Rita Branquinho holds a degree in Chemistry from the Universidade de Lisboa (2002) and a Ph.D. degree in Nanotechnologies and Nanosciences from Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (2012).

Since 2014 she is an Invited Assistant Professor at the Materials Science Department of FCT-UNL, lecturing in the Materials Science Engineering and the Micro and Nanotechnologies Engineering Master Programs and supervising undergraduate and MSc. students of Materials Engineering, Micro and Nanotechnologies, Biomedical e Biochemistry courses. She also manages the Chemical Synthesis Lab. at CENIMAT.

She has focused her research mainly in the development and characterization of oxide materials and devices for electronic and sensor applications. She is co-author of 20 peer-reviewed papers  and 1 book chapter, Solution Combustion Synthesis: Applications in Oxide Electronics, in Combustion Processes, InTech 2016. To date she participated in 9 national and international R&D projects (including Merck Chemicals; H2020 1D-NEON; FP7 i-FLEXIS; FP7 POINTS; MultiNOx; BloodFET).

Her current research interests include the development of solution-based oxide materials; including dielectric, semi-conductive and conductive oxides, using low temperature solution combustion synthesis for applications in printable transparent electronics.