Professora Elvira Fortunato

Professor Elvira Fortunato, Vice-Rector of NOVA, received today the LUX Award for "Personal Personalities" in the Business category. 
Lux magazine revealed this week the winners of this prize in the various categories. This initiative repeats itself for 15 years and counts this year with more than 200 thousand votes, made by phone call and at

The awards ceremony was held today at lunchtime at the Hotel Cascais Miragem. Elvira Fortunato is a professor at the Department of Materials Science at FCT NOVA, Fellow of the Portuguese Academy of Engineering since 2009 and was awarded the rank of Grand Officer of the Order of Prince Henry the Navigator by the President of the Republic in 2010 , due to its scientific achievements around the world. She is the director of the Institute of Nanomaterials, Nanomaterials and Nanomodeling and CENIMAT. She was a pioneer in European research on transparent electronics, namely thin film transistors based on oxide semiconductors. It has already been awarded two ERC Advanced Grant grants, one in 2008 and another in 2018. The second one, worth 3.5 M €, was the largest grant ever awarded to a Portuguese researcher and the highest awarded by the ERC on a call to with more than 2160 researchers worldwide. With more than 500 scientific publications, Elvira Fortunato has received more than 18 international awards and distinctions over the last 10 years for her work (the Blaise Pascal Medal of the European Academy of Sciences (2016); IDTechEx USA 2009 (paper transistor), European Women's Innovation Award, Finland 2011, among others).

Since November 2016, she has been a member of the High Level Group for the European Commission's Scientific Advisory Mechanism.