Upcoming: SYNERGY – 11th European School for Young Materials Scientists

September, 26th to 28th, 2022.

SYNERGY project is presenting the 11th European School for Young Materials Scientists. The event will be held at NOVA School of Science and Technology | FCT NOVA, Caparica (Portugal) from September 26th to 28th, 2022.

The 11th European School for Young Materials Scientists aims to bring together young scientists, mainly PhD students, working in the fields of Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Nanoscale Materials, Nanoanalysis and Multi-scale materials characterization. This year, a special focus will be put on flexible electronics.

The Summer School will be a two and a half days event, and will count with lectures from prominent scientists in the above-mentioned fields, as well as, the active participation of the PhD students. The event will create a live forum that brings together presentations of the PhD works (oral and posters), intensive discussions, and many opportunities for interaction and networking.

All PhD students are welcome to actively contribute to the event by submitting an abstract for a talk or a poster. Registration is free of charge, but with limited number of participants.

The submission will be open until June 19th. Upload your abstract here!

Confirmed Lecturers:

Prof. Pedro Barquinha – NOVA School of Science and Technology | FCT NOVA (Portugal)

Prof. Maciej Szczerba – Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science of Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland)

Template for Abstract:

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NOVA School of Science and Technology | FCT NOVA, Caparica, PORTUGAL



In case of any questions please feel free to contact us:

Dr. Diana Gaspar: dgaspar@uninova.pt

Mrs. Sara Oliveira: sec-cemop@uninova.pt

We are looking forward seeing you in Caparica!

Elvira Fortunato appointed Portuguese Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education

It was with great honour that we see named as Portuguese Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Elvira Fortunato, vice-Rector of NOVA, Director of CENIMA|i3N, and Professor and researcher at DCM and CEMOP. Elvira was a pioneer in European research on transparent electronics and has participated in several PS initiatives, such as the National Forum, where she asked for a “policy of more confidence” in Science investments.

In the media:

Comunicado oficial pela Presidência da Républica

Elvira Fortunato creates a vídeo for International Women’s Day

SYNERGY coordinator Elvira Fortunato was chosen, by the French Presidency of the EU, to join a group of 27 inspiring women from Europe for International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8th.

27 videos were made, in which these women talk about Europe and the very diverse activities in which they have excelled. They are physicists, songwriters, chefs, activists, police inspectors, top athletes, and they all have brilliant professional careers.

“I was surprised by the choice of my name made by the French Presidency of the EU in this very important initiative on International Women’s Day, and it is also worth mentioning the fact that science was the sector contemplated to represent Portugal”, says Elvira Fortunato to Expresso.

To read more and to watch Elvira Fortunato’s video contribution, click here.

Upcoming: SYNERGY Webinar ‘High-Resolution Printing for Active Components on Flexible Foils’

SYNERGY is hosting a virtual event that will be held on Tuesday 26th April, spanning from 11:00-12:30 CET, hosted by two speakers. Dr. Jaakko Leppäniemi, senior scientist and project manager at VTT, will speak from 11:00-12:00 on ‘An Introduction to High-Resolution Printing Methods’, followed by Liam Gillan MSc, research scientist at VTT, who will speak from 12:00-12:30 on ‘Strategies for Print-Patterned Electrodes with Metal Oxide Thin-Film Transistors’.

There are no participation requirements, however registration prior to the event is compulsory to attend. To register, click here.

Professor Rodrigo Martins has been interviewed for Expresso

Professor Rodrigo Martins, SYNERGY Coordinator, Professor at FCT|NOVA and Director of CEMOP-UNINOVA, has been interviewed for Expresso Newspaper about the 1D-NEON project  that aims to create outstanding added value for the textile manufacturing industry.

In the words of Professor Martins, “The 1D NEON project makes it possible to produce curtains that are screens, luminous walls, or sensors of all kinds. The first commercial products could appear within three to four years”.

To read the full article click here.

SYNERGY coordinator Elvira Fortunato receives a €150,000 grant from the European Research Council

SYNERGY coordinator Elvira Fortunato receives a €150,000 grant from the European Research Council for her project “e-GREEN: From forest to electronics: green graphene”

“The e-GREEN project aims at the direct formation of graphene-based 3D patterns [supposedly the thinnest material in the world, formed by a two-dimensional layer of carbon atoms organized in hexagonal structures] for the formation of printed circuits on recyclable flexible substrates, avoiding the need to use scarce, non-ecological metallic materials in addition to costly processes, pollutants and delays”

For more information click here.

Elvira Fortunato is awarded a ‘Proof of Concept’ grant

Congratulations to SYNERGY coordinator professor Elvira Fortunato who has been distinguished by the European Research Council (ERC),the most reputable institution for granting funds for scientific and technological research in Europe, for the third time. The ERC awarded a total of 166 ‘Proof of Concept’ grants, each worth €150000, to European researchers, including to Professor Elvira Fortunato.

For more information click here.