Miguel Xavier

Research Fellow
Food Processing and Nutrition

Miguel Xavier obtained his MSc in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Porto in 2012 and his PhD from Southampton in 2018. He is currently a Marie Curie, Individual Fellow at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory. Miguel’s research interests focus on the application of microfluidics to life sciences, including, for example, label-free cell sorting or continuous flow organ-on-chip models. Since 2016, Miguel has authored 9 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, 8 of which as first author. Miguel has also secured funding to support his research and received scientific awards, including the Gold Medal for Excellence in Engineering by a Young Researcher at the STEM for Britain competition held in the UK at the houses of parliament. He has also disseminated his research to the general public in science outreach events and in multiple international conferences, where he has won awards for best poster and oral presentations. Miguel’s professional ambition is to become an independent researcher in the field of microfluidics applied to the life sciences, hoping to drive the development of innovative applications directly impacting people’s quality of life.

Selected Publications