Earth Dynamics

This group integrates researchers from distinct areas who share common scientific goals: geologists, physicists, and mathematicians interested in studying and understanding:

  • Geodynamic processes occurring inside and at the surface of the Earth;
  • The evolution of the Earth’s interior and surface;
  • The links between the solid Earth, the hydrosphere and the atmosphere;
  • Natural and anthropic hazards and risks;
  • The History of Geosciences, with special attention to the fields of Museology and conservation of scientific and didactic collections.

Solar System Science

The missions of the Solar System Science Research Group are:

  • To study the Sun-Eath interactions.
  • To contribute for the knowledge of telluric planets and satellites, from a geological and geophysical point of view.
  • To build, store, and disseminate databases on those bodies.
  • To develop new methods and techniques for the analysis, classification, and interpretation of remote sensing data.
  • To create synergies with the other groups in order to apply their research to Planetary Geosciences and, conversely, to apply to Earth planetary geoscientific methods and techniques.
  • To support the graduate studies of young planetary geoscientists.

The Teams

Earth Dynamics

This group integrates researchers from distinct areas who share common scientific goals: geologists, physicists, and mathematicians interested in studying and understanding:

  • Geodynamic processes occurring inside and at the surface of the Earth;
  • The evolution of the Earth’s interior and surface;
  • The links between the solid Earth, the hydrosphere and the atmosphere;
  • Natural and anthropic hazards and risks;
  • The History of Geosciences, with special attention to the fields of Museology and conservation of scientific and didactic collections.

Solar System Science

The missions of the Solar System Science Research Group are:

  • To study the Sun-Eath interactions.
  • To contribute for the knowledge of telluric planets and satellites, from a geological and geophysical point of view.
  • To build, store, and disseminate databases on those bodies.
  • To develop new methods and techniques for the analysis, classification, and interpretation of remote sensing data.
  • To create synergies with the other groups in order to apply their research to Planetary Geosciences and, conversely, to apply to Earth planetary geoscientific methods and techniques.
  • To support the graduate studies of young planetary geoscientists.

The Teams

CITEUC Coordinator

João Manuel de Morais Barros Fernandes

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João Manuel de Morais Barros Fernandes, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Coimbra (UC) since 1999. Graduated in Physics / Applied Mathematics (specialization in Astronomy), University Porto (1991), a PhD in Astrophysics and Space Techniques, University of Paris VII (1996) and habilitation in Physics, University of Coimbra (2014). His areas of research are the formation and evolution of stars, solar physics and the history of astronomy in Portugal. He has published about 90 research papers in international journals and proceedings of scientific conferences and PI of 10 national and international projects. He supervised (or co-supervised) 5 PhD students and 8 pos-docs. He was subdirector of the Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Coimbra, responsible for the Astronomical and Geophysical Observatory of the UC (2013-2018) and coordinator of the Centre for Earth and Space Research of the University of Coimbra (since 2015-2019). Has been active on outreach (mainly giving lectures in schools) and was the single point of national contact for the International Year of Astronomy 2009, by appointment of the International Astronomical Union. Received the "Faces of the Future" distinction of "Vision" magazine in 2013. More information in http://www.mat.uc.pt/~jmfernan .

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Earth Dynamics Team

Coordinator
Fernando Carlos da Silva Coelho Lopes

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PhD in Geological Engineering, Applied Geophysics, University of Coimbra (2002), MSc) in Geophysical Sciences, University of Lisboa (1993) and BSc in Geology, University of Coimbra (1989). He is Assistent professor at the Department of Earth Sciences of the University of Coimbra (DCT). His main areas of research include Tectonophysics, Seismic Stratigraphy, Salton Tectonics, Geological Hazards and History of Geosciences. He has several papers published in indexed journals and procedures of scientific meetings. He has co-supervised several master's and doctoral theses. He has participated in several research projects involving Portuguese, Spanish, French, Brazilian and Argentinean teams.

