INESC MN is hiring!

INESC MN is currently accepting applications, from young engineers/researchers with Master degree in Engineering Physics or Electronics, for a contract work in projects related with sensors and microelectronics.
For more details please contact Susana Freitas

August 2019

INESC-MN Selected as finalist for Innovation Radar Prize 2019

O INESC-MN foi seleccionado como um dos 40 finalistas (entre os milhares de participantes em projectos europeus financiados) para o European Commission‘s “Innovation Radar Prize 2019”, na categoria de "WOMEN LED INNOVATIONS - recognising dynamic women developing and leading great innovations with EU-funding".
A decisão do vencedor em cada categoria será anunciada em Bruxelas, em Setembro.

July 2019

SEMINAR - Photonics from the Macroscale to the Nanoscale: Full spectrum solar energy conversion, two-dimensional semiconductors, and optical metasurfaces

Prof. Matthew Escarra, Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, Tulane University | 26 July 2019 at 14h30 at Instituto Superior Técnico, Torre Sul, Qa1.1
Abstract and Bio here
July 2019

INESC MN at Carbon Based Photonics for (Aveiro, 9th July)

Oral presentations for OPELT project dissemination:
 Diana Leitão with “Overview of FCT Project OPELT - On-Chip Organic Crystal Photosensor with Enclosed Light Trapping";
 João Serra with “Design and Microfabrication of Rubrene Organic Single Crystals for Photosensors”;
 Sara Sequeira with “Non-Contact Printing: Next Generation Crystal Growth for Rubrene Photosensors".

July 2019

INESC-MN at Doctoral Congress in Engineering · 27 - 28 July, FEUP, Porto

João Serra awarded 1st Prize for Poster Presentation at Engineering Physics Symposium in 3rd Doctoral Congress in Engineering.

July 2019

INESC MN at Ciência 2019  
Rita Macedo and Verónica Romão presented INESC MN work at Ciência 2019, a national meeting of Portuguese Scientists that took place between 8-10 July at Centro de Congressos in Lisbon.

July 2019

INESC-MN participates in the European metrology project "Metrology for drug delivery"

The MeDDII project (2019-2022) aims to develop new calibration methods for traceable micro and nano flow measurements. The goal is to achieve a better understanding and reduction of the causes of medication dosing errors. More information here

July 2019
INESC MN was at Tranducers 2019 in Berlin with 2 posters:

Eduardo J. S. Brás, Rui M.R. Pinto, Ana Margarida Fortes, Virginia Chu, Pedro Fernandes and João Pedro Conde
- Presented by Eduardo Brás.

Tiago G. Pestana, Rui M. R. Pinto, Rosana A. Dias, Marco Martins, Virginia Chu, João Gaspar, and João P. Conde.
- Presented by Rui Pinto.
June 2019
During the Transducers 2019
Poster presented by Eduardo Brás
Poster presented by Rui Pinto

INESC-MN now member of the European Technology Platform in Nanomedicine (ETPN)
The ETP Nanomedicine platform is an independent association, addressing applications of Nanotechnology in Healthcare. With more than 125 members from 25 different member states, it covers all relevant stakeholders operating in Nanomedicine, ranging from Academia, SME’s, Industry, to public agencies and representatives from both National Bodies and European Commission.  Strategic research priorities are centered on the topic areas of Regenerative Medicine, Biomaterials, Nanotherapeutics, Medical Devices, Nanodiagnostics and Imaging.
Click here for more information
May 2019 

INESC-MN was present at Condensed Matter Physics National Conference – Porto

Invited Talk
› Advances in spintronic sensor materials and architectures,  S.Cardoso

 Oral Contributions

› Practical band interpolation with a generalised Luttinger-Kohn method, Carlos L. Reis and José Luís Martins

› Optimization of electron beam lithography parameters for dense arrays of circular and hexagonally shaped antidots in magnetic thin films, Pedro D. R. Araújo, A. V. Silva, S. Cardoso and D. C. Leitao

› Design of a Microfabrication Protocol Adapting Reactive Ion Etching for Organic Single Crystalbased Photosensors, J. M. Serra, S. I. Sequeira, I.Domingos, A. P. Oliveira, E. Maçôas, S. Cardoso, H. Alves, D. C. Leitão

