SPIE’ Best Student Paper Award:

  • 1st prize: Galina Nifontova, “Engineering of fluorescent biomaging tools for cancer cell targeting based on polyelectrolyte microcapsules encoded with quantum dots”
  • 2nd prize: Duarte Viveiros, “Fabrication of periodic structures in optical fibers by femtosecond laser micromachining for sensing applications”
  • 3rd prize: André Gomes, “Enhanced Temperature Sensing with Vernier Effect on Fiber Probe based on Multimode Fabry-Perot Interferometer”

EOS’ Best Student Poster Awards:


Best Student Poster on Optical Communications and Sensors:

Awarded by the OSA’ Student Chapter of the University of Aveiro and SPOF

  • Catarina Monteiro, Universidade do Porto, “3D Prototyping of a Fiber Bragg Grating Vibration Sensor for Power Transformers”

Best presentation (poster or oral) on Optics and Photonics Education and Training, Outreach and Societal issues:


Best PhD Thesis in Optics and Photonics in Portugal in 2016:

  • Celso Manuel de Figueiredo Paiva João, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, “Diode-pumped solid-state lasers for optical parametric amplification pumping”
    Supervisor: Gonçalo Nuno Marmelo Foito Figueira.

Best PhD Thesis in Optics and Photonics in Portugal in 2017:

  • Ana Rita da Silva Rodrigues Ribeiro, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto “Optical fiber tools for single cell trapping and manipulation"
    Supervisors: Pedro Alberto da Silva Jorge, Ariel Guerreiro