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Alcides José Sousa Castilho Pereira

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Alcides Pereira is full Professor of the Department of Earth Sciences of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra. With a Ph.D. in Economic Geology (1992), he has been developing research in natural hazards, namely natural radioactivity and exposure to radon gas, using also Remote Sensing techniques. He is involved in the environmental remediation of the Portuguese old uranium mines and is Director of the Laboratory of Natural Radioactivity (in accreditation).

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Amélia Maria de Carvalho Dill

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Amelia Carvalho Dill works as an Assistant Professor at the University of the Algarve since 1995. She has a PhD degree in Hydrogeology, (Docteur ès Sciences), at the University of Neuchâtel, Suisse in 1993, Post-Graduation in Engineering Geology in 1982 at the NOVA University (Universidade Nova de Lisboa) and 1981, a 5 – year degree (Licenciatura Pré-Bolonha) in Applied Geology, University of Lisbon. She has experience in groundwater hydrological research. Her main areas of expertise have been the use of electromagnetic methods applied to environmental problems and for groundwater contamination assessment. She has experience in monitoring coastal aquifers, assessing groundwater-surface water-wetland interactions and contamination induced by agricultural and industrial practices. She has participated in several national and international research projects. Amelia has supervised several PhD and Master students in Portugal and abroad.

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Ana Isabel Albuquerque Soares Saraiva de Andrade

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Ana Isabel Andrade is Researcher at the Centre for Earth and Space Research of the University of Coimbra (Portugal). Graduated in Geology and PhD in Geologic Engineering (Hydrogeology and Water Resources) by the University of Coimbra. Her main scientific areas of research include Hydrogeology, Hydrogeochemistry and contamination and Morphometry of drainage networks in Titan. She is co-author of several papers and presentations about those issues. She is secretary of the Board of Directors of the Portuguese Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (AIH-GP).

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Ana Isabel Mendes Morais Gomes

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Graduated in Geology (scientific branch) by the University of Coimbra, obtained the master's degree in Volcanology and Geological Risks in 2004 and obtained her doctorate in Geology (specialty of Volcanology) in 2013, by the University of the Azores. Was part of several regional, national and international projects related to the assessment of geological risks and geophysical monitoring of active volcanic devices. Currently his main areas of research are the analysis of seismic data, stratigraphy, history of science, geological risk assessment and dissemination of science. Is the author and co-author of several scientific articles published in international and national journals of the specialty, technical-scientific reports.

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Ana Isabel Simões Rola

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Ana Isabel Simões Rola is a Biology and Geology teacher, since 1999. She holds a MSC in Geosciences (specialization in Natural Sciences Teaching) and a PhD in Geology (specialization in History and Methodology of Geological Sciences), at the University of Coimbra. She has published several papers in scientific journals and conferences.

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Ana Maria Ribeiro Malho Rodrigues Lourenço

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Ana Maria Ribeiro Malho Rodrigues Lourenço is a researcher at CITEUC since 2008. She has a PhD degree in Geology at the University of Coimbra in 2013, with a thesis on environmental magnetism. Her research focus is on the environment, climate change, space weather, cycles of solar activity, the influence of solar activity on the earth climate and the history of Science. She is co-author of several papers and presentations including articles in scientific magazines and conference proceedings.

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Anabela Martins Ramos

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Anabela M. Ramos started working on geomorphology of the coastal and river areas, geomorphologic mapping, sedimentology, stratigraphy, and tectonics in 2000 during the MSc dissertation (University of Coimbra) about the river terrace in the mouth of the Mondego river (Figueira da Foz – Central Portugal). This method was also followed in the doctoral thesis (University of Coimbra - concluded in 2009). It handled the generating mechanisms and the terrace types, as well as the controls that dictated the formation of these terraces (glacio-eustatic model, with tectonic control). Contacted closely with dating methodologies (OSL-Optically Stimulated Luminescence e TL- Thermoluminescence). Since 2010 has been developing studies about land planning; natural risks cartography, natural resources evaluation, and geoheritage. It was successfully applied the qualitative and quantitative methods to build cartography of susceptibility to natural dangerous processes (landslides, flooding, earthquakes and coastal erosion) at a regional scale.

