Jobs & Opportunities

Temas de Tese de Mestrado

  • Design and study of a tissue equivalent plastic dosimeter for applications in hadrotherapy and space

  • Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes analysis for Aircraft Transport Safety

  • Simulation of AlphaSat Radiation Environment and Effects Facility Component test bed and analysis of in-flight data

  • Development of an in-flight EEE component test system with integrated radiation monitoring for TID measurement

  • Simulation of Galactic Cosmic Rays (GCR) induced damage on DNA molecules

  • Study of the radiation field of the CTN Cobalt-60 irradiation facility
  • For additional information contact Patrícia Gonçalves



    Areas of Activity

    Space Radiation Enviromnment Modeling

    Radiation transport and interaction simulation of particles/radiation through matter with the Geant4 simulation toolkit, based on physical data from planetary and interplanetary missions and state of the art planetary models.

    Radiation Monitors for Space Missions

    Design and Optimisation of radiation monitors for future missions, in particular in type 3 and 4 instruments, providing housekeeping and scientific data.





    Radiation effects in EEE components

    Modeling radiation effects in EEE components

    Radiation testing and Data Analysis

    Calibration of RADFETs and analysis of calibration data

    EEE component TID testing and verification






    • Beam tests of a prototype of the Radiation Hard Electron Monitor to be flown in the JUICE mission, M.Pinto, P. Gonçalves, P. Socha, W. Hajdas, to be submitted to Journal of Instrumentation (JINST)

    • Beam test results of the RADEM Engineering Model, M.Pinto, P. Gonçalves, P. Socha, W. Hajdas, A. Marques, J.Costa Pinto, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 3rd October 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2019.162795

    • Dose measurements and simulations of the RADFETs response onboard the ALPHASAT CTTB experiments, J. Sampaio, P. Gonçalves, M. Pinto, J. Silva, V. Negirneac, L. Sintra, J. Pinto, T. Sousa, P. Ribeiro, C. Poivey, proceedings of RADECS 2019, 16th-20th September 2019 Montpellier (to be published in IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science).

    • GUIMesh: A tool to import STEP geometries into Geant4 via GDML, M.Pinto, P. Gonçalves, Computer Physics Communications, Vol. 239, June 2019,c pp. 150-156 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpc.2019.01.024

    • Development of a Directionality Detector for RADEM, the Radiation Hard Electron Monitor aboard the JUICE Mission, M. Pinto, P. Gonçalves, A Marques, J. Costa Pinto, W. Hajdas, proceedings of RADECS 2018, 16th-21th September 2018 Gothenburg (to be published in IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science).

    • Development of a Directionality Detector for RADEM, the Radiation Hard Electron Monitor aboard the JUICE Mission, M. Pinto, P. Gonçalves, A Marques, J. Costa Pinto, W. Hajdas, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, Volume: 66 , Issue: 7 , July 2019, pp.1770-1777, DOI: 10.1109/TNS.2019.2900398

    • Radiation Analysis and Shielding Optimization of RADEM, a Radiation Hard Electron Monitor for the JUICE Mission, M. Pinto, P. Gonçalves, A Marques, J. Costa Pinto, W. Hajdas, A. Mrigakshi, TNS-00496-2018, Proceedings of the IEEE NSREC 2018, July 2018 Hawai.

    • Electrons in GEO measured with the ESA Multi-Functional Spectrometer during the January 2014 SEP, L. Arruda, P. Gonçalves, A. Marques, J. Costa-Pinto, A. Aguilar, P. Marinho, T. Sousa, H. Evans, P. Nieminen, in IEEE TNS Vol65, Issue 8 pp 1-6, August 18 DOI: 10.1109/TNS.2018.2854161 .

    • SEP Electrons in GEO measured with ESA Multi Functional Spectrometer, L. Arruda, P. Gonçalves, A. Marques, J. Costa-Pinto, A. Aguilar, P. Marinho, T. Sousa, H. Evans, P. Nieminen, in proceedings of RADECS 2017, Geneva, 2nd October - 6th October 2017.

    • Representativeness of 60Co testing for EEE components to be flown in JUICE, M. Pinto, P. Assis, M. Ferreira, P. Gonçalves, M. Muschitiello, and C. Poivey in 2017 IEEE Radiation Effects Data Workshop (REDW), NSREC, New Orleans, USA, 17th-21nd July 2017. DOI10.1109/NSREC.2017.8115475

    • Assessment of radiation exposure in manned missions to Mars for three mission profiles, A. L. Casimiro, J. M. Sampaio, P. Gonçalves, M. Pinto in Radiation and Applications Journal (RAD Journal), RAD 2017, Budva, Montenegro, 12-16 June 2017.