› Effects of oxygen ion implantation on the structural and electrical properties of ɑ-MoO3 lamellar crystals, D. R. Pereira, C. Díaz-Guerra, M. Peres, S. Magalhães, J. G. Correia, J. G. Marques, A. G. Silva, E. Alves, K. Lorenz, S. Cardoso, P. P. Freitas

› Ion beam induced current analysis in GaN microwires, D. Verheij, M. Peres, S. Cardoso, L.C. Alves, E. Alves, C.Durand, J. Eymery, J. Fernandes, and K. Lorenz

Poster Contributions

› Study of Spin-valve sensors grown in Polymeric Substrates, M. V. Ferreira, J. Mouro, M. Silva, V. Silverio, S. Cardoso and D. C. Leitao.

› Study of sub-volume activation in CoFeB/MgO memory devices near spin reorientation transition, J. Fidalgo, H. LV, A. V. Silva, D. C. Leitao, T. Kaempfe, J. Langer, J. Wrona, B. Ocker, S. Cardoso

May 2019

INESC MN is hiring!
INESC MN announces the opening of recruitment of a M. Sc. in the area of Microfluidics.
For more information see the announcement here

 Application deadline: 14 June 2019
May 2019

Susana Freitas at the European Physics Society (EPS) Council
Susana Freitas was elected Associate Member Delegate to the European Physics Society (EPS) Council for 2019-2022. 
The other delegates are Rolf Allenspach  (IBM - Zurich); Kerstin Borras (Desy - Hamburg); Ursel Fantz  (ITER - Garching); Monica Pepe-Altarelli (CERN - Geneva).
April 2019

INESC MN students awarded 1st Prize at IEEE International Contest of Sensors and Measurement Systems 

A team of four INESC-MN students (Pedro Ribeiro, Miguel Neto, Ana Rita Soares and Rafael Santos) have won the 2019 edition of the IEEE International Contest of Sensors and Measurement Systems.
This contest is jointly promoted and organized by IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society (IMS) and IEEE Sensors Council (SC) and is sponsored by STMicroelectronics. STMicroelectronics provided each team with a SensorTile® kit and awarded the team with the best project a 2000$ cash prize. 
In this competition, master and PhD student teams from Universities and Institutions around the world were expected to propose a project and build a prototype where the SensorTile functionalities and small form factor are used to their fullest potential.
The contest demonstration session took place during the 2019 IEEE Sensors and Applications Symposium, in the University of Côte D’Azur, Nice, France, during which the INESC-MN team presented their developed project, Spine Cop, a wearable and compact posture measurement and correction system, monitoring in real-time the back angle and curvature and providing the user with information of the quality of their posture during the day. Alongside their INESC-MN team project, 3 other teams (ETH Zurich in Switzerland, Rowan University in Texas, USA and Kitakyushu University in Japan) were selected to demonstrate their projects for this contest.
March 2019

Representing the team (from left to right): Rafael Santos and Pedro Ribeiro.
1st Prize award Rafael Santos wearing the Spine Cop

Sensitec MR-Symposium 19 - 20 March, Wetzlar, Germany

INESC MN was present at the 15th XMR-Symposium "Magnetoresistive Sensors and Magnetic Systems" which took place at the 'Stadthalle' in Wetzlar, Germany.
It was a rewarding opportunity to be a part of this international platform that allows the presentation of the latest technological developments and innovative applications in the field of magnetoresistive technology and magnetic systems.

March 2019

(Foto by Gonçalo F. Santos)
Women in Science 

Susana Freitas selected for the book "Women in Science", edited by the Ciência Viva to celebrate the impact of female presence on the scientific community in Portugal. In the book, the researchers were asked to describe the motivation for pursuing a career in science. 

For more details please click here

March 2019

PhD Defense of Hua Lv - 27 February 2019 at 2 p.m.

Hua Lv will be defending his PhD Thesis "Optimization of Perpendicular Anisotropy Materials for High Performance Spin Transfer Torque Devices" on Wednesday, 27 February at 2p.m. in Anf. PA3 (Mathematics Building, -1 floor) at IST.

