Universidade de Aveiro

The I3N/Aveiro is located at the Physics Department of University of Aveiro (UA), which is one of the most dynamic and innovative universities in Portugal.

The main objectives of I3N are to advance the discovery, innovation, development and deployment in the multidisciplinary area of nanotechnologies and advanced functional materials, for a broad range of crosscutting fields, to enhance the quality of life and to achieve sustained economic benefits.

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To accelerate progress, a multidisciplinary approach is fostered, involving materials engineering sciences, chemistry, physics, electronics engineering, theoretical and computational modelling and biological sciences. The I3N/Aveiro has a consolidated experience of innovative work in various areas of experimental and theoretical physics, such as the areas of low-dimensional semiconductor structures for applications in the areas of electronics and optoelectronics; modelling of defects; dynamics of complex systems and networks; optics and optical sensors; non-crystalline materials; solar cells; radiation detectors and medical imaging, etc., with direct application in the fields of ICT, energy, automotive, aeronautical, health, etc.

The high quality of the team and of its R&D work was recognized in the recent FCT (Nacional Science Foundation) research assessment that ranked I3N within the top 11 Portuguese Institutes evaluated as exceptional by FCT  (25/25).

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Radiation Detection and Medical Imaging (DRIM) group at I3N at the University of Aveiro were international pioneers in radiation measurement and in particular in what concerns to the use of scintillating optical fibers for in vivo dosimetry in brachytherapy as well as in radiation detection systems in International collaborations and medical imaging.

This group is composed by 15 members with long experience in the field of radiation detection and has two main lines of research: high energy physics (participating in important international projects and experiences at CERN) and medical physics. Since its foundation, the DRIM group has been one of the main instrumentation laboratories contributing to the development of micro-structured gas detectors (MPGDs). In 2008, he was one of the founding members of the international collaboration CERN RD51, contributing strongly to its success. The know-how and experience in radiation detectors and nuclear medical instrumentation has enabled the group to engage in different projects and extend its field of expertise from gaseous detectors to solid state detectors, from using MPGDs to large-scale High energy physics apply to Medical Imaging (e.g. X-ray tomography, Compton chamber), as well as using scintillators and photomultipliers (SiPMs) in innovative devices with medical applications SPECT, PET and dosimetry. In the framework of the above-mentioned research projects and projects in which it has been involved, the group has established a series of important international contacts and collaborations.

Universidade de Aveiro
Universidade de Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago
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