PeopleMeet our faculty members
Full Professors / Coordinator Researchers
Luís Oliveira e Silva
My research is focused on the interaction of intense particle/photon beams and relativistic flows with matter covering plasma-based accelerators, intense radiation sources, magnetic field generation processes in extreme astrophysics events, collisionless shocks in the laboratory and in space/astrophysics, QED physics in intense fields, and nonlinear metamaterials. My research methodology combines theory with massively parallel particle-in-cell simulations.
- PhD: Instituto Superior Técnico, 1997
- Agregação: Instituto Superior Técnico, 2005
- Lucas Rovige, Filipe D. Cruz, Robert S. Dorst, Jessica J. Pilgram, ..., Laboratory Study of Magnetic Reconnection in Lunar-relevant Mini-magnetospheres, The Astrophysical Journal (2024)
- Diogo D Carvalho, Diogo R Ferreira, Luís O Silva, Learning the dynamics of a one-dimensional plasma model with graph neural networks, Machine Learning: Science and Technology (2024)
- P. J. Bilbao, R. J. Ewart, F. Assunçao, T. Silva, ..., Ring momentum distributions as a general feature of Vlasov dynamics in the synchrotron dominated regime, Physics of Plasmas (2024)
- F. Cruz, T. Grismayer, R. Torres, A. Y. Chen, ..., Particle-in-cell simulations of pulsar magnetospheres: Transition between electrosphere and force-free regimes, Astronomy & Astrophysics (2024)
- W. L. Zhang, T. Grismayer, L. O. Silva, Signatures for strong-field QED in the quantum limit of beamstrahlung, Physical Review A (2023)
- Torres, R., Grismayer, T., Cruz, F., Silva, L.O., Magnetic frame-dragging correction to the electromagnetic solution of a compact neutron star, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (2023)
Recent publications
Luís Lemos Alves
My field of work is the modelling and simulation of low-temperature plasmas. I use a research methodology that starts by formulating the problem, continues with the development / updating of a numerical tool, including its verification through benchmarking against other codes, and concludes with the validation of the physical model by comparison with experiments. Over the years I have developed many different numerical codes, extending from the numerical solution of the electron Boltzmann equation to the development of multi-dimensional dynamic models for reactive gas/plasma systems. My research focuses on the study of microwave and radio-frequency discharges, of interest for material science, biological and environmental applications.
- PhD: Instituto Superior Técnico, 1993
- Agregação: Instituto Superior Técnico, 2006
- Uwe Czarnetzki, Luís Lemos Alves, Correction: Describing local and non-local electron heating by the Fokker–Planck equation, Reviews of Modern Plasma Physics (2024)
- Duarte Gonçalves, Gérard Bauville, Pascal Jeanney, Mário Lino da Silva, ..., Ar(1s5) density in a co-axial argon plasma jet with N2–O2 shielding, Plasma Sources Science and Technology (2024)
- Luís L Alves, Markus M Becker, Jan van Dijk, Timo Gans, ..., Foundations of plasma standards, Plasma Sources Science and Technology (2023)
- Tiago C Dias, Chloé Fromentin, Luís L Alves, Antonio Tejero-del-Caz, ..., A reaction mechanism for oxygen plasmas, Plasma Sources Science and Technology (2023)
- Ricardo Grosso Ferreira, Bernardo Brotas Carvalho, Luís Lemos Alves, Bruno Gonçalves, ..., VUV to IR Emission Spectroscopy and Interferometry Diagnostics for the European Shock Tube for High-Enthalpy Research, Sensors (2023)
- L L Alves, A Tejero-del-Caz, Charged-particle transport models for global models, Plasma Sources Science and Technology (2023)
Recent publications
Vasco Guerra
I am interested in the non-equilibrium kinetics of low-temperature molecular plasmas, including electron, vibrational, heavy-particle and surface kinetics. I develop models to simulate, understand and interpret the physics of these systems, both by studying specific elements of each of the kinetics and by developing fully self-consistent models describing their global behaviour.
- PhD: Instituto Superior Técnico, 1998
- Agregação: Instituto Superior Técnico, 2010
- Pedro Viegas, Jorge Silveira, Tiago Cunha Dias, Olivier Guaitella, ..., Surface recombination in Pyrex in oxygen DC glow discharges: mesoscopic modelling and comparison with experiments, Plasma Sources Science and Technology (2024)
- Gregory J Smith, Paola Diomede, Andrew R Gibson, Scott J Doyle, ..., Low-pressure inductively coupled plasmas in hydrogen: impact of gas heating on the spatial distribution of atomic hydrogen and vibrationally excited states, Plasma Sources Science and Technology (2024)
- Petr Bílek, Tiago Cunha Dias, Václav Prukner, Vasco Guerra, ..., Streamer-induced kinetics of excited states in pure N2: II. Formation of N2(B 3¿g,v=0–21 ) through analysis of emission produced by the first positive system, Plasma Sources Science and Technology (2024)
- Edmond Baratte, Carolina A. Garcia-Soto, Tiago Silva, Vasco Guerra, ..., $$\hbox {CO}_2$$/$$\hbox {CH}_4$$ Glow Discharge Plasma: Part I—Experimental and Numerical Study of the Reaction Pathways, Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing (2024)
- Carolina A. Garcia-Soto, Edmond Baratte, Tiago Silva, Vasco Guerra, ..., CO2/CH4 Glow Discharge Plasma. Part II: Study of Plasma Catalysis Interaction Mechanisms on CeO2, Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing (2024)
- José Afonso, Luca Vialetto, Vasco Guerra, Pedro Viegas, Plasma-induced reversible surface modification and its impact on oxygen heterogeneous recombination, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics (2024)
Recent publications
Carlos Silva
My research is focused on edge physics, multi-scale turbulent transport and diagnostic development in fusion devices. The work is performed in devices such as ISTTOK (Portugal), TJ-II (Spain), AUG (Germany) and JET (UK), where I regularly participate in experimental campaigns. My research methodology combines data analysis with diagnostic development aiming at contributing to the understanding of turbulent transport in fusion devices.
