Bernardo Loureiro Tavares

PhD Student

Short CV

PhD student in Nanosciences and Nanotechnology at the University of Aveiro, holding a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Biotechnology from the same institution. Experienced in developing enzymatic biosensors, project budget management, and synthesizing boron-doped polycrystalline diamond films during both Bachelor's and Master's research projects. Holds two patent applications in the aforementioned field, with participation in a national proof of concept competition. Engaged in various conferences with poster presentations and oral communications, notably at the XXVI GALICIAN-PORTUGUESE CHEMISTRY MEETING, XVII National SPQ Meeting, and CHEMPOR 2023. Holds multiple certifications in community emergency response, serving as a volunteer firefighter at the Espinho Volunteer Fire Department and as an instructor at the School of young firefighter trainees, overseeing training management and human resources.

Research Area

  • Synthesis and modification of polycrystalline diamond and boron-doped diamond surfaces, with a focus on efficient BDD-based biosensors through surface modification techniques.
  • Nanodiamond synthesis and its diverse biomedical applications, leveraging the structural and electrochemical properties of boron-doped diamonds for enhanced functionalities.
  • Utilization of boron-doped diamond thermistors in safety equipment designed for extreme conditions.

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