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Carlos João Peixoto Cardoso de Oliveira Gomes

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Carlos Gomes graduated in Physics (educational branch) from the University of Coimbra (1995). He obtained a MSc in Physics (specialization in teaching) from the University of Minho (1999) and a PhD in Methodology of teaching Physics and Chemistry from the University of Azores (2008). His main scientific areas of research include science education; training of science teacher; integration of ICT in the science teaching; dissemination and support to science education; sustainability and environmental education; comprehensibility of scientific texts, topics on which he have publications.

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Estefânia Francisco Ramos Pires

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Estefânia Francisco Ramos Pires is a teacher of basic and secondary education, group of Biology and Geology. She is PhD in Geology, Geological Resources and Environment and MSC in Geosciences (specialization: Natural Sciences Teaching [Earth Sciences]), Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra. She has published several papers in conferences and specialty magazines in Education. Is responsible for the orientation and participation of students in different projects in the scope of Education in Geosciences. Received 3 awards and/or honors.

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Gabriel de Alemar Barberes

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Gina Maria Pereira Correia

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Gina P. Correia is a Biology and Geology teacher at middle and high school. She holds a MSC in Environmental Education (2006) and a PhD in Geology (specialization in History and Methodology of Geological Sciences) (2014), at the University of Coimbra. Her research focuses on the science education and the history of science, topics on which she has several publications in scientific meetings and in national and international journals.

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João Miguel Rosa Domingos

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José Manuel Martins de Azevedo

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José Manuel Martins de Azevedo is Assistant Professor at the Department of Earth Sciences of the University of Coimbra since 1999 and he is the Scientific Coordinator of Geosciences M.Sc. of the University of Coimbra. He obtained a PhD in eological Engineering (Hydrogeology and Water Resources) by the University of Coimbra, in the year of 1999, and MSc in geology from the same university, in 1988. He has participated and also coordinated several research projects in the domain of groundwater resources domain. Also, he has been developed a great work in what concern the supervision of 21 post-graduate students (18 master; 2 doctoral; 1 post-doctoral). He has published about 68 scientific publications and he is the author and co-author of 36 scientific and technical reports for none-university institution.

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Luís José Proença de Figueiredo Neves

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Luis Neves is full Professor of the Department of Earth Sciences of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra. With a Ph.D. in Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry (1991), he has been developing research in igneous rocks with the help of mathematical tools and GIS. Actual research interests comprise natural hazards, namely natural radioactivity and exposure to radon gas.

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Maria Alexandra Albuquerque Faria Pais

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Maria Alexandra Pais graduated in Physics from the University of Coimbra (1988). She obtained a MSc from the University of Lisbon (1993) and a PhD from the Institut de Physique du Globe (1999), in Internal Geophysics. She started her career as a Lecturer at the University of Coimbra (1988) and is presently an Assistant Professor there, having lectured courses as Thermodynamics, Transport Processes, Electromagnetism, Fluid Dynamics and Magnetohydrodynamics.

Her main research has been in the field of geomagnetism, i.e., the study of the source mechanism and time variations of the main magnetic field of the Earth, but also its coupling with the near-Earth space environment. She is expert in the inversion of geomagnetic field models for Earth core flows, Earth fluid core dynamics and mathematical methods for geomagnetic data analysis and has been involved in studies relating geomagnetism to space weather.

She authored or co-authored more than 50 scientific publications, from which 30 in peer-reviewed journals, co-supervised 3 PhD thesis and supervised a number of MSc thesis and scientific research grants. She has been reviewer of manuscripts for several international scientific journals and member of evaluation panels for scientific projects and research grants. She was PI of 2 FCT projects and several bilateral agreements with French research institutions. She is the national representative for IAGA (International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy) since 2015.

