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The Centre for Nuclear Sciences and Technologies (C2TN) is a research unit of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), created in 2013 after the integration of the former State Laboratory, ITN. C2TN performs R&D, Advanced Training & Education, Consulting and Services in Nuclear Sciences and Technologies, aiming to be a strategic Unit for the Portuguese R&D and innovation policies in this area. The quality of the research done at C2TN was recognised as Excellent by the national funding agency FCT in the latest evaluation exercise (2015-2020). 

Upcoming conferences and workshops



Radiological Protection in Heath (PSR2017)

27 to 29 September

IST Auditorium, Campus da Alameda, Lisbon (Portugal)

Further Information: in english, em português

Upcoming seminars at C2TN

 April, 27  11 a.m.
Isabel Almeida

Isabel Almeida

Maastro Clinic,

Maastricht, Netherlands

Imaging for Proton Therapy  see abstract


Full list (2015 - 2017) can be consulted here

Excellence Diploma in Education


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Dulce Belo, researcher at C2TN receives the "Excellence Diploma in Education" for the second consecutive year.

DiplomaExcelencia2015 100   DiplomaExcelencia2016 100

C2TN researcher leads two new EU projects

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Marta Almeida, a C2TN researcher, leads two new European projects.
ClimACT is a 1.37 M€ project approved within the Low Carbon Economy priority area of the Interreg Sudoe program. The project aims at promoting the transnational cooperation to solve common problems from the Southwest Europe region. More information in this link.
LIFE Index-Air is another 1.37 M€ project approved within the Environment and Resource Efficiency priority area of the LIFE Program. The main objective is to incorporate a database of outdoor and indoor air quality and a package of models to develop an innovative and versatile policy tool that will establish a relation between population exposure to mixtures of PM compounds and emission sources. More information in this link.

Recruitment - open positions

No vacancy posts.

Upcoming training courses

Not scheduled.

Understanding Science (Portuguese version)

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 "The important thing in science is not to obtain new facts, but to discover new ways of thinking about them."

— Physicist William Lawrence Bragg


This link takes you to the Portuguese version of the Understanding Science Berkeley original site. If you want to collaborate, please contact us!


News - awards

2017, Jan. 12

EPJ 2016 CertificateNuno Barradas, researcher of C2TN, received a diploma and a badge as a EPJ Distinguished Referee in 2016 in recognition of his great assistance and commitment to the quality of scientific publishing of the "European Physical Journal" (www.epj.org).


2016, Nov. 30

NIMB2016 CertificateNuno Barradas, researcher of C2TN, received the Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing in recognition of the contributions made to the quality of the "Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, B" Journal (Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands).


2016, October

JASR2016 Certificate M. Isabel Dias, researcher of C2TN, received the Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing in recognition of the contributions made to the quality of the "Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports" (Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands).


2016, August

Salvatore Di MariaSalvatore Di Maria, researcher of C2TN, received the Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing in recognition of the contributions made to the quality of the "European Journal of Medical Physics" (Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands).



2016, July

Vincent Debut, researcher of C2TN, is involved in a prize winning collaborative project: "Singing bronze: material sciences and acoustic engineering advanced techniques toward the preservation of the Mafra carillon bells". The prize was awarded by Banco Santander Totta (news in a Portuguese newspaper). Read more

2016, April 15

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A C2TN PhD student received an award for a poster presented at the 20th International Conference on Solid Compounds of Transition Elements (11 to 15 April 2016, Zaragoza, Spain). The poster can be downloaded here, and the award can be viewed by clicking on the picture above.

2016, Feb. 2

Most cited article in the last two years of the "Physica Scripta journal"

The article "Surface analysis of tiles and samples exposed to the first JET campaigns with the ITER-like wall", JP Coad, E. Alves, NP Barradas, A. Baron-Wiechec, N. Catarino, K. Heinola, J. Likonen, M. Mayer, GF Matthews, P. Petersson, A. Widdowson, Physica Scripta T159 (2014) 014012, co-authored by C2TN members, is one of the most cited articles in the last two years of the prestigious Physica Scripta journal, published by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.


News - C2TN in the media

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2017, April

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The IAEA has published online at Neutron/IBA Case Studies a set of 20 case studies about the use of neutrons and accelerators to solve problems of societal relevance. Three of these studies were based on the work of C2TN researchers. 1) Rescuing ancient glazed tiles using neutron tomography (Isabel Prudêncio et al.); 2) The air that we breathe (Marta Almeida et al.); 3) Alloying Kinetics in Contact Metallization for CMOS (Nuno Barradas et al.) These report recognize and reward the merit of C2TN Researchers Nuno Barradas, Marta Almeida and Isabel Prudêncio.


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Pedro VazPedro Vaz, Researcher of C2TN was invited and became a member of the Editorial Board of the "European Journal of Radiology" (ELSEVIER).


2017, March

Sandra Cabo-VerdeOfficial Cover of the Book "Food_Irradiation Technologies", currently in print, with the seal of the Royal Society of Chemistry, which prestige us. One of the authors is Sandra Cabo Verde, researcher of C2TN, and the theme of the book focuses on ionizing radiation technologies, one of the areas of unique competence in the national scientific system, installed in this Campus. Congratulations to Sandra! 


Catarina GalinhaTwo articles from Catarina Galinha were published on portuguese monthly health magazines. "O Poder do Selénio", on PREVENIR, Nº 137 and "Solo Mais São", on SABER VIVER, Nº 201 (both articles only available in portuguese).


2017, Fev. 07

João Carlos Bentes WaerenborghJoão Carlos Bentes Waerenborgh, researcher of C2TN of Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, was elected member representative of Portugal in the International Board on the Applications of the Mössbauer Effect (IBAME), by the active Mössbauer spectroscopists in Portugal. As defined in its constitution the objectives of IBAME are to advance the diffusion of knowledge in the field of the Mössbauer Effect and its applications, to promote the activities of the international community in this interdisciplinary field of basic and applied research, to attempt the harmonization of venues and dates of the various international and continental Mössbauer conferences in order to avoid duplications, and to encourage the participation of young research workers and research workers of weak resource countries. Furthermore IBAME elaborates recommendations for the nomenclature to be used in publications on results achieved by using Mössbauer spectroscopy.


Pires de Matos receives the Romão Dias award


It was today announced that the "Alberto Romão Dias" award (2016 edition) was attributed to our colleague António Pires de Matos, senior researcher of the IST-UL (CTN) and invited Emeritus Professor of FCT-UNL. The award will be presented during the conference of the Chemical Division of Inorganic and Bioinorganic of the SPQ, which this year will take place in Sintra on 7 and 8 October (http://11icc.eventos.chemistry.pt), at which Prof. Pires de Matos will give a key note talk. Further information (in Portuguese).




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Horizon 2020 - Open Calls


Community Framework Programme for Research & Innovation, for 2014-2020

Relevant dates comunicated by CGPQ (“Gabinete de Promoção do Programa Quadro de I&DT” )


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