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Adélio Mendes

Professor Adélio Mendes (born 1964) received his PhD degree from the University of Porto in 1993. Currently is full professor at the Chemical Engineering Department of the Faculty of Engineering – University of Porto.
Coordinates a large research team with research interests mainly in dye sensitized solar cells and perovskite solar cells, photoelectrochemical cells, electrochemical membrane reactors, synthetic fuels, membrane and adsorbent-based gas separations processes.
Professor Mendes authored more than 330 scientific articles, filled 23 families of patents and is the author of a textbook; he was award an Advanced Research Grant from the ERC on dye-sensitized solar cells of 2 MEuros. Prof. Mendes’ awards include Air Products Faculty Excellence 2011 Award (USA), Solvay & Hovione Innovation Challenge 2011, Coimbra University Prize of 2016.

TALK TITLE: New technological advances for the third generation of Solar cells


Diogo Vaz

After obtaining his master’s degree in Micro and Nanotechnology Engineering in Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologias da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Diogo Vaz moved to Paris, France to pursue a PhD in Physics at Sorbonne Université. There, he joined the CNRS/Thales lab under the supervision of Agnès Barthélémy and Manuel Bibes, pioneers in oxide electronics and multiferroics, and in close collaboration with 2007 Nobel prize winner Albert Fert, co-discoverer of the giant magnetoresistance (GMR). During this project, he worked on the physics of two-dimensional electron gases formed at the surface of complex oxides, such as SrTiO 3 , and their usage for the exploration of spin-based phenomena. Now, he’s working on the development of a spin-based transistor in collaboration with Intel.

TALK TITLE: Oxide spintronics for beyond-CMOS technologies


Elisabetta Comini

Elisabetta Comini was born in 1972. She earned her Laurea degree in Physics from University of Pisa working on crystals and spectroscopy in 1996; she then pursued her Ph.D. in Material science at the University of Brescia in 2000 on metal oxide thin films for chemical sensing. She received her Ph.D. degree in material science at the University of Brescia. She has been appointed assistant professor of physics of matter at Brescia University in 2001. She is now Full Professor in Physics at the University of Brescia. EC is a researcher specialist in the growth of metal oxides, particularly nanowires, thin films and the measurement of their electronic, functional and structural properties. EC was responsible of the research line on “Metal oxide nanocrystalline quasi-1D structures” at the SENSOR laboratory (Brescia University) since 2002 and now she is director of the Sensor lab (sensor.unibs.it). She has more than 500 communications, 130 invited communications at conferences and she has given more than 65 invited communications including 6 plenary talk. EC has more than 346 peer reviewed paper, h-index 51 (Web of Science), 61 (goggle scholar).

TALK TITLE: Oxide nanostructures for sensing and catalysis


Goreti Sales

Goreti Sales received a degree in pharmaceutical sciences (1994) from the Faculty of Pharmacy of Porto University and a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry (2000) from the Porto University, Portugal, in 2000. She is adjunct professor in the Polytechnique Institute, School of Engineering, since 1998. Her research interests are mainly devoted to research on biomimetic nanomaterials and biosensing devices.
Founder and scientific coordinator of the research unit BioMark, Sensor Research (since July 2011) that is since 2013 a pole of the research group CEB, Centre of Biological Engineering of Minho University. She coordinates a Starting Grant, 3P’s, approved in 2012 by European Research Council, with a budget of 1 million euros (since February 2013) and that was around in the news, including in national TV channels as well as radio and newspapers. This grant targets the development of fully autonomous devices to monitor cancer biomarkers, by merging separate fields of knowledge: Plastic Antibodies, Photovoltaics and Plasmonics. She is also member of the coordinating team of a FET-Open project, symbiotic, approved for funding in 2015, with a budget over 3 million euros, by the European Commission, where the same target is pursued by replacing photovoltaic and fuel cells.
She has an h-index of 23 (Scopus, author ID 7005174717), for a total of 120 indexed publications, 75% Q1 journals (Scimago), with ~1560 citations.

