In the Crespilho`s group, we study the chemical and physical properties of redox biomolecules (e.g. enzymes) on solid surfaces and the bioelectrochemical and technological implications of those properties. For instance, our research has shown how the presence nanostructures (e.g. metallic nanoparticles, graphene, nanotubes, etc.) on electrodes surfaces can interfere on the bioelectrochemical properties of the redox enzymes.
Our current research is focused in three majors areas: Electrochemical Properties of Redox Enzymes in the Presence of Nanostructures; Modeling of Charge-Transfer Mechanisms in Protein Films Electrodes; Bioelectronics Devices, Biofuel Cells, Implantable Biosensors.
Professor Crespilho is also an enthusiast in the “Origin of Life” theme and since 2011 has maintained projects and collaborations in this area, including in “Prebiotic Electrochemistry”.