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“O objetivo é criar em Portugal um centro de excelência na área do armazenamento de energia” - Professor Adélio Mendes

Areas of Expertise

VG CoLAB is developing several avenues of novel innovation involving electrochemistry and power management. These include the following:

  • Sodium-ion batteries

  • Supercapacitor chemistry

  • Redox-flow battery chemistry

  • Mechanical engineering: prototyping

  • Battery management systems

  • Algorithms and optimization

  • Thermal management

  • Energy storage system sizing

  • Energy management systems

  • Power electronics

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Our Team

Management Team

Adriano Carvalho

Adriano Carvalho

President

Full Professor @ University of Porto

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Pedro Salomé

Pedro Salomé

Technical director

Research Group Leader - Nanofabrication for Optoelectronic Applications @ INL

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Nuno Costa

Nuno Costa

Technical director

Smart Power R&D Manager @ EFACEC

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Cipriano Lomba

Cipriano Lomba

Vice-President

Technology Management Director @ EFACEC

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Júlio Grilo

Júlio Grilo

Technical director

Director of Engineering @ Simoldes Plásticos

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General Assembly and Steering Committee

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André Botelho

General Assembly Secretary

Head Energy Storage & Flexibility @ EDP

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Mário Simões

Steering committe

Senior Specialist Energy Storage & Flexibility @ EDP

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Marta Boaventura

Steering committee

CTO @ Visblue

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Mª. Fátima Montemor

Steering committee

Full Professor @ Instituto Superior Técnico

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Luís Seca

Steering committee

Member of the Executive Board @ INESC TEC

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Muriel Iten

Steering committee

Head Of Research And Development Unit - Low Carbon & Resource Efficiency @ ISQ

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Staff Members

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Ana Miguel Cunha

Project Manager

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Alan Lima

R&D Engineer

Electrochemistry team

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Carlos Contente

R&D Engineer

Electrochemistry team

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Guilherme Perestrelo

R&D Engineer

Electrochemistry team

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João Paulo Sousa

R&D Engineer

Electrochemistry team

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Marco Xavier

R&D Engineer

Electrochemistry team

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Jorge Pinto

Team Leader

Power management team

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Filipe Romero

R&D Engineer

Power management team

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João Ferreira

R&D Engineer

Power management team

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Nuno Guerreiro

R&D Engineer

Power management team

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Temple Douglas

Team Leader

Electrochemistry team

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Ângela Lacerda

R&D Engineer

Electrochemistry team

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Diana Julião

R&D Engineer

Electrochemistry team

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Helena Almeida

R&D Engineer

Electrochemistry team

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José Fonseca

R&D Engineer

Electrochemistry team

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Xavier Mascarenhas

R&D Engineer

Electrochemistry team

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Ana Ferreira

R&D Engineer

Power management team

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Henrique Fragoso

R&D Engineer

Power management team

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João Leite

R&D Engineer

Power management team

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Vítor Lopes

R&D Engineer

Power management team

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Fun Facts about Vasco da Gama CoLAB

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Who was Vasco da Gama?

Vasco da Gama (1469-1524) was a brilliant sailor and Captain, probably the most relevant sailor during the endeavour of the discoveries. He was the first European to bridge Europe directly to Asia (India, 1498), which is widely considered one of the most important milestones for the beginning of a new era of global communication and trade. VG CoLAB got inspired by Vasco da Gama as it aims to bridge scientific knowledge in technological products and solutions for the progress of the humanity.

 Vasco da Gama departure to India in 1497, by Roque Gameiro

About the astrolabe

Abraão Zacuto, a rabbi who had been expelled from Spain in 1492 by the Catholic Kings, was one of the wisemen in the court of the Portuguese King D. João II. He developed a more accurate astrolabe model than the old ones and was one of the drivers of Vasco da Gama's trip to India. 

VG CoLAB logo sketches this ancient astrolabe, as an inspiring symbol for driving research in the energy storage field. 

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