Department of Engineering Physics

People

Head of Department

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Helena Braga

Associate Professor
Phone:  22 041 3141
Office: H314
e-mail:mbragafe.up.pt

Research interests: Solid State and Materials Physics, both experimental and theoretical as required in each problem. Problem-solving oriented research. Her current research focus is on obtaining solid-state devices for harvesting and storing energy, operating in a safe, environmentally friendly and efficient way, at a low price, using vitreous and ferro-electric electrolytes whose patents she has registered.

Her expertise in experimental techniques includes: X-ray diffraction with Rietveld refinement, pair distribution function, neutron spectroscopy and diffraction, impedance spectroscopy and electro-chemical characterization, among others. Her expertise in simulation includes: thermodynamical simulation with the CALPHAD method, DFT for structures optimization, determination of electric and mechanical properties, ab initio molecular dynamics, determination of enthalpy and Gibbs energy dependence on temperature using phonons, surfaces study (heterostructures), etc.

Website: paginas.fe.up.pt/~mbraga/
ORCID profile: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4577-2154
Authenticus profile: https://www.authenticus.pt/R-000-BMG

Academic Staff

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António José Santos Silva

Assistant Professor
Phone: 22 041 3133
Office: H313
e-mail:ajsilvafe.up.pt

Research interests: Nuclear physics.

ORCID profile: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0197-9321

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Carlos Daniel Pintassilgo

Assistant Professor
Phone: 22 041 3137
Office: I115
e-mail:cdpfe.up.pt

Research interests: Plasma Physics. Low temperature plasmas. Non-equilibrium kinetics. Boltzmann equation. Modelling of RF, MW and DC and pulsed plasma discharges.

ORCID profile: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1527-2976
Authenticus profile: https://www.authenticus.pt/R-000-36R
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Diana Urbano

Assistant Professor
Phone: 22 041 3164
Office: H313
e-mail:urbanofe.up.pt

Research interests: Nuclear physics.

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Francisco Salzedas

Assistant Professor
Phone:  22 041 3130
Office: F413
e-mail:fsalfe.up.pt

Research interests: Tokamak plasma physics. Fusion energy. MHD instabilities.

ORCID profile: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4227-3122

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Jaime Villate

Assistant Professor
Phone: 22 041 3138
Office: H113
e-mail:villatefe.up.pt

Research interests: Computational physics. Computer Algebra Systems (CAS). e-Learning systems. Other past interests: Theoretical intermediate energy physics (hadronic structure in terms of quarks). Physical properties of food. Small satellites for oceanography.

Website: villate.org
ORCID profile: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5790-1593
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=iN-QqMYAAAAJ
Free Software: https://www.openhub.net/accounts/villate
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Joana Espain

Assistant Professor
Phone:  22 041 3131
Office: H115
e-mail:jespainfe.up.pt

Research interests: Energy storage systems (solid state batteries) and thermal management systems. Other past interests: Interface dynamics in material systems (hydrogen storage systems, liquid crystals, immiscible liquids, magnetic domains). Classical scalar fields dynamics. Relativistic interface dynamics and dark energy.

ORCID profile: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8839-0052
Authenticus profile: https://www.authenticus.pt/R-000-6KA
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Luís Miguel Martelo

Assistant Professor
Phone:  22 041 3135
Office: H315
e-mail:martelofe.up.pt

Research interests: Strongly correlated low-dimensional fermionic and bosonic systems (e.g. one- and two-dimensional Hubbard model). Interacting fermion-boson systems (application to ultra-cold atoms in optical lattices). Integrable models. Electron and spintronic properties of graphene and related materials.

Publons profile: https://publons.com/researcher/2076695/luis-miguel-f-r-martelo/
ORCID profile: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8065-5979
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=_p6S32IAAAAJ
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Maria José Marques

Assistant Professor
Phone:  22 041 3177
Office: H114
e-mail:mjvazfe.up.pt

Research interests: Influence of residual stress on the performance of mechanical components. Determination of residual stress via X-ray and neutron diffraction, and by the incremental hole drilling method. Additive manufacturing of metalic materials.

ORCID profile: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2955-6518
Authenticus profile: https://www.authenticus.pt/R-000-BZQ
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Paulo Garcia

Associate Professor
Phone:  22 041 3142
Office: I113
e-mail:pgarciafe.up.pt

Research interests: Astrophysics. Instrumentation. Physics teaching.

ORCID profile: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1678-3535
Authenticus profile: https://www.authenticus.pt/R-000-EG0
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Paulo Sá

Associate Professor
Phone:  22 041 3136
Office: I115
e-mail:paulosafe.up.pt

Research interests: Plasma physics.

ORCID profile: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9167-3419
Authenticus profile: https://www.authenticus.pt/R-000-EHE

Technical Staff

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Paulo Andrade

Lab Technician
Phone:  22 041 3132
Office: B235
e-mail:ppandradfe.up.pt
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Sandra Regina Costa

Secretary
Phone:  22 041 3164
Office: F210
e-mail:sandrarfe.up.pt
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