Curriculum Vitae

Laboratory of Accelerators and Radiation Technologies (LATR)


Name: João António Borges
Surname: Manteigas
Born: 21-01-1950, Lisbon, Portugal
Nationality: Portuguese

Phone: +351 21 994 6060
Fax: +351 21 994 6285
E-mail: jmant (add


  • 1976 – Graduated in Electrotechnical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.

Professional Employment Career

Main Scientific Area of Research

  • Development of techniques and nuclear equipments with applications to economic sectors namely industry, medicine and investigation;
  • Development of specific equipments and technical support to the different organic units of ITN;
  • Technological consulting and attendance to industrial companies and institutions.

Development of Equipment

  • Level Gamma Indicator - DNG Mod. 1: A. Vallêra, C. Veiga e J. Manteigas.
  • Spark Counter: J. Manteigas, J. Carita e J. Salgado.
  • Radiation Personal Dosimeter - RADX50: J. Neves, J. Manteigas e F.G. Carvalho.
  • Gamma Level Indicator - DNG, Mod. 2: J. Manteigas, J. Neves e J. Salgado.
  • Radiation Personal Dosimeter - RADX100: J. Neves, J. Manteigas e F.G. Carvalho.
  • Laboratory Equipment for the Determination of Radioactive Element Traces by Electrodeposition: F.G. Carvalho, C. Cruz, J. Manteigas e J.M. Oliveira.
  • Portable Gamma Level Indicator - DNG-P: J. Manteigas, J. Neves e J. Salgado.
  • TLC Gamma Isotopes Analyzer, RADIOSCAN: J. Neves, J. Louro, J. Manteigas.
  • 6 Channel Micro-Current Source: J. Neves, C. Cruz e J. Manteigas.

Specialized Services

  • 1997-2000 – ITN/TAP: Repair of depleted uranium balance weights in CS-TEB planes (Lockheed). Collaborators: J. Manteigas e Francisco Pires.
  • 2003-2004 – ITN/VELAN/CERN: Technical and scientific collaboration in testing equipment for the "CERN Large Hadron Collider" under contract agreement between ITN and VELAN.  Collaborators: Pedro marques e J. Manteigas.
  • 2005 – Project, construction and supply of voltage divisors for "CERN n-TOF Spectrometer". Collaborators: C. Cruz, J. Neves e J. Manteigas.

Consulting and Technical Assistance

  • Maintenance and repairing of nuclear equipments;
  • The technical assistance in the field of engineering applications of radiation and radioisotopes consists in the installation, calibration, maintenance and repair of nuclear instrumentation and supply of 192Ir sources for industrial applications;
  • Specialized consultant engineer advice and identification of problems, for which solution methods and nuclear equipments can be used;
  • Correct definition of parameters in order to provide an adequate installation of equipment.

Teaching Activities

  • Coordination in the organization and processing of the manuals of 4 formation courses on "Nuclear Instrumentation at Industry", for senior and technical boards of several enterprises: Cimpor, Portucel, EDP, Somincor.
  • Teaching classes in the course on "Nuclear Instrumentation at Industry", under the INETI/LUSOTECNA/PROASTELA agreement.
  • Users training manipulation of nuclear equipments, in several fabric units.

Projects Participation

  • REEQ/377/FIS/2005: Collaboration in the acquisition, construction and installation of the  LCEA (Aerosols Speciation and Characterization Laboratory).
  • REEQ/996/BIO/2005: Collaboration in the UTR - Radiation Technologies Unit upgrading.
  • REEQ/814/CTM/2005: Cooperation logistics for "Ion Beam Laboratory - TANDEM 3 MeV" installation.