    • SEP Protons in GEO measured with ESA MultiFunctional Spectrometer
      L. Arruda, P. Gonçalves, I. Sandberg, A. Marques, J. Costa-Pinto, A. Aguilar, P. Marinho, T. Sousa, A. Menicucci, P. Nieminen, in IEEE TNS Vol99, 9th June 17 DOI:10.1109/TNS.2017.2714461

    • SEP Protons in GEO measured with ESA MultiFunctional Spectrometer
      L. Arruda, P. Gonçalves, I. Sandberg, A. Marques, J. Costa-Pinto, A. Aguilar, P. Marinho, T. Sousa, A. Menicucci, P. Nieminen, in RADECS 2016 proceedings, Bremen, Germany, September 2016

    • Dose calculations from RADFETS response onboard the ALPHASAT CTTB experiment, J. M. Sampaio, P. Gonçalves, C. Pinto, T. Sousa, A. Marques, P. Ribeiro, S. Sobreiro, R. Martins, M. Muschitiello, and C. Povey, RADECS 2016 proceedings, Bremen, Germany, September 2016

    • Bread-Board Testing of the Radiation Hard Electron Monitor (RADEM) being developed for the ESA JUICE Mission, Alankrita Mrigakshi, Wojtek Hajdas, Radoslaw Marcinkowski, Hualin Xiao, Patricia Gonçalves, Marco Pinto, Costa Pinto, Arlindo Marques, and Dirk Meier, Proceedings of EGU General Assembly 2016, Vol. 18, EGU2016-13998-2, 2016


    • SEP Protons in GEO measured with ESA MultiFunctional Spectrometer
      L. Arruda, P. Gonçalves, I. Sandberg, I. Daglis, A. Marques, J. Costa-Pinto, A. Aguilar, P. Marinho, T. Sousa, A. Menicucci, P. Nieminen, in ICRC2015 proceedings, Den Haag, The Netherlands, July 2015

    • The low energy magnetic spectrometer on Ulysses and ACE response to near relativistic protons, B. Morgado, D. Maia, L. Lanzerotti, P. Gonçalves, J. D. Patterson, Astronomy and Astrophysics 577, May 2015, 05/2015; DOI:10.1051/0004-6361

    • Modeling the response of the ESAPMOS4 RADFETs for the ALPHASAT CTTB experiment, P. Gonçalves, A. Keating, A. Trindade, P. Rodrigues, M. Ferreira, P. Assis, M. Muschitiello, B. Nickson, C. Poivey, IEEE - Trans. Nucl. Sci., Volume:61 ,┬áIssue: 3, pp 1439, June 2014

    • Modeling the effects of low-LET cosmic rays on electronic components, A. Keating, P. Gonçalves, M. Pimenta, et al., Radiation and Environmental Biophysics Volume: 51 Issue: 3 Pages: 245-254, August 2012.

    • The impact of Mars geological evolution in high energy ionizing radiation environment through time, A. Keating, P. Gonçalves, Planetary and Space Science Volume: 72 Issue: 1 Pages: 70-77, 2012.

    • Lunar Radiation Environment, European Lunar Symposium, Gonçalves P. , Keating A., (2012), Abstract Volume, pp. 50, April 2012

    • Characterization of RADFET Dosimeters for the ESA ALPHASAT CTTB Experiments, RADECS IEEE Proceedings - Gonçalves P., Keating A., et al.(2012)

    • Overview of energetic particle hazards during prospective manned missions to Mars
      Susan McKenna-Lawlor, P. Gonçalves, A. Keating, G. Reitz and D. Matthia
      Planetary and Space Science, Volumes 63.64, April 2012, Pages 123-132
      doi: 10.1016/j.pss.2011.06.017

    • Characterization of the particle radiation environment at three potential landing sites on Mars using ESA's MEREM models
      S. McKenna-Lawlor, P. Gonçalves, A. Keating, B. Morgado, D. Heynderickx, P. Nieminen, G. Santin, P. Truscott, F. Lei, B. Foing and J. Balaz
      Icarus, Volume 218, Issue 1, March 2012, Pages 723-734
      doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2011.04.004

    • Validation of the component degradation simulation tool (CODES), A. Keating, P. Gonçalves, A.Zadeh, M.Pimenta, S. Coutinho, P.Brogueira, E.Daly
      proceedings of IEEE RADECS 2011, Sevilla.

