Professor Elvira Fortunato, Vice-Rector of NOVA and researcher at research center CENIMAT from NOVA School of Science and Technology (Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia), gave an interview to the scientific journal Chemistry World where she spoke about her career in the scientific and academic worlds, the research on materials science and electronics and her preference to work in Portugal.
The journal emphasizes especially her nomination as one of the seven members of the High Level Group of Scientific Advisors of the EC Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM), a mechanism that seeks to provide the European Commission with independent scientific advice on policy and make recommendations shaping the future of the continent.
In the interview, Elvira Fortunato said she is proud of her work and its impact in putting Portugal in the forefront of science. In the end, she left a word of advice to future scientists: «Listen to what people tell you, but never ignore what your own intuition is saying».
Read the full article in the website of Chemistry World.