- PhD: Instituto Superior Técnico, 2000
- Agregação: Instituto Superior Técnico, 2013
- Hartmut Zohm, et al. (including J. Santos), Overview of ASDEX Upgrade results in view of ITER and DEMO, Nuclear Fusion (2024)
- G. Grenfell, L. Gil, P. Manz, C. Silva, ..., The multi-faced nature of the quasicoherent mode in EDA H-mode, Nuclear Fusion (2024)
- D Hachmeister, C Silva, J Santos, G D Conway, ..., Influence of the magnetic configuration on the high-field side scrape-off layer at ASDEX Upgrade and the role of the secondary separatrix, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion (2024)
- Solano, E., Birkenmeier, G., Silva, C., Delabie, E., ..., L-H transition studies in tritium and deuterium-tritium campaigns at JET with Be wall and W divertor, Nuclear Fusion (2023)
- Gregor Birkenmeier, Emilia R Solano, Ivo Carvalho, Jon Hillesheim, ..., The role of isotope mass and transport for H-mode access in tritium containing plasmas at JET with ITER-like wall, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion (2023)
- C. Silva, E.R. Solano, J.C. Hillesheim, E. Delabie, ..., Effect of the divertor configuration on the JET edge radial electric field, Nuclear Fusion (2022)
Recent publications
Bruno Soares Gonçalves
My research is focused on edge physics, control and data acquisition, development of diagnostics and integration of engineering systems for fusion devices such as JET, ITER and DEMO. My research activity involves multidisciplinary fields ranging from diagnostic development and data analysis to project management methodologies aiming at achieving the best measurements on fusion devices.
- PhD: Instituto Superior Técnico,2003
- Agregação: Instituto Superior Técnico, 2012
- Bundaleska, N., Felizardo, E., Santhosh, N.M., Upadhyay, K.K., ..., Plasma-Designed Vertically Oriented Carbon Nanostructures for Ac Line Filtering Capacitors, SSRN (2024)
- Gonçalves, B., Plasma Diagnostics, Sensors (2024)
- Elena Tatarova, Ana Dias, Plamen Dankov, Jivko Kissovski, ..., Plasma‐Driven Tuning of Dielectric Permittivity in Graphene, Small (2024)
- Ana Dias, Edgar Felizardo, N. Bundaleska, Miroslav Abrashev, ..., Plasma-enabled multifunctional platform for gram-scale production of graphene and derivatives, Applied Materials Today (2024)
- Grosso Ferreira, R., Vicente, J., Silva, F., Gonçalves, B., ..., Reflectometry diagnostics for atmospheric entry applications: state-of-the-art and new developments, CEAS Space Journal (2024)
- Bundaleska, N., Felizardo, E., Santhosh, N.M., Upadhyay, K.K., ..., Plasma-enabled growth of vertically oriented carbon nanostructures for AC line filtering capacitors, Applied Surface Science (2024)
Recent publications
Frederico Fiuza
My research interests are in the fields of plasma physics, plasma astrophysics, and high-energy-density physics. I am currently investigating different topics related to particle acceleration in both high-energy astrophysical and laboratory plasmas, intense laser-plasma interactions, and inertial confinement fusion. I am also interested in the application of machine learning to accelerate the development of multi-scale numerical tools in the physical sciences. My research methodology combines plasma theory, large-scale numerical simulations, and laboratory experiments.
- PhD: Instituto Superior Técnico, 2012
- Agregação: Instituto Superior Técnico, 2022
- Max F. Gilljohann, Yuliia Mankovska, Pablo San Miguel Claveria, Alexei Sytov, ..., Channeling acceleration in crystals and nanostructures and studies of solid plasmas: new opportunities, Journal of Instrumentation (2023)
- A. Grassi, H. G. Rinderknecht, G. F. Swadling, D. P. Higginson, ..., Electron Injection via Modified Diffusive Shock Acceleration in High-Mach-number Collisionless Shocks, The Astrophysical Journal Letters (2023)
- Trines, R. M. G. M., Alves, E. P., Humphrey, K. A., Bingham, R., ..., Boosting the performance of Brillouin amplification at sub-quarter-critical densities via reduction of parasitic Raman scattering, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion (2021)
- E P Alves, R M G M Trines, K A Humphrey, R Bingham, ..., A robust plasma-based laser amplifier via stimulated Brillouin scattering, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion (2021)
- Trines, R.M.G.M., Alves, E.P., Webb, E., Vieira, J., ..., New criteria for efficient Raman and Brillouin amplification of laser beams in plasma, Scientific Reports (2020)
- Yakimenko, V., Meuren, S., Del Gaudio, F., Baumann, C., ..., Prospect of Studying Nonperturbative QED with Beam-Beam Collisions, Physical Review Letters (2019)
Recent publications
Associate Professors / Principal Researchers
Marta Fajardo
My research is focused on the development and use of Ultra-bright X-ray sources such as X-ray Free Electron Lasers, Plasma-based X-ray lasers and High Harmonic Generation. I use these sources to study Matter in Extreme Conditions such as High Energy Density Plasmas. For these studies I develop new diagnostics in X-ray Imaging such as X-ray holography, Coherent Diffraction Imaging and 3D imaging, using my team’s know-how in X-ray Metrology.
- PhD: Ecole Polytechnique & Instituto Superior Técnico, 2001
- Mosel P, Düsing J, Johannesmeier S, Patzlaff-Günther M, ..., X-ray generation by fs-laser processing of biological material., Biomedical optics express (2023)
- M. Hussain, G. O. Williams, T. Imran, M. Fajardo, Non-linear propagation effects of intense femtosecond pulses on below bandgap harmonics in solids, Journal of Modern Optics (2023)
- André M. Antunes, Mukhtar Hussain, Joana Alves, Gonçalo Vaz, ..., Shining light on solids: a TDDFT study of solid-state HHG, Compact Radiation Sources from EUV to Gamma-rays: Development and Applications (2023)
- Fröhlich, S., Liu, X., Hamdou, A., Meunier, A., ..., Self-probed ptychography from semiconductor high-harmonic generation, arXiv (2022)
- Fröhlich, S., Liu, X., Hamdou, A., Meunier, A., ..., Self-probed ptychography from semiconductor high-harmonic generation, Optics Letters (2022)
- Hussain, Mukhtar, Lima, Fernando, Boutu, Willem, Merdji, Hamed, ..., Demonstration of nonperturbative and perturbative third-harmonic generation in MgO by altering the electronic structure, Physical Review A (2022)
Recent publications
Artur Malaquias
At IPFN I am responsible for the heavy ion beam diagnostic team. This diagnostic was installed in 1992 for the measurement of several plasma parameters of the ISTTOK tokamak. My interests are in the numerical modelling, data analysis, design and commissioning of upgrades. The main difference to previous arrangements of the ISTTOK-HIBD relies on the use of a 2D matrix cell detector to collect the complete fan of probing ions exiting the plasma. This new approach opened the possibility for the simultaneous measurement of electron density and temperature, plasma potential and internal magnetic field profiles with their temporal evolution. Other research interests include participation in European fusion projects in other tokamaks: JET, ITER and DEMO.
