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Plasma Physics, Lasers and Nuclear Fusion

Welcome to the webpage of the Scientific Area of Plasmas, Lasers and Nuclear Fusion of the Department of Physics of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST). The faculty members of our scientific area are actively engaged in education, research and outreach programs in a wide range of topics covered by the fields of plasma physics, lasers and nuclear fusion, both from a fundamental perspective, and from a technological/engineering perspective.

The research of the faculty members is developed at the Institute of Plasmas and Nuclear Fusion, a research unit (RU) of IST evaluated as “Exceptional” (2014, the sole RU of IST and the sole RU in Physics to receive this mark) and as “Excellent” (2019).

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Professor Gonçalo Figueira and Professor Hugo Terças distinguished as "Docentes Excelentes IST 2019/2020"

Professor Gonçalo Figueira and Professor Hugo Terças distinguished as "Docentes Excelentes IST 2019/2020" May 22 2021

Professor Gonçalo Figueira and Professor Hugo Terças have been distinguished as "Docentes Excelentes 2019/2020".
This distinction recognizes teaching excellence at Técnico, and is based on the students' feedback in the academic year 2019/2020 for the courses "Laboratório de Introdução à Física Experimental (MEFT)", Óptica e Lasers (MEFT)" and "Complementos de Electromagnetismo e Óptica (LMAC)" (Professor Gonçalo Figueira); and "Física e Tecnologia dos Plasmas (MEFT)" (Professor Hugo Terças).


Muhammad Khan receives PhD in Physics

Muhammad Khan receives PhD in Physics May 07 2021

On 13 April 2021, Dr. Muhammad Khan received his PhD in Physics with a thesis entitled 'Dissipative Quantum Dynamics of Hybrid Mechanical Systems'. His work was supervised by Prof. Tito de Mendonça (IST) and Prof. Hugo Terças (IST).

The thesis committee consisted of Prof. Pedro Ribeiro (IST), Prof. Nuno Silva (INESC-TEC), Prof. Ariel Guerreiro (FEUP), Prof. Hugo Terças (IST) and Prof. Luís O. Silva (IST, President).

Congratulations Muhammad !


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