A World-Class Team

AlmaScience’s diverse team is composed of 30+ PhD’s and research assistants with world-class knowledge and expertise in various fields such as chemistry, materials science, printing technology, electronics, paper technology, and biology.
We also have skilled and experienced business development and product teams, who excel at quickly understanding the unique needs of our partners and translating them into actionable innovation and R&D plans.
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Carlos Silva
Chief Executive Officer, President
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Tatiana Costa
Director of Innovation, Funding and IP
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Yoni Engel
VP Business
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Luis Pereira
Chief Technical Officer
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Carlos Clara
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Manuel Monteiro
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Rodrigo Martins
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Carlos Pascoal Neto
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Technical and Scientific Council
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Liliana Ferreira
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Pedro Barquinha
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Silvia Garcia
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Advisory Board
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Besma Kraiem
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Frederico Serras Gago
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Gonçalo Caseiro
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Pedro Almeida
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Sebastião Thomaz
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Bruna Ramos
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Bruno Ravanello
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Bruno Veigas
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Carolina Gouveia
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Catarina Fernandes
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Diana Gaspar
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Fausto Queda
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Felisberto Pereira
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Filipe Matos
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Inês Martins
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João Resende
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Luís Marinheira
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Mariana Matias
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Mariana Peixoto
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Ricardo Torres
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Rita Baptista
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Shubham Das
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Sumita Goswami
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Tomás Freire
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Tomás Pires
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Wilson Santos
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Mónica Simões
Senior Researcher
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Cristina Gaspar
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Marketing & Administration
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Ana Peres
Marketing Specialist
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Mafalda Pereira
Project Manager
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Nuno Estevens
Project Controller
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Rui Braz
Marketing Manager
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Carlos Silva
Chief Executive Officer, President

Carlos has an Executive MBA from AESE Business School, a postgraduate degree in Information Systems, and a degree in Management and Public Administration from the University of Lisbon.

Since 2016 he assumed the Head of New Product Development role at INCM (Portuguese Mint and Official Printing Office), one of AlmaScience’s main associates, focusing on security printing, digital security solutions, and global product portfolio management.

With the launch of AlmaScience, he assumed the role of CEO, focusing on the setup of this ambitious institution and on guaranteeing the onboarding of new industrial profile associates with relevant R&D challenges in line with Almascience’s R&D program and business development roadmap.

Previously, Carlos accumulated more than 10 years of experience in IT management and IT governance in the public sector, namely in implementing and disseminating IT shared services, which he helped transform into a bottom-line contributing business area.

Tatiana Costa
Director of Innovation, Funding and IP

Tatiana Lima Costa holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry (University of Aveiro, UA) and a Post-Graduation in Industrial Property Law (University of Lisbon).

For the past six years, she worked as Science and Technology Manager/ Funding Advisor at the Research Support Office of UA, mainly supporting pre- award, post-award/project management, and internationalization activities. Previously she integrated the UA technology transfer office (2011-2014), where she dealt with intellectual property issues, knowledge and technology transfer, and University-private sector cooperation.

For the past few years, she has been invited as a lecturer on different courses and has been collaborating with the European Commission as an independent expert, as well as with the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA) and its UK counterpart (ARMA).

Current interests include Research Management, Technology Transfer, Entrepreneurship, Technology and Innovation Management, Science and Innovation Politics, and University-private sector Relations.

Yoni Engel
VP Business

Yoni Engel is an experienced technology-oriented business and product manager, with broad scientific and technical expertise across multiple industries in global markets. He has served as the Head of Process Engineering R&D for the Potash division of ICL (Israel Chemicals) and later worked as the Director of Product and Vice President of Business Development for a high- tech company specializing in smart packaging, brand protection, and anti- counterfeiting technologies.

Yoni was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Massachusetts (2013) and holds an M.Sc. in Organic chemistry (2007), a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Tel-Aviv University (2012), as well as an M.Sc. in Energy Engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology (2014). He is the author and co-author of 15 scientific publications and patents in the field of chemistry and nanotechnology.

Luis Pereira
Chief Technical Officer

Luís Pereira was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1977. He received an Engineering degree in Materials Science in 2001 and finished his Ph.D. in Microelectronics and Optoelectronics in 2008 at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. His Ph.D. thesis focused on polycrystalline silicon and high k dielectrics for TFT’s application. Luís pos-doc activities focused on developing printed inorganic nanostructured materials for chromogenic, electronic, and electrochemical devices on paper and plastic substrates. He was part of the team that demonstrated transistors made of oxides with paper acting as gate dielectric for the first time. Luís authored and co-authored more than 180 publications in peer-reviewed journals and proceedings of the ISI with more than 10000 citations.

Luís was a professor at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia/Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT/UNL) from 2012 to 2020, where he coordinated and participated in several R&D projects under different funding schemes, including direct industry funding. In 2015, he received a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for the development of cellulose nanocomposites for paper electronics (New-Fun, project 640598). Recent research interests include the design and synthesis of 1D, 2D, and 3D inorganic and hybrid nanostructures, chiral cellulose nanocomposites, functional micro, and nanofibers, and their integration on chromogenic, electronic, and electrochemical devices.

Currently, he is a member of the board of the Portuguese Professional Engineer Association – South Region, Vice-President of the TCM-Net (Transparent Conductive Materials Network), a member of the board of the Portuguese Materials Society (SPM), an invited Associate Professor at FCT/UNL, and an associate researcher at CENIMAT/I3N.

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Tatiana Costa
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Rita Baptista
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Ricardo Torres
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Nuno Estevens
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Mariana Peixoto
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Mariana Matias
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Manuel Monteiro
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Luís Marinheira
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Liliana Ferreira
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João Resende
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Felisberto Pereira
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Fausto Queda
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Diana Gaspar
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Catarina Fernandes
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Carolina Gouveia
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Carlos Silva
Chief Executive Officer, President
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Bruno Veigas
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Bruno Ravanello
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Bruna Ramos
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Besma Kraiem
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Ana Peres
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Luis Pereira
Chief Technical Officer
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Cristina Gaspar
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Mónica Simões
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VP Business
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