TALK TITLE:  Self-powered, self-sustained and self-indicated biosensors for cancer biomarkers


Isabel Prudêncio

She is Coordinator Researcher of the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Head of the Department of Nuclear Sciences and Engineering, and the coordinator of the thematic strand “Earth Systems, Radioactivity and Cultural Heritage” of the Center for Nuclear Sciences and Technologies (C2TN). She is graduated in Geology (University of Lisbon, 1979), carried out the first thesis in Portugal on Archaeometry of Ceramics (Auxiliary Investigator, 1987), and graduated with her PhD in Geology (University of Minho, 1993). She has been working in the development and application of nuclear analytical techniques (NATs) and radiation-based methods in Portugal, promoting interdisciplinary research projects in Geosciences, Environment and Cultural Heritage. She was the coordinator of an international team for the installation of the first luminescence dating laboratory in Portugal. She has been author/co-author of more than 250 publications. Since 2009 she has been nominated by Portugal for international technical cooperation programs of the International Atomic Energy Agency for transferring nuclear technologies for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage to Member States. She is member of the Scientific Affairs Committee of the University of Lisbon. 

TALK TITLE: Nuclear analytical techniques and neutron imaging in material culture


João Augusto Farinha Mendes

Graduated in Mechanical Engineering, Applied Thermodynamics, from IST in Lisbon, he joined the research career of the National Laboratory of Engineering and Industrial Technology (LNETI) where he defended a thesis on heat pipes for application in an evacuated CPC, in 1987. Member (since 1975) of the Order of Engineers as well as member (since 1982) and President (2001-2004) of the Portuguese Solar Energy Society. He has been Principal Investigator since 2001 – retired since April 2018 – having ensured the coordination / responsibility for the area of ​​solar energy in the research units created in INETI and later in LNEG (both sucessors of LNETI), as well as the national representation in the Joint Programs Solar Heating and Cooling of the International Energy Agency (IEA) and Concentrating Solar Power of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA). He has developed, in permanent, his research activity in the field of thermal applications of solar energy, and has been mainly connected, during the last decade, to European projects in the area of ​​solar air conditioning in buildings and solar concentration for the production of electricity and heat for applications in industrial thermal processes.

TALK TITLE: The Concentration of Solar Radiation, Materials and Decarbonisation of  Energy Systems


João Rocha

Since 1999, Professor at the Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, Portugal, and Director of CICECO-Aveiro Institute of Materials. Ph.D. in 1991 from the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, followed by a one year post-doc in the same department. Published ca. 500 research papers and 4 patents, which have received ca. 17,000 citations (Scopus h-index 62).
Rocha is member of the European Academy of Sciences (EURASC) and of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and ChemPubSoc Europe. Received the prizes Ferreira da Silva (Portuguese Chemical Society) and Madinabeitia-Lourenço (Real Sociedad Española de Química), and the Portuguese Science Foundation prize for Scientific Excellence.
His present research interests encompass microporous transition metal and lanthanide silicates, photoluminescent lanthanide-bearing materials, and Metal Organic Frameworks for sensing applications, including nanothermometry; nanosystems for multimodal imaging and drug delivery; solid-state NMR and X-ray diffraction.

TALK TITLE: From functional silicates to organic-inorganic hybrids



João Salvador

João Salvador Fernandes (PhD in Chemical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, 1997, Dip. in Chemical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, 1987), teaches subjects related with Separation Processes, Materials Science and Degradation and Protection of Materials at the Department of Chemical Engineering of IST, the engineering school of the University of Lisbon. His scientific activity, developed at CQE, is focused in the domain of surface engineering, with special relevance to the study and development of new or modified materials with enhanced corrosion resistance, such as aluminium alloys used in the aircraft industry or metallic biomaterials (magnesium or NiTi alloys) used in orthopaedics, dentistry, orthodontics or vascular surgery, which corrosion resistance is a key factor for their biocompatibility. The development of corrosion sensors for the aircraft industry is also one of his scientific priorities, with one patent. The study and improvement of electrochemical techniques, such as electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, or localized electrochemical techniques, as the scanning Kelvin probe (SKP), scanning vibrating electrode (SVET) and localized impedance spectroscopy (LEIS), are also among his scientific priorities.
He has been involved in the activities of the Department of Chemical Engineering in different positions, and is currently responsible for the financial management of the department. He is also a member of the Board of Administrators of the European Federation of Corrosion, vice-president of the E-INOV (Associação para a Electroquímica e Inovação), member of the Founding Committee of the Technical Division on Corrosion and Protection of Materials of the Portuguese Materials Society and Portuguese secretary of the Iberoamerical Society of Electrochemistry (SIBAE).

