Diogo Aguiam

Staff Researcher
Integrated Micro and Nanotechnologies

Diogo Aguiam is a Staff Researcher in the Integrated Micro and Nanotechnologies group at INL. His research focuses on developing new transducer devices and systems combining MEMS and diffractive micro-optical elements to address industry and environmental challenges. He works in the design, microfabrication, and electromechanical and optical characterization of sensors and actuators and the development of embedded system instrumentation.

He has an MSc in Electronics from Instituto Superior Técnico and a double PhD in Physics from the University of Lisbon and Ghent. Before joining INL, he worked in non-destructive testing and reflectometry diagnostics for nuclear fusion plasmas at the Max-Planck-Institute for Plasma Physics in Garching, Germany, and Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear in Lisbon, Portugal. At INL, he has developed design and fabrication processes for diffractive microlenses, developed instrumentation for tactile capacitive sensor arrays, and worked to integrate and characterise diffractive optical elements with 2D MEMS mirrors for beam splitting and beam steering for LIDAR automotive applications.

Selected Publications