- PhD: Instituto Superior Técnico, 2000
- Agregação: Instituto Superior Técnico, 2023
- Martins, R., Correia, J. B., Czarkowski, P., Miklaszewski, R., ..., Irradiation damage on CrNbTaVWx high entropy alloys, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms (2023)
- Raul Luís, Yohanes Nietiadi, Antonio Quercia, Alberto Vale, ..., Neutronics Simulations for DEMO Diagnostics, Sensors (2023)
- R. Mateus, P. Czarkowski, R. Martins, C.M. Vitor, ..., Ion beam analysis of W irradiated with deuterium-based plasma discharges at PF-1000U, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms (2023)
- Goncalves, Bruno, Varela, Paulo, Silva, Antonio, Silva, Filipe, ..., Advances, Challenges, and Future Perspectives of Microwave Reflectometry for Plasma Position and Shape Control on Future Nuclear Fusion Devices, Sensors (2023)
- Biel, W., Ariola, M., Bolshakova, I, Brunner, K. J., ..., Development of a concept and basis for the DEMO diagnostic and control system, Fusion Engineering and Design (2022)
- Nedzelskiy, Igor, Malaquias, Artur, Henriques, Rafael, Sharma, Ridhima, Affect of Secondary Beam Non-Uniformity on Plasma Potential Measurements by HIBD with Split-Plate Detector, Sensors (2022)
Recent publications
Gonçalo Figueira
My research is focused on the science and technology of high intensity, ultrashort laser pulses, covering the study of broadband amplification techniques, the development of high efficiency, high repetition rate pump lasers, the creation and application of laser pulses with specific shapes, and the design of ultrafast diagnostics for pulse measurement and characterization. My research is strongly experimental, supported by theory and modelling, and is carried out at IST’s Laboratory for Intense Lasers.
- PhD: Instituto Superior Técnico, 2001
- Gonçalo Figueira, Kilian Fritsch, Victor Hariton, Nazar Kovalenko, ..., Convex-concave multipass cells for spectral broadening and compression, Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics /SPIE LASE (2023)
- Hugo Pires, Joana Alves, Victor Hariton, Mario Galletti, ..., Ultrabroadband OPA in YCOB with a sub-ps Pump Source, Photonics (2023)
- André M. Antunes, Mukhtar Hussain, Joana Alves, Gonçalo Vaz, ..., Shining light on solids: a TDDFT study of solid-state HHG, Compact Radiation Sources from EUV to Gamma-rays: Development and Applications (2023)
- Victor Hariton, Kilian Fritsch, Kevin Schwarz, Nazar Kovalenko, ..., Spectral broadening in convex-concave multipass cells, Optics Express (2023)
- G. Vaz, H. Pires, M. Hussain, G. O. Williams, ..., Investigation of spectral broadening in different dispersion regimes and low-order harmonic generation in the mid-infrared, The International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena (UP) 2022 (2022)
- Victor Hariton, Ammar Bin Wahid, Gonçalo Figueira, Kilian Fritsch, ..., Multipass spectral broadening and compression in the green spectral range, Optics Letters (2022)
Recent publications
Horácio Fernandes
My scientific research is focused on fusion devices diagnostics and real-time control and operation. I have started to operate one of the earlier existing remote controlled physics laboratories in operation since 1999 related to my interest in electronic instrumentation.
- PhD: Instituto Superior Técnico, 1997
- Agregação: Instituto Superior Técnico, 2013
- J Oliveira, D Hachmeister, P D Lourenço, J Brotankova, ..., An accessible microwave cavity experiment for plasma density determination, European Journal of Physics (2021)
- Diogo R. Ferreira, Pedro J. Carvalho, Horacio Fernandes, Deep Learning for Plasma Tomography and Disruption Prediction From Bolometer Data, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science (2020)
- Ondrej Kudlacek, Giuseppe Marchiori, Claudio Finotto, Paolo Bettini, ..., Cleaning of the Eddy Current Effects From Magnetic Diagnostics, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science (2019)
- Diogo R. Ferreira, Pedro J. Carvalho, Horácio Fernandes, JET Contributors, Full-Pulse Tomographic Reconstruction with Deep Neural Networks, Fusion Science and Technology (2018)
- J.P.S. Loureiro, H. Fernandes, F.L. Tabarés, G. Mazzitelli, ..., Deuterium retention in tin (Sn) and lithium–tin (Li–Sn) samples exposed to ISTTOK plasmas, Nuclear Materials and Energy (2017)
- Adamek, J., Mueller, H. W., Silva, C., Schrittwieser, R., ..., Profile measurements of the electron temperature on the ASDEX Upgrade, COMPASS, and ISTTOK tokamak using Thomson scattering, triple, and ball-pen probes, Review of Scientific Instruments (2016)
Recent publications
Jorge Vieira
At the intersection of photonics and plasma science, my research employs advanced computing and theoretical modelling to exploit the properties of structured, intense light to attain the ultimate physical limits of plasma accelerators and associated light sources, envisioning beam phase spaces tailored for specific applications. To complement theoretical and computational advances, I strive to collaborate with experimental teams that might bring these concepts closer to reality, whenever possible.
- PhD: Instituto Superior Técnico, 2010
- B. Malaca, M. Pardal, D. Ramsey, J. R. Pierce, ..., Coherence and superradiance from a plasma-based quasiparticle accelerator, Nature Photonics (2024)
- Mariana Moreira, Patric Muggli, Jorge Vieira, Mitigation of the Onset of Hosing in the Linear Regime through Plasma Frequency Detuning, Physical Review Letters (2023)
- Miguel Pardal, A. Sainte-Marie, A. Reboul-Salze, R.A. Fonseca, ..., RaDiO: An efficient spatiotemporal radiation diagnostic for particle-in-cell codes, Computer Physics Communications (2023)
- Marco Piccardo, Michael de Oliveira, Veronica R. Policht, Mattia Russo, ..., Broadband control of topological–spectral correlations in space–time beams, Nature Photonics (2023)
- Camilla Willim, Jorge Vieira, Victor Malka, Luís O. Silva, Proton acceleration with intense twisted laser light, Physical Review Research (2023)
- Jacob R. Pierce, John P. Palastro, Fei Li, Bernardo Malaca, ..., Arbitrarily structured laser pulses, Physical Review Research (2023)
Recent publications
Assistant Professors / Assistant Researchers
Mario Lino da Silva
My research focuses on high-speed, warm collisional plasmas, where I try to understand the nonequilibrium thermodynamic properties of such plasmas, the dynamics of kinetic processes and radiation, and where I try to develop advanced fluid descriptions of such plasmas that include the quantum dynamics of molecular energy exchange processes.
