NEWS

 

CELINA 2017 – Portugal

We host in Porto from 13 – 16 September the:

4th CELINA annual meeting

 

CELINA - Chemistry for ELectron-Induced NAnofabrication - COST Action CM1301

 

Post-doctoral position at LCAM – PT

Dr Khrystyna Regeta has been appointed post-doc fellow, September 2016.

 

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Professor Paulo Limão-Vieira awarded an Invitation Fellowship for Research in Japan, 2016.

 

Assistant Professor Appointment

Dr Filipe Ferreira da Silva has been appointed Assistant Professor, 2015.

 

POSMOL 2015 – Portugal

We have hosted for the first time in Portugal from 17 – 20 July the:

XIX International Symposium on Electron-Molecule Collisions and Swarms

&

XVIII International Workshop on Low-Energy Positron and Positronium Physics

POSMOL 2015

 

Career Development – The FCT Investigator Programme, IF – PT

Dr Filipe Ferreira da Silva awarded a starting grant from IF – FCT-MEC (2015–2019).

 

COST Action CM1401 – Our Astro-Chemical History, European Science Foundation

Professor Paulo Limão-Vieira appointed national delegate to the scientific and steering committees of Our Astro-Chemical History, November 2014.

 

International Cooperation Research Project Portugal – Brazil

Dr Filipe Ferreira da Silva national coordinator to FCT/CAPES grant, 2014-2016, Differential and integral cross sections in biological prototypes: theoretical and experimental approach" Ref. 2267.

 

PhD position at LCAM – PT

Ms Emanuele Lange from Brazil has been awarded a PhD scholarship under “Ciência sem Fronteiras - Brazil”, June 2014.

 

Post-doctoral position at LCAM – PT

Dr Diogo Fialho de Almeida has been appointed post-doc fellow, March 2014.

 

Electron, Molecule and Swarms – International Committee

Professor Paulo Limão-Vieira has been appointed member of the international committee, July 2013 - .

 

COST Action CM1301 – CELINA, European Science Foundation

Dr Filipe Ferreira da Silva and Professor Paulo Limão-Vieira appointed national delegates to the scientific and steering committees of

CELINA– Chemistry for Electron-Induced Nanofabrication, September 2013.

 

Sheldon Datz prize winner

PhD student MSc. Diogo Almeida has been awarded the Sheldon Datz 2013 prize for an Outstanding Young Scientist Attending ICPEAC.

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Portugal keeps its member position at ICPEAC General Committee

Dr Filipe Ferreira da Silva has been elected national representative for Portugal on the ICPEAC (International Conference on Photonic, Electronic, and Atomic Collisions) General Committee.

 

logo_rabbitRadiation Biology and Biophysics Doctoral Training Programme (RaBBiT) (2014-2019)

We were awarded funding for 4 cohorts from FCT-MEC under the international consortia for advanced training involving:

Centro de Física e Investigação Tecnológica (CEFITEC);

Rede de Química e Tecnologia - Laboratório Associado para a Química Verde (REQUIMTE);

Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e Tecnologia (CIUHCT);

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Spain;

The Open University (OU), UK;

Queen's University Belfast (QUB), UK;

University of Innsbruck (UI), Austria.

 

National Institute of Health, USA prize winner

PhD student MSc. Dario Barros Rodrigues has been awarded the 2013 New Investigator Travel Award under the sponsorship of National Institute of Health (USA).

 

International Symposium on Electron-Molecule Collisions and Swarms

Professor Paulo Limão-Vieira has been appointed member of the international scientific advisory committee for the Electron-Molecule symposium, October 2012.

 

Flinders University & Australian National University (ANU) – Australia

Professor Paulo Limão-Vieira has been appointed Visiting Professor, January 2012.

 

The Open University – UK

Professor Paulo Limão-Vieira has been appointed Visiting Professor, October 2010.

