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 Message from the Interim President

Welcome to the site of the School of Sciences of the University of Minho. Here you will find all the information regarding the research developed in the Research Centers of the School, our undergraduate and postgraduate education and our outreach and extension activities. This is the visible face of the School of Sciences of the University of Minho in the digital network, but you are, also, all invited to visit it us on campus.

Nuno Miguel Peres


 Presidence Team

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Interim President

NUNO PERES was born in the city of Arganil in 1967. He graduated in Physics and Chemistry (BSc.) by the Univerisity of Évora and obtained his master degree in Physics (MSc.) by the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon. His Ph.D. degree was awarded by the University of Évora. He obtained his habilitation degree by the University of Minho. He is co-autor of about 140 scientific publications, including two papers in Reviews of Modern Physics; he has a h-factor of 43. Nuno Peres was awarded the Merit Prize of 1991 by the University of Évora, the Merit Prize for Science of 2009 by the University of Minho, and the Gulbenkian Prize for Science of 2011. Presently, Nuno Peres is full professor of Physics at the University of Minho.

Vice-President Quality and Planning
JOSÉ BRILHA was born at Figueira da Foz in 1966. He graduated in Geology (B.Sc.) by the University of Coimbra and concluded his Ph.D. at the universities of Minho (Portugal) and Poitiers (France). He is Associated Professor with Habilitation at the Earth Sciences Department. He has done several academic exchanges in countries such as Brazil, Greece, Morocco, Mexico, Mozambique, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, USA. He has supervised 8 Ph.D. theses and 23 master dissertations. He published 63 papers and 158 abstracts (h-index 6). José Brilha was the first editor-in-chief of the Geoheritage journal (Springer) during 2009-2012 and he is the President of the European Association for the Conservation of the Geological Heritage. He has also participated in 70 outreach and training actions.

Vice-President for Education (President of the Pedagogical Council)
ANTÓNIO MAURÍCIO FONSECA has been Assistant Professor with Agregação in Department of Chemistry of UMinho since March 2013. He began his lecturing career at UMinho as a junior teaching assistant in 1988. He graduated in Physics and Chemistry Teaching from UMinho in 1988. In 1990, he did Pedagogical Aptitude and Scientific Capacity exams and earned a PhD in Sciences, in the field of Chemistry, in 1996. Integrates the Chemistry Center of the University of Minho and develops research work in the area of inorganic chemistry and electrochemistry. He has supervised PhD theses, Master's theses and Grantees of project researchers. He is co-author of 4 chapters in books, as well as co-author of 90 scientific articles in magazines indexed in the ISI web of knowledge, where he has about 1300 citations and an h index of 21 and, he is co-author of about 160 communications in national and international conferences. He has participated, as coordinator or as a member of the research team, in 9 national projects (FCT) and 5 bilateral projects.