Department of Physics

Department of Physics (DF)

Department of Physics

The Physics Department (DF), formally created in 1986, was a pioneer in Portugal in teaching Physics Engineering. Presently, the DF carries out its teaching activities (1st, 2nd and 3rd cycles), fundamental and applied research and technological development in the fields of Physics, Physical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. It is also dedicated to providing services and to scientific dissemination in these fields.

The department's scientific activity is essentially carried out in two research units, LIBPhys-UNL and CEFITEC. Research covers several areas, such as atomic and molecular physics, nuclear and plasma physics, surface and interface physics, laser and vacuum physics, instrumentation, analytical techniques applied to health and cultural heritage, medical instrumentation, medical imaging, machine learning, biosignals and tissue engineering.

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Head of Department
Jorge Alexandre Monteiro de Carvalho Silva

Postal address
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Department of Physics
Campus da Caparica
2829-516 Caparica

e-mail: df.secretariado@fct.unl.pt

(+351) 212 948 576

(+351) 212 948 549