João Azevedo is a Research Fellow in the Ultrafast Bio- and Nanophotonics group at INL under the supervision of Dr Bruno Romeira. His work, entitled “Development of nanophotonic computational devices inspired by neural circuits in insect brains", specifically focuses on implementing III-V junction nanopillar LEDs and 2D interconnects into new neuromorphic platforms. This research is part of the “InsectNeuroNano” project, funded by Horizon Europe.
In 2022, João Azevedo completed his Integrated Master’s degree in Physics Engineering from the University of Minho (Braga), with a specialization in Devices, Microsystems and Nanotechnologies. His master’s thesis work, with the title “Graphene-DNA origami-based nanoelectromechanical system (NEMS)”, enabled him to acquire advanced multidisciplinary skills in DNA origami sample preparation procedures and Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy (FLIM) experiments through an internship at INL.