Curriculum Vitae

Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Nucleares (C2TN)


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Name: João Henrique
Surnames: Garcia Alves
Born: 10-06-1963, Lisbon (Portugal)
Nationality: Portuguese

Phone: +351 21 994 6297
Telefax: +351 21 994 1995
E-mail: jgalves (add @ctn.ist.utl.pt)
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Education

  • 2000 – PhD in Physics (Biophysics), Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia.
  • 1992 – MSc in Applied Nuclear Physics, Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências de Lisboa.
  • 1987 – Graduation in Physics (Microphysics), Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências de Lisboa.

Professional Employment Career

  • 2004-2008 – Coordination of the Dose Evaluation and Dose Registration Unit, comprising the Individual Monitoring Service and the National Dose Register, Group of Dosimetry and Radiobiology, Unit of Radiological Protection and Safety (URPS), Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear (ITN), Sacaém, Portugal.
  • 2006-2007 – ITN representative at the Working Group on Radiation Protection of IPAC-Instituto Português para a Acreditação.
  • 2005-2007 – Member of Comissão Coordenadora do Conselho Científico of ITN.
  • Since 2000 – Auxiliary Researcher, ITN-UPSR, Sacavém (Portugal).
  • Since 1996 – Head of the Individual Monitoring Service (TLD) of ITN.
  • 1993-1995 – Invited Assistant Professor, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Departamento de Biofísica.
  • 1991-2000 – Research Assistant, ITN-UPSR.
  • 1988-1991 – Research Trainee, ITN-UPSR.

Fellowships and Training

  • 2001 – IAEA Regional Training Course on Assessment of Occupational Exposure due to External Radiation Sources, Çekmece Nuclear Research and Training Centre, Istambul (Turkey).
  • 1997-2000 – PhD grant PRAXIS XXI BD/13522/97 (bolsa mista), Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas Medioambientales y Tecnologicas (CIEMAT), Madrid (Spain). Supervisor: Antonio Delgado Martinez.

Membership of Professional Societies

  • Since 2008, Treasurer of EURADOS.
  • Since 2007, Council member of EURADOS.
  • Since 2001, Associate Member of EURADOS, collaborating in WG2 activities in Harmonization of Individual Monitoring in Europe.
  • Since 1993, member of Sociedade Portuguesa de Protecção Contra Radiações

Scientific Specialization

  • Radiation Protection. Individual monitoring. Thermoluminescence. Characterization of thermoluminescent materials for dosimetry applications. Radiation dosimetry. Environmental, individual and clinical dosimetry. Cosmic radiation dose assessment for aircraft crew. QA & QC in individual monitoring.

Main Scientific Area of Research (activity group)

  • Radiation physics and dosimetry.

Teaching Activities

  • 10/2008-02/2009 – "Physics of Medical Imaging Systems", Universidade Atlântica, Barcarena (Portugal).
  • 04/2007 and 04/2008 – "Radiation Protection" in Training Courses for radiotherapy medical doctors, IPO-Lisboa.
  • 07/2005 and 04/2007 – Lectures on "TLD materials and measurement techniques", Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Instituto Superior Técnico.
  • "Radiation physics and dosimetry", "Individual Monitoring", "Dosimetric quantities and units", in training courses regularly organized by ITN.
  • January 2006 – "Individual Monitoring" and "Workplace Monitoring". IAEA Regional Training Course on Assessment of Occupational Exposure, CIEMAT, Madrid (Spain).
  • Since 2000 – supervision of graduate and undergraduate students.
  • 1993-1995 – "Biofísica", collaboration on radiation physics laboratory classes for medicine undergraduates, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas.

