Susana Palma holds a MSc. in Biomedical Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico (Lisbon, Portugal, 2007). After graduating, between 2007 and 2010, she was a research assistant at PLUX, Wireless Biosystems S.A, in Portugal, where she worked with electrophysiological sensors and signal processing for biomedical applications. She then enrolled the MIT-Portugal PhD Program, and developed her research in the field of iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles for Magnetic Resonance Imaging at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia – Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. Susana obtained her PhD degree in 2015.
Currently she is a Post-Doctoral researcher at the Biomolecular Engineering Group (FCT-UNL), and works in the preparation and characterization of biomaterials for biosensors as part of an electronic nose for rapid microbial detection
Susana’s Bio-Innovation Teams project, was awarded the “Strongest Business Model” by the MIT-Portugal Program (2010); and part of her PhD project received an honorable mention sponsored by Hovione at SCHIC’11 (2011).