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Your dedication and hard work contribute to improvements in Advanced Materials and ComputingClean EnergyFood for the FuturePrecise Personalised Health TechSmart Digital Nano-systems, and Sustainable Environment

Join us on this ride and remember all the interviews carried out throughout the year.

Helena Macedo, a woman with a love for science and a scientist with a love for life

Meet Helena Macedo, Research Fellow in the Food Processing and Nutrition research group. She works in the field of in vitro intestinal models, and she focused her research on the development of in vitro models that simulate the gastrointestinal tract to evaluate the safety and efficiency of nanostructures for food applications. Read the full interview >>

Meet Marta Prado, the first Postdoctoral Researcher to arrive at our facilities when INL was built

Marta Prado is the group leader of the Food Quality and Safety Research Group (FQ&S) at INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory. Her research interests are the development of new, fast and reliable detection methodologies combining molecular biology and nano- and microfabrication technologies for different applications, particularly in the field of food safety and quality, but also for other biological samples. Read the full interview >>

Bruna Alves, working on the development of innovative SERS-based systems for dissolved CO2 detection in microalgae-based wastewater systems

Junior Research Fellow in INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory in the Water Quality Research group. She is currently working on a new project FRONTSH1P that during the next four years will steer the Łódzkie region, Campania, Sterea Ellada, Norte, Friesland, and hopefully many others, towards a more circular and sustainable future. Read the full interview >>

Ana Ribeiro, building a path in Nanosafety

Ana Ribeiro, a Staff Researcher of the Nanosafety Research Group, working on the development of 3D cell culture models and organ-on-a-chip systems for the safety assessment of nanomaterials. Her research is also focused on the influence of nanomaterials on cell communication and possible systemic consequences to humans. Read the full interview >>

Sara Resende, PhD Student in Biomedical Engineering at the Nanodevices Research Group

Meet Sara Resende. She joined INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory in November 2021 as a PhD. Student in Biomedical Engineering for the Nanodevices Research Group. Her research is focused on developing novel sensors for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases using photonic crystals and molecularly imprinted polymers. Read the full interview >>

Filipa Peres, building a path on rationalising, explaining and predicting new phenomena

Meet Filipa Peres. She joined INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory in January of 2021 as a PhD student co-hosted together with the University of Porto. She develops her research in the Quantum and Linear-Optical Computation theoretical research group and she focuses her research on developing new models for hybrid quantum-classical computation. Read the full interview >>

Elvira Paz, Staff Researcher in the Spintronics Research Group

Elvira is a Staff Researcher in the Spintronics Research Group at INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory. She obtained an MSc (2004) and a PhD (2010) in Physics from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid | UAM . Her current research focuses on magnetic sensors based on MTJs. Read the full interview >>

Ana C. Araújo unravelling the world of Micro and Nanofabrication

Meet Ana Araújo. She holds a highly technical course in Microbiology and a degree in Applied Biology from the University of Minho and started her career in 2011 as a Lab technician at the 3B’s Research Group (Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics) – University of MinhoRead the full interview >>

Andrea Cruz, contributing to the first prototype of the LIFESAVER project

Andrea is a staff researcher of the Nanodevices group, working on the LIFESAVER research project funded by the European Commission under the Green Deal. The Lifesaver project involves fourteen European institutions, including universities, research centres and companies, working together, sharing knowledge, and driven by one goal. To reduce the rate of prenatal, neonatal and preterm deaths across Europe. Read the full interview >>

Revolutionizing quantum technologies – INL researcher, Leonardo Novo, published groundbreaking findings in Nature Photonics

Leonardo Novo, Staff Researcher at the Quantum and Linear-Optical Computation, has just published a scientific paper in the renowned journal Nature Photonics entitled “Boson bunching is not maximized by indistinguishable particles”. Read the full interview >>

2024 looks to be even bigger, better, and busier and we will face strong goodwill and our usual stamina. INL is a proud and truly talented community. Thank you all for your hard work, enthusiasm and perseverance.

To all our partners and friends, thank you for being here and for supporting our work and our path.

We wish you all an amazing 2024!

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