Department of Materials Science, Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
The Faculty of Sciences and Technology (FCT NOVA), Campus of Caparica is one of the most prestigious Portuguese engineering and science public schools and it is engaged in extensive research activity developed in 16 research centres involving 1600 PhD and Master�s students of the total enrolment of 7800.
With a total of 550 academic staff (90% holding a Ph.D) and 180 non-academic staff, FCT NOVA is organized in 14 departments and 14 support services.
FCT NOVA partners with foreign universities such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of Carnegie Mellon and the University of Texas at Austin to offer some of its advanced study programs. The entrepreneurial drive of the students and graduates of FCT NOVA has led to many successful spin-offs that transfer knowledge to the market and help create value and social impact.