- PhD: Université d'Orléans, 2004
- Duarte Gonçalves, Gérard Bauville, Pascal Jeanney, Mário Lino da Silva, ..., Ar(1s5) density in a co-axial argon plasma jet with N2–O2 shielding, Plasma Sources Science and Technology (2024)
- R. Grosso Ferreira, B. Carvalho, J. Rodrigues, R. Rodrigues, ..., Unfocused laser ignition of high-pressure He–H2-O2 combustible mixtures, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2024)
- Grosso Ferreira, R., Vicente, J., Silva, F., Gonçalves, B., ..., Reflectometry diagnostics for atmospheric entry applications: state-of-the-art and new developments, CEAS Space Journal (2024)
- Ricardo Grosso Ferreira, Bernardo Brotas Carvalho, Luís Lemos Alves, Bruno Gonçalves, ..., VUV to IR Emission Spectroscopy and Interferometry Diagnostics for the European Shock Tube for High-Enthalpy Research, Sensors (2023)
- João Coelho, Mário Lino da Silva, Aerothermodynamic analysis of Neptune ballistic entry and aerocapture flows, Advances in Space Research (2023)
- J. Vargas, R. Mével, M. Lino da Silva, D. A. Lacoste, Development of a steady detonation reactor with state-to-state thermochemical modeling, Shock Waves (2022)
Recent publications
Bernardo Brotas Carvalho
My scientific research is focused on fusion plasma diagnostics, real-time control and operation and development of high performance hardware and software for CODAC systems.
- PhD: Instituto Superior Técnico, 2003
- R. Grosso Ferreira, B. Carvalho, J. Rodrigues, R. Rodrigues, ..., Unfocused laser ignition of high-pressure He–H2-O2 combustible mixtures, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2024)
- Ricardo Grosso Ferreira, Bernardo Brotas Carvalho, Luís Lemos Alves, Bruno Gonçalves, ..., VUV to IR Emission Spectroscopy and Interferometry Diagnostics for the European Shock Tube for High-Enthalpy Research, Sensors (2023)
- Luísa Monteiro, Paulo Zoio, Luis P. Fonseca, Cecília Calado, ..., Quality Monitoring of Biodiesel and Diesel/Biodiesel Blends: A Comparison between Benchtop FT-NIR versus a Portable Miniaturized NIR Spectroscopic Analysis, Processes (2023)
- Torres, A., Carvalho, B.B., Markovic, T., Batista, A.J.N., ..., Data acquisition with real-time numerical integration for COMPASS-U magnetic diagnostics, Fusion Engineering and Design (2023)
- Ondrej Kudlacek, Giuseppe Marchiori, Claudio Finotto, Paolo Bettini, ..., Cleaning of the Eddy Current Effects From Magnetic Diagnostics, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science (2019)
- Diamagnetic energy measurement during the first operational phase at the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator, Nuclear Fusion (2018)
Recent publications
João Mendanha Dias
My research in fundamental physics is focused on secondary radiation sources and optical diagnostics in laser-plasma interaction field. On the other hand I have also devoted significant work to optical applications in medicine (eye optical modeling) and in industry (spectroscopy and laser metrology). My research methodology is mainly experimental work, engineering design and, occasionally, simulations and modelling.
- PhD: Instituto Superior Técnico, 2001
- Gregory Vieux, Silvia Cipiccia, Gregor H Welsh, Samuel R. Yoffe, ..., The role of transient plasma photonic structures in plasma-based amplifiers, Communications Physics (2023)
- Giacomo Savini, Kenneth J. Hoffer, Filomena Ribeiro, Joao Mendañha Dias, ..., Reply: Intraocular lens power calculation with ray tracing based on AS-OCT and adjusted axial length after myopic excimer laser surgery, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (2022)
- IOL power calculation with ray tracing based on anterior segment OCT and adjusted axial length after myopic excimer laser surgery., Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (2022)
- Vieux, G., Brunetti, E., Cipiccia, S., Eliasson, B., ..., Towards a high efficiency amplifier based on Raman amplification, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion (2020)
- Mario Galletti, Swen Künzel, Joana Alves, Victor Hariton, ..., Direct refractive index retrieval from interferometry measurements, Review of Scientific Instruments (2020)
- Weikum, M.K., Akhter, T., Alesini, D., Alexandrova, A.S., ..., Status of the Horizon 2020 EuPRAXIA conceptual design study, Journal of Physics: Conference Series (2019)
Recent publications
Rui Coelho
My research is focused on theory and modelling of magnetically confined fusion plasmas. In particular, I am interested in the Integrated Tokamak modelling, the dynamics of magnetic reconnection events associated to plasma confinement degradation in Tokamaks and the interaction of energetic particles with Alfven waves. I collaborate with the experimental teams of ISTTOK (Portugal), JET (UK), AUG (Germany) and TCV (Switzerland) and on the research plan of future devices such as JT-60SA (Japan) and DEMO.
- PhD: Instituto Superior Técnico, 2001
- F. Nabais, D. Borba, R. Coelho, J. Ferreira, ..., Observation of modes in the sub-cyclotronic range of frequencies in JET, Nuclear Fusion (2024)
- Hartmut Zohm, et al. (including J. Santos), Overview of ASDEX Upgrade results in view of ITER and DEMO, Nuclear Fusion (2024)
- Calado, R., Nabais, F., Sharapov, S.E., Schneider, P., ..., Modelling of energetic particle drive and damping effects on TAEs in AUG experiment with ECCD, Nuclear Fusion (2024)
- Kiptily, V.G., Challis, C.D., Dumont, R., Fitzgerald, M., ..., Observation of alpha-particles in recent D-T experiments on JET, Nuclear Fusion (2024)
- Jeronimo Garcia, Yevgen Kazakov, Rui Coelho, Mykola Dreval, ..., Stable Deuterium-Tritium plasmas with improved confinement in the presence of energetic-ion instabilities, Nature Communications (2024)
- Garcia, J., Kazakov, Y., Coelho, R., Dreval, M., ..., Stable Deuterium-Tritium burning plasmas with improved confinement in the presence of energetic-ion instabilities, arXiv (2023)
Recent publications
Mário Pinheiro
Mario received his Ph.D. in Physics from the Technical Institute of Lisbon, University of Lisbon, in close cooperation with the University of Orsay Paris-XI. But before that, he obtained the DEUG (Licence) from the University Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand. The Master degree was obtained at the Université de Paris VII-Jussieu and the "Diplome d´Etudes Approfondies" (DEA) from the University of Orsay Paris-XI. He is interested in the fundamentals of physics, plasma, and electromagnetic propulsion, and the use of physics in many applied and trans-disciplinary fields.
