Luís António Dias Carlos
University of Aveiro
Luís António Dias Carlos got his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Évora, Portugal, in 1995 working on photoluminescence of polymer electrolytes incorporating lanthanide salts. Currently, he is Full Professor at the University of Aveiro, Physics Department. Since 2009 he has been the vice-director of the CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials, Portugal (with ca. 420 people, CICECO, http://www.ciceco.ua.pt/, is one of the largest European institute in the Materials and Nano fields). He is member of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences (Physics section) since 2011 and was visiting professor of S. Paulo State University (UNESP), Araraquara, S.P. Brazil (1999, 2012 and 2013), University of Montpellier 2, France (2008). Luís Carlos is co-author of 2 international patents, ca. 370 papers and book chapters with ca. 8900 citations (Hirsch’ index h of 49) and co-guest editor of special issues of the Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology (2010) and of the Journal of Luminescence (2015). He received the Portuguese Science Foundation prize for Scientific Excellence (2004) and a CNPq Special Visiting Researcher Grant, Science Without Borders Program, Brazil (2013).
His current scientific interests include nanothermometry, light emission of functional organic–inorganic hybrids, silicates and nanocrystals, applications of hybrid materials in green photonics (solid-state lighting, luminescent solar concentrators and integrated optics), self-assembly and emergence of complexity in organic/inorganic hybrids, and luminescent/magnetic nanoparticles as new probes for multimodal imaging.