At the 2016 MIT Portugal Annual conference, four PhD students saw their work acknowledge with the “Best Poster” award. The public vote and jury of faculty members elected the “Best Poster” at each of the four PhD programs of the partnership.
André Carvalho, PhD student at Universidade do Minho under the supervision of Paulo Sampaio (UMinho), Eric Rebentisch (MIT), was awarded for his poster Operational Excellence, Culture and Agility: Key concepts to manage Technical Industries developed within the Leaders for Technical Industries/EDAM PhD program.
Andreia dos Santos presented a work entitled Development of Thin Film Sensors for Blood Pressure Measurement: Study of Zinc Oxide Nanostructures Grown on Flexible Substrates, developed under the supervision of Rui Igreja and Hugo Águas at Faculdade de Ciência e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, where Andreia is a Bioengineering PhD student.
David Antunes was awarded with the best poster at Transportation systems for the work Robust Airline Crew Scheduling. David is a PhD student at Faculdade de Ciência e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra under the supervision of António Pais Antunes (FCTUC), Vikrant Vaze (Dartmouth College), Cynthia Barnhart (MIT)
Juliana Mitkiewicz, Sustainable Energy Ssytems PhD student at Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto saw her work Design of a novel small scale solar-biogas hybrid system recognized at the conference. Juliana work is supervised by Armando Oliveira (FEUP), Ana Isabel Palmero (INEGI-UP).
The awards were presented by the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor, a ceremony also attended by Eugénio Ferreira, conference chairman; António Cunha, Rector of Universidade do Minho; and Paulo Ferrão, President of Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia.