Scientist and Director MEON
Habilitation in Microelectronics & Optoelectronics, FCT-UNL (2005); Ph.D. in Microelectronics and Optoelectronics. FCT-UNL (1995); MSc in Semiconductor Materials FCT-UNL, (1991); Engineering Diploma in Materials Science & Physics UNL (19987).
Designation Full Professor at FCT-UNL, Director of the Associate Laboratory I3N (The only Portuguese research centre classified as Exceptional in the Advanced Materials and Nanotechnologies area in the last national evaluation)
Associate Professor, FCT-UNL, Portugal (1998-2011); Assistant Professor, FCT-UNL, Portugal (1995-1998)
2016 Blaise Pascal Medal by the European Academy of Sciences in the area of Materials Science.
2016 Finalist for the European Inventor Award 2016 with Prof. Rodrigo Martins with the work on paper electronics.
2015 Selected by the Portuguese President of Republic to be the President of the National Day (10 June) with the duty to speak about Science, Innovation and New Opportunities.
2014 Gold Medal from the Municipality of Alcanena/Portugal; Honourable Mention in the area of Research by FCT-UNL/Portugal; Honourable Mention in the area of Extension by FCT-UNL/Portugal.
2012 Scientific Prize of City of Almada, 1st edition/Portugal; Prize Green Awards, Lab-on-Paper/Portugal; Prize Innovation with the work solar tiles, Energy Live Expo, Lisbon/Portugal
2011 Nominated Körber European Science Award 2011 (short list 8), Koerber Foundation/Germany.
2010 Order of “Infante D. Henrique, attributed by the President of the Portuguese Republic/Portugal; JID best paper award 2010 from Korean Information Display Society; Gold Mercury Sustainability Personality of the Year/Italy.
2009 Unanimous congratulatory vote by the Portuguese Parliament for her scientific career; The Research and Technology
2008-09 award, from the Rotary 1960 District/Portugal; Person of the Year 2009, Association for Multimedia and Digital Society/Portugal; 1st place in “Green Awards 2009” for the paper transistor work; Elected honorary member of the Rotary Club of Almada/PT; EU Women Inventors & Innovators Network: Transparent Electronics and Paper-e/Finland; Doctor Honoris Causa by Galati University/Romania; IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA 2009 Academic R&D award/USA.
2008 Prize “Seeds of Science” in the field of Science and Engineering/Portugal; Professional of the Year 2008, by the Rotary Club of Costa Caparica/Portugal; Innovation 2008 prize, from Exame Informática magazine/Portugal.