February 2019

Diana C Leitao joins IOP’s Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics Editorial board
The INESC MN researcher has joined the J Phys D Editorial Board in the Applied Magnetism Section.

February 2019

Marilia's presentation

Fernando's presentation

Hua Lv Poster

INESC MN at the Joint MMM - Intermag 2019 in Washington, DC - Jan. 14-18, 2019

› Symposium presentation (Invited)
Magnetic biochip platforms: manipulating and detecting magnetic labelled bioanalytes in lab on chip devices.
Paulo Freitas, Veronica Romao, Sofia Martins, Elisabete Fernandes, Carla Carvalho, Susana Cardoso de Freitas, Vania Silverio, Tomas Sobrino, Jose Castillo, Alexandre Chicharo, Lorena Dieguez, Begona Espina.

› Oral Presentation
Reconfigurable Wheatstone Bridge spintronic sensors with Offset Voltage Compensation at Wafer Level, Fernando Franco, Susana Cardoso de Freitas, Paulo Freitas.

Optimization of the gap size of flux-concentrators: pushing further on low noise levels and high sensitivities in spin-valve sensors, Marilia Silva, Joao Silva, Diana Leitao, Susana Cardoso de Freitas, Paulo Freitas.

› Poster Presentation

The Seebeck Effect and Joule Heating in CoFeB/MgO/CoFeB-based Perpendicular Magnetic Tunnel Junctions with Low Resistance Area Product, Hua Lv, Joao Silva, Diana Leitao, Ana Silva, Paulo Freitas, Susana Cardoso de Freitas, Thomas Kämpfe, Stefan Riedel, Berthold Ocker, Juergen Langer, Jerzy Wrona.

January 2019

AIM Doctoral Program – Call for applications
The FCT funded Doctoral Program AIM (Advanced Integrated Microsystems) is opening a call for applications for 7 doctoral grants.
The application period is 1 February to 31 March 2019. More details can be found here 

January 2019

5th Workshop on Microfluidics Standards, 26-27 March 2019 hosted by INESC-MN
The workshop is the fifth in a row of prolific debates and gathering of ideas and expertise and anticipates a step further into the discussion of future developments towards the standardization in the microfluidics areas of Flow Control, Metrology and Testing, Interfacing and Connectivity and Modularity and Sensor Integration. This workshop will reinforce the great and exciting opportunity for stakeholders from all over the world to join in, meet their working groups face to face and make the difference. For more information see here or contact Vania Silverio 
January 2019

INESC MN recruiting Research Associate to work in H2020 project iGRAPE

INESC MN is currently accepting applications for a Research Associate position in a Horizon 2020 funded project “Integrated, Low-Cost and Stand-Alone Micro-Optical System for Grape Maturation and Vine Hydric Stress Monitoring” (iGRAPE). Application deadline: 15 February 2019. For more information, click here

December 2018

IST Distinguished Lecture - Spin Electronics

The Department of Physics at Técnico will organise another IST Distinguished Lecture on December 15, at 6 p.m. 
Professor Dr. Bernard Dieny (SPINTEC, Univ.Grenoble Alpes / CEA / CNRS), will give a lecture entitled “Spin electronics: From basic concepts to applications towards a greener electronics“. More details here

December 2018

Magnetic Frontiers 2019
INESC-MN would like to announce Magnetic Frontiers 2019: Magnetic Sensors Conference.
This is the 2nd event in the sequence of small topical conferences under a general title Magnetic Frontiers, which are technically sponsored by the IEEE Magnetics Society and IEEE Magnetics Letters.
Magnetic Sensors Conference will take place at IST - Lisbon, from 24 to 27 June 2019. 
More info here
December 2018

PhD Defense of Daniel Silva - 12 December 2018 at 10h30

Daniel Silva will be defending his PhD thesis “Microfluidic separation using aqueous two phase systems” on Wednesday, 12 December at 10h30 in Anfiteatro PA-3 (-1 floor of the Pavilhão de Matemática) at IST.

December 2018

INESC-MN meets high school!

