“Having experience in an internationally renowned institute such as EPFL is always helpful in getting a job anywhere. But if I can thank MARVEL for my achievement, I would thank the scientific environment created by this program. Here, I could see the top best works in the world in my field. The environment is very dynamic and propitious for collaborations. Having the opportunity to collaborate with such a high-level scientific community was something very well evaluated during my job candidacy. Moreover, MARVEL gives support not only for scientific work, but also for human resources with programs such as “Fix the Leaky Pipeline," giving female scientists a chance to strategize over their careers. I also want to thank Berend Smit who told me several times that I must apply for the job. I applied, and I got it. This was the human support I needed that time and it made all difference in my achievement.”
Damasceno Borges' general field of research is running molecular simulations of porous materials for diverse applications. She is particularly interested in environmentally sustainable technologies such as materials for carbon capture, gas separation and water purification.