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Senior Researcher

Mário Silveirinha

Academic position: Associate Professor
Joining date: 01-01-1998
Roles in IT: Senior Researcher
Scientific Area: Wireless Communications
Group: Antennas and Propagation – Lx

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Address: IT – Lisboa
Instituto Superior Técnico - Torre Norte - Piso 10
Av. Rovisco Pais, 1
1049 - 001 Lisboa
Tel: +351 21 841 84 54
Fax: +351 21 841 84 72

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[As of March'18]

Mário Silveirinha has co-authored about 150 journal articles and published in high-impact journals such as Phys. Rev. Lett., PRX and Nat. Comm.. He co-authored 5 book chapters, and co-edited two journal special issues. He is an IEEE Fellow’2015. He was the TPC Chair of the Metamaterials’17 conference. He served as an Associate Editor of the journal Metamaterials. He is a founding member of the editorial board of Physical Review Applied. He is a [young scientist] member of the Lisbon-Academy of Sciences. He has given 3 plenary talks at major conferences. His ISI h-index is 32, his Google Scholar (GS) h-index is 38, and his work received over 5300 and 8000 citations from ISI and GS indexed articles, respectively.

Scientific Achievements

  • PhD, Instituto Superior Técnico, 01-09-2003
  • Licenciatura, Universidade de Coimbra, 16-07-1998
  • Photonics
  • Semiconductors
  • Metamaterials
  • Quantum Physics
  • Instituto Superior Técnico, 22-12-2015, Associate Professor
Supervision of theses
  • Quantum Plasmonics, MSc Student, Luis Ferreira Rodrigues, 09-2018
  • Propagação de ondas electromagneticas em materiais nao reciprocos, MSc Student, Vitor Miguel Marques Adriao, 06-2018
  • Transferência de potência sem fios, MSc Student, Sérgio Tiago Araújo, 02-2015
  • Confinamento da luz num ressoador aberto, MSc Student, Solange Vieira da Silva, 02-2015
  • Cobertor térmico com baixa reflectividade em radiofrequências, MSc Student, Jorge Alexandre Mota Almeida, 09-2013
  • Estudo da Electrodinâmica de Metamateriais usando o Método das Diferenças Finitas, MSc Student, Maria Goreti Ferreira Marques, 09-2012
Co-Supervision of theses
  • M. G. Silveirinha, Effective Medium Theory of Electromagnetic and Quantum Metamaterials, Chapter in, Handbook of Metamaterials Properties, World Scientific Publishing, London, 2018
  • A. D. Yaghjian, A Alù, M. G. Silveirinha, Anisotropic representation for spatially dispersive periodic metamaterial arrays, Chapter in, Transformation Electromagnetics and Metamaterials: Fundamental Principles and Applications, D. H. Werner and D.-H. Kwon, Springer, London, 2013
  • M. G. Silveirinha, Nonlocal Homogenization Theory of Microstructured Materials, Chapter in, Theory and Phenomena of Artificial Materials, vol. I, F. Capolino, CRC Press, 2009
  • P. A. Belov, M. G. Silveirinha, C.R. Simovsky, Y. Hao, Subwavelength imaging by arrays of metallic rods, Chapter in, Applications of Metamaterials, F. Capolino, CRC Press, 2009

Currently running projects4

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
1-way “One-way” propagation and light trapping with metamaterials FCT 01-01-2016 01-12-2018
FDTDPlasmonics Finite-Difference Time-Domain analysis of novel wave phenomena in plasmonic systems IT/LA 01-04-2017 01-04-2018
RETIOT Utilização de Tecnologias de Reflectometría no melhoramento do futuro Internet das Coisas e Sistemas Ciber-Físicos P2020 01-01-2017 01-12-2019
TopMater Topological Materials IT 01-08-2016 01-08-2018

