Sandra Dias is the Lab Manager for the Laboratory of Thermofluids, Combustion and Energy Systems at IN+ since April 2016.
She was born in Lisbon and graduated in Chemistry from Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon. She then went to work in research at Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier (ITQB), Oeiras. She got her PhD in Chemistry from the Kent University at Canterbury, United Kingdom. During which, she synthetized, characterized and performed structural studies of new liquid crystalline materials. An invitation from Prof. Manuel Almeida brought her back to Portugal in 2007 to do a Postdoc at ITN (now CTN, part of Instituto Superior Técnico).
Before her current job at IN+, she also was a Posdoc at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova and Instituto de Telecomunicações.