Curriculum Vitae

Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Nucleares (C2TN)


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Name: Augusto Manuel
Surnames: Dias de Oliveira
Born: 03-12-1961, Tramagal
Nationality: Portuguese

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E-mail: adoliv (add @ctn.ist.utl.pt)
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Education

  • 2001 – PhD in Biophysics, Faculty of Science of the University of Lisbon.
  • 1993 – MSc in Atomic and Molecular Physics, Faculty of Science of the University of Lisbon.
  • 1988 – BSc in Physics, Faculty of Science of the University of Lisbon.

Professional Employment

  • Since 2008 – Auxiliary Researcher and Supervisor of the Group of "Radiological Safety Assessment", Group of Dosimetry and Radiobiology, Unit of Radiological Protection and Safety (URPS), Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear (ITN), Sacaém, Portugal.
  • 2001-2007 – Auxiliary Researcher and Head of the Group "Risk and Safety Assessment", ITN, Sacavém.
  • 1996-2000 – Research Assistant and Head of the Group "Risk and Safety Assessment", ITN, Sacavém.
  • 1994-1995 – Research Assistant, ITN, Sacavém.
  • 1986-1993 – Research Trainee, ITN, Sacavém.

Training

  • 2001 – IAEA regional training course on the assessment of occupational exposure due to intakes of radionuclides, IAEA/Frederic Joliot-Curie National Research Institute, Budapestel, Hungria.
  • 2000 – ABACOS-2000, Whole body counting software, Basic and advanced training, ITN/Canberra, Sacavém.
  • 1998 – Physics of biosystems. Self-assembly and evolution, Univ. de Lisboa, Lisboa.
  • 1995 – Risk analysis and uncertainty modeling, IST, Lisboa.
  • 1990 – Computer Assisted Project, IST, Lisboa.

Scientific Specialization

  • Radiation Physics, Biophysics and Dosimetry; Computational simulations and methods simulation; Radiation Protection.

Main Scientific Areas of Research (activity group)

  • Development of mathematical and computational methods in compartment model with first-order kinetics. Author of the software: BioKinModels.
  • The radiation biophysics and their importance in radiation protection. New approaches in physics and biological mechanisms of the biological effects of radiation, for example, the characterization of ionizing track structure and effects. New scientific trends in radiation protection.
  • Computational models in physics and biology.
  • Development of computer simulations using Monte Carlo methods in dosimetry and radiation protection. 
  • 1986-1995: European Community funded projects in national surveys in dentistry radiology, Computer Tomography (CT) and mammography. Development of computational algorithms to automatic analysis in dentistry radiology. Uncertainty analysis in calibrations of radiation detectors under the activities of the "Western European Calibration Cooperation" (EAL).

Teaching Activities

  • Teacher in several low, intermediate and high level courses: Introduction to radiation protection, Radiation physics, Radiation and matter, Biological effects of radiation, Detection and measure of radiation, Legal and regulatory aspect, Basics of radiological protection, Dose assessment in external exposition, Radiation dosimetry, Probabilities, statistics and uncertainties, Interactions of the radiation with matter, Radiation quantities and units in radiological sciences, Safety requirements in industrial gammagraphy, Radiation shielding, Basics of radiation attenuation and scattering, Methods of simulation by Monte Carlo method, Safety in radiological facilities, The radiation protection program, Radiation protection of radioactive sources (approximately 300 hours).
  • 2004-2007, in "Protection, Safety and Dosimetry", MSc in Biomedical Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Science of the University of Lisbon.
  • 2008–2010, Invited Professor at "Instituto Superior Técnico" in the DFA “Radiological Protection and Safety". Responsible and Professor of the discipline “Protecção e Segurança Radiológica" and professor of “Introdução à Dosimetria”.
  • Since 2008, Professor at the "Universidade Atlântica" in the pos-graduation “Técnicas Avançadas de Radiologia e Processamento de Imagem”. Responsible and professor of the disciplines “Instrumentação Clínica” and “Controlo de Qualidade”.

5 Relevant Publications

  • BioKinModels. A computational tool to solve and to analyze models of compartments, A.D. Oliveira, J. Bento, submitted to Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 2010.
  • The definition of low doses and their importance in radiobiology, A.D. Oliveira, International Journal of Low Radiation, Vol. 6, No. 3, 2009.
  • Photon track evolution, A.D. Oliveira, Radiat Prot Dosim. 2005, 115, 600-605.
  • Air kerma backscatter factor determined by Monte Carlo using extrapolation procedures from energy deposited data, A.D. Oliveira, 2003, Intercomparison on the usage of computational codes in radiation dosimetry, International Workshop Proceedings, QUADOS, Quality Assurance of Computational Tools for Dosimetry, UE and ENEA, Bologna, Italy.
  • The degradation of the energy of primary photons described through the entropy, A.D. Oliveira and J.J. Pedroso de Lima, 2000, Proceedings of the Monte Carlo 2000 Conference in Advanced Monte Carlo for Radiation Physics, particle transport simulation and applications, Lisbon 2000, editors A. Kling et al., Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp 425-430, 2001.
  • Dose profile and dose index analysis in computed tomography, A.D. Oliveira, J.G. Alves, A.F. Carvalho, J.V. Carreiro, Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 1995, Vol 57, Nº 1-4, pp. 387-391.
  • Dental radiographic exposures in Portugal, A.F. Carvalho, A.D. Oliveira, E.M. Amaral, J.V. Carreiro, J.P. Galvão, Radiaton Protection Dosimetry, 1992, 43, 1/4, pp. 61-63.