Short Personal Interview


Gonçalo Rodrigues was born in 1995, in Lisbon. He is an INESC-ID Researcher and PhD Student since 2020, integrating the Scientific Area Nano-Electronic Circuits and Systems (NECS).



How did you get to INESC-ID?

During my master thesis



one of the most advanced and innovative technology centers in Portugal.


Research project(s) under development

Position2 (European project with Philips) and Moore4Medical.


How would you explain in the most accessible and least technical language possible, what is the application / expected results of this (these) project (s)?

Next generation of biomedical tools.


Tell us about your favorite project so far (or one of them)?

Position2 with many futuristic ideas in the biomedical field.


What are the biggest challenges of working in research in this area?

Long waiting times to get results.


What book are you currently reading?

Papers and more papers (not books).


How would you explain to your child (or your parents or grandparents) what your job is? How do you explain what means to be a researcher in this area?

Design circuits that can be as small as a grain of sand, which will be part of an even more complex system.


How do you see the mission of mission INESC-ID “ to produce added value to people and society, supporting the response of public policies to scientific, health, environmental, cultural, social, economic and political challenges, in the fields of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering”?

I think we are going in the right path. INESC-ID has a variety of working areas which covers most of those challenges.



Academic Degree



Training / Research Area(s)

Nanotechnology / Biomedical


INESC-ID Scientific Area

Nano-Electronic Circuits and Systems (NECS)




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