- PhD: Instituto Superior Técnico, 1993
- Agregação: Instituto Superior Técnico, 2011
- Modeling of Electrohydrodynamic (EHD) Plasma Thrusters: Optimization of Physical and Geometrical Parameters, Applied Sciences (2022)
- New Framework to Study Electromagnetic Turbulence, Magnetism (2022)
- Ergontropic Dynamics: Contribution for an Extended Particle Dynamics, Rhythmic Advantages in Big Data and Machine Learning (2022)
- Modelling an Argon Propellant Dual Stage Cylindrical Electrohydrodynamic Thruster at Low Pressure, U.Porto Journal of Engineering (2021)
- General Relativistic Gravity Machine using Electromagneto-Torsion Field, International Journal of Sciences (2018)
- Study of the design and efficiency of single stage EHD thrusters at the sub-atmospheric pressure of 1.3 kPa, Physics of Plasmas (2017)
Recent publications
Marija Vranic
Extreme laser-matter interactions; electron-positron pair creation; radiation reaction; radiation generation; large-scale simulations of nonlinear physics phenomena.
- PhD: Instituto Superior Técnico, 2015
- B. Barbosa, M. Vranic, K. Weichman, D. Ramsey, ..., Phase control of nonlinear Breit-Wheeler pair creation, Physical Review Research (2024)
- R. Babjak, L. Willingale, A. Arefiev, M. Vranic, Direct Laser Acceleration in Underdense Plasmas with Multi-PW Lasers: A Path to High-Charge, GeV-Class Electron Bunches, Physical Review Letters (2024)
- Óscar Amaro, Marija Vranic, QScatter: numerical framework for fast prediction of particle distributions in electron-laser scattering, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion (2024)
- R Babjak, B Martinez, M Krus, M Vranic, Direct laser acceleration in varying plasma density profiles, New Journal of Physics (2024)
- Qian Qian, Daniel Seipt, Marija Vranic, Thomas E. Grismayer, ..., Parametric study of the polarization dependence of nonlinear Breit–Wheeler pair creation process using two laser pulses, Physics of Plasmas (2023)
- Dominika Maslarova, Bertrand Martinez, Marija Vranic, Radiation-dominated injection of positrons generated by the nonlinear Breit–Wheeler process into a plasma channel, Physics of Plasmas (2023)
Recent publications
Luís Filipe Mendes
My current scientific research is focused on Solar Concentrating Systems and related topics, such as Thermal and Thermochemical Storage systems. In parallel, I'm involved in more interdisciplinary projects where Applied Thermodynamics and Thermal Simulations play an important role. My previous research activity was focused on Solar Assisted Heating and Cooling. My activity has been predominantly focused on experimental work, model development and computer simulation.
- PhD: Instituto Superior Técnico, 2003
- The Mercedes water Cherenkov detector, The European Physical Journal C (2022)
- Solid–gas reactors driven by concentrated solar energy with potential application to calcium looping: A comparative review, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (2022)
- Modelling a Calcium-Looping Fluidised Bed Calcination Reactor with Solar-Driven Heat Flux, Chemical Engineering Transactions (2021)
- HeatTracer - A novel Monte Carlo radiative heat transfer tool for cavity receivers simulation, AIP Conference Proceedings (2019)
- Optimum heat exchanger area estimation using coefficients of structural bonds: Application to an absorption chiller, International Journal of Refrigeration (2010)
- A rich solution spray as a refining method in a small capacity, single effect, solar assisted absorption machine with the pair NH_{3}/H_{2}O: Experimental results, Energy Conversion and Management (2007)
Recent publications
Invited Professors
Hugo Terças
My research interests focus on the physics of quantum matter, covering aspects of solid-state plasmonics, ultra-cold quantum gases (Bose-Einstein condensates) and axion-plasma interaction. My approach consists in modeling complex dynamics in the quantum regime by incorporating key ingredients from condensed matter and quantum field theory in the formulation of both fluid and kinetic equations. Filling the important gap between plasmas and condensed matter, I aim at contributing towards plasma applications in quantum technologies.
- R. Giampaoli, J. L. Figueiredo, J. D. Rodrigues, J. A. Rodrigues, ..., Information compression at the turbulent phase transition in cold-atom gases, Physical Review Research (2023)
- F. Haas, J. T. Mendonça, H. Terças, Plasmon dispersion and Landau damping in the nonlinear quantum regime, Physical Review E (2023)
- Vasco Pinhão, Pedro Cosme, Hugo Terças, Anomalous conductivity due to two-stream instability in bilayer graphene, Physical Review B (2023)
- J. L. Figueiredo, J. T. Mendonça, H. Terças, Bose-Einstein condensation of photons in microcavity plasmas, Physical Review E (2023)
- Pedro Cosme, Hugo Terças, Nonlinear density waves on graphene electron fluids, Physical Review B (2023)
- João E. H. Braz, P. Ribeiro, H. Terças, Hydrodynamic signatures and spectral properties of the quantum vortex, Physical Review A (2022)
Recent publications
Hugo Pires
My research is focused on development of novel ultrashort laser sources, and their use for fundamental physics studies, on mid-IR laser technology development for biochemical applications, and on nonlinear optical phenomena driven by these laser sources. This research is mainly experimental, and is carried out at IPFN's Laboratory for Intense Lasers.
- PhD: Instituto Superior Técnico, 2015
- Hugo Pires, Joana Alves, Victor Hariton, Mario Galletti, ..., Ultrabroadband OPA in YCOB with a sub-ps Pump Source, Photonics (2023)
- Joana Alves, Hugo Pires, Celso P. João, Gonçalo Figueira, Multi-mJ Scaling of 5-Optical Cycle, 3 µm OPCPA, Photonics (2021)
- Victor Hariton, Celso Paiva João, Hugo Pires, Mario Galletti, ..., Thermal lens analysis in a diode-pumped 10 Hz 100 mJ Yb:YAG amplifier, High Power Laser Science and Engineering (2020)
- Mario Galletti, Swen Künzel, Joana Alves, Victor Hariton, ..., Direct refractive index retrieval from interferometry measurements, Review of Scientific Instruments (2020)
- Mario Galletti, Pires, H., Victor Hariton, Joana Alves, ..., Ultra-broadband near-infrared NOPAs based on the nonlinear crystals BiBO and YCOB, High Power Laser Science and Engineering (2020)
- Hussain, M., Pires, H., Boutu, W., Franz, D., ..., Controlling the non-linear optical properties of MgO by tailoring the electronic structure, Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics (2020)
Recent publications
Tiago Silva
My field of research is focused on the study of low-temperature plasmas applied to the conversion of greenhouse gases into valuable chemicals. Over the past years, I have been working on the modelling of the input and relaxation of CO2 vibrational energy in CO2-contained discharges, in close collaboration with experimental teams. In addition, I also investigate the potential of plasma technologies for oxygen production and in-situ resource utilization on Mars.
