Miguel Nascimento, MSc

IST - Instituto Superior Técnico

As far as I can remember, I have always been curious about everything, questioning and trying to discover the right answer. Therefore, I started my academic pathway by applying to a bachelor in Biochemistry and finalizing by taking a master’s degree in biotechnology.

After this process, I started to work at Philip Morris international, having the opportunity to learn every step of the whole process, by analysing and determining the main KPIs (Key performance indicator). Even though this experience felt to be remarkable and unique, my objective was to continue my studies in bioprocesses, providing greener solutions to our society. In this regard, I have decided to enrol in a PhD in Biotechnology, where I am currently developing a new bioprocess, capable of produce microbial biosurfactants and biofuels and replace the common fossil fuels.