University of Évora
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 in the Department of Physics at the University of Aveiro and vice-director of the CICECO-Aveiro Institute of Materials (Portugal). He is member of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences and of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. His current research interests include luminescent nanothermometers, luminescent solar concentrators, organic-inorganic hybrids for green photonics (solid-state lighting and integrated optics), and luminescent/magnetic nanoparticles, as new probes for multimodal imaging. He has published around 370 papers and 6 patents, which have received ca. 10,500 citations (Hirsch’ index h of 53), and co-guest editor of a RSC book on Nanoscale Thermometry (Nanoscience & Nanotechnology series) and special issues of the Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology (2010) and of the Journal of Luminescence (2015).
Luminescent nanothermometry Applications of organic-inorganic hybrids in luminescent solar concentrators, solid-state lighting, and integrated optics Light emission of organic-inorganic hybrids, silicates, nanocrystals and metal organic frameworks Crystal-field, local coordination and energy transfer in lanthanide-based compounds Luminescent, magnetic and luminescent/magnetic nanoparticles as new probes for multimodal imaging Self-assembly and emergence of complexity in organic/inorganic hybrids