Cyberspace plays nowadays a key role in modern societies and economies, and its protection is a pivotal challenge in national security strategies. Over the last decade, various technological developments have contributed to make our dependency on cyberspace even greater, including the generation and processing of massive amounts of data, the influence of social networks over all activities of our daily lives, or the trend to connect to Internet virtually every realworld device.
Ongoing Research Projects
Transportation noise has become a major concern for residents in urban environments, giving rise to stacked legislation at various levels. Current noise reduction technologies do not seem to be sufficient to achieve the targeted reduction. Noise abatement classical procedures add additional weight. Active technologies are mainly applied to downscaled models components and have a moderate technology readiness level.
Nuevas vías no-invasivas de diagnóstico temprano en enfermedades crónicas y degenerativas
New project to develop an innovative approach to present buildings and archaelogical ruins. Case Study: Museu Arqueológico do Carmo.
NanoSen-AQM faces the challenge of monitoring ambient air pollution and reporting air quality to the public in real time and in a sustainable way. The objective is to develop an electronic system based on low cost and low consumption sensors, and to validate the system in different locations of the Sudoe territory in front of certified air pollutant analysers.
In this Project, we study the behavior of Leishmania parasites in their two stages, promastigote and amastigote,exposed to ultrasonic standing waves in a microfluidic resonating channels. The study is performed in a glass capillary actuated by two faced piezoelectric transducers resonating at 3.7MHz. The parasites collect along the center of the channel driven by an acoustic radiation force induced.
La Sociedad de la Información se está convirtiendo en la Sociedad de los Datos. Las nuevas tecnologías y la evolución de los hábitos de las personas hacen que los datos (en especial los personales) sean un activo muy valioso. Los métodos para el análisis de la información, los procedimientos para la extracción de datos y las nuevas redes de comunicaciones permiten almacenar y comerciar con la información extraída al hacer compras o reservas por Internet, o conocer el movimiento de los usuarios de móviles, tabletas o “wearables” puesto que estamos ubicuamente conectados, etc.
165 newborns die every day of Bacterial Meningitis (BM), an aggressive infection that leaves severe sequelae among 30% of survivors. Rapid detection, particularly in this age group, is difficult due to the little specificity and overlap of its symptoms with those of more common and less severe diseases.
In the present project a study will be carried out to facilitate the generation of ultrasonic images of pieces of complex geometry through the use of industrial robots.
Las propiedades mecánicas anómalas de los tejidos tumorales activan las vías bioquímicas tumorigénicas. Se produce una desestabilización de la homeostasis del tejido adulto en respuesta a tensiones mecánicas patológicas.
Ice porosity is intimately linked to the history of formation and evolution of the ice. A high porosity of water ice allows mixing with other molecules, permitting chemical reactions in the ice bulk and on its surface. Porosity also influences the spectroscopic infrared observations of ices in space. One of the major achievements of the ESA-Rosetta mission was the precise measurement of the porosity in the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.