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José Figueiredo

CEOT member
Group Coordinator

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Degree in Physics (Optics and Electronics; seminar work "Holographic Optic Elements Aberration Correction with an Intermediate Computer Generated Hologram", under the Erasmus Programme at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium) and Master of Optoelectronics and Lasers (thesis "Wavelength division multiplexing integrated optical devices"), both from the University of Porto, and a Ph.D. in Physics (Microelectronics and Optoelectronics; thesis "Optoelectronic properties of resonant tunneling diodes") from University of Porto, in co-supervision with the University of Glasgow (2000).  
Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Algarve, since 2000; co-founder and scientific consultant of start-up Essient Photonics, Glasgow - UK, aiming the commercialization of the technology that resulted from the PhD work; founder and member of CEOT - Centre Electronics, Optoelectronics and Telecommunications, unit funded by FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia; advisor of several post-doctoral, doctoral and master researchers; principal investigator and member of several national and international projects in the area of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - in telecommunications and signal processing subjects; member of several scientific committees of international meetings and conferences; referee of several scientific journals; co-author of four book chapters and more than sixty articles referenced in the Scopus database.
Scientific advisor of over a dozen professional traineeships of teachers of Physics and Chemistry; coordinator of pedagogical-didactical projects and author of several works of scientific dissemination, including over forty lectures in the fields of applied physics, optics and communications; "Era uma vez a luz" project coordinator, a Ciência Viva project funded to strengthen the experimental activities on electricity, electromagnetism and optics in basic and secondary schools.

Executive Director of the Algarve Ciência Viva Science Center, from March 2012, representing the University of Algarve.



Assistant Professor

Departamento de Física
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia 
Universidade do Algarve 
Campus de Gambelas, Edif. 2, Gab.2.32 
8005-139 Faro