The areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology have demonstrated to have a tremendous impact in areas as health, the environment, energy, transportation, and information technology.

This program area establishes a new research and innovation agendas, involving complex materials engineering and science focused on an integrative approach to nanoscience, over diversified applications. Further research will focus on the discovery and development of innovative nano materials, with a range of unique properties suitable for applications in space applications, sensing, the internet of things, information technology and energy harvesting and storage, with the engagement of the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) and other research organizations in Portugal, as well as the various related initiatives at UT Austin, including the NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) for Dynamics and Control of Materials (CDCM).

Area Directors

Carla Silva

Area Director in Nanotechnologies
in Portugal

Paulo Ferreira

Area Director of Nanotechnologies
in Portugal

Brian Korgel

Area Director of Nanotechnologies
at Austin


Ongoing Research Projects



Learn more about the work that is being conducted in “one of the most efficient cooling technologies currently available”. The UT Austin Portugal Program’s call for Exploratory Research Projects (ERP) opened in 2017, funded by FCT. The goal was to promote...

Open Call for Co-Promotion R&TD Projects – International Partnerships

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UT Austin Portugal Program at Encontro Ciência 2018