Curriculum Vitae

Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Nucleares (C2TN)


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Name: Luís Miguel
Surnames: Mota Ferreira
Born: 24-06-1966, Portugal
Nationality: Portuguese

Phone: +351 21 994 6066
Fax : +351 21 994 6285
E-mail: ferreira (add @ctn.tecnico.ulisboa.pt)


Education

  • 2009 – PhD in Chemistry (Technological Chemistry), Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa.
  • 1994 – Graduation, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa.

Professional Employment Career

  • Since Sept/2013 – Researcher, Group of Radiations, Elements and Isotopes (GREI), C2TN/Instituto Superior Técnico-Universidade de Lisboa.
  • April/2009-Sept/2013 – Research Officer, Group of Nuclear Methods and Instrumentation, Unit of Physics and Accelerators, ITN (ITN became part of the Technical University in March 2012, adopting the short name IST/ITN).
  • Mar/1999-April/2009 – Research Assistant, Physic Department, Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear (ITN), Sacavém, Portugal.
  • Jan/1992-Sep/1992 – Scientific collaborator, Physic Department, ICEN/INETI, Sacavém, Portugal.
  • Oct/1991-Aug/1992 – Professor Interim Group A, Escola Secundária Romeu Correia, Almada.

Fellowships and Training

  • May/1997-Feb/1999 – FCT PhD Grant, ITN/Physic Dept. (Supervisors: Prof. Maria Helena Gil/FCTUC, Doctor Maria Eduarda Andrade/ITN).
  • Jan/1995-Apr/1997 – ITN Research Grant, ITN/Physic Dept. (Supervisor: Doctor Maria Eduarda Andrade).
  • Jan/1994-Dec/1994 – INETI Grant, ICEN/INETI/Physic Dept. (Supervisor: Doctor Maria Eduarda Andrade).
  • Oct/1992-Dec/1993 – JTI-PEDIP/Medida J Grant, ICEN/INETI-Physic Dept. (Supervisor: Doctor Maria Eduarda Andrade).
  • Oct/1990-Oct/1991 – BJI Grant, FCUL, Center of Chemistry-Physics and Radiochemistry (Supervisor: Profs. Manuela Brotas e Ana Paula Carvalho).

Scientific Specialization

  • Graft copolymerization by gamma irradiation techniques.
  • Preparation and/or modification of polymeric materials with controlled hydrophylicity by gamma irradiation.
  • Characterization of polymeric materials thermal properties and hydrophylicity.
  • Dosimetry of gamma radiation by chemical methods.

Main Scientific Area of Research

  • Radiation technologies (ionizing radiation).
  • Techniques of polymerization/copolymerization and characterization of synthetic and natural polymeric materials.
  • Graft copolymerization by gamma irradiation for preparation of immobilizers supports of biocatalysts and active principles of drugs, with application in biotechnology area (health and environment).
  • Graft copolymerization induced by gamma radiation as a technique to modify materials surface properties.
  • Characterization and functionalization of polymeric, copolymeric and hybrid materials.
  • Techniques for preparation of new materials (polymeric and hybrids) by less polluting methods, using high energy radiation.
  • Materials for biomedical and environmental applications.

Teaching Activities

  • 1995-2001 – Chemistry and Biochemistry, Escola Portuguesa de Óptica Ocular, Lisbon.
  • 1991-1992 – Mathematics, Escola Secundária Romeu Correia, Almada.

Participation in Projects

  • Project PV - 0484 (Sep/2001 a Jun/2003): Estudo do Efeito das Radiações nas Características Fenotípicas das Plantas, Escola Profissional Agrícola Fernando Barros Leal/Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear/Instituto Superior de Agronomia.
  • Project POCTI/CTM/2002 (Jan/2004 a Nov/2008): Materiais Hibrídos Preparados por Irradiação, Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear/Universidade de Aveiro.
  • Project Steritex ADI/P0037, under the ICPME Program (Mar/2000 a Nov/2001): Influência da Esterilização nas Propriedades e Desempenho de Materiais e Produtos de Protecção Hospitalar Descartáveis, Universidade do Minho/FAPOMED-Indústria de Confecção de Produtos Médico-Cirúrgicos/Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear.
  • PTDC/CTM/101115/2008 (Feb/2010 to Feb/2013): Hybrid Materials for Biomedical Applications Univ. Aveiro/ITN -
  • PTDC/CTM-POL/114579/2009 (Feb/2011 to Feb/2014): Preparation of Polymeric Materials Catalytically Actives on Biodiesel Production, by Vegetable Oils Methanolysis FCT-UNL/ Univ. Évora/ITN.
  • RECI/AAG-TEC/0400/2012 (Jun/2013 to May/2015): Application of Ionizing Radiation for a Sustainable Environment (ARIAS) IST/CTN, IST, UTL.

