Institute of Nanostructures, Nanomodelling and Nanofabrication


Institute of Nanostructures, Nanomodelling and Nanofabrication


  • To promote scientific excellence and innovation in Functional Advanced Micro/NanoMaterials and Micro/Nanotechnologies, supported by computing.
  • To remain at the international leading edge of research by fostering breakthroughs concepts and exploiting materials and device properties at nanoscale level.
  • To promote practical application of R&D+i results, including the transfer to the industry.
  • To provide access of the Institute facilities and equipment to the technical-scientific community.
  • To train and to enable the continuous education of scientific (including MSc. and Ph.D students) and technical researchers.
  • To foster public awareness, engagement and understanding of nanoscale science, engineering and technology.

Thematic Lines

  • Micro/Nano Integration into Demonstrator Systems
  • Theoretical and Computational Studies on Materials and Devices/Systems Behaviour
  • Advanced Micro/Nano Materials and Technologies

Research Groups (FCT/UNL)

  • Structural Materials
  • Soft and biofunctional materials group
  • Materials for Electronics, Optoelectronics and Nanotechnologies
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Elvira Fortunato


103 Integrated Members (32 at FCT/UNL), 78 PhD Students (25 at FCT/UNL)

Partner Institutions

FCT-UNL, Universidade do Minho, Universidade de Aveiro



Postal address
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Institute of Nanostructures, Nanomodelling and Nanofabrication
Campus da Caparica
2829-516 Caparica


Telephone:+351 212 948 562

Fax: +351 212 948 558