Doctor Camilla Dore from the Nanostructured Materials for Optoelectronics and Energy Harvesting (NANOPTO) group at ICMAB, defended her PhD thesis titled "Hydroxypropyl Cellulose as Enabling Material for the Nanofabrication of Photonic Architectures" on Friday, 29 January 2021 in an online session. Congrats!
The PhD thesis was supervised by Agustín Mihi (NANOPTO Group). The PhD Committee that evaluated the Thesis was formed by Elvira Fortunato, NOVA University of Lisbon (FCT-UNL) (President), Gemma Rius, IMB-CNM-CSIC (Secretary), and Valerio Pruneri, ICFO (Vocal).
Camilla's PhD thesis was part of the PhD Programme in Materials Science from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).
Gemma Rius (Secretary), Dr. Camilla Dore, and Agustín Mihi (Supervisor).
I found a PhD position here on a topic that I was interested in.
I developed different nanostructures that interact with light using a non-toxic and ecofriendly material based on cellulose. To do so I employed non-conventional nanofabrication techniques that use soft stamp to imprint a desired geometry into a tailored material. Those nanofabrication techniques have a lower cost compared to the traditional ones employed in electronic manufacturing and allow for cleaner and more sustainable processes.
The structures I fabricate could be potentially implemented in a huge number of fields: structural color generation, biosensing, enhancement of light emitting devices or solar cells performances, transparent, flexible, and biodegradable electronics, optical security, green nanofabrication.
It matters much more the way you sell what you do than its real value.
The friendly environment.
I learn how to plan and manage projects independently and to find by myself a way to solve any problem that can arise.
I really don’t know.
Nobody knows better than you the project you are working on, so trust your own ideas and try to become an expert on the topic you are interested in (talk with other people, read a lot of reviews, participate in exchanges, short stays, schools and complementary programs). If you have the feeling a project in not going in the right direction, there is nothing bad in leaving it and starting a new one.
I don’t really consider myself a scientist.