Participation in Projects

  • Since 2009 – Dose distribution in CT-fluoroscopy guided procedures. Participants: IPO-Porto and ITN-UPSR. Coordinator: J. Santos (IPOP).
  • 2007-2009 – EU-Trimer: Draft European technical recommendations for individual monitoring of ionizing radiation, EC funded project under contract TREN/07/NUCL/S07.70121. Participants: Consortium GAEK and EURADOS (ITN, PTB, HPA, NRG, ENEA, RPII). Coordinator: V. Kamenopoulou (GAEK).
  • 2005-2006 – Harmonization of Individual Monitoring in Europe funded by the EURADOS Council. Participants: representatives of EU member States. Coordinator: V. Kamenopoulou (GAEK). Subgroup1 Revision of EUR 14852 Coordinator: J.G. Alves (ITN), Subgroup2 Proposal for self-sustained intercomparison exercises Coordinator: M. Figel (HZM).
  • 2004-2006 – ESOREX: European Study of Occupational Radiation Exposure EC funded project. Participants: representatives of EU member States. Coordination: K. Petrova (Czech Republic) and G. Frasch (Germany).
  • Since 2003 – Cosmic radiation dose assessment for military crews on board transport flights Participants: ITN and CMA-FAP. Coordinators: J.G. Alves (ITN) and J. Mairos (CMA).
  • 2003-2005, MinUrar: Minas de Urânio Desactivadas e seus Resíduos: Repercussões na Saúde das Populações Participants: INSA, IGM, ITN, ARS e CRSP, H.S. Teotónio. Coordinator: J. Marinho Falcão (INSA).
  • 2001-2004 – Harmonization of Individual Monitoring in Europe. 5fh FW Project. Participantes: representatives of the 15 EU member States and candidate States. Coordenador: J.W. van Dijk (NRG, Netherlands).
  • 2001-2003 – Assessment of environmental contamination around abandoned Uranium mines for improved radiological protection and planning of remediation measures Projecto funded by IAEA. Coordinator: F. Carvalho (ITN).
  • Since 2000 – Study on occupational radiation exposure in Portugal ITN Internal project. Participants: M.B. Martins and J.G. Alves (Coordinator).
  • Since 2000 – QA & QC in individual monitoring ITN Internal project. J.G. Alves (Coordinator).
  • 1997-2000 – Comparative study of the response of GR-200 and TLD-100 in the low dose range Cooperation agreement DGA\DPSR-CIEMAT. Participants: CIEMAT and DPSR. Coordinators: A. Delgado (CIEMAT) and J.G. Alves (ITN).
  • Since 1996 – Individual monitoring to external radiation with TLD. ITN Internal project. J.G. Alves (Coordinator).
  • 1992-1994 – Quality Assurance Parameters and Image Quality Criteria in CT EC funded project n. BI7-067. Coordinator: J.P. Galvão (LNETI-DPSR).
  • 1990-1992 – Study of thermoluminescent materials with dosimetric properties LNETI-DPRSN Internal project. J. Vaz Carreiro (Coordinator).
  • 1988-1991 – Dose Assessment and Quality Assurance in Diagnostic Radiology EC funded project n. BI6-F-299-P. Coordinator: J.P. Galvão (LNETI-DPSR).

Prizes

  • 2009 – Best poster award at XIV Encontro de Saúde Militar da CPLP, to "Estudo da Exposição à Radiação Cósmica pelas Tripulações de Aviões Militares de Transporte". 
  • 2005 – "Ricardo Jorge de Saúde Pública – Menção Honrosa" award to the project "MinUrar – Minas de Urânio e seus resíduos: efeitos na saúde da população".

Organization of conferences

  • 2004 – Organizing committee member of the joint ITN-IAEA International Workshop on Environmental Contamination from Uranium Production Facilities and Remediation Measures, held at ITN, on 11th-13th of February 2004.
  • IM-2010 – Scientific committee member of the IM-2010 European Individual Monitoring Conference, to be held in Athens (Greece) in March 2010.

Scientific Works

  • PhD Thesis: "Study of LiF:Mg,Cu,P (GR-200) and LiF:Mg,Ti (TLD-100) in the low gamma dose range: thermal stability and detection limits". Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (2000).
  • MSc Thesis: "Characterization of thermoluminescence materials". Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências de Lisboa (1992).
  • Author or co-author of more than 30 original publications in Refereed Journals.
  • Co-author of the draft European Technical Recommendations for monitoring individuals occupationally exposed to ionizing radiation. EU contract number: TREN/07/NUCL/S07.70121
  • Several lectures, presentations and communications to national and international meetings.

5 Relevant Publications

  • Need for a new document to replace EUR 14852 "Technical recommendations for monitoring individuals occupationally exposed to external radiation". J.G. Alves, P. Ambrosi, D.T. Bartlett, L. Currivan, J.W.E. van Dijk, E. Fantuzzi, V. Kamenopoulou.Radiat Prot Dosim. Editorial, 133, 3, 127-129 (2009).
  • Developments in standards and other guidance for individual monitoring. J. G. Alves. Radiat. Meas. 43, 558-564 (2008).
  • Energy and angular dependence of the personal dosemeter in use at ITN-DPRSN. J.G. Alves, A. Calado, J.V. Cardoso, L.M. Santos. Radiat. Meas. 43, 641-645 (2008).
  • Comparison of LiF (TLD-100 and TLD-100H) detectors for extremity monitoring. L. Freire, A. Calado, J.V. Cardoso, L.M. Santos, J.G. Alves. Radiat. Meas. 43, 646-650 (2008).
  • Occupational exposure in nuclear medicine in Portugal in the 1999-2003 period. .B. Martins, J.G. Alves, J.N. Abrantes, A. Roda. Radiat. Prot. Dosim. 125, 1-4, 130-134 (2007).
  • In-flight dose estimates for aircrew and pregnant female crew members in military transport missions. J.G. Alves, J.Mairos. Radiat. Prot. Dosim. 125, 1-4, 433-437 (2007).
  • Radioactivity in the environment around past Ra and U mining sites of Portugal. F.P. Carvalho, M.J. Madruga, M.C. Reis, J.G. Alves, J.M. Oliveira, J. Gouveia, L. Silva. J. Environ. Radioact. 96, 39-46 (2007).