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IST Summer Internships at C2TN

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Because we all have to start somewhere, during this summer, several students from IST had the chance to develop internships at C2TN in order to get introduced to the world of scientific research. From 4 to 6 weeks, nine students coming from different courses developed their work at the following C2TN groups:

- f-element Chemistry Group
- Radiopharmaceutical Sciences Group
- Radiation Elements and Isotopes Group
- Nuclear Engineering and Techniques Group

For that period, the students had a chance to develop several skills, while also integrating a research team and get acquainted with what working in research really is. Want to know what they  have to say about it?

Catarina Marta, aluna do 4º ano de Engenharia Química (PT only)

Ana Carolina Alves, aluna do 4º ano de Engenharia Química (PT only)

Rita Justino, aluna do 3º ano de Engenharia do Ambiente (PT only)

Marta Avelar, aluna do 3º ano de Engenharia Biológica (PT only)

Catarina Pinto, aluna do 4º ano de Engenharia Biomédica (PT only) 

Book launch “Nomenclatura de Química Inorgânica”

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The book “Nomenclatura de Química Inorgânica”, edited by IST Press, will be launched on October 12, at IST Alameda campus (main building – meeting room). The session will start at 6 p.m. and Professor Bernardo Herold (Universidade de Lisboa) will present the book.

Among the authors are Joaquim Marçalo, Researcher of C2TN and Rui Teives Henriques, retired C2TN collaborator.

more information.




EURADOS Annual Meeting at Valores Próprios Magazine

Valores próprios composiçãoThe EURADOS Annual Meeting took place last February at the Congress Centre of IST in Lisbon and was co-organised by EURADOS and C2TN. EURADOS is the biggest dosimetry association in Europe and participants from all over Europe were present.
Last edition of Magazine Valores Próprios addressed an issue related to this Meeting.

Full article at magazine website.




C2TN AT AuxDefense 2018

AuxDefense 2018 – 1st World Conference on Advanced Materials for Defense, focuses on advanced materials research in the forward-looking enabling R&D domain where the intersection of key technologies in areas such as nano and microtechnology, biotechnology, stealth materials, smart materials and structures, and energy generation and storage is being explored.

This Conference took place in Lisbon, Portugal on 3rd and 4th of September 2018 and C2TN was represented by António Pereira Gonçalves with a presentation entitled “Facilities, Skills and Competence in Advanced Materials Studies for Defense at C2TN” in Session 9 - Advanced Materials and Technologies for Defense.

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More info at the Conference website.


 The C2TN outreach group was present on the largest science meeting in Portugal in 2018 “Science and Technology Summit in Portugal”, Lisbon, 2 to 4 of July. Those who passed by had the chance to get to know a little more about the work that is done in C2TN.

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C2TN was represented in presentations in the sessions on the Sustainable Development Goals 3 and 11 – Good Health and Well-Being (SDG.3) and Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG.11):

SDG 3. – Quality and Safety of Patient Healthcare and Personalized Medicine Using Ionizing Radiation – See presentation
Authors: A.C. Antunes, M. Baptista, A. Belchior, J. Borbinha, S. di Maria, Célia Fernandes, J. Guerreiro, O. Gil, F. Mendes, Maria C. Oliveira A. Paulo, A. Sá, P. Raposinho, Y. Romanets, P. Teles, P.Vaz
SDG 11. – Entre a ciência e o património cultural – See presentation
Authors: Ana Luísa Rodrigues, Pedro Valério, Maria Isabel Dias, Maria Isabel Prudêncio, Maria Fátima Araújo, António Monge Soares, Luís Cerqueira Alves, Rosa Marques, Susana Sousa Gomes

Others presentations and demonstrations:

Recursos Hídricos – Impacto antropogénico: Avaliação, Tratamento e Reciclagem – See presentation
Authors: Sandra Cabo Verde, Paula Carreira, Joana Madureira, Catarina Palma, Helena Marcos, Dina Nunes, Pedro Santos, Fernanda Margaça, Fátima Araújo

Radiações ionizantes: controle das doses de exposição

Monitorização da qualidade do ar in situ


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The program aims at contributing to the approximation between primary and secondary education and higher education. Also, intend to strengthen young student’s motivation for acquiring knowledge and for pursuit higher education.

C2TN will contribute to this program:
- Organizing sessions on topics related with the research areas at the Center;
- Stimulating informal contacts between researchers and students;
- Promoting study visits to the Center and joint activities, stimulating the perception of the importance of knowledge and training skills;
- Participating in “Ciência Viva” Agenda.

more information (in Portuguese) 


The outreach group was present on the 3rd edition of Loures InSS that occurred at Parque Urbano de Santa Iria de Azóia last June. The main objectives of the Loures InSS (a partnership between the Câmara de Loures and Instituto Superior Técnico) are to transmit good environmental and citizenship practices and to value the environmental potential of the city.

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Day 1

The day was incredibly windy, but that certainly did not discourage our brave scientists! They were there all day, ready to welcome you. In the morning, those who passed by had the chance to get to know a little more about the work that is done in C2TN in the area of advanced materials, while in the afternoon we had a demonstration of 3D molecules that especially delighted the kids.

Day 2

In the morning we had a blind tasting of our delicious strawberries which proved not only that food irradiation is perfectly safe, but also that it doesn't cause alteration of the food. We could also observe how ionizing radiation can contribute to the valorization of toxic waste waters of the textiles industry. The afternoon was dedicated to the measurement of air quality.