A Comissão Fulbright regozija-se com o resultado da mais uma edição do concurso à Bolsa Fulbright para Investigação com o apoio da FLAD, decorrente de uma parceria estabelecida em 2019 entre as duas instituições e que se destina a apoiar mestrandos(as) em universidades portuguesas, que tenham previsto um período de investigação nos EUA durante 4 meses. Foram nomeados quatro candidatos(as), de diferentes áreas científicas: Ana Mesias de “Biomedical Engineering”; Bernardo Gabriel de “Electrical Engineering”; Gabriela Biscotto de “Architecture”; e Pedro Ligeiro de “Entrepreneurial Studies”.

Congratulamos os(as) quatro Fulbrighters, que vão iniciar os seus programas de investigação nos Estados Unidos a partir de dezembro de 2023.

Desejamos aos(às) bolseiros(as) um excelente trabalho!


Conheça os seus projetos:

Ana Mesias is a Biomedical Engineering Master’s student at the Faculty of Biotechnology of the Portuguese Catholic University. She will develop part of her master’s thesis, entitled “Bio-peptides with neuroprotective and neuromodulator potential upon brain disorders”, at Stanford University. The project aims to develop a bio-based drug, using two different natural and sustainable protein sources (algae and insects) to prevent and treat neurodegenerative diseases. Besides tackling an important mental health issue, her research promotes the re-use and valorization of abundant alternative protein sources for pharmaceutical and food industry, contributing in an economically sustainable way to improve knowledge and support the progress of biomedical sciences.

Bernardo Gabriel is a MsC student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto. Since the summer of 2022, Bernardo has been working at the Underwater Systems and Technology Laboratory, an interdisciplinary research laboratory from FEUP, which is specialized in the design, construction, and operation of autonomous underwater, surface and air vehicles and on the development of tools and technologies for the deployment of networked systems. During his time at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in California, he will join the team of Brett Hobson with the effort to design and develop a modular and power efficient motherboard for autonomous underwater vehicles.

Gabriela Biscotto is an Architecture master’s student at the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Porto. Gabriela is a research assistant at the Digital Fabrication Laboratory group (CEAU-FAUP) in an ongoing applied research project on digital design and fabrication for modular construction, subject on which she will develop her master’s thesis. Gabriela will be joining, as a Visiting Student Researcher, the Stuckeman Center for Design Computing, a research unit at the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, College of Arts and Architecture, at The Pennsylvania State University. Here she will be able to understand and test new technologies and processes applicable to modular construction, and taking advantage of unparalleled resources of the different technological laboratories.

Pedro Ligeiro is a Master’s student of Innovation and Technological Entrepreneurship at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto. He will develop part of his master’s thesis at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The subject of Pedro’s research is the North Carolina Research Triangle Park, and its ecosystem of Innovation. With the ultimate goal of identifying better practices and studying the RTP’s model, his project will contribute to generate and share knowledge that can be applied in the growth and development of new ventures in his home region.