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Physics Depart.
Science and Technology Fac.
University of Coimbra
Instituto Superior Técnico
Nuclear Fusion Center
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Prof. Carlos Correia
Physics Department
Rua Larga
University of Coimbra
3004-516 Coimbra

+351 239 410650
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+351 239 410109
+351 239 410108
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Brief Presentation

Thr EElectronics and Instrumentation Group (Grupo de Electrónica e Instrumentação, GEI) has been recently created in the Physics Department of the University of Coimbra. The research areas of the Electronics and Instrumentation Group (GEI) are Atomic and Nuclear Instrumentation, Biomedical Instrumentation, Plasma Physics Instrumentation, Microelectronics, Optical Signal Processing and Telemetry and Industrial Control. The GEI counts nowadays with more than 26 permanent members including schoolmasters, researchers and technicians, as well as with up to 10 students currently preparing their final year projects in the Physics Engineering degree. The GEI keeps a close cooperation with several national and international institutions that develop work in common research areas with unquestionable scientific results. Among these, special reference should be made on the work performed along with the Centro de Fusão Nuclear (Nuclear Fusion Center) of the Instituto Superior Técnico of Lisbon as well as that performed with Biomedical Institute for Light and Image Research (IBILI), where is responsible for the Instrumentation and Biomaterials' Department. Concerning the teaching practice, GEI strongly supports the Instrumentation branch of the Physics Engineering degree as well as the new Biomedical Engineering degree with all its specialization branches. This center has great deal of concern with the community services promoted during the last years by regular cooperation with several national companies, consulting services, conference participation, symposia as well as the coordination of several Ciência Viva projects promoted by the National Science and Technology National Ministry.


  Nuclear and Atomic Instrumentation
Research area of algorithm development in digital pulse processing, development of digital spectrometers, pulse height analyzers and application software for the developed systems.
Home Page | Tel: +351 239410109
  Biomedical Instrumentation
Development of instrumentation for clinical applications of ocular fluorometry. Spectral studies of the endogenous fluorescence of the ocular crystalline lens. Development of a new Confocal Microscopy Method.
Home Page | Tel: +351 239480201
  Optical Signal Processing
Development of a Matlab virtual Laboratory based on simulations of basic Fourier transform principles and other complex purposes in optical signal processing. Development of a real-time optical correlator based in a Joint Transform Architecture. Development of a New Confocal Microscopy Method.
Home Page | Tel: +351 239410112
  Instrumentation for Plasma Physics
Development of data acquisition and operational control systems, based on PCI and VME buses, for experimental nuclear fusion reactors (trigger, acquisition, timming, processing, etc.) This area results from a strong cooperation with the Centro de Fusão Nuclear from Instituto Superior Técnico of Lisbon.
Home Page | Tel: +351 239410108
  Telemetry and Industrial Control
Development of systems of industrial control em collaboration with several Portuguese companies. Development of a monitoring system for industrial GPL tanks (+Gás), development of a telemetry system for environmental purposes (TELEMET), etc.
Home Page | Tel: +351 239410678

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News from Group of Electronics and Instrumentation

January 2008

The NDIP 2008 International Conference on New Developpements in Photo detection will be held in June 15-20, 2008 at Aix-les-Bains. Submission of abstract both for talks and posters is now open. The abstract (about half a page) is mandatory and a short notice (or previous publication references) will help the committees for the selection. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2008. All information is available in the web site

2008 IEEE NSS/MIC/RTSD First Announcement and Call for Papers.
More information

December 2007

IECON-2008 :: 34th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society from 10-13 November 2008, Orlando, Florida, USA. Conference web site:

November 2007

ELECTRIMACS 2008 - 9th International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Electric Machines, Converters and Systems Québec City, Canada - June 8 - 11, 2008. Submission of abstracts to January 28th, 2008. Conference web site:

November 2007

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