MANUEL REIS CARNEIRO
Electrical & Computer Engineer
Technology, Science and Engineering have always been a part of my life, in the sense that I've always been interested in knowing how nature works and how things are made.
Since 2010 I have participated and been awarded in several robotics and technological competitions - both national and international.
I entered the Electrical and Computer Engineering Integrated Master in the University of Coimbra - Portugal in 2014 and was awarded my M.Sc. degree with a specialization in Automation in 2019.
My M.Sc. Thesis was developed in the Soft and Printed Microelectronics Lab - Institute of Systems and Robotics and was awarded by Fraunhofer as the top 3 Portuguese Thesis on Human Centered Designs and has also received an Honorable Mention by IBM.
Currently, I am pursuing a Double-Degree Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, between the University of Coimbra (Tavakoli's Soft & Printed Microelectronics Lab) and the Carnegie Mellon University (Majidi's Soft Machines Lab). My research interests include stretchable and printed electronics, acquisition and classification of biosignals, human machine interfaces, wearable computing, bio-hybrid systems, and soft robotics, as well as digital fabrication and additive manufacturing.
Part of my time is also devoted to developing innovative STEM courses for kids with the goal of helping to raise the next generation of engineers and innovators (the main topics include mobile robotics, electronics, programming and digital fabrication).
TOWARD FULLY PRINTED SOFT ACTUATORS: UV-ASSISTED PRINTING OF LIQUID CRYSTAL ELASTOMERS AND BIPHASIC LIQUID METAL CONDUCTORS
Veiga, J. S.†, Reis Carneiro, M.†, Molter, R., Vinciguerra, M., Yao, L., Majidi, C., Tavakoli, M. (2023). Toward fully printed soft actuators: UV-Assisted Printing of Liquid Crystal Elastomers and Biphasic Liquid Metal Conductors. Advanced Materials Technologies. https://doi.org/10.1002/admt.202300144
Zhao, Y., Ohm, Y., Liao, J., Luo, Y., Cheng, H., Won, P., Roberts, P., Reis Carneiro, M., Islam, M., Ahn, J., Walker, L., & Majidi, C. (2023). Self-healing Electrically Conductive Organogel Composite. Nature Electronics. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41928-023-00932-0
MULTI-ELECTRODE PRINTED BIOELECTRONIC PATCHES FOR LONG-TERM ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORING
Reis Carneiro, M., Majidi, C., & Tavakoli, M. (2022). Multi‐electrode printed bioelectronic patches for long‐term electrophysiological monitoring. Advanced Functional Materials, 2205956. https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202205956
Zu, W., Ohm, Y., Reis Carneiro, M., Vinciguerra, M., Tavakoli, M., & Majidi, C. (2022). A comparative study of silver microflakes in digitally printable liquid metal embedded elastomer inks for stretchable electronics. Advanced Materials Technologies, 2200534. https://doi.org/10.1002/admt.202200534
Tavakoli, M., Lopes, P. A., Hajalilou, A., Silva, A., Reis Carneiro, M., Carvalheiro, J., Pereira, J. M., & de Almeida, A. T. (2022). 3R electronics: Scalable fabrication of resilient, repairable, and recyclable soft-matter electronics. Advanced Materials, e2203266. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.202203266
Reis Carneiro, M., Rosa, L.P., de Almeida, A.T. & Tavakoli, M. (2022). Tailor-made smart glove for robot teleoperation, using printed stretchable sensors. 2022 IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft).
Reis Carneiro, M., & Tavakoli, M. (2021). Wearable pressure mapping through piezoresistive C-PU foam and tailor-made stretchable e-textile. IEEE Sensors Journal, 21(24), 27374–27384. https://doi.org/10.1109/jsen.2021.3126159
Reis Carneiro, M., Majidi, C., & Tavakoli, M. (2021). Dielectric elastomer actuators with biphasic Ag–EGaIn electrodes. Advanced Engineering Materials, 2100953. https://doi.org/10.1002/adem.202100953
T. Caldeira and M. R. Carneiro, "Design, Build and Play - Online Robotics Classes," 2021 IEEE World Conference on Engineering Education (EDUNINE), 2021, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/EDUNINE51952.2021.9429157.
Carvalho, Francisca & Lopes, Pedro & Reis Carneiro, Manuel & Serra, Arménio & Coelho, Jorge & de Almeida, Aníbal & Tavakoli, Mahmoud. (2020). Nondrying, Sticky Hydrogels for the Next Generation of High-Resolution Conformable Bioelectronics. ACS Applied Electronic Materials. 2. 3390-3401. 10.1021/acsaelm.0c00653.
M. R. Carneiro, A. T. de Almeida and M. Tavakoli, "Wearable and Comfortable e-Textile Headband for Long-Term Acquisition of Forehead EEG Signals," in IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 20, no. 24, pp. 15107-15116, 15 Dec.15, 2020, doi: 10.1109/JSEN.2020.3009629.
HUAWEI SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
Grant with the value of 5000€ in the 2nd edition of the Huawei Grant Program, awarded by Huawei in Lisbon, Portugal on April 4, 2023. 50 recipients were selected among more than 5300 candidates. (https://programadebolsashuawei.pt/)
IBM SCIENTIFIC PRIZE
"The Human Brain meets Soft Electronics through ideal Polymeric Interfaces - A Breakthrough in Electrophysiology" - A work based on my MSc Thesis, was awarded an Honorable Mention in the IBM Scientific Prize. The distinction was delivered by the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education of the Portuguese Government , Manuel Heitor, the President of IBM Portugal, António Raposo de Lima and the President of the Jury, Carlos Salema.
FRAUNHOFER PORTUGAL CHALLENGE
Third Place Award in the MSc Category of the Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge 2019, awarded by the Fraunhofer Portugal Research Association, with the idea "Comfortable Fabric-Based Headband for Forehead EEG Monitoring", based on my MSc Thesis
3% BEST STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COIMBRA
2015 | 2016 | 2017
Microelectronics, Embedded systems, Intelligent sensing applications - both hardware and software, as well as assessment of manufacturability of prototypes through digital fabrication techniques