On the 23rd of November, PhD student Eduardo Brás gave a lecture at his former high school, where he talked about the work done at INESC-MN and his own journey, as an effort to motivate students to pursuit scientific careers.
This lecture was part of the “Semana das Ciências” organized by the Agrupamento de Escolas de Gouveia.

November 2018

Recruitment open for a Researcher with PhD in the STARCHIP project
INESC MN is recruiting for a position of Researcher with PhD within an FCT funded project STARCHIP. 
Deadline: 19 November 2018
More information here
November 2018

PhD Defense of Denis Santos -  19 October at 11h
Denis Santos will be defending his PhD Thesis “Integrated biosensors for Lab-on-a-Chip platforms” on Friday, 19 October at 11h in Anfiteatro PA-3 at IST (-1 Floor of the Pavilhão de Matemática).

October 2018

PhD Defense of Ruben Soares – 15 October at 10h 
Ruben Soares will be defending his PhD Thesis “Development of an Integrated Microfluidic Mycotoxin Screening Chip for Point-Of-Need Food Safety Applications” on Monday, 15 October at 10h in Anfiteatro PA-3 at IST (-1 Floor of the Pavilhão de Matemática).

October 2018

INESC MN at 11th Micro & Nano Event and MICRONORA Trade Fair · 25 to 28 September · Besançon, France

INESC MN was present at the 11th Micro & Nano Event promoted by the CCI Bourgogne Franche-Comté, the Enterprise Europe Network and the European Commission. This event has been organised since 1998 to bring forth research laboratories, technical centers, start-ups, SMEs and bigger companies towards transnational cooperation, collaborative projects and business. The event occurred during the International Microtechnology Trade Fair MICRONORA. More details about the 11th Micro & Nano Event here and Micronora here
September 2018

Recruitment open for a Researcher with PhD in the MeDICI project
INESC MN is recruiting for a position of Researcher with PhD within an FCT funded project MeDICI. Deadline: 16 October 2018
More information in Portuguese here or in English here
September 2018

INESC MN at COMS2018 · 24 to 26 September · Montreaux, Switzerland

Keynote lecture entitled: "Spintronic Sensors: A successful path from magnetic storage to biochips" at the COMS 2018 – Commercialisation of Emerging Technologies conference.
The 23rd edition of COMS occured at the Swiss city of Montreux, from September 24-26, 2018.
More details about the conference here 

September 2018

Inês Pinto  - PhD thesis defense  · 24 September, IST - Lisbon 
Inês Pinto will be defending her thesis "Screening of multimodal ligands for the capture and polishing of antibody streams: A microfluidic approach for rapid optimization of chromatographic operating conditions" on 24 September at 9h30 in Anfiteatro PA-3 (Floor -1 of the Mathematics Pavillion of IST). 

September 2018

European Reseachers' Night · 28 September, Lisbon 
Once more, INESC MN will be present at European Researchers' Night themed 'Science in the city', that will take place in Museu Nacional de História Natural in Lisbon.

Setembro 2018


Inês Pinto, Ruben Soares and Ricardo Fradique presented their research at ESBES 2018which took place in Lisbon 9-12 September. Inês Pinto was one of the winners of the ESBES Award.

September 2018

INESC MN had 2 oral presentations at Eurosensors 2018 (Graz, Austria, 9-12 September 2018)

 Eduardo Bras -  “Development of a Point-of-Care platform for plant health assessment: A microfluidic approach”.
 Catarina Caneira  - “Regenerable bead-based microfluidic device with integrated thin-film photodiodes for real time monitoring of DNA detection”.
September 2018

Brokerage for Health, 3 - 4 September 2018, Oslo
INESC MN was present at the Health Brokerage event that took place in Oslo on the 3rd and 4th of September. The aim of the meeting was to discuss partnerships and funding opportunities under the H2020 framework regarding the calls: “Health, Demographic change, and Wellbeing”.
INESC MN competencies were discussed with potential partners, targeting the preparation of proposals for 2019.

 More details here

September 2018

  Summer internships at INESC-MN

INESC MN welcomes all 2018 summer students!

