|Roles in IT:||Researcher|
|Thematic Line:||Optics and Photonics|
|Group:||Optical Communication Systems and Networking – Av|
Catarina Novo graduated in Chemical Engineering (Master) at University of Aveiro and has national and international research experience in both Chemical Engineering and Optical Physics fields.
Catarina worked initially as a researcher at University of Porto on a Chemical Engineering Project related to the pulp and paper industry and later at University of Aveiro and Instituto de Telecomunicações, Aveiro on optical fibre sensors projects.
In 2014, Catarina moved to the United Kingdom, Edinburgh, to do her PhD at Heriot-Watt University and to work later as a Research Associate. The scope of the PhD research was based on optical fibre (microstructured optical fibres) and ways to functionalize the fibres to use as optical fibre sensors. Catarina worked as Postdoctoral Research Associate in Precision Laser Machining at Heriot-Watt University and in May 2019 started a similar position in Quantum Communications field within the Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences, Heriot-Watt University.
Catarina returned to Portugal in 2021 to join a Postdoctoral Research position at Universidade de Aveiro. Later, Catarina joined Instituto de Telecomunicações, Aveiro to work on Photonic Integrated Circuits and Optical Communications. Catarina is now a Researcher within the Optical Devices and Sensors group working on chemical optical fibre sensors.