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Senior Researcher

Mário Silveirinha

Academic position: Full Professor
Joining date: 01-01-1998
Roles in IT: Senior Researcher
Thematic Line: Wireless Technologies
Group: Antennas and Propagation – Lx

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Mário Silveirinha has co-authored over 200 journal articles. His research achievements were distinguished with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) A F Harvey Engineering Research Prize 2018. He is an IEEE Fellow’2015, an APS Fellow'2020 and an OSA Fellow'2021. He is a member of the Academy of Sciences of Lisbon.

Scientific Achievements

  • Agregação, Instituto Superior Técnico, 05-06-2020
  • PhD, Instituto Superior Técnico, 01-09-2003
  • Licenciatura, Universidade de Coimbra, 16-07-1998
  • Academia de Ciências de Lisboa, 01-05-2022, -
  • Optica, 01-01-2021, -
  • American Physical Society, 01-09-2020, -
  • Instituto Superior Técnico, 22-12-2015, Associate Professor
  • Nanophotonics and plasmonics
  • Metamaterials
  • Quantum Optics
  • Topological Photonics
As Supervisor
As Co-supervisor
  • M. G. Silveirinha, Modal expansions in dispersive material systems with application to quantum optics and topological photonics, Chapter in, Advances in Mathematical Methods for Electromagnetics, Kazuya Kobayashi , Paul Denis Smith, IET, Stevenage, United Kingdom, 2019
  • 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
Early Access

Currently running projects2

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
Simons Simons Collaboration Simons Foundation 01-09-2020 01-09-2024
TopoSYSTEM Transporte de luz protegido por topologia e simetria em metamateriais espaço-temporais FCT 10-03-2023 09-09-2024

Closed Projects19

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
GRAPHENE Graphene Superlattices IT/LA 01-09-2014 01-09-2015
Huawei Huawei Huawei Technologies Sweden 04-05-2020 09-05-2022
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
QMETA Realising Quantum METAmaterials with Quantum Dot Arrays FCT 01-03-2022 28-02-2023
RETIOT Utilização de Tecnologias de Reflectometría no melhoramento do futuro Internet das Coisas e Sistemas Ciber-Físicos P2020 09-01-2017 30-06-2021
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
SymBreak Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in Optics FCT 01-02-2020 31-01-2022
TElectronics Transformation Electronics and Optics FCT 01-07-2013 01-07-2015
TopElect Nonreciprocal and topological electromagnetics IET: The Institution of Engineering and Technology 01-01-2019 31-12-2023
TopMater Topological Materials IT 01-08-2016 01-08-2018
TRAP Trapping Light in Open Resonators IT/LA 01-04-2014 01-04-2016
  • F. Prudêncio, M. G. Silveirinha, ANACOM-URSI Portugal 2023 Award, "Best Research Work" in the field of radio sciences pursued by URSI (The International Union of Radio Science) granted by ANACOM. Title of the work: "Engineering Arbitrary Metamaterial Responses with Spacetime Modulation", 01-11-2023
  • R. Câmara, G. Rappoport, M. G. Silveirinha, Best Student Paper - Matematerials 2023, Prize for best student paper on Metamaterials 2023 Crete (17th International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena), 01-09-2023
  • M. G. Silveirinha, APS Fellow (2020), Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), 01-09-2020
  • M. G. Silveirinha, Award of a research grant from the Simons Foundation, Simons Collaboration in Mathematical and Physics, Harnessing Universal Symmetry Concepts for Extreme Wave Phenomena, 01-09-2020
  • M. G. Silveirinha, OSA Fellow (2021), Fellow of the Optical Society, 01-09-2020
  • Solange Silva Silva, T. A. Morgado, M. G. Silveirinha, 1º Lugar do Best Student Paper Award do 12º Congresso do Comité Português da URSI, Vencedora do prémio "Best student paper award" com o trabalho "Trapping light in open nanocavities with spatial dispersion", 01-12-2018
  • M. G. Silveirinha, IET A F Harvey Engineering Research Prize, The IET A F Harvey Engineering Research Prize is a global engineering research prize awarded annually to an innovative researcher by the Institution of Engineering and Technology. It was named after an engineer, Arthur Frank Harvey., 01-09-2018
  • 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, EPJ 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 and Wireless Components Letters
    2006, 1 review(s);
  • IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation
    2007, 1 review(s);
  • Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
    2008, 1 review(s);
  • Metamaterials
    2007, 1 review(s);
  • Optics Letters
    2008, 1 review(s);
  • Physical Review E
    2008, 1 review(s);
  • Journal Applied Physics
    2008, 1 review(s);
  • New Journal of Physics
    2008, 1 review(s);
  • Applied Physics Letters
    2006, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
    2005, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
    2004, 1 review(s);
  • Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
    2006, 1 review(s);