    • MarsREM: The Mars Energetic Radiation Environment Models
      Patrícia Gonçalves,Ana Keating, Sara Valente, Pete Truscott, Fan Lei, Laurent Desorgher, Daniel Heynderickx, Norma Crosby, Hilde de Witt, Gerald Degreef, Petteri Nieminen and Giovanni Santin
      31st International Cosmic Ray Conference, July 2009, Lodz, Poland

    • The Mars Energetic Radiation Environment Models
      P.Truscott, F.Lei, A.Keating, S.Valente, P.Gonçalves, L.Desorgher, D.Heynderickx, N.Crosby, H.de Witte, G.Degreef, P.Nieminen & G.Santin
      proceedings of IEEE NSREC 2008, Tucson, Arizona.

    • A Model for Mars Radiation Environment Characterization
      A. Keating, A. Mohammadzadeh, P. Nieminen, D. Maia, S. Coutinho, H. Evans, M. Pimenta, J.-P. Huot, and E. Daly
      IEEE Trans. Nuclear Science Vol. 52 (2005) 0018-9499).

    • GEANT4 Applications for Astroparticle Experiments
      Maria Catarina Espírito Santo, Patrícia Gonçalves, Mário Pimenta, Pedro Rodrigues, Bernardo Tomé and Andreia Trindade,
      IEEE Trans. Nuclear Science, Vol. 51(2004) 1373.


    Books


    • The Mars Energetic Radiation Environment Models
      P.Gonçalves, A.Keating, P.Truscott, F.Lei, S.Valente, L.Desorgher, D.Heynderickx, N.Crosby, H.de Witte, G.Degreef, P.Nieminen & G.Santin,
      Chapter to the IAA (International Academy of Astronautics) study on
      Particle Radiation Hazards en route to and at Mars (in press)


      2019
    • Beam tests of a prototype of the Radiation Hard Electron Monitor to be flown in the JUICE mission, [Oral Presentation], M.Pinto, P. Gonçalves, P. Socha, W. Hajdas, 15th Topical Seminar on Innovative Particle and Radiation Detectors (IPRD19) 14-17 October 2019, Siena, Italy

    • GUIMesh: a tool to import STEP geometries into Geant4 via GDML, [Oral Presentation], 14th Geant4 Space Users Workshop, Xylokastro, Greece, 20-23rd October 2019.

    • Dose measurements and simulations of the RADFETs response onboard the ALPHASAT CTTB experiments, [Poster Presentation] RADECS 2019, 16th-20th September 2019 Montpellier.

    • Validation of Geant4 model based predictions of radiation hazards in manned missions to Mars with the RAD/MSL data, [Oral Presentation] 3rd International Conference on Dosimetry and its Applications (ICDA3) held in Lisbon, IST from 27-31 May 2019

    • Total Ionizing Dose estimation and response of ASIC VATA466 to be flown in RADEM aboard the JUICE mission, [Oral Presentation] 3rd International Conference on Dosimetry and its Applications (ICDA3) Lisbon, Portugal, IST from 27-31 May 2019

    • Beam test results of the RADEM Engineering Model, [Poster Presentation] 15th Vienna Conference on Instrumentation, Vienna, Austria from 18-22 February 2019

    • 2018
    • Validation of space radiation environment with RAD DATA For Dose Assessment in Manned Missions to Mars, [Oral Presentation] RADECS 2019, 2nd Mars Space Radiation Modeling Workshop, 17th October 2018 Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colorado.

    • O GEANT4 aplicado ao ensino da Física Nuclear e de Partículas, Física 2018 Univervidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, 29th August- 1st September 2018.

    • Development of a Directionality Detector for RADEM, the Radiation Hard Electron Monitor aboard the JUICE Mission, [Poster Presentation] RADECS 2018, Gothenburg, 16th September - 21th September 2018.

    • Radiation Analysis and Shielding Optimization of RADEM, a Radiation Hard Electron Monitor for the JUICE Mission, [Poster Presentation] IEEE NSREC 2018, 16th-20th July 2018 Hawai.

