João Coelho is a researcher at NOVA School of Science and Technology (FCT NOVA), one of the three largest and most prestigious schools of Engineering and Sciences in Portugal. In 2007, he received his Bachelor degree in physics followed by a Master degree in 2009 (Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto). In 2016, he was awarded his PhD degree by Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. During this period, he became a materials scientist focused on the processing of 2D-materials for energy storage/conversion applications. Throughout this process, he developed crucial skills not only on materials synthesis and characterization, but in the design, fabrication and testing of supercapacitors and lithium-ion batteries. He had the chance to work with world renowned scientists and companies, such as Nokia Bell Labs and to participate in several international scientific meeting, such as MRS Spring and ECS Prime. These collaborations led to publications in high impact journals, namely Science and Nature, resulting a h-index of 19. Besides technical and scientific work, he is passionate about teaching and science outreach activities. Up to now, he has supervised several BSc, MSc and one PhD thesis.
In 2020, after being selected for the prestigious Individual Call to Scientific Employment Stimulus, he joined the Materials Research Center (CENIMAT) of the Associated Laboratory i3N, the Institute of Nanostructures, Nanomodeling and Nanofabrication (FCT NOVA). Currently, his research objectives are focused on the development and integration of flexible energy storage devices, produced by inkjet printing and laser engraving.
Award Date: 11 Nov 2016