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João F. Mano receives an Advanced Grant from European Research Council (ERC-AdG)
Individual grant worth 2.5 million euros will finance the development of cutting-edge work in the field of bioengineering of human tissues and advanced biomaterials.
AIM Further: the first event from CICECO dedicated to PhD students
PhD students' committee (CAD) organized an event focused on strengthening the dynamic and sharing environment among PhD students.
Molecular material with magnetoelectric coupling at room temperature unveiled
Discovery from Luís Carlos and Rute Ferreira in collaboration with University of Montpellier/CNRS and University of Coimbra teams published in Science journal.
Rob Pullar and Basam Ben-Arfa win National Wiki Science Competition
SEM image of hydroxyapatite nanoparticles (HAp) grown in Si-Ca-Na-P bioglass won image competition for science in the category of microscopy.
European Research Council awards Proof of Concept grant to Mara Freire
PureIgY will explore the commercial potential of egg yolk antibodies as alternative biopharmaceuticals to fight multidrug-resistant bacteria.
Nuno Silva and Luís Mafra awarded with ERC Consolidator Grants
Projects in the fields of "solid-state NMR spectroscopy" and "magnetic nanoparticles, nanothermometers and hyperthermia" worth a total of four million euros.
João Mano awarded with the Doctor Honoris Causa title from University of Lorraine
Director of COMPASS research group from CICECO will receive the insignia and title on December 12, 2019.
Team wins Galp Datathon competition
The data science competition joined 8 universities towards the challenge of optimizing the performance of a Sines Refinery unit.
Cork based 3D foams
Nuno Gama, Artur Ferreira, and Ana Barros-Timmons develop insulating material using cork stoppers industry by-products.
Advances in breast cancer research
Rita Araújo and Ana Gil in collaboration with Luisa Helguero (iBIMED), identify changes in tumor cell metabolism, aiming to develop more effective therapies.
Algae-based nanomaterials clean up contaminated water
Sofia Soares, Ana Luísa Daniel da Silva and Tito Trindade develop reusable magnetic nanoadsorbent biopolymers.
Mariela Nolasco highlighted by Neutronsources.org
Researcher interviewed under the "Women in Science" initiative.
Mara Freire awarded with the Vicente de Seabra Medal 2018
Biennial prize awarded by Portuguese Society of Chemistry distinguish the high quality, originality, and autonomy of research work in the field of Chemistry.
1.5 million hours of CPU time in Mare Nostrum granted to CICECO researchers
The most powerful supercomputer in the Iberian Peninsula available to several members of the Computer Simulation and Multiscale Modeling research group.
Andreia Sousa leads COST Action to develop sustainable plastics
European network of FURan based chemicals and materials FOR a Sustainable development, involves 38 institutions from 21 European countries.
Computational design of custom carbon-based models made easy
José Pereira and Sérgio Santos have developed CarbGen — an online tool for easy creation of functionalized activated carbon models for use in atomistic calculations.
Helena Alves creates electronic textile for intelligent steering wheel
Graphene-based textile cover measures the galvanic response of drivers' hand skin, generating indicators to monitor driver's physiological and psychological state.
Direct-writing additive manufacturing of lead free piezoelectric parts
Ceramic Tech Today, from American Ceramic Society, highlights research developed by Bo Nan, Susana Olhero, Rui Pinho, Paula M. Vilarinho, and José MF Ferreira.
Mónia Martins distinguished by the European Federation of Chemical Engineering
PhD at CICECO/LSRE-LCM results in the best European thesis in Thermodynamics.
Microfabricated surfaces inspired by the pollination phenomenon of bees
Lúcia Santos, Sofia Silva, Clara Correia, and João Mano publish their findings on Proceedings of the National Academy of Science journal.
From ashes to ‘green’ cement
Manfredi Saeli, Rui Novais, Paula Seabra and João Labrincha develop environmentally-friendly cement using waste materials from pulp industry.
Eco-friendly electrically conductive bionanocomposites for food packaging
Cláudia Nunes and Paula Ferreira aim to develop a new generation of chitosan - reduced graphene oxide based packaging for active food preservation.
Novel way for controlling the luminescence of upconverting nanoparticles
Research co-authored by Carlos D.S. Brites and Luís D. Carlos made the cover of Advanced Functional Materials.
Textile fabrics incorporate touch-sensing and light-emitting functionalities
Helena Alves, in cooperation with CENTEXBEL and the University of Exeter, develops graphene fibers that will pave the way for creating revolutionary smart clothes.
Manuel Melle-Franco in the synthesis of giant graphene molecules
Article published in Angewandte Chemie, indicates potential application in the fields of electronics, photonics, and energy conversion.
Rute A. S. Ferreira has joined the Board of Editors of Materials Today
Elsevier's journal is one of the most highly respected sources of news and reviews in materials science over the last two decades.
Business idea awarded at "Born from Knowledge" competition
Extraction of antibodies from the egg yolk developed by Mara Freire, João Coutinho, Márcia Neves, and Sandra Bernardo won the competition in Health category.
Recovery of immunoglobulin G from rabbit serum using κ-carrageenan-modified hybrid magnetic nanoparticles.
International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Magnetic Driven Nanocarriers for pH-Responsive Doxorubicin Release in Cancer Therapy.
Human Platelet Lysates‐Based Hydrogels: A Novel Personalized 3D Platform for Spheroid Invasion Assessment.
Redox‐Promoted Tailoring of the High‐Temperature Electrical Performance in Ca3Co4O9 Thermoelectric Materials by Metallic Cobalt Addition.
Materials 2020, 13(5), 1060
Facile synthesis of 1-butylamino- and 1,4-bis(butylamino)-2-alkyl-9,10-anthraquinone dyes for improved supercritical carbon dioxide dyeing.
How minor structural changes generate major consequences in photophysical properties of RE coordination compounds; resonance effect, LMCT state.
Journal of Rare Earths
Natural and Eco-Friendly Materials for Triboelectric Energy Harvesting.
Poly(4-styrene sulfonic acid)/bacterial cellulose membranes: Electrochemical performance in a single-chamber microbial fuel cell.
Bioresource Technology Reports
Conductive polysaccharides-based proton-exchange membranes for fuel cell applications: The case of bacterial cellulose and fucoidan.
Recent trends on the development of systems for cancer diagnosis and treatment by microfluidic technology.
Applied Materials Today
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