    • Space Radiation Environment and Effects at LIP [Oral Presentation] Third Lisbon mini-school on Particle and Astroparticle Physics, MAT Science Week, GSI, Darmstadt, Germany 27th April 2018.

    • 2017
    • SEP Electrons in GEO measured with ESA MultiFunctional Spectrometer, [Poster Presentation] RADECS 2017, Geneva, 2nd October - 6th October 2017.

    • Representativeness of 60Co testing for EEE components to be flown in JUICE, [Poster Presentation] 2017 IEEE Radiation Effects Data Workshop (REDW), New Orleans, USA, 17 Jul - 21 Jul 2017

    • Assessment of radiation exposure in manned missions to Mars for three mission profiles, [Oral Presentation] RAD Conference, Slovenska Plaza Complex, Budva, Montenegro, 12-16 June 2017.

    • 2016
    • SEP Protons in GEO measured with ESA MultiFunctional Spectrometer,
      [Poster Presentation] RADECS 2016, Bremen, Germany, September 2017

    • 2015
    • SEP Protons in GEO with the ESA Multifunctional Spectrometer
      [Poster Presentation] 34th International Cosmic Ray Conference, The Hague, The Netherlands, July 2015

    • 2014
    • CODES
      [Poster Presentation] NSREC 2013, Paris, France, July 2014

    • 2012
    • Characterization of Characterization of RADFET Dosimeters for the ESA ALPHASAT CTTB Experiments
      [Poster presentation] RADECS 2012, Oxford, UK, September 2012

    • Lunar Radiation Environment P. Gonçalves, oral comunication at the European Lunar Symposium, Berlin, April 2012

    • 2011
    • Validation of the component degradation simulation tool (CODES)
      [Poster presentation] IEEE RADECS 2011, Sevilla, September 2011

    • 2009
    • The Martian Radiation Environment Models
      P.Gonçalves, A.Keating, P.Truscott, F.Lei, S.Valente, L.Desorgher, D.Heynderickx, N.Crosby, H.de Witte, G.Degreef, P.Nieminen & G.Santin,
      (poster) ICRC 09 , Lodz, Poland , July 09

    • 2008
    • The Mars Energetic Radiation Environment Models P.Truscott, F.Lei, A.Keating, S.Valente, P.Gonçalves, L.Desorgher, D.Heynderickx, N.Crosby, H.de Witte, G.Degreef, P.Nieminen & G.Santin,
      talk at NSREC 2008, Arizona, USA (submitted to IEEE TNS).

    • 2007
    • Martian Radiation Environment: The Importance of Seasonal variations and Landing Site
      Ana Keating
      European Mars Science and Exploration Conference, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, October 2007

    • Radiation Environemtn at the Surface of Mars
      Ana Keating
      6th International Workshop: New Worlds in Astroparticle Physics , Portugal, September 2007

    • Geant4 applications in the heliospheric radiation environment
      B. Tomé P. Brogueira, P.Gonçalves, A. Keating, D. Maia, M.Pimenta
      (poster) 30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, July 2007

    • Planetary Radiation Environment and Effects (JRA)
      P.Gonçalves, A.Keating
      EUROPLANET workshop, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 26-27 February 2007.

    • Modelling SEE on EEE components
      A. Keating
      8th QCA Presentation Day, Louvain-la_Neuve, Belgium, 23rd January 2007.

    • 2006
    • Simulation of a Radiation Monitor for Future Space Missions
      P. Gonçalves
      20th European Cosmic Ray Symposium. September 5-8, 2006, Lisboa, Portugal. (proceedings)

    • Mars Radiation Environment Characterization: Results, previous and ongoing activities
      A. Keating, M. Pimenta, A. Mohammadzadeh, P. Nieminen and E. Daly
      Third European Space Weather Week, 16th November 2006, Brussels, Belgium.

    • MarsREC and Future MarsREM
      A. Keating
      ISO-International Standards Organization: Working group 4 on Radiation Environment and effects, CNES, Paris, France, 26th October 2006.

    • Models and Computational Tools for Space Radiation Effects
      E.J. Daly, H. Evans, P. Nieminen, G. Santin, R. Lindberg, J. Sorensen, A. Glover, A. Menicucci, A. Keating, A. Mohammadzadeh
      Proceedings RADESA2006- The 7th International Workshop on Radiation Effects on Semiconductor Devices for Space Application, 17th October 2006.

