FCiências.ID – Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências, is a Non-Profit Private Association, endowed with legal personality. It was created in 2017 as an common initiative of Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL) - a Higher Education institution - and 6 private companies, in order to support, potentiate and develop Research and Development (R&D) and innovation activities of its seven associates, while, simultaneously enhancing FCUL strategic partnerships with market and services companies, therefore creating a more challenging environment for research and innovation.

FC.ID is the legal representative of 20 research centres, in the fields of Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research, Physics, Space and Astrophysics, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geology, Geophysics, Biology, Computer Science and Informatics and Philosophy and History of Sciences.

FCiências.ID responsibilities are related to the administrative, financial and scientific management of the research centres R&D projects, and also to performing research work. Many of these R&D activities are developed together with international teams and are funded both at National and European levels. The Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL) acts as a third party of FC.ID, based on a third party agreement in force since FC.ID establishment. FCUL, as a third party, carries out directly its own share of work, notwithstanding the full responsibility of FCs.ID for the contracted scientific and technical work under specific R&D projects.

FCiências.ID is progressively taking on the responsibilities related to the management of the R&D projects hosted by FCUL and initially contracted to FCUL Foundation. FCiências.ID heritage is the Fundacao da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, FP (FFCUL), its projects but also its human resources and management knowledge.

At international level, FC.ID is currently managing 9 FP7 projects, 29 H2020 project, including one COST Action as Grant Holder And 29 projects funded by different sources.



José Figueiredo

Assistant Professor, Physics Department

Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisboa

José Figueiredo is assistant professor at the Physics Department of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisboa since September 2017. He received the B.Sc. degree in physics (optics and electronics) in 1991 and the M.Sc. degree in optoelectronics and lasers in 1997, both from the University of Porto, Portugal. In 2000, he received the Ph.D. degree in physics from the same university in “co-tutela” with the University of Glasgow, U.K., where he worked on the optoelectronic properties of resonant tunnelling diodes. In 2000 we became assistant professor at the University of the Algarve.

He was co-founder of the start-up Essient Photonics, Glasgow – UK, founder and member of CEOT - Centre Electronics, Optoelectronics and Telecommunications (University of the Algarve), advisor of post-doctoral, doctoral and master researchers, principal investigator and member of several national and international projects in the area of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, member of several scientific committees of international meetings and conferences, referee of several scientific journals, co-author of four book chapters and more than sixty papers referenced in the Scopus database.

His research interests include resonant tunnelling diode based electronic and optoelectronic devices and circuits for information processing and communication systems, generation of millimetre-wave and terahertz signals, and complex dynamic systems.


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