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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 seminars at C2TN

July, 8  11:00 a.m.
Ulrich Abram

Ulrich Abram

Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Freie Universität Berlin, Alemanha

Technetium chemistry between fundamental research and nuclear medical applications: Fluorides, nitrosyls, organometallics, bioconjugation


Consult the full list for the first semestre of 2016

Consult the full list of 2015


Upcoming conferences and workshops

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!





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Master Fellow new icon1

Submission Deadline: 06 to 21-06-2016

Scientific Area: Environmental science

Reference: BL98/2016_IST-ID, open position for a Master fellow to perform R&D within the project Sea surface temperature, upwelling, productivity of coastal waters and seasonality of shell-fish gathering by the Last Interglacial Neanderthal populations of central Portugal (Project PTDC/EPH-ARQ/6485/2014), Center for Nuclear Sciences and Technologies (C2TN), Campus Tecnológico e Nuclear (CTN), Bobadela.


Post-doc Fellow new icon1

Submission: 07 to 22-06-2016

Scientific Area: Chemistry

Reference: BL99/2016_IST-ID, open position for a Post-Doctoral fellow (BPD) to perform R&D within the project Clusters de Elementos-f na Fase Gasosa – Protótipos de Processos Catalíticos (PTDC/QEQ-QFI/6430/2014 – RD0556), Center for Nuclear Sciences and Technologies (C2TN), Campus Tecnológico e Nuclear (CTN), Bobadela.

News - awards

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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.



Excelência no Ensino

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Dulce Belo, investigadora do C2TN, recebe Diploma de Excelência no Ensino pelo segundo ano consecutivo

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News - C2TN in the media

2015, Nov. 24

João Martins Correia was interviewed by the radio station, RDP Internacional


2014, Nov, 6

A study on air quality in Lisbon’s gyms led by Carla Ramos, PhD student of Marta Almeida, both members of C2TN, was reported in the New York Times on November 5th, 2014, and after, replicated in more than 60 newspapers all over the world.

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” )


Open calls

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