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Maria Aparecida de Moura Amorim Sousa

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Maria José Neves Chorro

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Maria José Neves Chorro is a PhD Student in Metereology/Climatology in University of Coimbra. Her primary interest is climate. She is now studying Climate Variability at Different Spatial-Time Scales. She completed her master's degree in Applied Physics at the University of Aveiro.

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Marta Sofia Neves Reis

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Matilde Lopes de Oliveira Azenha

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Paulo Ribeiro

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He has a degree in Geological Engineering from the University of Aveiro (1993) and Master in Dynamic Geology (with specialization in Geodynamics), University of Lisbon (1998). He is currently senior technician (area of ​​Atmospheric Physics and Geophysics) at the Geophysical and Astronomical Observatory of the University of Coimbra (OGAUC); with responsibilities in the operation, maintenance and modernization of their magnetic and meteorological observatories. Has developed further studies at the Research Centre of the Earth and Space of the University of Coimbra (CITEUC) in the areas of: (1) Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (with emphasis on the study of the issues and methods of geomagnetic observation, and in identifying and interpreting changes in spatio-temporal properties of the geomagnetic field, as well as the processes of interaction Sun-Earth and Space Weather); (2) Paleomagnetism and Magnetism of Rocks (with special attention to the processes of acquisition and re-magnetization, and its implications in tectonics and geodynamics studies of Iberia); (3) History of Science (with particular interest in the historical development of geophysics in Portugal).

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Pedro Miguel Callapez Tonicher

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He Is member of the F.C.T.U.C. Earth Sciences Department since November of 1988 and Assistant Teacher since July of 1998, after finishing a PhD on the Upper Cretaceous of Portugal. Since 2002 is member of the Italian and Spanish Societies of Malacology and still researching on modern and Pleistocene mollusks. From 2004 to 2010 was the last coordinator of the Museum of Mineralogy and Geology of the University of Coimbra, a museological structure that is presently in course of modernization as part of the whole Museum of Science. Since 2008 is member of the international scientific committee charged of the exhibition planning of the new Museum of Science of the University of Coimbra. Is also a member of the new scientific teem for the curation of the collections. He is member of the CGUC since early 2008, and was Coordinator of this Unit of I&D from 2009 to June of 2010.His main research areas are the Stratigraphy and invertebrate Palaeontology of the Upper Cretaceous, with emphasis on mollusc systematics, palaeoecology and palaeoclimatology. He is also an active researcher on Zooarchaeology and Pleistocene marine and land molluscan assemblages. At the same time he develops work on the history of Geology and Paleontology, both teaching, early field work and researches, and historic museology.

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Vanda Arlete Faria dos Santos

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Vanda Faria dos Santos is a scientific researcher at the National Natural History Museum of Lisbon University since 2004. She obtained her European Ph.D. with the thesis "Pistas de dinossáurio no Jurássico-Cretácico de Portugal. Considerações paleobiológicas e paleoecológicas" at the University Autonoma of Madrid. She is an author and co-author in more than 100 papers, which were published in scientific journals, books and proceedings of national and international conferences. Her main scientific area of research is Vertebrate Palaeontology (Dinosaurs from Portugal) and Palaeoichnology. Other scientific areas of her interest include scientific spreading actions related to Geology, Palaeontology in general and vertebrate palaeobiolgy as well as activities regarding protection of natural heritage.

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Vasco Manuel Jorge Soares Mantas

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Vasco Manuel Mantas is a Principal Investigator at the Department of Earth Sciences of the University of Coimbra. Holding a PhD in Geology, his research interests are focused on the use of Earth Observation data for environmental monitoring. He has lead and participated in multiple international and national research and technology transfer projects with a strong interdisciplinary emphasis. Currently he is coordinating project FOCUS (Horizon 2020), which aims at introducing innovative solutions for change detection and monitoring of European forest ecosystems. Previous projects included the analysis of dense time series applied to the oceanic domain and the atmosphere, mapping land use and land cover using satellite data, detecting and monitoring the by-products of submarine volcanic eruptions or developing data dissemination platforms.

