Curriculum Vitae

Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Nucleares (C2TN)


Name: Nuno
Surnames: Pessoa Barradas
Birth Date/Born: 05-01-1967, Lourenço-Marques/Mozambique
Nationality: Portuguese

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  • 2003 – Habilitation in Physics, Lisbon University.
  • 1999 – M.A. in European Studies, University of Surrey.
  • 1994 – Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics, Lisbon University.
  • 1991 – M.Sc. in Applied Nuclear Physics, Lisbon University.
  • 1989 – B.Sc. in Physics, Lisbon University.

Professional Employment Career

  • 10/2015 - Supervisor of the RPI (Research Portuguese Reactor).
  • 09/2015 - President of the C2TN (Center in Nuclear Sciences and Technologies).
  • 09/2015 - Vice-President of the C2TN.
  • 06/2006 – Deputy Supervisor of the RPI, ITN (Nuclear and Technological Institute).
  • 02/2006 – Principal researcher, ITN.
  • 04/1999 – Auxiliary researcher, ITN.
  • 1989-2011 – Member of the Nuclear Physics Center of the Lisbon University.
  • 1996-1999 – Research Fellow, University of Surrey.
  • 1994-1996 – Post-doc at the Research Centre Rossendorf (FZR), Germany, under a Human Capital and Mobility European Union Fellowship.

Main Scientific Area of Research

  • Ion beam analysis.
  • Portuguese research reactor.
  • Applied Nuclear Physics.

Scientific Works

  • The on-going research and collaborations involve other researchers from CTN and other national and international institutions and universities. They cover different areas, centered mainly in the RPI, materials analysis and development, and in the development of ion beam analysis techniques, namely in the development of advanced physical models and their implementation in data analysis codes.
  • This research is documented in over 200 publications in international journals, in CTN/RPI internal reports, and RPI safety analyses.

5 Selected Publications

  • Accurate Determination of Quantity of Material in Thin Films by Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry, C.Jeynes, N. P.Barradas, E. Szilagy, Analytical Chemistry 84 (2012) 6061-6069.
    Journal impact factor: 5.636, Citations: 16.
  • Hydrogen in InN: A ubiquitous phenomenon in molecular beam epitaxy grown material, V. Darakchieva, K. Lorenz, N. P. Barradas, E. Alves, B. Monemar, M. Schubert, N. Franco, C. L. Hsiao, L. C. Chen, W. J. Schaff, L. W. Tu, T. Yamaguchi, and Y. Nanishi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96 (2010) 081907.
    Journal impact factor: 3.302, Citations: 22.
  • Data analysis software for ion beam analysis; N.P. Barradas and E. Rauhala, in Handbook of Modern Ion Beam Analysis, 2nd Edition, eds. Yongqiang Wang and Michael Nastasi, Materials Research Society, Warrendale 2010 (2009), pp 305-345.
  • International Atomic Energy Agency intercomparison of Ion Beam Analysis software, N.P. Barradas, K. Arstila, G. Battistig, M. Bianconi, N. Dytlewski, C. Jeynes, E. Kótai, G. Lulli, M. Mayer, E. Rauhala, E. Szilágyi, M. Thompson, Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. B262 (2007) 281-303.
    Journal impact factor: 1.124, Citations: 63.
  • Simulated annealing analysis of Rutherford backscattering data, N.P. Barradas, C. Jeynes, and R.P. Webb, Appl. Phys. Lett. 71 (1997) 291-293.
    Journal impact factor: 3.302, Citations: 462.