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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

September, 22  11:00 a.m.
Luís Branco

Luís Branco

REQUIMTE, Departamento de Química

FCT-UNL, Caparica, Portugal

Emergent and Innovative Applications of Functional Ionic Liquids


Consult the full list of 2016

Consult the full list of 2015


Upcoming training courses

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Modern Methods of Structure Elucidation 2016” (MMSE–2016)

Main goal of this intensive and efficient course is to provide the theoretical basics, case-studies applications (in the chemical, biochemical, pharmacology and structural biology areas), hands-on training along with the resolution of problems integrating all the mentioned methods. Registrations for the MMSE-2016 are open and
run till September 1st. The number of available participations is limited.

CQE-IST, Lisbon (Portugal)

Upcoming conferences and workshops




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Recruitment - open positions

No vacancy posts.

News - awards

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.

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(news in a Portuguese newspaper)

2016, April 15


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.



Pires de Matos recebe o prémio Romão Dias

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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).

Excelência no Ensino

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

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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.

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!


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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