Nuno João Silva
  Principal Researcher  
  phone: +351 234 401418  
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  departament: Physics  
  research line: L1 - Information and Communication Technology
  research group: G2 - Multifunctional Ferroic Ceramics and Nanostructures
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Short CV


Born in 1977, Porto, Nuno graduated in Physics in 1999 at Faculdade de Ciências Universidade do Porto. He then moved to University of Aveiro where he completed a master in Materials Science & Engineering (2003) and a PhD in Physics (“Structural and magnetic studies on iron oxide nanoparticles in hybrid matrices”, December 2006). Nuno went then to Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón at University of Zaragoza, Spain, where he worked between 2007 and 2009 as a Post-Doc Research Trainee in the development of magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications. In May 2009 Nuno decided to develop his career in Portugal as a Ciencia2008 Researcher at CICECO, where he pursues independent research in collaboration with host, European, Japanese and US groups in multi-disciplinary areas, luminescence, magnetism, magnetic hyperthermia, chemistry and biomedicine. Nuno published 3 book chapters, one international patent application and about 70 papers (~15oo times cited without self-citations; h=20). Nuno is a regular user of European Synchrotron, Neutron and High-Magnetic Field facilities, having about 15 past accepted proposals as the principal investigator of teams involving national and international collaborators.

In 2001, Nuno concluded Piano and Composition studies at the Music Conservatoire of Porto in the class of Prof. Maria José Sousa Guedes and Prof. Fernando Lapa.

Scientific Interests

Magnetic properties and modelling of ferrofluids, dry fluids and nanoparticles.

Magnetic nanothermometers.

Magnetic properties of nanoparticles at high pressure and high magnetic fields.

Neutron diffraction of magnetic nanoparticles.

Small Angle X-ray Scattering of nanohybrids, nanoparticles and ferrofluids.

Main present collaborators

F. Palacio and A. Millán (Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón/CSIC, Zaragoza)

I. Puente-Orench and J. Campo (Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón CSIC - Universidad de Zaragoza and Institut Laue-Langevin)

M. Mito (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu, Japan)

O. Iglesias and A. Cabot (University of Barcelona, Spain)

V. de Zea Bermudez (Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal)

T. Berquó (Institute For Rock Magnetism, Minneapolis, USA)

Selected Publications

"Magnetically responsive Dry Fluids" F. L. Sousa, R. Bustamante, A. Millan, F. Palacio, T. Trindade and N.J.O. Silva, Nanoscale, 2013 (communication)

 "Shell pressure on the core of MnO/Mn3O4 core/shell nanoparticles" N.J.O. Silva, M. Karmaoui, V. S. Amaral, I. Puente-Orench, J. Campo, I. da Silva, A. Ibarra, R. Bustamante, A. Millán and F. Palacio, Phys. Rev. B 87, 224429 (2013)  

 "Synthesis of cobalt aluminate nanopigments by non-aqueous sol-gel route" M. Karmaoui, N.J.O. Silva, V.S. Amaral, A. Ibarra, A. Millán and F. Palacio, Nanoscale 5, 4277 (2013)  

 “Thermometry at the Nanoscale”, C.D.S. Brites, P.P. Lima, N.J.O. Silva, A. Millán, V.S. Amaral, F. Palacio, and L.D. Carlos, Nanoscale, 2012 (invited review)  
 “Magnetic and Relaxation Properties of Multifunctional Polymer-Based Nanostructured Bioferrofluids as MRI Contrast Agents” H. Amiri, R. Bustamante, A.Millan, N.J.O. Silva, R. Pinol, L. Gabilondo, F. Palacio, P. Arosio, M. Corti, and A. Lascialfari, Magn. Res. Med. 66, 1715-1721 (2011)  
 “Shifted loops and coercivity from field imprinted high energy barriers in ferritin and ferrihydrite nanoparticles” N.J.O. Silva, V.S. Amaral, A. Urtizberea, R. Bustamante, A. Millán, F. Palacio, E. Kampert and U. Zeitler, S. de Brion, O. Iglesias and A. Labarta, Phys. Rev. B 84, 104427 (2011)  
 "A Luminescent Molecular Thermometer for Long-Term Absolute Temperature Measurements at the Nanoscale" C.D.S. Brites, P.P. Lima, N.J.O. Silva, A. Millan, V.S. Amaral, F. Palacio and L.D. Carlos" Adv. Mater. (2010)  


 "Remanent magnetization in CoO antiferromagnetic nanoparticles" N.J.O. Silva, A. Millán, F. Palacio, M. Martins, T. Trindade, I. Puente-Orench and J. Campo, Phys. Rev. B 82, 094433 (2010) 10.1103/PhysRevB.82.094433  
 “Surface and core magnetic anisotropy in maghemite nanoparticles determined by pressure experiments” Y. Komorida, M. Mito, H. Deguchi, and S. Takagi, A. Millán, N. J. O. Silva and F. Palacio, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 202503 (2009)  
 “Temperature dependence of antiferromagnetic susceptibility in ferritin”, N.J.O. Silva, A. Millan, F. Palacio, E. Kampert, U. Zeitler, and V. S. Amaral, Phys. Rev. B 79, 104405 (2009).  


 “Nanoscopic photoluminescence memory as a fingerprint of complexity in self-assembled alkylene/siloxane hybrids” L.D. Carlos, V. de Zea Bermudez, V.S. Amaral, S.C. Nunes, N.J.O. Silva, R.A. Sá Ferreira, J. Rocha, C.V. Santilli, D. Ostrovskii, Adv. Mater. 19, 341-348 (2007).  

















































Nanodevices and Nanomagnetism


Propriedades físicas dos materiais

ongoing scientific supervisions