Sara Isabel Laiginha Silvestre

Advanced Functional Materials for Micro and Nanotechnologies
PhD Student
Gab 1.14 (CENIMAT) 11609
2 11617


Sara Silvestre completed the Integrated Master in Micro and Nanotechnology Engineering in 2018 at Nova School of Science and Technology. Her master thesis, entitled “Biopolymer based microneedles patch by laser technology for biomedical applications” was carried out at CENIMAT|i3N. Since March 2020, she has been attending a Ph.D. scholarship in Nanotechnologies and Nanosciences at the same facility, under the guidance of Prof. Elvira Fortunato and Prof. Luís Pereira.  

She has extensive experience in 3D modeling and printing, laser technology systems, and characterization techniques (X-ray diffraction, Scanning electron microscopy, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, Profilometry, electrical characterization, and so on). 

Main scientific interests:  3D printers, flexible and wearable electronics, low-cost fabrication processes, laser technology, laser-induced graphene, sensors, energy storage devices, and renewable materials.