About Us

Idea is to SEE the world through Sustainability-Environment-Economy

The specific vision of our team is to build effective cooperation between science and society, to materialize new smart technology for science, and to pair scientific nobility with social awareness and responsibility. Our proposed research approach and manufacturing product concept will address both technical performance and cost-effectiveness of energy harvesting wearable applications, targeting accumulation of energy dissipated by the daily body movements into the sustainable electrical energy through high-performance flexible wearable systems that could be integrated safely into everyday objects for an improved quality of life.

Meet The Team

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Sumita Goswami, PhD

Senior Researcher, Almascience

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Guilherme Mendes Ferreira

Ph.D Student, FCT-UNL

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She is the key person in this team in the section of materials development.

Sumita Goswami is a Materials Researcher (Specialization in polymeric materials and composites). She did her Master's in Physics in 2007 and obtained her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Nanotechnology in 2014, both from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. After finishing her doctoral work, she joined the Department of Materials Science of FCT-UNL in Portugal as a research fellow and later joined the CENIMAT-I3N group (FCT-UNL) as a post-doctoral researcher to work on polymer-based device engineering. Presently, she is working as a Senior Researcher in Sensor Technology for a Co-LAB namely ALMASCIENCE in Portugal. She has more than 11 years of admirable research experience in the field of Materials Science and Nanotechnology with a demonstrated history of : -Development, processing, and functionalization of polymer materials and their composites. -Designing polymer and its composites for multifunctional applications like energy harvester, sensors, data storage, supercapacitor, electrorheology. -Developing and designing devices for sustainable green technology, projecting Zero E-Waste Challenge. -Wearable electronics and paper-based electronics. -Good understanding of materials, positive mental attitude, commitment to excellence, and demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects, collaboration, and troubleshooting. She has published several papers in high-impact peer-reviewed ISI journals. She has a long-time involvement in reviewing research works for several eminent journal houses. Recently, she is also associated with the MDPI journal "Sustainability" for editing a special issue on "Sustainable Materials for Renewable Energy Applications". Besides, she is currently involved in mentoring and supervising master students in both ALMASCIENCE and CENIMAT-I3N for several ongoing projects.

Hi! I am Guilherme Mendes Ferreira, an enthusiastic junior researcher with a master’s degree in Micro and Nanotechnologies. After completing my master I was associated with two scientific projects in CENIMAT-i3N. Recently I have won a Ph.D grant on the proposal  “Self-powered Identification System with Wireless Communication”. My research interests include sustainable materials, synthesis of nanostructures and alternative energy systems. During My master thesis program I have published my work on high impact journal (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/adfm.201908994) and also presented my work in Materials Conference 2019. I am recognized for my perseverance and autonomy, thriving in challenging environments and always putting my entire effort into everything I do. During my bachelor’s and Mater’s I entered several working groups in many multidisciplinary projects, from Microelectronics to Water Waste Management and Idealization and Creation of a Start-up company, which has helped me developing good group working skills. Besides, I was involved  in different scientific events such as,  Material’s Conference 2019, in Lisbon,  Jortec 2017, a science related day at the college campus, University EXPO, Raw Materials Exhibition day, CiênciaViva with several science-based activities and presentations. I am also actively helping and monitoring a group of Master students that are currently working on their Master Thesis project in DCM.

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Subham Das

Junior Researcher, Almascience

Hi! I am Shubham DAS. I finished my master's in the field of Embedded Systems and Instrumentation in 2020. Now I joined in Almascience as a Junior Researcher in electronics. Also, I am associated with CENIMAT-i3N research group where I am developing electronics and communication system for wearable self-powered devices.  I have a great understanding of the concepts related to Embedded Systems and their Development. I gained significant experience in the domain of electronics and embedded programming through various projects. While being introduced to Instrumentation during my bachelor's, my passion and interest developed towards the concepts of Electronics, which further motivated me to pursue my master's in the field of Embedded Systems and Instrumentation. I am highly motivated and a fast and independent learner too. I also have the curiosity and motivation to explore new fields. I am fascinated by technology and gain interest in the domain while working on the project.

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Master Students

Alberto Carlos Verdes Vale Rego (2021-)

Thesis Title: Recycling of Wastepaper into Functionalized Electronic Paper 

Andre Opiniao (2019-2020) 

Thesis Title: Self-powered smart card: Challenge to clean and green energy”

Guilherme Miguel Melo Coelho (2019-2020) 

Thesis Title: Wearable Integrated for Sustainable Energy: Self Powered e-Cloths

Guilherme Mendes Ferreirao (2018-2019) 

Thesis Title: Eco-energy Smart Card: A human-interactive all paper-based, mechanical energy harvester

Miguel Alexandre Branco Tibério  (2018-2019) 

Thesis Title: Study of localized transport phenomena of Cu2O

Scientific Collaborators

Uday Narayan Maiti, PhD

Assistant Professor

Dept. of Physics, Centre for Environment

IIT Guwahati, Guwahati - 781 039, Assam , India

Phone: +91 361 258 3559 (Office)

E-mail: udaymaiti@iitg.ac.in

 

Area of Collaboration

We are mainly collaborating with this group to develop the graphene-based smart application. In collaboration, we are designing graphene cloth and graphene paper in the self-powered gesture monitoring system.  Recently we are working on a new scientific project based on self-powered swat sensor applications. We have recently signed MOU between our universities.

Rui Nuno Marques Pereira, PhD

Principal Investigator

Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro Portugal

Ph: +351 234 378 131

E-mail: rnpereira@ua.pt

 

Area of Collaboration

We in collaboration with joint PhD program. Working on semiconductor nanostructure materials and characterizations.

Arghya Narayan Banerjee, PhD

Associated Professor

School of Mechanical and IT Engineering

Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan 712-749,

South Korea

Ph. +82-53-810-2453, Fax +82-53-810-2062 (Office)

E-mail: banerjee_arghya@hotmail.com

 

Area of Collaboration

We are collaborating with the group of Prof. Banerjee in the area of supercapacitor and its applications. Recently we have published several scientific works on bio-waste-derived carbon materials incorporating within polyaniline matrix towards the application of supercapacitor and data storage devices. 

André Clausner, PhD

Micro- and Nanomechanics

Fraunhofer IKTS, Maria-Reiche-Str. 2
01109 Dresden, Germany
Ph: +49 351 88815-573

 
 
 

Area of Collaboration

We have together worked on nanostructure materials  and its characterizations. We are in consortium for several EU project applications. We are also collaborating through different scientific projects.

Tapobrata Som, PhD

Associated Professor

Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar-751005, India

Ph: +916742306416

E-mail: tsom@iopb.res.in

Area of Collaboration

We have together worked on thin-film nanostructure and its characterizations, oxide-based materials for solar cell applications, sputtering technology.