12th edition of the Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge distinguishes NOVA students


The 12th edition of the Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge 2021-“Innovative Technologies for Sustainability" distinguished two students from the NOVA School of Science and Technology.

Emanuel Carlos was the winner in the PhD category with a proposal that rethinks the lifecycle of electronic devices. The PhD student in Nanotechnologies and Nanosciences presented the thesis “Printed Metal Oxides: A New Era for Sustainable Electronics” which proposes to reduce the carbon footprint of electronic devices. The student explores an unprecedented path to a new era of green, low-cost electronics based on more sustainable materials and production processes.

Maria Morais, Master in Biomedical Engineering, was the second classified in the Masters category with the work “Wearable non-enzymatic glucose sensor”. The student presented a promising and innovative alternative for the non-invasive monitoring of glucose, which, in addition to serving people suffering from diabetes, could be used in a variety of other applications.

The Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge is a competition of ideas, organized since 2010, which aims to distinguish students from Portuguese universities who have developed Master's or Doctoral thesis of excellence.