Curriculum Vitae

Laboratory of Accelerators and Radiation Technologies (LATR)


Name: Eduardo Jorge
Surnames: da Costa Alves
Born: 12-06-1957, Guia-Pombal
Nationality: Portuguese

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  • 2013 – Habilitation in Engineering Physics, Universidade de Lisboa.
  • 1992 – PhD in Physics, Applied Nuclear Physics by the Faculty of Sciences of Universidade de Lisboa.
  • 1982 – Diploma in Physics, Faculty of Sciences of Universidade de Lisboa.
  • 1975 – High School, Liceu Nacional Salvador Correia, Luanda-Angola.

Professional Employment Career

  • Since 2015 – Full Researcher, open call on "Tecnologias Nucleares e Proteção Radiológica" (Despacho nr. 13319/2014 - DR nr. 212/2014, Série II, 2014-11-03 ).
  • Since 2013 – Assigned Deputy-Director for the Laboratory of Accelerators and Radiation Technologies (LATR) (Decree Nr. 13433/2013, DR 2nd series, Nr. 203).
  • Since 2013 –  Member of the Coordination Committee of Loures Pole of IST.
  • Since 2013 – Member of Administration Board of Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear (IPFN), Coordinator of the Materials Characterization and Processing Group.
  • Since 2013 – Member of the  Scientific Council of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST).
  • 2012-2013 – Member of Installation Committee (IST/ITN).
  • 2008-2011 – Head of the Unit of Physics and Accelerators (ITN).
  • 2006-2014 – Principal Researcher, open call on ​​"Desenvolvimento e Aplicação de Técnicas Nucleares Analíticas e Tecnologias de Radiação" (Edital nr. 3463/2006, DR 2nd series).
  • 2003-2007 – Head of Physics Sector (ITN).
  • Since 2002 – Coordinator of the Ion Beam Laboratory (ITN).
  • 1999-2004 – President of the Scientific Council of ESTeSL (3 mandates).
  • 1997-1999 – Coordinator of the Exact Sciences Center of ESTeSL.
  • 1993-2012 – Coordinator Professor (Invited), responsible for the disciplines of Applied Physics and Atomic and Nuclear Physics (ESTSL).
  • 1993-2006 – Auxiliary Researcher, Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear (ITN, until 1996 INETI), Sacavém, Portugal.
  • 1985 – Research Assistant, Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia e Tecnologia Industrial (LNETI).
  • 1983-1984 – Compulsive Military Service. Communications Officer of the Military Police School.
  • 1983 – DAAD Fellowship, University of Bonn.

Main Scientific Interests and Activities

  • The scientific activity has been focused on nuclear solid state physics with emphasis on ion beam studies of semiconductors and insulators. The early work (PhD) was oriented to lattice site location of dopants in Si and GaAs.
  • The current interests are focused on the study of photonic materials. Tailoring the optoelectronic properties of wide-band gap materials by ion implantation, quantum-wells and nanostructures at the core of research work. The research on plasma facing materials and interactions are also an important activity within the framework of the European fusion programme. The work carried out resulted in several thesis [PhD (5), MSc (5) and final year (4)] and Post-doctoral projects (5) as well several invited talks and oral contributions in international conferences.
  • Research achievements are documented throughout over 650 publications in Peer-Review Journals, where some recent and more relevant are listed below, and an h-factor of 40. Referee for Nuclear Instruments and Methods B, Surface and Coatings Technology, Applied Physics Letters and Journal of Applied Physics among other relevant Journals.

Membership of International Committees, Societies and Prizes

  • Member of the International Committee of Ion Beam Modification of Materials (IBMM) and Radiation Effects in Insulators (REI) conferences.
  • Member of the Nuclear Physics European Coordination Committee (NuPECC).
  • Chairman of the International Programme Advisory Committee (iPAC), CIRIL-Caen.
  • Member of the Programme Advisory Committees of "Réseaux National d'Accélérateurs pour les Études des Matériaux Sous Irradiation (EMIR)" and "Centro de Microanálisis de Materiales da Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (CMAM)".
  • Member of the "Sociedade Portuguesa de Física" and Materials Research Society.
  • Recipient of the prize "Estímulo à Excelência" awarded by the National Foundation for Science and Technology.

