Doctoral Candidate

Inês Figueiredo Pereira


Inês Pereira is a PhD student in the Microsystems group headed by Jaap den Toonder. Her project is called SEAMS and aims at developing a new, minimally invasive and smart implant as a novel procedure for glaucoma filtration surgery. Her research is focused on the microfluidic design, development of new microfabrication techniques and experimental testing of the new glaucoma drainage device.


Inês Pereira was born in 1994 in Viseu, Portugal. She graduated in 2015 from University of Beira Interior with a BSc in Biomedical Sciences, and then she obtained her MSc in Biomedical Materials and Devices from University of Aveiro in 2017. Her master’s thesis involved the design, fabrication and characterization of a composite polymeric membrane incorporating nanoparticles of calcium phosphate, zinc oxide and copper oxide, intended to be applied as a biocompatible, osteogenic and antibacterial coating material for dental implants. She then worked one year as a research fellow at University of Coimbra in the Coimbra Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Translational Research (CIBIT) before moving to Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), where she started on the SEAMS project within the Microsystems group.

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