Closed Projects11

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
GRAPHENE Graphene Superlattices IT/LA 01-09-2014 01-09-2015
ILASH Integrated Lens Antenna Shaping ESA-ESTEC 01-09-2003 01-09-2007
MEIOS ARTIFICIAIS Propagation and Radiation in Complex Media Using Planar Technology CRUP 01-01-2002 31-12-2003
META-ID Spatially confined RFID detection with a metamaterial grid IT/LA 01-06-2011 01-12-2012
Metex Metamaterial with extreme permittivity IT/LA 01-12-2008 01-05-2010
Nonlocal Non-local Metamaterials and Applications FCT/PTDC 01-01-2010 01-12-2012
RFMLI Thermal Blanket with Low RF Reflectivity HPS-Portugal, ESA 01-11-2012 01-11-2015
R-META Reconfigurable Low-profile Antennas Using Metamaterials FCT/POSC 01-10-2005 30-09-2008
Sub-Lambda Sub-diffraction imaging systems formed by microstructured waveguides FCT/PTDC 01-09-2007 01-03-2010
TElectronics Transformation Electronics and Optics FCT 01-07-2013 01-07-2015
TRAP Trapping Light in Open Resonators IT/LA 01-04-2014 01-04-2016
  • D. E. Fernandes, M. Rodrigues, G. Falcão, M. G. Silveirinha, Prémio ANACOM-URSI 2015, The ANACOM-URSI Portugal Prize was assigned to “Diffractionless Propagation of Electron Waves in Graphene Superlattices”. In this work we used a homemade Finite Difference in the Time Domain (FDTD) algorithm to characterize the propagation of electron waves in graphene. The algorithm was applied to study the dynamics of electrons in graphene superlattices, using both microscopic and effective medium approaches. In particular, it is shown that the time evolution of an electronic state and the propagation of stationary electronic states may be accurately predicted with the effective medium formalism, provided the initial state is less localized than the characteristic spatial period of the superlattice. Our results confirmed that electrons propagating in graphene superlattices with extreme anisotropy experience virtually no diffraction, 01-12-2015
  • M. G. Silveirinha, IEEE Fellow, 01-01-2015
  • T. A. Morgado, J. Marcos, M. G. Silveirinha, S. Maslovski, CST University Publication Award 2012, The CST University Publication Award is an annual grant to university institutes and researchers for their work in the application of 3D EM field simulation., 01-12-2012
  • T. A. Morgado, M. G. Silveirinha, Guided Modes in a Metamaterial Slab Formed by Crossed Metallic Wires, "Best Student Paper Award", 7th Conference on Telecommunications - ConfTele, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal, May 3-5 2009., 01-05-2009
  • M. G. Silveirinha, C. A. Fernandes, “An Hybrid Method for the Calculation of the Band Structure of 2D Photonic Crystals, 3rd place in the Student Paper Contest held in the APS/URSI Symposium, San Antonio, Texas , USA June 2002, 17-07-2002
  • Metamorphose International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics - METAMATERIALS, Technical Programme Chairman, 2017
  • Editorial Board, European Physical Journal Applied Metamaterials, 01-07-2014 - today
  • Editorial Board, Physical Review Applied, 01-02-2014 - today
  • Editorial Board, Metamaterials, 01-01-2008 - 01-12-2013
  • Physical Review Letters
    2006, 1 review(s);
  • Optics Communications
    2007, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Microwave Wireless and Components Letters
    2006, 1 review(s);
  • IET Microwaves Antennas & Propagation
    2007, 1 review(s);
  • Physical Review A
    2008, 1 review(s);
  • Metamaterials
    2007, 1 review(s);
  • Optics Letters
    2008, 1 review(s);
  • Physical Review E
    2008, 1 review(s);
  • Journal of Appl. Physics
    2008, 1 review(s);
  • New Journal of Physics
    2008, 1 review(s);
  • Applied Physics Letters
    2006, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propagation
    2005, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Trans. on Microwave Theory and Tech.
    2004, 1 review(s);
  • Physical Review B
    2006, 1 review(s);