About APPLAuSE

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: 2016 Edition Opening Session Slides

 

Scientific areas

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.

 

Structure

APPLAuSE is a student-centered and highly modular PhD program designed to enhance each student’s capabilities and maximize his/her potential.

 

Year 1
  • intensive modules (30 ECTS)
  • laboratory rotations (4 weeks)
  • transverse skills package (2.5 ECTS)
Years 2-4
  • 3-year research program (15 ECTS)
  • includes one year on secondment at an
    international institution
  • seminar (3 ECTS)
  • targeted workshops and activities

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.

 

Governance

 

Luís L. Alves
Instituto Superior Técnico

Program Director, APPLAuSE

Full Professor, Physics Department of Instituto Superior Técnico

Head of the Gas Discharges and Gaseous Electronics group of IPFN

 

Governing Board

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

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