- PhD: University of Mons, 2015
- Edmond Baratte, Carolina A. Garcia-Soto, Tiago Silva, Vasco Guerra, ..., $$\hbox {CO}_2$$/$$\hbox {CH}_4$$ Glow Discharge Plasma: Part I—Experimental and Numerical Study of the Reaction Pathways, Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing (2024)
- Carolina A. Garcia-Soto, Edmond Baratte, Tiago Silva, Vasco Guerra, ..., CO2/CH4 Glow Discharge Plasma. Part II: Study of Plasma Catalysis Interaction Mechanisms on CeO2, Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing (2024)
- Tiago Silva, Susanta Bera, Carlos D. Pintassilgo, Anja Herrmann, ..., Unraveling NO Production in N2–O2 Plasmas with 0D Kinetic Modeling and Experimental Validation, The Journal of Physical Chemistry A (2024)
- Fromentin, C., Silva, T., Dias, T.C., Baratte, E., ..., Validation of non-equilibrium kinetics in CO2-N2 plasmas, arXiv (2023)
- Garcia-Soto, C.A., Baratte, E., Silva, T., Guerra, V., ..., CO2/CH4 glow discharge plasma. Part II: Study of plasma catalysis interaction mechanisms on CeO2, Research Square (2023)
- Baratte, E., Garcia-Soto, C.A., Silva, T., Guerra, V., ..., CO2/CH4 glow discharge plasma. Part I: Experimental and numerical study of the reaction pathways, Research Square (2023)
Recent publications
Pedro Viegas
My research is focused on the physics of low-temperature plasmas and their interactions with surfaces. My work consists on modelling these systems by developing and using different numerical tools, among which: global plasma chemistry models, multidimensional plasma fluid models and Kinetic Monte Carlo models. The modelling work is done in close collaboration with experimental teams, to validate the simulation results and complement the experimental measurements.
- PhD: École Polytechnqiue, Université Paris-Saclay, 2018
- Pedro Viegas, Jorge Silveira, Tiago Cunha Dias, Olivier Guaitella, ..., Surface recombination in Pyrex in oxygen DC glow discharges: mesoscopic modelling and comparison with experiments, Plasma Sources Science and Technology (2024)
- M Altin, P Viegas, L Vialetto, G J van Rooij, ..., Spatio-temporal analysis of power deposition and vibrational excitation in pulsed N2 microwave discharges from 1D fluid modelling and experiments, Plasma Sources Science and Technology (2024)
- José Afonso, Luca Vialetto, Vasco Guerra, Pedro Viegas, Plasma-induced reversible surface modification and its impact on oxygen heterogeneous recombination, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics (2024)
- Pedro Viegas, Tiago C Dias, Chloé Fromentin, Alexander Chukalovsky, ..., Comparison between 1D radial and 0D global models for low-pressure oxygen DC glow discharges, Plasma Sources Science and Technology (2023)
- Altin, Margherita, Vialetto, Luca, Longo, Savino, Viegas, Pedro, ..., A Modified FokkerPlanck Approach for a Complete Description of Vibrational Kinetics in a N2 Plasma Chemistry Model, The Journal of Physical Chemistry A (2022)
- M Altin, P Viegas, L Vialetto, A W van de Steeg, ..., Energy partitioning in N2 microwave discharges: integrated Fokker–Planck approach to vibrational kinetics and comparison with experiments, Plasma Sources Science and Technology (2022)
Recent publications
Former Members
João Pedro Saraiva Bizarro
My research has focused on the theory and modelling of tokamak plasmas (more recently, mostly on equilibrium, transport and current drive), on friction in thermodynamics, and on discrete Wigner functions.
- PhD: Université de Provence (Aix-Marseille I), 1993
- Agregação: Instituto Superior Técnico, 2010
- João P. S. Bizarro, João Cortes, R. Vilela Mendes, Quantum corrections to plasma kinetic equations: A deformation approach, Physical Review E (2020)
- João P.S. Bizarro, Luís Venâncio, R. Vilela Mendes, Exact conservative solutions of fluid models for the scrape-off layer as the ancestors of plasma blobs?, Nuclear Fusion (2020)
- Hugon, H., Bizarro, J.P.S., Rodrigues, P., An improved asymptotic matching technique to trace the wave amplitude of rays across singularities: Application to lower-hybrid wave propagation in tokamaks, Physics of Plasmas (2020)
- A J Coelho, João P S Bizarro, B F A Silva, X Litaudon, A limit-cycle model for internal transport barrier oscillations, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion (2020)
- F Nabais, João P S Bizarro, D Borba, R Coelho, ..., Energetic ion losses ‘channeling’ mechanism and strategy for mitigation, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion (2019)
- Bizarro, João P. S., Hugon, Hugo, Jorge, Rogério, Quasilinear approach to ray tracing in weakly turbulent, randomly fluctuating media, Physical Review A (2018)
Recent publications
Nuno Loureiro
Theory and simulations of magnetic reconnection, magnetized turbulence, magnetic field generation, turbulent transport and instabilities in magnetically confined fusion plasmas.
- PhD: Imperial College London, 2005
- R. Jorge, P. Ricci, S. Brunner, S. Gamba, ..., Linear theory of electron-plasma waves at arbitrary collisionality, Journal of Plasma Physics (2019)
- Inchingolo, G., Grismayer, T., Loureiro, N. F., Fonseca, R. A., ..., Fully kinetic large-scale simulations of the collisionless magnetorotational instability, Astrophysical Journal (2018)
- Uzdensky, D.A., Loureiro, N.F., Magnetic Reconnection Onset via Disruption of a Forming Current Sheet by the Tearing Instability, Physical Review Letters (2016)
- N.F. Loureiro, W. Dorland, L. Fazendeiro, A. Kanekar, ..., Viriato : A Fourier–Hermite spectral code for strongly magnetized fluid–kinetic plasma dynamics, Computer Physics Communications (2016)
- K. M. Schoeffler, N. F. Loureiro, R. A. Fonseca, L. O. Silva, The generation of magnetic fields by the Biermann battery and the interplay with the Weibel instability, Physics of Plasmas (2016)
- Loureiro, N.F., Uzdensky, D.A., Magnetic reconnection: From the Sweet-Parker model to stochastic plasmoid chains, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion (2015)
Recent publications
David Resendes
Recent publications
Vladislav Plyusnin
My research focuses on Plasma Fusion in Tokamaks and Stellarators, runaway electrons in tokamaks, plasma instabilities and disruptions, International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), and disruption mitigation system in ITER
- PhD: Kharkov Institute of Physics & Technology, 1991
- Cédric Reux, Carlos Paz-Soldan, Nicholas Eidietis, Michael Lehnen, ..., Physics of runaway electrons with shattered pellet injection at JET, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion (2022)
- Joan Decker, Gergely Papp, Stefano Coda, B.P. Duval, ..., Full conversion from ohmic to runaway electron driven current via massive gas injection in the TCV tokamak, Nuclear Fusion (2022)
- Mailloux, J., Abid, N., Abraham, K., Abreu, P., ..., Overview of JET results for optimising ITER operation, Nuclear Fusion (2022)
- Malaquias, A., Hole, M., Henriques, R. B., Nedzelskiy, I. S., ..., Experiments during AC current transition in ISTTOK and the hypothesis of ballistic runaway electrons, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion (2022)
- Stroth, U., Aguiam, D., Alessi, E., Angioni, C., ..., Progress from ASDEX Upgrade experiments in preparing the physics basis of ITER operation and DEMO scenario development, Nuclear Fusion (2022)
- A. Shevelev, E. Khilkevitch, M. Iliasova, M. Nocente, ..., Study of runaway electron dynamics at the ASDEX Upgrade tokamak during impurity injection using fast hard x-ray spectrometry, Nuclear Fusion (2021)
Recent publications
Nuno Cruz
My Research is focused on diagnostics and control algorithm development as well as Control & Instrumentation systems integration for several fusion devices including JET, ITER, TCV, JT-60SA and IFMIF (LIPAc). Recent research activities funded by F4E and EUROfusion include the design and development of high performance software and algorithms for the ITER Radial Neutron Camera, algorithms for ELM mitigation using vertical plasma kicks in TCV, optimal control for plasma vertical stabilization for TCV and magnetic control tools (including plasma models and controller design) for JT-60SA. More recently I have also been part of a F4E Instrumentation & Control team giving support to IFMIF (LIPAc) in Japan.
