Curriculum Vitae

Unit of Chemical and Radiopharmaceutical Sciences


Name: Pedro Manuel Francisco
Surnames: Valério
Born: 15-11-1970, Lisbon.
Nationality: Portuguese

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  • 2005 – MSc in Chemistry Applied to the Cultural Heritage, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon.
  • 1994 – Graduation in Chemical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Lisbon.

Professional Employment Career

Fellowships and Training

  • 02/06/2008-04/06/2008 – Basic ICP/MS Training, Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear, Sacavém, Perkin Elmer.
  • 20/04/2007-22/04/2007 – Early Technology of Gold and Bronze, Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, B. Armbruster.
  • 01/02/2001-31/03/2001 – X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry, IAEA, Seibersdorf, Austria, A. Markowicz.
  • 27/05/1999-28/05/1999 – Canberra Workshop and Training Meeting, Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear, Sacavém, Biodinâmica.
  • 05/11/1997 – Radiological Protection and Safety, Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear, Sacavém, J.F. Salgado.
  • 10/11/1996 – Safety in Chemical Laboratories, Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear, Sacavém, M.C. Costa.
  • 04/03/1996-04/04/1996 – Introduction to Nuclear Reactors, Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear, Sacavém, A.J. Ramalho.
  • 03/11/1994-04/11/1994 – Practical Environmental Sampling and Analysis, ICEN, Sacavém, American Chemical Society.
  • 26/10/1994-27/10/1994 – Analytical Chemistry of Contaminants in Surface and Groundwaters, ICEN, Sacavém, American Chemical Society.
  • 01/06/1994-31/05/1996 – Ciências do Mar e Ambiente, ICEN, Sacavém, M.F. Araújo.

Scientific Specialization

  • Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry, Archaeometallurgy and Environmental Geochemistry.

Main Scientific Area of Research

  • Investigation of the prehistoric metallurgy in national territory involving the chemical and microstructural characterization of metallic artifacts and metallurgical remains in order to establish the metallurgical procedures and innovations during this period.
  • Chemical characterization by energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry in the geochemistry area.
  • Determination of tritium content in water samples by liquid scintillation spectrometry in isotope hydrological studies.

Teaching Activities

  • 19/06/2006 – Archaeometallurgy/Artefact Analysis, MSc in Chemistry Applied to the Cultural Heritage, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa.

Scientific Works

  • MSc Thesis: "Chemical characterization of metallurgical productions from Castro da Senhora da Guia de Baiões (Late Bronze age)", Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon.
  • Author or co-author of about 25 original publications in Refereed Journals.
  • Author or co-author of about 40 oral presentations and communications in national and international scientific conferences.

Participation in Projects

  • CISTER: Center for Isotopic and Trace Element, REEQ/618/CTE/2005, (2006-2008), Co-ordinator: M. Fátima Araújo.
  • METABRONZE: Metallurgy and Society in Central Portugal Late Bronze Age, POCTI/HAR/58678/2004, (2005-2008), Co-ordinator: J.C. Senna-Martinez, FLUL; ITN co-ordinator: M. Fátima Araújo.
  • DISGAS: Dissolved Gases in Subsurface Hydrology – CO2-rich Thermomineral Waters (N-Portugal), POCTI/CTA/45159/2002, (2005-2008), Co-ordinator: P. Carreira.
  • ITN–IPA Protocol, Program B: Characterization of Prehistoric Metals and Metallic Alloys, (2001-2005), Co-ordinator: M. Fátima Araújo.
  • Environmental and Marine Studies using Nuclear and Related Techniques, IAEA TC/POR/7/003, (2001-2003), Co-ordinator: M. Fátima Araújo.
  • Consequences of River Discharge Modifications on Coastal Zone and Continental Shelf, PLE/8/00, (2001-2005), Co-ordinator: M. Fátima Araújo.
  • Os Sedimentos Silto-argilosos no Conhecimento da Dinâmica Sedimentar e Evolução Recente da Margem Continental Oeste Portuguesa, PBICT/C/MAR/2248/95, (1996-1998), Co-ordinator: M. Teresa Drago, IPIMAR; Responsável no ITN: M. Fátima Araújo.
  • Heavy Metal Pollution in the Trancão River Basin: Soils, Sediments and Water Resources, JNICT/DGA PEAM/P/GAG/226/93, (1994-1996), Co-ordinator: M. Fátima Araújo.

5 Recent Publications

  • EDXRF and Micro-EDXRF studies of Late Bronze Age metallurgical productions from Canedotes (Portugal), P. Valério, M.F. Araújo, A. Canha, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B, 2007, 263, 477-482.
  • Micro-XRF surface analyses of a bronze spear head: lead content in metal and corrosion layers, E. Figueiredo, P. Valério, M.F. Araújo, J.C. Senna-Martinez, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 2007, 580, 725-727.
  • Energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence analysis of modern coloured glasses from Marinha Grande (Portugal), P. Valério, A. Markowicz, P. Kregsamer, M.F. Araújo, A. Pires de Matos, E. Chinea-Cano, C. Carvalho, X-Ray Spectrometry, 2003, 32, 396-401.
  • Geochemical tracers of northern estuarine sediments on the shelf, M.F. Araújo, J.-M. Jouanneau, P. Valério, T. Barbosa, A. Gouveia, O. Weber, A. Oliveira, A. Rodrigues, J.M.A. Dias, Progress in Oceanography, 2002, 52, 277-297.
  • Heavy metal assessment in sediments of the Ave River basin (Portugal) by EDXRF, M.F. Araújo, P. Valério, J.-M. Jouanneau, X-Ray Spectrometry, 1998, 27, 305-312.