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Solar System Science Team

Coordinator
Manuel António Salgueiro da Silva

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Manuel António Salgueiro da Silva is Assistant Professor (1999-) in the Department of Physics and Astronomy (DFA), Faculty of Science of the University of Porto (FCUP). Graduated in Physics (FCUP, 1986; specialization in Condensed Matter and Material Science). PhD in Physics (FCUP, 1999) on magnetism and magnetic properties of materials. Co-founder of MSc in Geophysics of University of Porto (2003-2006). Member of CITEUC (2012-). Scientific interests: experimental methods; digital electronics; computational physics; reflectance spectroscopy of mineral assemblages; climatology; environmental physics; seismo-electromagnetic phenomena; automatic online assessment. Current research areas: study of meteorites and asteroids – modelling of reflectance spectra of meteorites and asteroids and development of a consistent methodology for determination of the mineralogy of asteroids from their reflectance spectra; rock physics – simulation of charge generation and transport in rocks under mechanical action; physics education – active learning and automatic online assessment. Other activities: co-organizer of Asteroid Day Portugal (2016-).

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Adriana Garcia

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She has a degree in Physics, scientific line, in Coimbra University, 1976, and a pedagogical training post, 1977. Since 1979 she is superior technician in OAUC. From 1985-1992 she was responsable for the management of the Astronomical Observatory and from 1995-1998 teacher of Astronomy ( Geographic Engineering) at the FCTUC. She spent some training periods in Meudon (France), GSFC (USA), Ondrejov (Czech Rep.), participating and collaborating in various works and publications. She receive every years students of different levels to visit the spetroheliograph. She has the responsibility in the operation, maintenance and modernization (digital method ) of the spetroheliograph with solar observations every day.

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Carlos Henrique de Moura Rodrigues Martins

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Carlos Moura Martins is Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Coimbra (UC), where he has taught since 1999. Graduated in Architecture in the Faculty of Architecture of the University Porto (1986), he holds a PhD in Architecture from the University of Coimbra with a thesis on public works in Portugal in late eighteenth century, awarded with the Pina Manique International Research Prize (Academia Portuguesa da História). He is author of the book Os projectos para o porto de São Martinho e campos de Alfeizerão, 1774-1800 (Coimbra: Edarq, 2018) and of the book chapter “A aplicação da ciência à política do território na transição do século XVIII para o século XIX” (Coimbra: Coimbra University Press, 2017). His main research interests are the technical and scientific activity and teaching and research institutions of the Enlightenment.

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David Alegre Vaz

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Research

Researcher at CITEUC.

I am currently developing new tools to assist in the analysis of several types of geomorphological structures using remote sensing data of planetary surfaces.

These tools enable for instance the study of past tectonic and erosive processes on Mars, as well as the analysis of present day aeolian activity at the surface of the planet.

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Eduardo Ivo Cruzes do Paço Ribeiro Alves

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E.I. Alves was director of the Coimbra Geophysical Institute between 2001 and 2012. He was the founder of the Coimbra Centre for Geophysics in 2002, where he was also leader of the Solar System Sciences research group. He is Professor of Geophysics in the Department of Earth Sciences of the University of Coimbra.

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Fernando José Bandeira de Figueiredo

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https://coimbra.academia.edu/fernandobfigueiredo

Fernando B. Figueiredo (b. 1970) has a degree in Physics and Applied Mathematics from Porto University and an MSc in History and Philosophy of Science from Nova University of Lisbon. He got his PhD in Mathematics from Coimbra University. His research interests are history of astronomy and mathematics, history of instruments, biography and history of the relationship between culture, politics; and science in the Enlightenment and Empire. He has a deep interest in the history and heritage of 18th-century astronomy, observatory sciences, and the circulation of knowledge in 18th-century Europe (center-periphery exchanges and dichotomies). Recently his interests evolved into the 19th-century observatory sciences and physical-mathematical sciences (astronomy, geodesy, meteorology, geomagnetism and seismology). He is PI of the research project, «150 years of the scientific activity of the Geophysical Institute of the University of Coimbra: history and heritage of the Earth and Environment Sciences in Portugal» (PTDC\FER-HFC\30666\2017), financed by FCT (2018-22). The primary purpose of the project is to contribute to an in-depth and multifaceted view of the scientific and institutional history of space and earth observatories of the Coimbra University at the national and international levels. He was coordinator of the Centre for Earth and Space Research of the University of Coimbra (since 2019-21).

