- Published on 22 October 2021
EPJ Web of Conferences is glad to announce that Paulo Limão-Vieira has joined the Web of Conferences editorial board with particular responsibility for EPJ Web of Conferences.
Paulo Limão-Vieira is a Professor of Molecular Physics at NOVA School of Science, and full researcher at Centre of Physics and Technological Research, CEFITEC, also in Lisbon. At CEFITEC he founded in 2004 the Atomic and Molecular Collisions Laboratory where his research focuses on electron transfer processes in atom-molecule collisions and electron scattering from polyatomic molecules. He has developed a unique crossed molecular beam experiment and led several research grants training post-docs and allowing different generations of students to obtain their PhD degrees. Currently he is member of several international scientific and steering committees and has served from 2019-2021 as chair of the Electron International Advisory Committee for Electron, Molecule and Swarms (EMS).
He moved to University College London in 2001 as PhD student working on the electronic state spectroscopy of molecules probed by photons and electrons. He obtained his DPhil from University of London, UK in 2003. Upon his return in 2004 to Universidade NOVA de Lisboa he engaged in teaching classical mechanics, introduction to radiation and atomic and molecular physics to undergraduates as well as molecular spectroscopy for post-graduates, among many others. His teaching experience led to deliver different undergraduate and post-graduate lecture courses in overseas universities, keeping a regular visiting professor appointment with Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan. He is involved in several international collaborations with the most regular with CSIC, Spain, Sophia University, Japan, Aarhus University, Denmark, Flinders University, South Australia and Federal University of Paraná, Brazil.
The current research interests include: the electronic state spectroscopy of biomolecules, aeronomic, interstellar medium and plasma processing molecules by interaction with photons and electrons; charge transfer processes in atom-(bio)molecule and anion-molecule collisions and the role of negative ions; surface induced chemistry, especially the reactivity of co-adsorbed molecular species and the formation of ices in the Earth’s upper atmosphere and in the interstellar medium, that might be in the origin of some microorganisms. Other research interests include positron scattering from atoms and molecules as well as positronium formation. (ORCID: 0000-0003-2696-1152)