- PhD: Instituto Superior Técnico, 2014
- Serianni, G., Sartori, E., Agnello, R., Agostini, M., ..., SPIDER, the Negative Ion Source Prototype for ITER: Overview of Operations and Cesium Injection, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science (2023)
- Marcuzzi, D., Toigo, V., Boldrin, M., Chitarin, G., ..., Lessons learned after three years of SPIDER operation and the first MITICA integrated tests, Fusion Engineering and Design (2023)
- Manduchi, G., Taliercio, C., Luchetta, A., Rigoni, A., ..., CODAS for long lasting experiments. The SPIDER experience, Fusion Engineering and Design (2023)
- Doménica Corona, Adriano Mele, Nuno Cruz, Hugo Alves, ..., Implementation of a High-Speed Multichannel Data Acquisition System for Magnetic Diagnostics and Plasma Centroid Position Control in ISTTOK, IEEE Access (2023)
- Nuno Cruz, Cesare Taliercio, Adriano Luchetta, Gabriele Manduchi, ..., The SPIDER Pulse Plant Configuration Environment, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science (2023)
- Esposito, B., Marocco, D., Gandolfo, G., Belli, F., ..., Progress of Design and Development for the ITER Radial Neutron Camera, Journal of Fusion Energy (2022)
Recent publications
Jorge Belo
My research activity has been dedicated to electromagnetic modelling, design, and optimization of RF structures for nuclear fusion experiments, especially lower hybrid launchers for heating and current drive, and microwave diagnostics. More recently, it has focused on remote handling required to be deployed for inspection, maintenance and substitution of systems and components, as well as on systems integration for future fusion devices. These activities have been carried out at IPFN.
- PhD: Instituto Superior Técnico, 2002
- Nietiadi, Y., Luís, R., Silva, A., Belo, J.H., ..., Thermomechanical analysis of a multi-reflectometer system for DEMO, Fusion Engineering and Design (2023)
- Raul Luís, Yohanes Nietiadi, Antonio Quercia, Alberto Vale, ..., Neutronics Simulations for DEMO Diagnostics, Sensors (2023)
- Goncalves, Bruno, Varela, Paulo, Silva, Antonio, Silva, Filipe, ..., Advances, Challenges, and Future Perspectives of Microwave Reflectometry for Plasma Position and Shape Control on Future Nuclear Fusion Devices, Sensors (2023)
- Luís, R., Nietiadi, Y., Belo, J.H., Silva, A., ..., A diagnostics slim cassette for reflectometry measurements in DEMO: Design and simulation studies, Fusion Engineering and Design (2023)
- Jorge H. Belo, Yohanes Nietiadi, Raul Luís, António Silva, ..., Design and integration studies of a diagnostics slim cassette concept for DEMO, Nuclear Fusion (2021)
- Belo, J.H., Varela, P., Silva, A., Benchmarking of the EM modelling of the ITER plasma position reflectometry in-vessel antennas with a metallic target using prototype tests, Journal of Instrumentation (2020)
Recent publications
Fernando Nabais
My scientific research is focused on the field of energetic ions in toroidal confinement devices and its interaction with magnetohydrodynamic instabilities. Of particular interest is the excitation of instabilities which can transport energetic ions and eventually expel them from the plasma. The work includes interpretation of experimental data, numerical modeling and theory development. Experiments in which I am involved are being carried out in JET (UK) and AUG (Germany).
- PhD: Instituto Superior Técnico, 2003
- F. Nabais, D. Borba, R. Coelho, J. Ferreira, ..., Observation of modes in the sub-cyclotronic range of frequencies in JET, Nuclear Fusion (2024)
- Calado, R., Nabais, F., Sharapov, S.E., Schneider, P., ..., Modelling of energetic particle drive and damping effects on TAEs in AUG experiment with ECCD, Nuclear Fusion (2024)
- Kazakov, Y.O., Ongena, J., Nocente, M., Bobkov, V., ..., Progress with applications of three-ion ICRF scenarios for fusion research: A review, AIP Conference Proceedings (2023)
- Coelho, R., Vincenzi, P., Vallar, M., Rodrigues, P., ..., Predictive modeling of Alfvén eigenmode stability in inductive scenarios in JT-60SA, Frontiers in Physics (2023)
- Sharapov, S., Oliver, H., Garcia, J., Keeling, D., ..., Experiments on excitation of Alfvén eigenmodes by alpha-particles with bump-on-tail distribution in JET DTE2 plasmas, Nuclear Fusion (2023)
- Fitzgerald, M., Dumont, R., Keeling, D., Mailloux, J., ..., Stability analysis of alpha driven toroidal Alfven eigenmodes observed in JET deuterium-tritium internal transport barrier plasmas, Nuclear Fusion (2023)
Recent publications
António Figueiredo
I am particularly interested is the interaction between energetic ions and Alfvén eigenmodes in high-temperature plasmas, relevant for nuclear fusion. My research, which relies heavily on data analysis and computational modelling, is typically based on experimental results, or aimed at the simulation of scenarios for upcoming tokamak devices.
