Prof. Paulo Manuel Limão-Vieira

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Director of Research

RaBBiT programme director

Head of Atomic and Molecular Collisions Laboratory

CEFITEC, Department of Physics

Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

P-2829-516 Caparica, PT
Tel:  (+351)-21 294 85 76 (ext. 10570)

Fax: (+351)-21 294 85 49

plimaovieira @ fct.unl.pt

 

Education/Qualifications

 

2012 –

Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal

 

2010 –

Habilitation in Physical Engineering, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal

 

2010 –

Visiting Professor, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan

 

2003 – 2012

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal

 

2003

PhD, Experimental Physics, University of London, UK

 

2001

MPhil, Experimental Physics, University College London, UK

 

1995 – 2003

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Physics, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal

 

1994

Graduation, Physical Engineering, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal

 

Fellowships and Awards

2016 –

Invitation Fellowship for Research in Japan – Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

 

2013 –

Member of the IAEA CCN – International Atomic Energy Agency International code centre network

 

2003 – 2004

Honorary Researcher Fellow, University College London, UK

 

2003

Carey Foster postgraduate research prize, University College London, UK

 

2001

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, UK

 

 

Lecturing/Teaching Duties

2017 –

Molecular Physics, Department of Physics, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal

 

2014 –

Seminar in Energy and Bioenergy Research, Department of Science and Biomass Technology, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal

 

2014 –

Advances Topics in Energy and Bioenergy I, Department of Science and Biomass Technology, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal

 

2013 –

Biological effects of radiation, Department of Chemistry & Department of Physics, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal

 

2013 –

Atomic and Molecular Physics, Department of Physics, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal

 

2012 –

Experimental techniques in molecular physics, Department of Physics, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal

 

2010

Fundamentals of Physics; English for Scientist and Engineers; Introduction to Environmental Physics;

Atomic and Molecular Environmental Sciences, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan

 

2008 –

Classical Mechanics, Department of Physics, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal

 

2006 – 2012

Introduction to Radiation, Department of Physics, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal

 

2003 – 2006

Classical Mechanics, Department of Physics, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal

 

2001 – 2004

Thermal Physics; Waves Optics and Acoustics; Atomic and Molecular Physics;

Introduction to Classical Mechanics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, UK

 

2001 –

Classical Mechanics, Department of Physics, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal

 

1995 – 2001

Electromagnetism, Department of Physics, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal

 

1995 – 2000

Atomic and Molecular Physics, Department of Physics, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal

 

Other Activities

Member of the Editorial Board of Emol;

Editorial Board Member of European Physical Journal D;

Member of the Awards Committee for the “Sir John Mason Academic Trust”, UK;

 

Since July 2008, Director of Research at CEFITEC, Centre of Physics and Technological Research (http://cefitec.fct.unl.pt);

 

Member of the International Scientific Advisory Group for “science-softCon UV/Vis+ Spectra Data Base (UV/Vis+ Photochemistry Database);

Former member (2009-2013) of the General Committee of International Conference on Photonic, Electronic, and Atomic Collisions (ICPEAC);

 

National delegate and member of international scientific and steering committees of several EU COST Actions. Currently at:

COST MP1401 ‘Our Astro-Chemical History’ (2014-2018);

COST CM1301 CELINA ‘Chemistry for Electron-Induced Nanofabrication’ (2013-2017);

 

Referee to the Czech Foundation, Czech Republic;

Appointed referee to the Qatar National Research Fund, Qatar;

Appointed referee to CNPq funding agency, Brazil;

Referee to National Centre for Science and Technology Evaluation, Kazakhstan;

Appointed referee to the Australian Research Council (ARC), Australia;

Referee to Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia for PhD and Post-Doc applications in Physics, FCT-MCTES, PT;

Referee to US Department of Energy, USA;

Referee to FOCYT (Fondo para la Investigación Científica y Tecnológica), Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica, Argentina;

Referee to international peer review journals and books.

 

Research interests

VUV electronic state spectroscopy by synchrotron radiation of aeronomic molecules related to global warming, ozone depletion and plasma etching;

Negative ion yields by electron attachment in the gas phase and electron stimulated desorption in the condensed phase with low energy electrons (<20 eV);

Electron scattering of biological relevant and aeronomic molecules;

Effects of radiation damage in the biomolecular environment at the molecular level;

Negative ion production by electron transfer processes to biomolecules (DNA nucleobases, RNA, aminoacids, ...) in atom-molecule collisions.