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 nanomaterials, 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 of Nanotechnologies
in Portugal

Paulo Ferreira

Area Director of Nanotechnologies
in Portugal

Brian Korgel

Area Director of Nanotechnologies
at Austin


Ongoing Research Projects



2021 Annual Conference: “Connecting the dots – Interdisciplinarity as a way to build up resilience”

SAVE THE DATE – October 20-21, 2021, Porto Warm-up sessions on the 18th and 19th Our community's largest event is in sight with another thought-provoking theme to engage you from the very first moment! This year, the UT Austin Portugal's Annual Conference...

2021 Call for Exploratory Research Projects (ERPs)

Call for Short-Term Advanced Training Proposals

You know X-ray light. But have you heard about T-ray light?

Open Call for Exploratory Research Projects