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Fernando Pinheiro

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Fernando J. G. Pinheiro is a researcher at CITEUC since 2012. He obtained his PhD in Astronomy from Universidade do Porto in 2006. Since then, he has carried out research activity at several research institutions: CAUP, U.C.'s Center for Computational Physics and the Paris Observatory's LESIA laboratory. His fields of expertise include stellar structure and evolution, stellar variability and space weather (actively contributing to CITEUC's SPINLab project). He is a member of the Portuguese Astronomical Society, frequently participating in UC's science popularisation activities, including OGAUC's observation nights and regular outreach articles in the local press.

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Gesoaldo Maia Oliveira

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João Manuel de Morais Barros Fernandes

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João Manuel de Morais Barros Fernandes, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Coimbra (UC) since 1999. Graduated in Physics / Applied Mathematics (specialization in Astronomy), University Porto (1991), a PhD in Astrophysics and Space Techniques, University of Paris VII (1996) and habilitation in Physics, University of Coimbra (2014). His areas of research are the formation and evolution of stars, solar physics and the history of astronomy in Portugal. He has published about 90 research papers in international journals and proceedings of scientific conferences and PI of 10 national and international projects. He supervised (or co-supervised) 5 PhD students and 8 pos-docs. He was subdirector of the Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Coimbra, responsible for the Astronomical and Geophysical Observatory of the UC (2013-2018) and coordinator of the Centre for Earth and Space Research of the University of Coimbra (since 2015-2019). Has been active on outreach (mainly giving lectures in schools) and was the single point of national contact for the International Year of Astronomy 2009, by appointment of the International Astronomical Union. Received the "Faces of the Future" distinction of "Vision" magazine in 2013. More information in http://www.mat.uc.pt/~jmfernan .

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Rosa Doran

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Teresa Monteiro Seixas

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Teresa Monteiro Seixas, is Assistant Professor (1999-) in the Department of Physics and Astronomy (DFA), Faculty of Science of the University of Porto (FCUP). Graduated in Physics (FCUP, 1987; specialization in Condensed Matter and Materials Science). MSc in Solid State Physics and Materials Science (FCUP, 1990; thesis: Study of structural and magnetic properties of Ce 1-x Gd x Co 2 compounds, 0≤x≤1). PhD in Physics (FCUP, 1999; thesis: Magnetic properties of Ce 1-x Gd x Co 2 compounds, 0≤x≤1). Former member of IFIMUP (1991-2008) and director of Materials Preparation Laboratory of IFIMUP (2002-2008). Co-founder and Coordinator of MSc in Geophysics of University of Porto (2003-2006). Member of CITEUC (2012-). Scientific interests: Geophysics, Planetary Sciences, Mineralogy of asteroids and meteorites, Cooperative learning. Current research areas: Study of Meteorites and Asteroids – modelling of reflectance spectra of meteorites and asteroids and development of a consistent methodology for determination of the mineralogy of asteroids from their reflectance spectra; Rock Physics – simulation of charge generation and transport in rocks under mechanical action; Physics Education – active learning and automatic online assessment. Other activities: FCUP member on coordinating council for C4G (Collaboratory for Geosciences), since 2013; Coordinator of Asteroid Day Portugal (2016-); Co-coordinator of experimental activity of Summer School of Physics (FCUP, 2016-); Co-coordinator of experimental activity in Junior University (FCUP, 2017-).

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