Elvira Fortunato wins the ‘Portugal’s Women’s Leadership Award’

Professor Elvira Fortunato is the winner of ‘Portugal’s Women’s Leadership Award’, an international award which aims to distinguish women all over the world who stand out in different areas of activity. Fortunato states that she is “delighted to receive this international award. In addition to the recognition of the work I have developed over the years in the area of sustainable materials where paper electronics is included, it is also a way to promote gender equality, which has been a strong bet of NOVA University of Lisbon in recent years”.

Full article can be found at here.

Elvira Fortunato @ TVI programme Autores

Professor Elvira Fortunato was a guest on the TVI programme Authors with Carlos Mendes. In a partnership with SPA, this weekly tv show highlights consolidated careers, new talents and revelations of our artistic panorama.

Watch the full interview here.

Elvira Fortunato at Sociedade Civil

In 2020, over 1100 applications were made to register new inventions, ranging from things necessary for our daily lives to inventions for industry. You can hear some of the inventions named on the RTP2 programme ‘Sociedade Civil’ in an interview given by Professor Elvira Fortunato, Vice Rector of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and coordinator of SYNERGY project and by Professor Rogério Colaço, President of the Instituto Superior Técnico.

Full article can be found here.

Professor Federico Bella receives the ISE Prize for Electrochemical Materials Science

The ISE (International Society of Electrochemistry) has awarded Professor Federico Bella, a professor of the Electrochemistry Group at the Department of Applied Science and Technology at Politecnico Di Torino, the ISE Prize for Electrochemical Materials Science. Federico received one of the 12 prestigious annual awards given by the International Society of Electrochemistry, receiving important recognition for his studies in the electrochemical area.

The full article can be found here.

Professor Elvira Fortunato is announced as the winner of the ‘FEMS Materials Innovation Prize’ awarded by FEMS (Federation of European Materials Societies)

Professor Elvira Fortunato, SYNERGY coordinator, is the winner of the ‘FEMS Materials Innovation Prize’, awarded for her work on functional and sustainable materials. Elvira Fortunato said “Scientists in the field of materials science play a fundamental role in the choice of materials and technologies for the emerging solutions that the planet is facing”.

The full news release and list of winners and can be found here.

The SYNERGY Project has been mentioned in an article by Nature Portfolio

The renowned ‘Nature Portfolio’ mentions SYNERGY project in an article with SYNERGY Coordinator Elvira Fortunato, where she introduces the Institute of Nanostructures, Nanomodelling and Nanofabrication.

The electronic circuits printed on paper are featured in the full article, which can be found here.

Elvira Fortunato is awarded with a gold medal, commemorating the 50thAnniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Ceremony for the 2020 Human Rights Prize, which took place at the Assembly of the Republic on July 7th 2021, saw professors and researchers from the NOVA University of Lisbon, Elvira Fortunato and Maria do Rosário Martins, awarded with gold medals. The medals were to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

 Full article can be found here.

Professor Elvira Fortunato is distinguished with the ACTIVA Career Award 2020

Professor Elvira Fortunato was distinguished with the ACTIVA Career Award in a ceremony which took place on Thursday 27th May. The ceremony highlighted the most relevant contributions to the country regarding Arts, Science, Sports, Business, Solidarity and Sustainability, with the support of Seat, Endesa, Filorga and Pantene.

 Full article can be found here.

SYNERGY Coordinator Elvira Fortunato is awarded the Executive Award ‘25 Most Influential Women in Portugal-2020’

Professor Elvira Fortunato was awarded the Executive Award “25 Most Influential Women in Portugal- 2020” at the sixth edition of the award ceremony held on Tuesday 25th May in Lisbon. Fortunato states “I hope to be able to continue to influence my specific area, that of scientific research, and I hope to have many girls following the path of science in the future”.

The full article can be found here.