Curriculum Vitae

Unit of Chemical and Radiopharmaceutical Sciences


Name: António
Surnames: Pires de Matos
Born: 11-09-1938, Lisbon
Nationality: Portuguese

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  • 1970 – PhD, Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK.
  • 1962 – Graduation in Chemical Engineering, Technical University of Lisbon.

Professional Employment Career

  • Since 2006 – Director of the Research Unit "Vidro e Cerâmica para as Artes", FCT/Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Faculdade de Belas Artes, Universidade de Lisboa.
  • 2003-present – Invited Professor, Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
  • 1996-1998 – Vice-President of ITN.
  • 1992-1996 – Director of Department of Chemistry (ITN).
  • 1978-1996, 1999-2005 – Leader of the Actinide and Lanthanide Chemistry Group (ITN).
  • 1996-present – Coordinator Researcher, Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear (ITN).
  • 1979-1996 – Principal Researcher, Instituto de Ciências e Engenharia Nucleares (ICEN).
  • 1978-1979 – Researcher, (LFEN).
  • 1971-1978 – Chefe de Trabalhos, (LFEN).
  • 1963-1971 – Research Assistant, Laboratório de Física e Engenharia Nucleares (LFEN).

Scientific Specialization

  • Inorganic chemistry, Analytical chemistry, Radiochemistry.

Other Scientific Areas of Research

  • Inorganic and organometallic chemistry of actinides and lanthanides;
  • Gas phase ion chemistry of actinides and lanthanides;
  • Mass spectrometry;
  • Glass science.

Teaching Activities

  • Invited professor of the Department of Conservation and Restoration, New University of Lisbon where he is teaching Instrumental Analysis.


  • Glass science applied to contemporary art, collaboration with the Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon and the New University of Lisbon.

  • History and archaeology of glass, collaboration with the Glass Museum of Marinha Grande and with glass historians.

  • Waste treatment by molten metal technology.

Selected Publications

  • Gas Phase Synthesis and FT/ICR Mass Spectrometric Characterization of Sandwich Complexes of Sc+, Y+, and Lanthanide Ions with 1,3,5-tri-t-butylbenzene, W. W. Yin, a. G. Marshall, J. Marçalo e A. Pires de Matos, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1994, 116, 8666.

  • The "Bare" Uranyl (2+) Ion, UO22+, H. H. Cornehl, C. Heinemann, J. Marçalo, A. Pires de Matos, H. Schwarz, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 1996, 35, 891.
  • Gas Phase Oxidation Reactions of Neptunium and Plutonium Ions investigated via Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectropmetry, Santos, M, Marçalo, J., Pires de Matos, A., Gibson, J. K., Haire, R. G., J. Phys. Chem. A 106 (2002) 7190-7194.
  • Characterization of Glasses by FTICR Mass Spectrometry, Marçalo, J., Santos, M., Pires de Matos, A., Phys. Chem. Glasses 43C (2002) 421-423.
  • Oxidation Studies of Dipositive Actinide Ions, An2+ (An = Th, U, Np, Pu, Am) in the Gas Phase. Synthesis and Characterization of the Isolated Uranyl, Neptunyl and Plutonyl Ions: UO22+(g), NpO22+(g) and PuO22+(g), Gibson, J. K., Haire, R. G., Santos, M., Marçalo, J., Pires de Matos, A., J. Phys. Chem. A 109 (2005) 2768-2781.