Sara is a PhD student in Nanotechnologies and Nanosciences at CENIMAT|i3N (Materials Research Center), NOVA School of Science and Technology. On her project she explores renewable materials and environmentally friendly methodologies to develop components that can be integrated into self-sustaining technological platforms. This research area paves the way for a new, greener technology era. The opportunity to do an internship with Dr. Carmen Gomes’s group at Iowa State University, which is highly specialized in the fields of electrochemistry and energy storage, will be a major step towards Sara’s PhD goals. During her stay in the U.S., Sara intends to specialize in energy storage devices, more specifically in the development of supercapacitors, which play a crucial role in the final application of idealized green electronics.

Nova University of Lisbon – Iowa State University of Science and Technology

Grant duration: 6 months