Pedro Conceição holds a Master in Science degree in Engineering in Micro and Nanotechnology from University Nova of Lisbon - Faculty of Sciences and Technology (UNL-FCT), obtained in December 2019 During his Master in Science degree different fields of knowledge were studied as materials, chemistry, biology, physics and electronics. The research path of Pedro Conceição started at CENIMAT (Center of Material Research, I3N) laboratory during his degree, in a research project with the aim to develop cellulose based electrolytes for application in electrochemical devices and transistors. In this period, Pedro acquired laboratory experience in optimization of dyes for screen printed technique, electrochemical sensing, thermogravimetric analysis, transistors characterization and spectroscopic techniques. Master in Science dissertation entitled -Low cost rapid prototyping of a microfluidic bioreactor for electrochemical sensing of 3D cancer cells cultures was accomplished in the Medical Devices group at INL (International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory- BRAGA). He was inserted in a project that aimed to improve in vitro clinical trials. In his final MSc dissertation Pedro developed a reactor from the design in 2D to 3D, in SolidWorks. Pedro gained experience in cell cultures, immunofluorescence techniques and electrochemical sensing. The manufacture process was made in an automated micro milling machine together with laboratorial work. This work led to three poster presentations in three international congresses (i.e. Mission 10.000 Conference 2018, NanomedEurope 2019, 3rd Annual Meeting CINBIO, Vigo) and led Pedro to be invited to conduct a research project as research volunteer, at INL through a N2020 funded project (FRONTHERA). Also, it led to his first paper as 1st author published in CANCERS with very good impact factor ( IF, 6.1) Since February 2020 Pedro Conceição holds a position as Research Assistant grantee at CESAM and CICECO in University of Aveiro. In this period, he gain experience in the synthesis of nanoparticles and Organic-inorganic hybrids and their photophysical characterization (Absorption, emission properties) and structural/morphological characterization (FTIR, TEM SEM,XRD). From this work two poster communication were/will be presented at an international conference (ICPP-11, USA) and a national Meeting (Physical-Chemistry national meeting). Moreover, a manuscript intitled - Quantum dots Phthalocyanines Conjugates Via non-covalent approach - a mini-review is under final preparation to be submitted. In Pedro free time, he finished an online course of ''Python basics for data Science'' with certificate from IBM.

Personal identification

Full name
Pedro Conceição

Citation names

  • Conceição, Pedro

Author identifiers

Ciência ID

Email addresses

  • pm.conceicao@ua.pt (Professional)

Knowledge fields

  • Engineering and Technology - Materials Engineering - Materials Engineering
  • Engineering and Technology - Electrotechnical Engineering, Electronics and Informatics
  • Engineering and Technology - Chemical Engineering
  • Engineering and Technology - Nano-technology


Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Portuguese (Mother tongue)
English Upper intermediate (B2) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
Degree Classification
2013/09/09 - 2019/12/02
Engenharia de Micro e Nanotecnologias (Mestrado integrado)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
"Low cost rapid prototyping of a microfluidic bioreactor for electrochemical sensing of 3D cancer cell cultures" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)


Host institution
2020/02/03 - Current Research Assistant (Research) Universidade de Aveiro CICECO, Portugal


Host institution
2018/09/01 - 2019/12/02 Research Volunteer on FROnTHERA project International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Portugal
International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Portugal


Designation Funders
2020/02/01 - Current CORLUTNA - Corrole bases systems for luminescent thermometry at Nanoscale
Research Fellow
Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia


Designation Funders
2018/09/01 - 2019/12/02 FROnTHERA: Frontiers of technology for theranostics of cancer, metabolic and neurodegenerative diseases
Research volunteer
Comissao de Coordenacao e Desenvolvimento Regional do Norte


