Elvira Fortunato#

Elvira Fortunato
Membership Number:4733
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:PORTUGAL

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2017 - present Vice-Rector, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
  • 2013 - present Invited Professor at Universidade Federal de Lavras, Brazil
  • 2012 - present Full Professor at FCT-UNL, Portugal
  • 1998 - present Director of the Materials Research Centre (CENIMAT) of the Associated Laboratory i3N (Institute of Nanostructures, Nanomodeling and Nanofabrication)
  • 1998 - 2011 Associate Professor, FCT-UNL, Portugal
  • 1995 - 1997 Assistant Professor, FCT-UNL, Portugal
  • 1987 - 1991 Teaching Assistant, Materials Science Department, FCT-UNL (Faculty of Science and Technology, Universidade Nova de Lisboa), Portugal

Fields of Scholarship
  • Materials science
  • Gas sensors
  • Paper electronics
  • Metal oxide semiconductors
  • Biosensors
  • Nanotechnologies
  • Chromogenic materials
  • Thin films/Thin film transistors
  • Microelectronics
  • Transparent electronics

Honours and Awards
  • 2017 The Jan Czochralski Gold Medal, European Materials Research Society
  • 2016 Blaise Pascal Medal by the European Academy of Sciences in the area of Materials Science
  • 2015 Selected by the Portuguese President of Republic to be the President of the National Day (10 June)
  • 2014 Gold Medal from the Municipality of Alcanena, Portugal
  • 2014 Honourable Mention in the areas of Research and Extension by FCT-UNL, Portugal
  • 2012 Scientific Prize of City of Almada, 1st edition/Portugal; Prize Green Awards, Lab-on-Paper, Portugal
  • 2012 Prize Innovation with the work solar tiles, Energy Live Expo, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2010 Order of “Infante D. Henrique", attributed by the President of the Portuguese Republic, Portugal
  • 2010 Gold Mercury Sustainability Personality of the Year, Italy
  • 2009 Unanimous congratulatory vote by the Portuguese Parliament for her scientific career; Person of the Year, Association for Multimedia and Digital Society/Portugal, 1st place in “Green Awards 2009” for the paper transistor work
  • 2009 Doctor Honoris Causa by Galati University, Romania
  • 2009 DTechEx Printed Electronics USA 2009 Academic R&D award, USA
  • 2008 Prize “Seeds of Science” in the field of Science and Engineering, Portugal
  • 2008 Innovation prize, from Exame Informática magazine, Portugal

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