Curriculum Vitae

Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Nucleares (C2TN)


Name: Ana Rita
Surnames: Lopes Ramos Wahl
Born: 1973, Lisbon, Portugal
Nationality: Portuguese

Tel.: (+351) 21 994 6016 (Geral)
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Email: ariel (add @ctn.ist.utl.pt)


Education

  • 2001– PhD in Applied Nuclear Physics by the University of Lisbon.
  • 1996– License Degree (5 years) in Technological Physics by the University of Lisbon.

Professional Employment Career

  • 04/2004-02/2008 and since 08/2009 – Reactor Supervisor, ITN.
  • Since 01/2002 – Auxiliary Researcher with the Operations Group of the Portuguese Research Reactor (RPI), ITN.

Previous Positions

  • 03/2001-12/2001– Post-Doctorate fellow at the Nuclear and Technological Institute with a grant from the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT).
  • 09/1996-02/2001 – PhD work in the Nuclear and Technological Institute with a grant from the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT). Ph.D. project entitled "Preparation of Metallic Silicides for Microelectronics Applications".

Main Scientific Area of Research

  • As a member of the Operations Group of the Portuguese Research Reactor, she is involved in the activities pertaining to the safe operation of the reactor.
  • Her current research interests are focused on Applied Nuclear Physics, namely neutron dosimetry, passive monochromators for neutron beams and use and production of Superheated Droplet Detectors (SDDs) for research.

Scientific Works

  • The research activities are documented in over 65 publications. A selection of recent and most relevant papers is listed below. Presently running projects and collaborations cover the range of subjects and activities indicated above.

4 Selected Publications

  • Felizardo, M.; Girard, T. A.; Morlat, T.; et al. Final Analysis and Results of the Phase II SIMPLE Dark Matter Search PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS Volume: 108 Issue: 20 Article Number: 201302 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.201302 Published: MAY 18 (2012).
    Journal impact factor: 7.943, Citations: 45.
  • Pinto, S. R. C.; Buljan, M.; Marques, L.; et al. Influence of annealing conditions on the formation of regular lattices of voids and Ge quantum dots in an amorphous alumina matrix NANOTECHNOLOGY Volume: 23 Issue: 40 Article Number: 405605 DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/23/40/405605 (2012).
    Journal impact factor: 3.842, Citations: 3.
  • Fernandes, A. C.; Santos, J. P.; Marques, J. G.; et al. Validation of the Monte Carlo model supporting core conversion of the Portuguese Research Reactor (RPI) for neutron fluence rate determinations ANNALS OF NUCLEAR ENERGY Volume: 37 Issue: 9 Pages: 1139-1145 DOI: 10.1016/j.anucene.2010.05.004 (2010).
    Journal impact factor: 0.8, Citations: 3.
  • Morlat, T.; Felizardo, M.; Giuliani, F.; et al. A CF3I-based SDD prototype for spin-independent dark matter searches ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS Volume: 30 Issue: 3 Pages: 159-166 DOI: 10.1016/j.astropartphys.2008.08.002 (2008).
    Journal impact factor: 4.777, Citations: 8.