    • MarsREC, an integrated tool foor Mars Radiation Environment Characterization and Effects
      A. Keating, M. Pimenta, A. Mohammadzadeh, P. Nieminen and E. Daly
      GEANT4 users workshop , IST, Lisbon, Portugal. , 9th October 2006

    • MarsREC and SEU predictions at the Surface of Mars
      A. Keating, M. Pimenta, A. Mohammadzadeh, P. Nieminen and E. Daly
      RADECS2006, Athens, Greece, 27th to 29th September 2006.

    • Galactic Cosmic Rays induced Radiation Environment at the surface of Mars
      A. Keating, M. Pimenta, A. Mohammadzadeh, P. Nieminen and E. Daly
      poster submitted to European Cosmic Rays Symposium, Lisbon, Portugal, 5th to 8th September 2006.

    • The Effects of Atmospheric Variations On the High Energy Radiation Environment at the Surface of Mars
      A. Keating, M. Pimenta, A. Mohammadzadeh, P. Nieminen, J.-P. Huot and E. Daly
      Second workshop on Mars atmosphere modelling and observations, Granada, Spain, 27th February to 3rd March 2006.


    • 2005
    • Radiation Monitors for Future Space Missions
      P. Gonçalves
      10th user conference and collaboration workshop. November 3-10, 2005, Bordeaux, France.

    • Radiation Monitors for Future Space Missions
      P. Gonçalves
      9th ICATPP Conference on Astroparticle, Particle, Space Physics, Detectors and Medical Physics Applications. 17-21 October 2005, Villa Olmo, Como, Italy. (proceedings)

    • A GEANT4 based Model for Mars Radiation Environment Characterization
      A. Keating, A. Mohammadzadeh, P. Nieminen, M. Pimenta and E. Daly
      Second European Space Weather Week: ESWW-II, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 14th to 18th November, 2005. (Poster)

    • A Model for Mars Radiation Environment Characterization
      A. Keating, A. Mohammadzadeh, P. Nieminen, D. Maia, S. Coutinho, H. Evans, M. Pimenta, J.-P. Huot, and E. Daly
      poster presented at NSREC, Seattle, USA, 12th July, 2005 (Keating, A., et al (2005), IEEE TNS 52, 0018-9499).

    • GEANT4 Particle Transport Software Applications to Radiation Shielding and Human Effects Analyses
      L. Desorgher, S. Duzellier, T. Ersmark, H-H. Fischer, C. Fuglesang, S. Guatelli, M. Gurtner, C. Inguimbert, A. Keating, F. Lei, B. Mascialino, A. Mohammadzadeh, P. Nieminen, M. Grazia Pia, G. Santin, K. Thiel, P. Truscott
      15th IAA Humans in Space Symposium, 22nd 25th May, 2005.

    • GEANT4 detector simulations - Radiation interaction simulations for the high-energy astrophysics experiments EUSO and AMS
      P. Gonçalves (proceedings)

    • 2004

    • GEANT4 Applications for Astroparticle Experiments
      P. Gonçalves
      Geant4 Space Users' Workshop, May 10-12, 2004 Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN - U.S.A.

    • Mars Radiation Environment and Its Effects on Components, inputs for an integrated software tool
      A. Keating
      TOS-EES Final presentation Day, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 19th and 20th February 2004.

    • GEANT4 applications on Radiation Environment and Components degradation parameters prediction
      A. Keating
      GEANT4 Tutorial Courses, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennesse, USA, 14th January 2004.

      2003

    • Radiation Environments and Effects Analysis Tools for Future planetary Exploration Missions , E. Daly, H. Evans, S. Esteve Hoyos, A. Hilgers, A.Keating, A. Mohammadzadeh, P. Nieminen, L. Rosenqvist, G.Santin, J. S rensen
      37th ESLAB Symposium, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 2nd -4th December 2003.

    • Modelling packaging effects on proton irradiation response of NMRC RadFETs, New GEANT4 simulations and Co-60 irradiations
      A.Keating, A.Mohammadzadeh, B.Nickson, A.Jaksic, W. Hajdas
      RADECS 2003, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 15th to 19th September 2003.

    • The ESA "Concept" Miniature Radiation Monitor, First Results from PROBA-I
      A.Mohammadzadeh, P.Nieminen, C.Boeder, E.Daly, G.Santin, A.Keating, F.Teston, P.Vuilleumier
      RADECS 2003, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 15th to 19th September 2003.