Conference poster
  1. Conceição, Pedro; Miguel Rodriguez; Luis D. Carlos; Paula Lacerda; M.G.P.M.S Neves; Trindade, Tito; Barata, J.F.B or Barata, Joana F.B. or Barata, J.. "Surface modification of ZnS colloidal quantum dots with porphyrin- an approach to novel nanoassemblies". Paper presented in 14º Encontro Nacional de Química Física, 2021.
    Assistant staff
  2. Barata, J.F.B or Barata, Joana F.B.; Pinto, Ricardo; Lacerda, P; Conceição, Pedro; Serra, V; Silveste, A; Trindade, Tito; et al. "Fluorescent Corrole Grafted-Chitosan based Materials". Paper presented in 11th International Conference on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (ICPP), 2020.
  3. Conceição, Pedro; Kant, K; PIAIRO, PAULINA; Barbosa, A.; Rebelo, Rita; Correlo, V; Diéguez, Lorena. "Fabrication of smart micro-reactor for monitoring 3D cell culture". Paper presented in CINBIO, 2019.
  4. Conceição, Pedro; Kant, K; Piairo, P; Barbosa, A. I.; Rebelo, Rita; Correlo, V; Diéguez, Lorena. "Fabrication of smart micro-reactor for monitoring 3D cell culture". Paper presented in NANOMED EUROPE, 2019.
  5. Kant, K; Azinheiro, S; Conceição, Pedro; Prado, M; Diéguez, L. "Smart microfluidic platform for rapid detection of food borne pathogen". Paper presented in nanoGateway MISSION 10.000, 2018.
Journal article
  1. Barata, Joana F.B.; P. M. S. Neves, M. Graça; S. Lacerda, Paula S.; Conceição, Pedro; Trindade, Tito. "Quantum dot phthalocyanine non-covalent assemblies – A review". Dyes and Pigments (2021): 109931. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dyepig.2021.109931.
  2. Oliveira, Micaela; Conceição, Pedro; Kant, Krishna; Ainla, Alar; Diéguez, Lorena. "Electrochemical Sensing in 3D Cell Culture Models: New Tools for Developing Better Cancer Diagnostics and Treatments". Cancers 13 6 (2021): 1381. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/cancers13061381.
    Open access • 10.3390/cancers13061381
Thesis / Dissertation
  1. Conceição, Pedro. "Low cost rapid prototyping of a microfluidic bioreactor for electrochemical sensing of 3D cancer cell cultures". Master, Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10362/90124.

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2018/09/28 - 2018/09/28 European Researchers Night bringing science and innovation to a fun and inspiring event that brought together families, scientists, artists and more. (2018/09/28 - 2018/09/28)
Exhibition (Other)
International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Portugal

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2021/03/29 - 2021/03/31 The 14th Meeting of Physical Chemistry will be held Online from March 29-31, 2021. Organized under the auspices of the Division of Physical Chemistry of the Portuguese Chemistry Society (SPQ), the main objective of this meeting is to bring together researchers from all areas of Physical Chemistry, in order to promote the discussion about the latest advances in this field, with special emphasis on the work developed by the national scientific community. Parallel to this event, on the 29th will be held the III Symposium of Computational Chemistry.
14th Meeting of Physical Chemistry
Sociedade Portuguesa de Química, Portugal
2019/07/01 - 2019/07/01 The 3rd Annual Meeting of CINBIO is an interdisciplinary meeting organized by the early career researchers of CINBIO. We would like to reflect our multidisciplinary expertise, with international keynote and invited speakers that reflect the character of our Research Centre; experts from Cancer, Nanomaterials, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Immunology, Chemical Synthesis, and other disciplines addressed by our center.
3rd Annual Meeting of CINBIO
2019/06/17 - 2019/06/19 New and unique conference for the European Nanomedicine community, bringing together scientists, technology providers, entrepreneurs, industry and clinicians.
Nanomed Europe
2018/10/17 - 2018/10/17 Mission 10,000 is a multi-stakeholder collaborative initiative to increase the impact of research on socially relevant issues, involving all stakeholders interested in solving complex challenges. This Conference aims to explore the theme “Mission-oriented Research and Innovation”, to drive smart growth and address complex challenges through science and innovation
nanoGateway Mission 10.000
2018/10/15 - 2018/10/16 Visionaries from all over the world come together to share, network and collaborate with scientists, business experts, entrepreneurs, artists, change-makers and innovators.
International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Portugal
2016/04/06 - 2016/04/06 EXPO FCT, uma mostra de Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação na Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa EXPO FCT
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal

Other distinction

2020 Python Basics for Data Science
IBM World Community Grid, United States