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... Catarina Cardoso Novo


Catarina Novo

Academic position: Researcher
Joining date: 01-04-2022
Roles in IT: Researcher
Thematic Line: Optics and Photonics
Group: Optical Communication Systems and Networking – Av

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Address: IT – Aveiro
Instituto de Telecomunicações
Campus Universitário de Santiago
Tel: +351 234 377 900
Fax: +351 234 377 901


Catarina Novo graduated in Chemical Engineering (Master) at University of Aveiro and has national and international research experience in both Chemical Engineering and Physics (Optics) fields. The main research interests are in Optics and Photonics, Optical Communications and Photonic Integrated Circuits.

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 and she is currently a Researcher at Instituto de Telecomunicações, Aveiro, working on Photonic Integrated Circuits and Optical Communications.

Scientific Achievements

  • PhD, Heriot-Watt University, 17-06-2019
  • MSc, Universidade de Aveiro, 31-07-2009
  • Optics and Photonis
  • Integrated Photonics
  • Optical Fibre
  • Optical Communications
  • Laser machining of optical fibres
As Co-supervisor
  • I. V. Vilarinho, T. Gameiro, M. Capela, J. Carvalheiras, A. Caetano, C. Novo, R. Novais, M. Seabra, J. Labrincha, Review of recycling alternatives for paper pulp wastes, frontiers in materials, Vol. 9, No. 1006861, pp. 1 - 20, October, 2022 | BibTex
  • C. Novo, L. Senff, M. Seabra, R. Novais, J. Labrincha, The Role of an Industrial AlkalineWastewater in the Alkali Activation of Biomass Fly Ash, Applied Sciences (Switzerland), Vol. 12 (7), No. 3612, pp. 1 - 12, March, 2022 | BibTex
  • C. Novo, D. C. Choudhury, B. Siwicki, R. T. Thomson, J.D.S. Shephard, Femtosecond laser machining of hollow-core negative curvature fibres, Optics Express, Vol. 28, No. 17, pp. 1 - 11, August, 2020 | BibTex
  • V. Pereira, J.C. Marques, M.J. Carvalho, M. Chen, R. Sol, C. Novo, L. Bilro, P. Antunes, N. Alberto, J. L. Pinto, Multiparameter Optical Monitoring of Madeira Wine, International Journal of Online Engineering (iJOE), Vol. 9, No. -, pp. 62 - 64, December, 2013 | BibTex
  • I. Mota, P. Pinto, C. Novo, G. Sousa, O. Guerreiro, Â. Guerra, M. Duarte, A. Rodrigues, A. Rodrigues, Extraction of Polyphenolic Compounds from Eucalyptus globulus Bark: Process Optimization and Screening for Biological Activity, industrial & engineering chemistry research, Vol. 51, No. 20, pp. 6991 - 7000, May, 2012 | BibTex
  • A. C. Castillo, C. Novo, R. D. Donaldson, Prospects of time-bin quantum key distribution in turbulent free-space channels, Emerging Imaging and Sensing Technologies for Security and Defence V; and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies for Micro- and Nanosystems in Security and Defence III, Conference online, Vol. Proc. SPIE 11540, pp. 1154006-1 - 1154006-11, September, 2020 | BibTex
  • C. Novo, A. Urich, D. C. Choudhury, R. C. Carter, D. H. Hand, R. T. Thomson, F. Yu Yu, J. K. Knight, S. B. Brooks, S. M. Mcculloch, J.D.S. Shephard, Negative Curvature fibres: exploiting the potential for novel optical sensors, International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors 24th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors OFS24, Curitiba, Brazil, Vol. Proceedings of SPIE 9634, pp. -, September, 2015 | BibTex
  • C. Novo, L. Bilro, N. Alberto, P. Antunes, R.N. Nogueira, J. L. Pinto, Plastic optical fibre sensor for Madeira wine monitoring, International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics - AOP2014, Aveiro, Portugal, Vol. 9286, pp. 1 - 4, May, 2014 | BibTex
  • C. Novo, L. Bilro, P. J. Antunes, N. Alberto, V. Pereira, M.-C. Chen, J.C. Marques, J. L. Pinto, Madeira wine online quality control, International Conference , Online Experimentation, Coimbra, Portugal, Vol., pp. -, September, 2013 | BibTex
  • C. Novo, L. Bilro, R. X. Ferreira, N. Alberto, P. Antunes, R.N. Nogueira, J. L. Pinto, Optical fibre monitoring of Madeira wine estufagem process, RIAO/OPTILAS, Porto, Portugal, Vol. Proceedings SPIE, pp. 1 - 5, June, 2013,
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  • C. Novo, L. Bilro, R. X. Ferreira, N. Alberto, P. Antunes, C. Leitão Leitão, R.N. Nogueira, J. L. Pinto, Plastic optical fibre sensor for quality control in food industry, European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors - EWOFS, Warsaw, Poland, Vol. 8794, pp. UNSP 879411 - UNSP 879411, May, 2013,
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  • C. Leitão Leitão, C. Novo, G. Yang, C. Tang, J. L. Pinto, Fiber Bragg grating sensors novel applications, Latin America Optics & Photonics Conference, São Sebastião, Brazil, November, 2012 | BibTex
  • I. Mota, P. Pinto, C. Novo, G. Sousa, O. Guerreiro, Â. Guerra, M. Duarte, A. Rodrigues, Eucalyptus globulus bark as source of polyphenolic compunds with biological activity, 45th ABTCP International Pulp and Paper Congress and VII IberoAmerican Congress on Pulp and Paper Research, São Paulo, Brazil, October, 2012 | BibTex
  • C. Leitão Leitão, C. Novo, G. Yang, C. Tang, J. L. Pinto, Bragg Sensors in Engineering Education, SEFI: 40th Annual Conference Proceedings, Thessaloniki,, Greece, September, 2012 | BibTex
  • J. C. Marques, V. Pereira, M.-C. Chen, C. Novo, L. Bilro, N. Alberto, P. Antunes, J. L. Pinto, Automatic pilot plant facility designed for the controlled ageing of Madeira wines, Portuguese Conf. on Automatic Control - CONTROLO, Funchal, Portugal, Vol. -, pp. 1 - 7, July, 2012,
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