 

COST Action MP1002 – Nano IBCT, European Science Foundation

Professor Paulo Limão-Vieira has been appointed national delegate to the scientific and steering committees of

Nano-IBCT– Nanoscale Insights into Ion Beam Cancer Therapy, October 2010.

 

Sophia University, Tokyo – Japan

Professor Paulo Limão-Vieira has been appointed Visiting Professor and in charge of four lectures courses, April 2010.

 

Post-doctoral position at LCAM – PT

Dr Filipe Ferreira da Silva ranked first under the Portuguese Funding Agency National contest, October 2009.

 

European Physical Journal D – Editorial Board Member

Professor Paulo Limão-Vieira has been appointed Editorial Board Member, October 2009.

 

Institute of Physics (IoP), UK – New Membership

Professor Paulo Limao-Vieira has been elected Member of the Institute of Physics, UK at a meeting of Council in June 2009.

 

Portugal has become a member of the ICPEAC General Committee

Professor Paulo Limão-Vieira has been elected national representative for Portugal on the ICPEAC (International Conference on Photonic, Electronic, and Atomic Collisions) General Committee.

 

UK-Portugal Research Collaboration Highlighted

UK-Portugal British Council (treaty of Windsor) / CRUP
The Earth’s environment is an incredibly complex system controlled by an interconnected set of physical, chemical and biological processes many of which we have yet to understand. One of the most important goals of modern environmental research is to determine the role of biological activity on our climate. Although industry ejects huge amounts of pollutant gases into our atmosphere these are still minor compared to the incredible amounts of materials arising from flora and fauna. Hence the biosphere plays a key role in regulating the Earth’s climate and may be used to mitigate our own industrial emissions. However only recently have we begun to quantify the emissions of VOCs and other biologically produced species and our knowledge of how these effect (and are influenced by) our climate remains poor. Research teams at the Open University, UK (Professor Nigel Mason, Ms Elizabeth Drage and Ms Sarah Webb) and Professor Paulo Limao-Vieira and Mr Rodrigo Antunes and Mr Paulo Gomes at the New University of Lisbon have studied the spectroscopy of biogenic gases such as the monoterpenes released from the pine forests of Portugal. Infrared spectroscopy has allowed us to provide a method for detecting such emissions from satellites while ultraviolet data allows us to study the complex chemistry that leads to the formation of an organic aerosol, often seen as a blue haze over mountains.

This project has been selected as one of only 12 projects from over 690 projects funded as part of the British Council's Treaty of Windsor Scientific programme to celebrate outstanding research collaborations between UK and Portuguese research teams. The work will be featured in a special brochure with interactive CD, to celebrate the programme's 20th anniversary.

 

 

 

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Bico Alto, above Sao Bras, Faro, Portugal showing a blue haze arising from solar induced chemistry

involving molecules emitted from the vegetation in the forest.

 

UK-Portugal Research Collaboration Highlighted
A joint research project on the spectroscopy of atmospheric molecules has been selected as one of the highlights of current UK-Portugal research collaborations. The joint research project entitled "Molecular Fingerprinting for Atmospheric Sensing" led by CEPSAR's Professor Nigel Mason of the Department of Physics and Professor Paulo Limão-Vieira (Department of Physics, New University of Lisbon) uses Infrared and UV spectroscopy to provide fundamental data for remote sensing instruments to detect both pollutant species and natural biogenic species (such as volatile organics emitted from vegetation). The data may also be used to derive lifetimes of such species in the terrestrial atmosphere, an important parameter in determining their role in atmospheric chemistry. The research forms a major part of Ms Elizabeth Drage and Ms Eva Vasekova PhD Projects' at the Open Univeristy and forms part of the PhD studies of Mr Rodrigo Antunes and Mr Paulo Gomes at the New University of Lisbon.

This project has been selected as one of only 12 projects from over 690 projects funded as part of the British Council's Treaty of Windsor Scientific programme to celebrate outstanding research collaborations between UK and Portuguese research teams. The work will be featured in a special brochure with interactive CD, to celebrate the programme's 20th anniversary.

 

 

 

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