Associate Professor and Team Coordinator
Degree & PhD in Condensed Matter Physics
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S. Lanceros-Mendez graduated in physics at the University of the Basque Country, Leioa, Spain, in 1991. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1996 at the Institute of Physics of the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany. He was Research Scholar at Montana State University, USA and visiting scientist at the A.F. Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia, Pennsylvania State University, USA and University of Potsdam, Germany. Since September 1998 he has been at the Physics Department of the University of Minho, Portugal, where he is associate professor, from 2012 to 2014 he was also associate researcher at the INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory and from January 2015 he is at the Basque center for materials, applications & nanostructures, BCMaterials, Spain. His work is focused in the area of polymer based smart materials for sensors and actuators, energy and biomedical applications.
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Maria Gabriela Coutinho Soares Lema Botelho, graduated in Chemistry at the University of Minho in Braga (Portugal) in 1992. In 2000 she got a PhD in Science on the thesis "Thermooxidative degradation of polyesthers and poly(ether-esters". This work was performed in collaboration with the company DSM Research in the Netherlands were she has been between 1997 and 2000. Since 2000 she is a professor at the Chemistry Department in University of Minho, teaching several subjects related to physical and analytical chemistry. Her research work is in the field of polymer thermo/photo oxidative degradation and polymer characterization using chromatographic and spectrophotometric techniques.The research work resulted in more than 50 publications, 2 book chapters and 110 presentations. She has supervised 25 student final projects in companies, 10 master degrees and 2 PhD.
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J. G. Rocha received the Ph.D. degree in industrial electronics engineering from the University of Minho, Guimaraes, Portugal, in 2004. Since then, he has been an Assistant Professor with the Department of Industrial Electronics, University of Minho, where he teaches electronics and is involved in the research of sensors and sensor interfaces.
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Luís Manuel Fernandes Rebouta, graduated in Physics in 1985, obtained the master degree in Nuclear Physics in 1989 and got the PhD in Solid State Physics in 1992, all at the University of Lisbon. He is Associate Professor in Minho University (UM) and member of the Physics Centre of UM. He has more than 20 years' experience in functional coatings research. The major activities have been focused in the synthesis and characterization of the different type of coatings, mainly deposited by reactive magnetron sputtering method, as for example, nanostructured superhard coatings, coatings for decorative applications, transparent and conductive coatings, coatings with photocatalystic properties, selective absorbers of solar radiation for high temperature application, optical coatings, etc. He has been also involved in other surface treatments and in the development of a nanocluster source in order to nucleate nanoparticles in a supersaturated gas.