Selected Publications

  • Study of damage formation and annealing of implanted III-nitride semiconductors for optoelectronic devices,  D. Nd. Faye, M. Fialho, S. Magalhaes, E. Alves, Ben Sedrine, J.  Rodrigues, M.R. Correia, T. Monteiro, M. Bockowski, V. Hoffmann, More Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B, 379 (2016) 251-254; DOI: 10.1016/j.nimb.2016.03.028.
  • Quantitative x-ray diffraction analysis of bimodal damage distributions in Tm implanted Al0.15Ga0.85N, S. Magalhaes, M. Fialho, M. Peres, K. Lorenz, E. Alves, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 49 (2016) 135308; DOI: 10.1088/0022-3727/49/13/135308.
  • Mechanisms of Implantation Damage Formation in AlxGa1-xN Compounds, D. Nd. Faye, E. Wendler, M. Felizardo, S. Magalhaes, E. Alves, F. Brunner, M. Weyers, K. Lorenz, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 120 (2016) 7277-7283; DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b00133.
  • Fuel retention in JET ITER-Like Wall from post-mortem analysis, K. Heinola, A. Widdowson, J. Likonen, E. Alves, A. Baron-Wiechec, N. Barradas, S. Brezinsek, N. Catarino, P. Coad, S. Koivuranta, G.F. Matthews, M. Mayer, P. Petersson, JET-EFDA Contributors, Journal of Nuclear Materials (2015), 2014.12.098.
  • Evolution of the functional properties of titanium – silver thin films for biomedical applications: Influence of in-vacuum annealing, C. Lopes, C. Gonçalves, J. Borges, T. Polcar, M.S. Rodrigues, N.P. Barradas, E. Alves, E. Le Bourhis, F.M. Couto, F. Macedo, C. Fonseca, F. Vaz, Surface & Coatings Technology 261 (2015) 262–271,
  • Solar selective absorbers based on Al2O3:W cermets and AlSiN/AlSiON layers, L. Rebouta, A.Sousa, P.Capela, M.Andritschky, P.Santilli, A.Matilainen, K. Pischow, N. P. Barradas, E. Alves, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells137 (2015) 93–100,
  • Composition, structure and morphology of Al1−xInxN thin films grown on Al1−yGayN templates with different GaN contents, S. Magalhães, I. M. Watson, S. Pereira, N. Franco, L. T. Tan, R. W. Martin, K. P. O’Donnell, E. Alves, J. P. Araújo, T. Monteiro, K. Lorenz, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 48 (2015) 015103 (9pp), doi:10.1088/0022-3727/48/1/015103.
  • Optical performance of thin films produced by the pulsed laser deposition of SiAlON and Er targets, I. Camps, J.M. Ramírez, A. Mariscal, R. Serna, B. Garrido, M. Perálvarez, J. Carreras, N.P. Barradas, L.C. Alves, E. Alves, Applied Surface Science (2015),
  • Surface analysis of tiles and samples exposed to the first JET campaigns with the ITER-like Wall, J.P. Coad, E. Alves, N.P. Barradas, A. Baron-Wiechec, N. Catarino, K. Heinola, J. Likonen, M. Mayer, G.F. Matthews, P. Petersson, A. Widdowson, JET-EFDA Contributors, Physica Scripta, Vol. 2014, NºT159, DOI: 10.1088/0031-8949/2014/T159/014012.
  • Measurement of proton induced gamma-ray emission cross sections on Al from 2.5 to 4.1 MeV, M. Chiari, B. Melon, L. Salvestrini, M. Fonseca, E. Alves, A.P. Jesus, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B, 332 (2014) 355-358, DOI: 10.1016/j.nimb.2014.02.09.
  • Material migration patterns and overview of first surface analysis of the JET ITER-like wall, A.Widdowson, E. Alves, C.F. Ayres, A. Baron-Wiechec, S. Brezinsek, N. Catarino, J.P. Coad, K. Heinola, J. Likonen, G.F. Matthews, Physica Scripta, Vol. 2014, Nº T159, DOI: 10.1088/0031-8949/2014/T159/014010.
  • Determination of Ga auto-incorporation in nominal InAlN epilayers grown by MOCVD, M.D. Smith, E. Taylor, T.C. Sadler, V.Z. Zubialevich, K. Lorenz, H.N. Li, J. O'Connell, E. Alves, J.D. Holmes, R.W. Martin, P.J. Parbrook, Journal Materials Chemistry C, 2 (2014) 29, 5787-5792, DOI: 10.1039/c4tc00480a.

Running Projects

  • Solar selective absorber for high temperature applications (SOLAR); PTDC/CTM-ENE/2892/2014 (IST Coordinator).
  • Esterilização de hidrogéis clinicamente activos: em busca de estratégias eficazes(STEReoSTRAT); PTDC/CTMBIO/3640/2014 (Team Member).
  • Photonic crystal-assisted frequency conversion phosphor layers for energy applications (COFRE); PTDC/CTM-ENE/1087/2014 (Team Member).
  • Jet projects Work programme 2014 & Work plan 2014-2018, Work Package: WPJET2, plasma-facing components; IST/IPFN Technical Coordinator and Responsible Officer.
  • ITER Physics Work programme 2014 & Work plan 2014-2018, Work Package: WP14-IPH-PFC, Preparation of efficient PFC operation for ITER and DEMO; IST/IPFN Technical Coordinator and Responsible Officer.
  • Power plant physics & technology projects Work Programme 2014 & Work plan 2014-2018, Work Package: Materials; IST/IPFN Technical Coordinator.
  • SPRITE-Supporting Postgraduate Research with Internships in industry and Training Excellence, FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN, Grant agreement no.: 317169, IST Responsible Officer.