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Current Research Group

Sanaz Asgarifar, Ph.D student | email: sanaz.asgarifar@gmail.com

Received the Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronic, University of Tabriz (2006-2008), GPA: 18 out of 20 and the Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronic, from University of Guilan (2001-2005). Currently she is registered as a PhD student at the University of the Algarve. The objective of her research proposal is to develop a multifunctional implantable electronic transducer to record and stimulate signals from/to neuronal cells. These devices should work as a tool to decode communication signals used by cells to regulate biological functions. These transducers are also aimed to repair faulty signalling pathways acting as therapeutically biomedical devices. The thesis title is “Implantable Electronic Devices for Advanced Therapies”.

Ana Luisa Garcias Mestre, Ph.D student | email: almestre@ualg.pt

Received the B.Sc. in Biomedical Sciences from the Department of Biomedical Science and Medicine (University of the Algarve). She worked on the research of Radiopharmaceuticals that contains positron emitters at CUDIM (Centro Uruguaio de Imagiologia Molecular), under the guidance of Dr.ª Patricia Oliver. Her main interest and research fields are medical and forensic science. She currently involved in the preparation and maintenance of neural cell cultures in microelectronic circuits. She will defend her M.Sc. thesis entitled: “cellular behavior of neuronal and glia cells in electronic device”.

Pedro M.C.C.S. Inácio, Ph.D student | email: Inaice@gmail.com

Pedro Inácio  is currently doing his Integrated Master thesis in Electronics and Telecommunications  Engineering at Faculty of Sciences and Technology  of the University of the Algarve. His thesis is entitled “Electrical Characterization of electronic interfaces to communicate with electrogenic cells in vitro”. His research work is part of the FP7 research project,” Implantable organic nanoelectronics” (I-one) and the Eurocores project, intelligent cell surfaces (ICS)

 

Lino Gonçalves, Msc student | email: a37039@ualg.pt

Lino Gonçalves is currently doing his Integrated Master thesis in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering at Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of the Algarve. His Thesis is entitled “Electrical techniques and transducers to  interface with living cells”

 

Valdemira Lourenço Afonso, Msc student

Integrated Master in Biological Engineering, M. Sc.  Thesis title:” Drug screening platform based on electrical techniques”

 

André Cardoso, Msc student | email: andcardster@gmail.com

Integrated Master in Electronic engineering and Telecommunications, thesis title “ Electrical characterization of Thin-film transistors based on amorphous oxides”

 

Fábio Cabrita, Msc student | email: fabioescabrita@gmail.com

Integrated Master in Electronic engineering and Telecommunications, thesis title “ Electrical characterization of thin-film transistors based on organic semiconductors and oxides

 

Tiago Almeida, Msc student

Integrated Master in Electronic engineering and Telecommunications, thesis title “ Sensor to evaluate the stress of fish in acuaqualture conditions”

Qian Chen, Ph.D student | email: rolitachen@gmail.com

Received the B.Sc. degree in University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China, in 2004, the M.Sc. Degree from University of Southern Denmark, Denmark, in 2006, and now seeking the Ph.D. degree from University of Algarve, Portugal. Since 2003, she has been working in material science and engineering in terms of optimizing membrane of fuel cells by electrochemical methods. She has been working in a high-technology incorporate in China, which is specialized in developing and commercializing fuel cell power supplies. Her current research interest lays on the reliability of light emitting diodes and the mechanism of the pre-mature failure of LEDs. Her PhD thesis is entitled: "Polymeric Resistive RAMs: Elucidating the Switching Mechanism"

The thesis is submitted

 

Previous PhD students and collaborators

Asal Kiazaded, Ph.D student | email: asal.kiazadeh@gmail.com

Currently working as a Post-Doc researcher, CENIMAT, Centro de Investigação de Materiais, I3N, Instituto de Nanoestruturas, Nanomodelação e Nanofabricação, New University of Lisbon

Paulo Rocha ,Ph.D student | email: procha@ualg.pt

Currently working as a Post-Doc researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research,Ackermannweg 10, D-55128
Tel: +49 (0) 6131 379 216
Mainz, Germany
Web:  http://www.mpip-mainz.mpg.de

Daniela Carvalho, student | email: a44343@ualg.pt

Student in Department of Biomedical Science and Medicine (University of the Algarve).She is currently involved in the growth and maintenance of neuronal cell cultures and their interface with microelectronic circuits. Her  work is part of the Fp7reaserch project, Implantable organic nanoelectronics (I-one).
Currently registered as a PhD student in the New University of Lisbon.

  Ricardo  Leite, Colaborater  | email: rleite@ualg.pt