TALK TITLE: Corrosion Protection of Magnesium Alloys for Biomedical Applications 


Lars Österlund

Lars Österlund is Professor and co-chair of Div. Solid State Physics at Uppsala University, and responsible for third cycle education of the Engineering Physics Program. He is the co-founder of the Swedish Society of Vibrational Spectroscopy and was its president from 2010-2017. He is CEO of the spin-off company Molecular Fingerprint AB developing micro-structured diamond waveguide sensors. He is board member of the Uppsala Center for Photon Sciences, vice-chairman of the International Science Program, ISP, and member of the international TCMnet. He is scientific adviser to several SMEs. A general theme of his current research is development of catalytic materials, including solar light responsive materials, such as photocatalytic materials, self-cleaning surface coatings, solid state gas-sensors and smart windows and façades within the general theme of technologies for improved indoor climate. His group studies fundamental and applied aspects of surface reactions on solid surfaces and photo-induced reactions on semiconducting materials with applications in catalytic air cleaning, self-cleaning, water cleaning and photo-induced fine chemical synthesis, with photo-fixation of SO2 and NO2, and CO2 hydrogenation as recent examples. Prof. Österlund has published 152 scientific articles and holds 6 international patents.

TALK TITLE: Spectrally selective multi-layer films with synergistically enhanced photocatalytic and solar light modulation properties  



Manuela Gomes

Manuela E. Gomes obtained her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering – Tissue Engineering/Hybrid Materials by the University of Minho in collaboration with the Rice University (USA) in 2005. She is presently Associate Professor and President of the Research Institute I3Bs of the University of Minho, PortugalManuela E. Gomes is editor of 2 books and author of 35 book chapters, 180 full papers published in international refereed journals, (h factor = 42). In 2013 the received TERMIS-EU Young Investigator Award, in Istanbul, Turkey, in recognition of outstanding achievements in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine research during the early stages of the career. Manuela E. Gomes is an active member of several International Scientific Organizations namely, particularly of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS), being currently Council member of the TERMIS-EU (2nd term), Chair of the TERMIS Editorial Committee (EU, AM and AP chapters) and chair of the TERMIS-EU Communication and Outreach Committee.Her research interests focus on bone, cartilage, dental and more recently, tendon and ligament tissue engineering strategies. She was awarded with and ERC Consolidator Grant in 2017 and in 2018 with an EC Twining Project in the area of Tendon/Ligament tissue engineering.

TALK TITLE: Human-based biomaterials and magnetic stimulus in tissue engineering strategies


Márcia Vilarigues

Márcia Vilarigues is Assistant Professor at the Conservation Department of FCT, NOVA University of Lisbon. She works in the field of Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage in the area of Technical Art History and Materials Degradation. Her research motivation focusses on the preservation of our material cultural history and on enriching the knowledge of our shared past through the history of historical objects. Since 2011, Márcia Vilarigues is the Director of the Research Unit VICARTE – Vidro e Cerâmica para as Artes (Glass and Ceramic for the Arts).

TALK TITLE: Nanotechnology from the past – historical reproductions of yellow silver stains



Maria Helena Fernandes

Maria Helena FV Fernandes  PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, Associate Professor at Aveiro University, Portugal, researcher at CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials, Centre for Research in Ceramics and Composite Materials.
Main research interests: glasses, glass-ceramics and glass reinforced composites for structural and biomedical applications. Current research: Novel glass compositions for bone regeneration strategies, glass-containing composites, polymer-nanoparticles composites for regenerative medicine, films and 3D structures for tissue engineering, drug loading and delivery, piezoelectric platforms for tissue regeneration
Participation in more than 25 projects (PI or team member), several international scientific networks and industrial valorization projects with national and European funding. Supervision/co-supervision of 12 PhD thesis and 50 Master dissertations with national and foreign institutions, sponsor of several post doc scholars. Author of 1 book, 4 book chapters, co-author of 7 national patents, 1 international patent, 2 registered marks, more than 150 papers in journals and Proceedings and about 100 conference participations in oral and poster presentations or as invited speaker.

TALK TITLE: Borosilicate glasses in search of tissue regeneration


Teresa Monteiro

Teresa Monteiro is an Associate Professor with Aggregation at the Physics Department of the University of Aveiro and a Full Member of i3N – Institute for Nanostructures, Nanomodelling and Nanofabrication. Her main area of research is related to the optical characterization of undoped and intentionally doped wide bandgap materials, including nitrides and oxides from bulk to low dimensional structures. In this research field, she has published more than 200 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals of the subject area and participated in dozens of international conferences as invited/contributed oral and poster contributions. She supervised and co-supervised 22 post-graduate and 18 graduate students’ dissertations. In the last 20 years, she participated in more than 20 national and international research projects.


TALK TITLE:  Emission properties of wide bandgap nanostructures