Tiago Fernandes



Tiago Fernandes joined INL in August 2022 to become a part of the Nanochemistry group. His job as a Research Fellow focuses on spin-polarized catalysts for energy-efficient anion-exchange membrane (AEM) water electrolysis.


Tiago obtained his BSc (Biochemistry, 2011) and MSc (Nanochemistry, 2015) degrees from Madeira University. His MSc thesis was developed in the Madeira Chemistry Research Centre (CQM, University of Madeira) and involved the functionalization of dendritic macromolecules for in vitro cell tracking. In 2017, Tiago started working in the nanoLAB group, CICECO, University of Aveiro, as a Research Fellow. His work during that time involved the design of biohybrid magnetic nanoparticles for the uptake of pollutants from water samples. In 2022, Tiago obtained his PhD degree from Aveiro University (nanoLAB research group, CICECO, under the scientific guidance of Prof. Tito Trindade and Dr. Ana Luísa Daniel-da-Silva), where he developed a series of dendrimer-based magneto-plasmonic nanostructures intended as optical sensors for surface-enhanced Raman scattering probing of pesticides in water samples.



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