- PhD: Instituto Superior Técnico, 2001
- F. Nabais, D. Borba, R. Coelho, J. Ferreira, ..., Observation of modes in the sub-cyclotronic range of frequencies in JET, Nuclear Fusion (2024)
- Coelho, R., Vincenzi, P., Vallar, M., Rodrigues, P., ..., Predictive modeling of Alfvén eigenmode stability in inductive scenarios in JT-60SA, Frontiers in Physics (2023)
- Sharapov, S., Oliver, H., Garcia, J., Keeling, D., ..., Experiments on excitation of Alfvén eigenmodes by alpha-particles with bump-on-tail distribution in JET DTE2 plasmas, Nuclear Fusion (2023)
- H.J.C. Oliver, S.E. Sharapov, Ž. Štancar, M. Fitzgerald, ..., Toroidal Alfvén eigenmodes observed in low power JET deuterium–tritium plasmas, Nuclear Fusion (2023)
- Fitzgerald, M., Dumont, R., Keeling, D., Mailloux, J., ..., Stability analysis of alpha driven toroidal Alfven eigenmodes observed in JET deuterium-tritium internal transport barrier plasmas, Nuclear Fusion (2023)
- Rodrigues, Paulo, Borba, Duarte, Cella, Francesca, Coelho, Rui, ..., High-order coupling of shear and sonic continua in JET plasmas, Nuclear Fusion (2023)
Recent publications
Lionel Marraffa (Distinguish Visiting Professor)
I work in the field of aerothermodynamics. My research relates to programs regarding material tests, facilities, physico-chemical models, thermal radiation, parachutes etc. I'm also interested in Concurrent Design Facility (CDF) studies for technology, for scientific exploration missions, for launchers, and for entry capsules, acting as both an aerothermodynamicist and as a “Customer” providing requirements. I have been involved in the development of high-enthalpy facilities such as SCIROCCO (Italy), Plasmatron (Belgium) and ESTHER (IST, Portugal).
- PhD: Ecole Centrale Paris, 1992
Recent publications
Rogério Jorge
My field of work is the theory and simulation of plasmas in nuclear fusion devices. I evaluate the confinement properties of new designs of nuclear fusion reactors and perform optimisation studies to improve them. I also work on the development of analytical models to describe the properties of toroidal magnetic fields and validate them with state of the art numerical codes.
- PhD: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne & Instituto Superior Técnico, 2019
- M Madeira, R Jorge, Tokamak to stellarator conversion using permanent magnets, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion (2024)
- R. Jorge, W. Dorland, P. Kim, M. Landreman, ..., Direct microstability optimization of stellarator devices, Physical Review E (2024)
- P. Kim, S. Buller, R. Conlin, W. Dorland, ..., Optimization of nonlinear turbulence in stellarators, Journal of Plasma Physics (2024)
- P.A. Figueiredo, R. Jorge, J. Ferreira, P. Rodrigues, Energetic particle tracing in optimized quasi-symmetric stellarator equilibria, Journal of Plasma Physics (2024)
- A.G. Goodman, K. Camacho Mata, S.A. Henneberg, R. Jorge, ..., Constructing precisely quasi-isodynamic magnetic fields, Journal of Plasma Physics (2023)
- R Jorge, A Goodman, M Landreman, J Rodrigues, ..., Single-stage stellarator optimization: combining coils with fixed boundary equilibria, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion (2023)
Recent publications
Gareth Williams
My research focusses on the interaction of ultrashort pulses of light with matter. Recent experiments at IST include imaging the ultrafast non-equilibrium dynamics during the solid to plasma transition using high harmonic generation. My research also includes understanding the ultrafast atomic physics in the dense plasma regime using the brightest x-ray sources on earth (X-ray free electron lasers). The microscopic physics of these states are untangled with experimental data and state of the art computer codes.
- PhD: The National University of Ireland, Galway 2010
- M. Hussain, G. O. Williams, T. Imran, M. Fajardo, Non-linear propagation effects of intense femtosecond pulses on below bandgap harmonics in solids, Journal of Modern Optics (2023)
- André M. Antunes, Mukhtar Hussain, Joana Alves, Gonçalo Vaz, ..., Shining light on solids: a TDDFT study of solid-state HHG, Compact Radiation Sources from EUV to Gamma-rays: Development and Applications (2023)
- Silva, Mariana, Hariton, Victor, Estrela, Patrícia, Williams, Gareth, ..., Single-cycle Laser Pulses through Nonlinear Pulse Compression, (2022)
- Hussain, Mukhtar, Lima, Fernando, Boutu, Willem, Merdji, Hamed, ..., Demonstration of nonperturbative and perturbative third-harmonic generation in MgO by altering the electronic structure, Physical Review A (2022)
- C Hyland, S White, B Kettle, R Irwin, ..., Measurements of free-free absorption in warm dense aluminium, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion (2021)
- Patrícia Estrela, Ermelinda Maçôas, Gareth Williams, Mukhtar Hussain, ..., Lithium fluoride detectors for high spatial resolution imaging of tabletop XUV from high harmonic generation in gases, Journal of the Optical Society of America B (2021)
Recent publications
Jorge Ferreira
I am actively engaged in scientific research within the realms of energetic particle physics and integrated modelling for magnetically confined fusion plasmas. My primary focus lies in investigating the effects of energetic ions on plasma transport and stability. My research methodology revolves around employing computational modelling techniques to simulate both present and prospective operational scenarios pertinent to fusion devices. This modelling framework is complemented by the integration of experimental data from current devices, thereby ensuring the robust validation of our theoretical findings.
- PhD: Instituto Superior Técnico, 2017
- F. Nabais, D. Borba, R. Coelho, J. Ferreira, ..., Observation of modes in the sub-cyclotronic range of frequencies in JET, Nuclear Fusion (2024)
- Calado, R., Nabais, F., Sharapov, S.E., Schneider, P., ..., Modelling of energetic particle drive and damping effects on TAEs in AUG experiment with ECCD, Nuclear Fusion (2024)
- P.A. Figueiredo, R. Jorge, J. Ferreira, P. Rodrigues, Energetic particle tracing in optimized quasi-symmetric stellarator equilibria, Journal of Plasma Physics (2024)
- Hyun-Tae Kim, Fulvio Auriemma, Jorge Ferreira, Stefano Gabriellini, ..., Validation of D–T fusion power prediction capability against 2021 JET D–T experiments, Nuclear Fusion (2023)
- J. Garcia, F.J. Casson, L. Frassinetti, D. Gallart, ..., Modelling performed for predictions of fusion power in JET DTE2: overview and lessons learnt, Nuclear Fusion (2023)
- H.J.C. Oliver, S.E. Sharapov, Ž. Štancar, M. Fitzgerald, ..., Toroidal Alfvén eigenmodes observed in low power JET deuterium–tritium plasmas, Nuclear Fusion (2023)