August 2018


INESC-MN is a collaborator of the EMPIR Project Met4FoF. The Letter of Agreement was signed in July 2018. More details here

July 2018

INESC MN is hiring

INESC MN announces the opening of recruitment of a PhD under the Decree-Law Nº 57/2016 in the area of Computational Physics. 
For more information, see the announcement in English  or in Portuguese
Application deadline:  25 July 2018

July 2018


AIM Workshop – 28 June 2018 at Faculdade de Farmácia
The Doctoral Program AIM is organizing a Workshop on 28 June at the Faculdade de Farmácia. For Workshop program click here 

June 2018

Applications open for position to work on a joint project between INESC MN and BIOTREND

Biotrend, a Portuguese bioprocess development company, within a collaborative project with INESC MN is looking to hire a person with a PhD in biotechnology, bioengineering or related fields. The deadline for application is 13 July 2018. For more details, click here 

June 2018

INESC MN participation in the IST day
All comunity was able to explore the devices fabricated at INESC MN during the Keep in Touch event that took place at Técnico on the 23rd of May. More details here
June 2018

World Metrology Day, 21 May @ Instituto Português da Qualidade (IPQ), Caparica

INESC MN was present at the World Metrology Day promoted by IPQ.
This day was marked by the beginning of the period leading to the adoption of the new SI, which will be made official on the 26th meeting of the General Conference on Weights and Measures, CGPM (13-16 November 2018, Versailles, France).

Several speakers presented an enthusiastic program, among those Andy Henson (BIPM), Stephen Patoray (OIML), António Possolo (NIST), Paulo Ferreira (INL), Filomena Camões (ULisboa) and Carlos Fiolhais (UCoimbra). 

The program ended with a tour to the IPQ laboratories.

May 2018

Visits to INESC MN - 11 May 2018

Students from Azambuja High School visited INESC MN Cleanroom and Labs.

May 2018

Seminar given by Dr. Ana Neves - 15 May @ 14h30 - IST

Seminar on Graphene and functionalised graphene for nano-, opto- and wearable electronics 
Ana Neves, University of Exeter  | 15 May (Tuesday), 14h30 | Room E.1 Torre Norte IST

May 2018

Pedro Ribeiro receiving the award from Sara Majetich (INTERMAG chair).

INESC-MN was present at INTERMAG 2018 in Singapore

Oral Presentations:
The Ultimate Compact Packaging Technology based on Magnetoresistive devices for a minimum source-sensor distance, F. Franco et al. 
Eddy Current-TMR Sensor for micro-motion detection of orthopedic implants, R Khokle et al

Poster Presentation

Strategy for determining a magnet position in a 2D space using 1D sensors, P. Ribeiro et al
Pedro Ribeiro was awarded Best Poster Presentation and Fernando Franco received a travel grant. 

Symposium Presentation

In Vivo Magnetic Recording of Neuronal Activity, M Pannetier-Lecoeur et al.

May 2018

Seminar given by Dr. Pedro Estrela – 16 May 2018 at 11h 
Dr. Pedro Estrela will give a seminar on “Electrochemical Biosensors for Medical and Environmental Applications” on 16 May at 11h at IST (Qa1.2, Torre Sul).  More information here

May 2018

Academic merit
Congratulations to INESC-MN Master students João, Mafalda and Pedro, for their recognition of academic merit by Instituto Superior Técnico.
Keep up the good work!
April 2018

Summer Internships at INESC-MN

We are offering the possibility for interested students to be involved in our work during the months of summer. See the topics here and apply through or contact Diana Leitao.

April 2018

Visits to INESC-MN

Students from the study association T.F.V. 'Professor Francken',  for engineering physics in Groningen has visited INESC-MN clean room and labs on the 20th of April.

April 2018

uMEMS project - featured in Impact journal

The FCT funded project uMEMS, coordinated by INESC MN with INL as partner institution, was recently featured in the Impact series of journals. Find a copy of the article here 

April 201

INESC MN at Futurália · March 17 - FIL, Lisbon

In line with the Mission of contributing to a better Education, on the 17th of March INESC-MN was present at Futurália, one of the most important national job fairs. Futurália  intends to provide young students the opportunity to contact with the academic and industrial world and day-to-day activities, to discuss new challenges and opportunities and in this way, provide guidance for their future choices.

March 2018

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