APPLAuSE is a doctoral program on Plasma Science and Engineering, which started in January 2014. The hosting institution is the Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear, with Instituto Superior Técnico, and the degree is awarded by the University of Lisbon.
APPLAuSE at a glance: 2015 Edition Opening Session Slides
The program incorporates training in the following areas:
(i) Basic Plasma Science, to provide a solid common scientific background to the students;
(ii) Controlled Nuclear Fusion, in line with our internationally recognized expertise in this field, particularly in state-of-the-art remote diagnostics with obvious interest in many other engineering applications;
(iii) High-Energy-Density Physics, pushing the frontiers of technology in developing ultra-short and ultra-high-power lasers, second generation plasma accelerators, and tunable sources of radiation from the IR to the XUV;
(iv) Space and Astrophysical Plasmas to help crack the mysteries surrounding exotic states of matter and phenomena in the cosmos;
(v) Low-temperature Plasma Science and Engineering, tailoring matter at nano-scale level, targeting spin-offs in materials, environmental and biological applications.
APPLAuSE is a student-centered and highly modular PhD program designed to enhance each student’s capabilities and maximize his/her potential.
This structure matches the ECTS profile of the overarching PhD degree (Physics / Physical Engineering). The lab rotations, transverse skills package, seminar and targeted workshops are recognized in the Diploma Supplement.
Luís L. Alves
Luís Lemos Alves, faculty member: Programme Director
Carlos Silva, researcher: Controlled Nuclear Fusion
Gonçalo Figueira, faculty member: High-Energy-Density Physics
Vasco Guerra, faculty member: Low-temperature Plasma Science and Engineering
Luís Oliveira e Silva, faculty member: Space and Astrophysical Plasmas
Bruno Gonçalves, researcher: President of IPFN