Café com Física

The role of Physics in the drive for technological innovation.

by José Gonçalves (CeNTI – Centro de Nanotecnologia e Materiais Técnicos, Funcionais e Inteligentes), Rúben Pedroso (CeNTI – Centro de Nanotecnologia e Materiais Técnicos, Funcionais e Inteligentes)

Sala de Conferências (Departamento de Física FCTUC)

Sala de Conferências

Departamento de Física FCTUC

Universidade de Coimbra

Physics can be considered an "universal tool" for solving problems. Through their rigorous training, physicists gain an essential understanding of strategies and methodologies that allow them to solve problems and decipher the mysteries of natural phenomena. These invaluable skills can be applied to a wide range of fields, including the development of advanced materials and the pursuit of sustainable decarbonisation. By harnessing the power of physics, scientists can pave the way for revolutionary technological advancements that meet the pressing social and economic demands of our time.

The mission and activity of CeNTI has been highlighted by the dynamism and close support to the industrial sectors, both national and international, in the sense of developing and validating new technologies based on the development of new materials, new coatings, new interactive technologies and lighting systems and new sensor systems, in multi-sector and multi-technological areas, with focus on supporting the fields: "Automotive & Aeronautics", "Construction, Architecture & Smart Buildings" and "Health, Protection & Well-being".

CeNTI has prepared a brief presentation, showcasing the latest developments in the fields of smart energy generation and storage, as well as new coatings and smartization of materials using printed electronic technologies. This exposition highlights the important role that physicists can play in these technological areas, emphasizing the significance of their contributions.

Organized by

Paulo Brás, Paulo Silva, Jaime Silva