Emanuel Carlos wins Best Doctoral Thesis of the International Sol-Gel Society (ISGS)


Emanuel Carlos, PhD student at the Department of Materials Science of NOVA School of Science and Technology, has just won the Gold Medal of the Best PhD Thesis Award promoted by the International Sol-Gel Society (ISGS), with the work "Design and synthesis of low temperature printed metal oxide electronic devices".

The award, first released in 2018, was created to distinguish PhD theses that represent an outstanding contribution to scientific and/or technological knowledge in the field of sol-gel chemistry and related fields.

The Prize Committee pointed out that the PhD student has done excellent work that has contributed to the fundamental understanding of sol-gel processes for the formation of printable electronics and bio-based polymers incorporating hybrid materials, respectively (não percebi o respetivamente aqui); has mastered and successfully applied a wide variety of methods for the characterisation of both the materials produced and their functional characteristics; has contributed considerably to the development of attractive industrial applications for related sol-gel materials and has produced a large number of excellent scientific publications and conference presentations disseminating his/her research.

In this edition, a second Gold Medal was also awarded to Sofia Soares from the University of Aveiro.