Scientific Works

  • PhD Thesis: Modificação de Polietileno por Copolimerização de Enxerto Induzida por Radiação Gama - Sua Aplicação na Área dos Biomateriais, Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências, Lisboa, Portugal, 2009.
  • Degree Thesis: Preparação de Suportes Poliméricos com Aplicação Prática na Indústria, Utilizando a Técnica de Copolimerização de Enxerto por Radiação Gama, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal, 1994.
  • Author or co-author of more than 30 original publications in peer-reviewed Journals.
  • 45 lectures, oral presentations and communications to national and international meetings.

4 Selected Publications

  • Characterization of PE-g-HEMA Films Prepared by Gamma Irradiation Through Nuclear Microprobe Techniques, L.M. Ferreira, J.P. Leal, P.A. Rodrigues, L.C. Alves, A.N. Falcão, M.H. Gil, Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 81-9,1319-1323, SEP 2012. DOI: 10.1016/j.radphyschem.2012.01.045.
    Journal impact factor: 1.375, Citations: 0.
  • Chalcogenide Glasses as Prospective Thermoelectric Materials, Gonçalves AP, Delaizir G, Lopes EB, Ferreira LM, Rouleau O, Godart C., Journal of Electronic Materials, 40-5, 1015-1017, MAY 2011. DOI: 10.1007/s11664-010-1486-8
    Journal impact factor: 1.635, Citations: 2.
  • The role of Zirconium as Thermal Stabilizer of PDMS-TEOS Hybrids, M. M. Portela Marques, I. M. Miranda Salvado, F. M. A. Margaça, L. M. Ferreira, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 100-2, 557-561, MAY 2010. DOI: 10.1007/s10973-009-0180-7.
    Journal impact factor: 1.982, Citations: 3.
  • Elemental and RBS analysis of hybrid materials prepared by gamma-irradiation, S.R. Gomes, F.M.A. Margaça, I.M. Miranda Salvado, J.P. Leal, C. Marques, E. Alves, L.M. Ferreira, A.N. Falcão, NIM in Phy.Res B - Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 266-2, 288-294, JAN 2008. DOI: 10.1016/j.nimb.2007.11.007.
    Journal impact factor: 1.266, Citations: 4.

Other Publications

  • Thermal analysis of hybrid materials prepared by gamma-irradiation, Gomes S.R., Margaça F.M.A., Ferreira L.M., Miranda Salvado I.M., Falcão A.N., JOURNAL OF THERMAL ANALYSIS AND CALORIMETRY, 95(1), 99-103, Jan 2009.
  • Novel way to control PDMS cross-linking by gamma-irradiation , Gomes S.R., Margaça F.M.A., Silva D.F., Ferreira L.M., Salvado I.M.M., Falcão A.N., NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS B, 266 (7), 1105-1108, APR 2008.
  • Elemental and RBS analysis of hybrid materials prepared by gamma-irradiation, Gomes S.R., Margaça F.M.A., Salvado I.M.M., Leal J.P., Marques C., Alves E., Ferreira L.M., Falcão A.N., NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS B, 266 (2), 288-294, JAN 2008.
  • Hybrid PDMS-Silica-Zirconia materials prepared by gamma-irradiation, Gomes S.R., Margaça F.M.A., Ferreira L.M., Miranda Salvado I.M.M., Falcão A.N., NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS B, 265 (1), 114-117, DEC 2007.
  • Elemental and topographic characterization of LDPE based copolymeric films obtained by gamma irradiation, Ferreira L.M., Falcão A.N., Gil M.H., NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS B, 265 (1), 193-197, DEC 2007.
  • New LDPE copolymeric films with enhanced hydrophilic properties prepared by gamma irradiation, Ferreira L.M., Falcão A.N., Gil M.H., ADVANCED MATERIALS FORUM III, PTS 1 AND 2 MATERIALS SCIENCE FORUM, 514-516 (Part 1-2), 1034-1038, 2006.