimulus to Excellence (Estímulo à Excelência) - award by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia)