Scientific Team
Artists and Artworks
Scientific Section

Glass and Light


António Pires de Matos
Degree in Chemical Engineering, Technical University of Lisbon 1962. PhD in chemistry, Cambridge, U.K., 1970. Senior Researcher of the Portuguese Nuclear Institute until 2008. Fellow of the Society of Glass Technology, U.K. since March 2009. Emeritus Invited Full Professor at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Current research activities at the Research Unit Glass and Ceramics for the Arts, VICARTE: Provenance studies of Portuguese glass; Science applied to contemporary glass art. 

Andreia Ruivo
Graduated in chemistry at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (FCUL) in 2005. She started working at the Research Unit VICARTE in 2006 in the synthesis of luminescent glasses and in the development of new techniques for the synthesis of gold and copper ruby glass. She made her PhD in Sustainable Chemistry working in the synthesis and characterization of innovative luminescent glasses for artistic applications in collaboration with REQUIMTE and VICARTE. Currently she is working as a Postdoctoral researcher at REQUIMTE (FCT/UNL) developing photochromic and luminescent compounds in nanoporous hosts.

César Laia
Graduated in Chemical Engineering, got his PhD in chemistry at Technical University of Lisbon in 1999. After a post-doc at Imperial College, he became assistant researcher in the Supramolecular Chemistry Research Group of REQUIMTE. His research interests covers applied research in electrochromic devices, photoluminescent glasses and functional ionic liquids. He is a regular collaborator of VICARTE.
Marco Verità
Holding a degree in Chemistry, he worked for over thirty years in the Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro in Venice-Murano, performing research and assessments on glass materials, both modern and ancient, the latter for archeometric purposes and also to assess issues relating to conservation and restoration. Member of numerous international organisations, since 2009 he has been working with the Laboratory for the Assessment of Ancient Materials (LAMA) of the IUAV University of Venice.

Nuno Paulino
Graduated in Electrical Engineering (EE) from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon, in 1992, obtained the M.Sc. degree in EE, in 1996 from the Technical University of Lisbon and obtained the Ph.D degree in EE, in 2008 from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering (DEE) of the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT), Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL), since 1999. Since 1999 he has been also working as a Senior Researcher of the Centre of Technology and Systems (CTS) at UNINOVA. His scientific interests are in the areas of the design of CMOS circuits for; UWB imaging systems, signal processing, data-converters, DC-DC converters for energy harvesting systems and optimization tools for assisting the design of analog circuits. 

Diogo Inácio
Obtained the M.Sc. degree in EE from Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT) in 2013, with a Thesis about multi radio devices for long range solar powered networks. Currently is working on CMOS RF circuits designed in 28 nm CMOS technologies at CTS-UNINOVA.
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