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.

Advanced Materials Conference 2021

Elvira Fortunato is one of the organisers of the Advanced Materials Conference being held on the 16th June 2021. The conference, organised under the Portuguese Presidency of the European Union, is free of charge and aims to “boost innovation to its maxima, without compromising vital global principles of opening science to the world”. More details of the conference can be found here.

Professor Elvira Fortunato for News Magazine: “Pandemic or corruption. Which is the bigger threat?”

Elvira Fortunato shared her opinion on the subject of pandemic versus corruption with News Magazine, where she talks about the creation of more scientific and technological wealth. Fortunato states “We will already have tomorrow a great challenge associated with the funds of the Recovery and Resilience Programme, which represents, in itself, a window of opportunity to do completely different”.

Read the full News Magazine article here.

Professor Elvira Fortunato for Ingenium Magazine

For an interview with Ingenium Magazine, Elvira Fortunatoshared her opinions regarding the reindustrialisation process of the country, touching upon her article “The Success of Transparent Electronics”. She explains how transparent electronics has gained special attention during the last decade, with potential to replace silicon in multiple applications of electronics. Today it is one of the key technologies for a wide range of applications, and is one of the most promising technologies for new products in electronics for communication and interface systems, with high added value, away from traditional silicon technology.

A copy of the full magazine in which the interview is published can be found here.

President of the Republic awards the Pessoa Prize to Elvira Fortunato

Despite a restricted ceremony due to Covid-19, Elvira Fortunato was awarded with the Pessoa Prize, recognized as the most important award in the area of Portuguese culture, by the President of the Republic. The award was then dedicated to “science and scientists, particularly those who share the same concerns and aspire to always do more and better”.

The full article and award speech can be accessed here.