Curriculum Vitae

Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Nucleares (C2TN)


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Name: Ana Cristina
Surnames: Fidalgo Palma Fernandes
Born: 30th August 1973, Portugal
Nationality: Portuguese

Phone: (+351) 21 9946152
Fax: (+351) 21 994 1039
E-mail: anafer (add @itn.pt)


Education

  • February 2004 – PhD in Physics, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon.
  • July 1997 – BSc (Licenciatura em Engenharia Física Tecnológica), Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon.

Professional Employment Career

  • 2008 – Auxiliary Researcher (Investigador Auxiliar Contratado), Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear, Sacavém.
  • 2007 – Auxiliary Professor (Professor Auxiliar Adjunto), Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Peniche.
  • 2006 – Medical Physicist (Técnico Superior de Saúde – ramo de Física Hospitalar), Hospital de Santa Maria, Lisbon.
  • 2005 – Research Assistant, Joint Research Center, Ispra, Italy.
  • 1997 – Lecturer (Monitor), Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa.

Fellowships and Training

  • 2006 – Traineeship in Medical Physics (Estágio da Especialidade da Carreira dos Técnicos Superiores de Saúde – Ramo de Física Hospitalar), Hospital de Santa Maria, Lisboa, Dr. Fernando O. Marques.
  • 2003 – Post-doc fellow (Pós-doutoramento), Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia / Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear, Sacavém, Dr. José J.G. Marques.
  • 1997 – PhD fellow (Doutoramento), Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia / Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear, Sacavém, Dra. Isabel M.C. Gonçalves.

Membership of Professional Societies

  • 2005-2006 – European Workgroup in Reactor Dosimetry

Scientific Specialization

  • Physics.

Main Scientific Area of Research (activity group)

  • Radiation physics: reactor dosimetry and Monte Carlo simulation.  

Teaching Activities

  • 2007 – Physics, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Peniche.
  • 1997 – Physics II, Physics III, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon.

Participation in Projects

  • "MTR+I3: Material Testing Reactor Infrastructure Initiative", 6th FP/EURATOM Nº 36440 (2006-2009). Coordinator: F. Serre (Commissariat a L’Energie Atomique, France).
  • Two Contributions to the Search for the Dark Matter of the Universe”, FCT, PTDC/FIS/83424/2006. Coordinator: T.A. Girard (Nuclear Physics Center, University Lisbon.

  • "RENION - Reactor Neutronic Investigations on LR-0 reactor”. 5th FP/EURATOM FIR1-CT2002-40157 (2003-2004). Coordinator: V. Rýpar (Nuclear Research Institute, Czech Republic).
  • "Fast neutron irradiation of electronic circuits for the Large Hadron Collider of CERN", Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, CERN/P/FIS/15181/1999 (1999-2001); CERN/P/FIS/40127/2000 (2001-2002); CERN/P/FIS/43774/2001 (2002-2003). Coordinator: J.G. Marques (Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear, Sacavém)

  • "A Code of Practice for the Dosimetry of Boron Neutron Capture Therapy", European Contract SMT4-CT98-2145 (1998-2002). Coordinator: F. Steher-Rasmussen (JRC, The Netherlands).

Scientific Works

  • PhD Thesis "Dosimetria de campos mistos de radiação no Reactor Português de Investigação: Simulação de Monte Carlo e dosimetria por termoluminescência", Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon.
  • Author or co-author of 29 original publications in Refereed Journals, of which 0 invited Reviews.
  • 6 lectures, oral presentations and communications to national and international meetings.

5 Selected Publications

  • M. Felizardo, T.A. Girard, T. Morlat, A.C. Fernandes, A.R. Ramos, J.G. Marques, A. Kling et al. Final Analysis and Results of the Phase II SIMPLE Dark Matter Search, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108 (2012) Art. No. 201302.
    Journal impact factor:  7.943, Citations: 44.
  • M. Felizardo, T. Morlat, A.C. Fernandes et al., First Results of the Phase II SIMPLE Dark Matter Search, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105 (2010) Art. No. 211301.
    Journal impact factor: 7.943, Citations: 29.
  • A.C. Fernandes, J.P. Santos, J.G. Marques, A. Kling, A. Ramos Wahl, N.P. Barradas, Validation of the Monte Carlo model supporting core conversion of the Portuguese Research Reactor (RPI) for neutron fluence rate determinations, Ann. Nucl. Energy 37 (2010) 1139-1145.
    Journal impact factor: 0.800, Citations: 3.
  • A.C. Fernandes, M. Osvay, J.P. SantosV. Holovey, M. Ignatovych, TL properties of newly developed lithium tetraborate single crystals, Radiat. Measur. 43 (2008) 476-479.
    Journal impact factor: 0.861, Citations: 10.

Other Publications

  • Thermoluminescence properties of LTB single crystals, A.C. Fernandes et al, Radiation Measurements 476(2-6), 476-479 (2008).
  • Radiation tolerant isolation amplifiers for temperature measurement, Y. Zong et al, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 568, 869-876 (2006).
  • SIMPLE dark matter search results, T.A. Girard et al, Physics Letters B 621(3-4), 233-238 (2005).
  • Dosimetry at the Portuguese Research Reactor using thermoluminescent measurements and Monte Carlo simulations, A.C. Fernandes et al, Radiation Protection Dosimetry 120(1-4), 349-353 (2004).
  • Monte Carlo simulation of the Portuguese Research Reactor and comparison with experimental measurements, A.C. Fernandes et al, Nuclear Technology 143 (3), 358-363 (2003).
  • Evaluation of the genotoxic effects of the boron neutron capture reaction in human melanoma cells using the cytokinesis block micronucleus assay, N.G. Oliveira et al, Mutagenesis 16 (5), 369-375 (2001).