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Maria Alexandra Albuquerque Faria Pais (PI)

Maria Alexandra Pais graduated in Physics from the University of Coimbra (1988). She obtained a MSc from the University of Lisbon (1993) and a PhD from the Institut de Physique du Globe (1999), in Internal Geophysics. She started her career as a Lecturer at the University of Coimbra (1988) and is presently an Assistant Professor there, having lectured courses as Thermodynamics, Transport Processes, Electromagnetism, Fluid Dynamics and Magnetohydrodynamics. Her main research has been in the field of geomagnetism, i.e., the study of the source mechanism and time variations of the main magnetic field of the Earth, but also its coupling with the near-Earth space environment. She applied inversion methods to compute Earth core flows and has recently been involved in studies of space weather. She authored or co-authored more than 50 scientific publications, from which 30 in peer-reviewed journals, co-supervised 3 PhD thesis and supervised a number of MSc thesis and scientific research grants. She is the national representative for IAGA (International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy) since 2015.

Anna Morozova (Co-PI)

She concluded the PhD degree with the thesis "Modelling of the lower atmosphere disturbance associated with solar activity variations", Department of Earth's Physics, Faculty of Physics, St. Petersburg State University, Russia, in 1999. Her main scientific areas of research include Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Solar physics, Atmosphere physics, Statistical data analysis and data homogenization. Present research interest:  Influence of the solar activity on the weather and climate, cycles of the solar activity, cosmic rays particles, climate models, climate variability, statistical analysis, homogenization of the geophysical and atmospheric data series, space weather.

Fernando Pinheiro

Fernando J. G. Pinheiro is a researcher at CITEUC since 2012. He obtained his PhD in Astronomy from Universidade do Porto in 2006. Since then, he has carried out research activity at several research institutions: CAUP, U.C.'s Center for Computational Physics and the Paris Observatory's LESIA laboratory. His fields of expertise include stellar structure and evolution, stellar variability and space weather (actively contributing to CITEUC's SPINLab project). He is a member of the Portuguese Astronomical Society, frequently participating in UC's science popularisation activities, including OGAUC's observation nights and regular outreach articles in the local press.

Fernando Acácio Monteiro dos Santos

Associate professor at University of Lisbon and researcher at IDL. He is interested in modeling and (joint/) inversion of ERT and EM data and its applications to characterize physical properties of deep and shallow structures.

Joana Alves Ribeiro

Joana Alves Ribeiro obtained her PhD degree in fall 2018 with the work “Magnetotelluric studies in detecting an old structure zone and major crustal-scale shear zone (Iberia)” from Lisbon University/IDL. She has participated in numerous campaigns for scientific and industry purpose in the area of Applied Geophysics using different methods such as magnetotelluric, time-domain electromagnetic methods, electrical resistivity and GPR. In winter of 2019, she became part of CITEUC research group and expanding her knowledge in the area of space weather and its consequences in the Portuguese Power Network.

João Manuel de Morais Barros Fernandes

João Manuel de Morais Barros Fernandes, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Coimbra (UC) since 1999. Graduated in Physics / Applied Mathematics (specialization in Astronomy), University Porto (1991), a PhD in Astrophysics and Space Techniques, University of Paris VII (1996) and habilitation in Physics, University of Coimbra (2014). He was subdirector of the Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Coimbra, responsible for the Astronomical and Geophysical Observatory of the UC (2013-2018) and coordinator of the Centre for Earth and Space Research of the University of Coimbra (since 2015-2019). Has been active on outreach (mainly giving lectures in schools) and was the single point of national contact for the International Year of Astronomy 2009.  More information in .

Jorge Miguel Alberto Miranda

Jorge Miguel Alberto de Miranda, Full Professor of Geophysics at the University of Lisbon, former director of Instituto Dom Luiz (Associate Laboratory) from 2004 to 2011. CEO of the Instituto de Ciência Aplicada e Tecnologia, from 2009 to 2011. Executive Officer of the Foundation of the Faculty of Sciences from 2004 to 2009. Member of the General Council of the University of Lisbon 2011-2013. He studied at the University of Lisbon, where he graduated in 1981 in Physics. Associate Professor of Geophysics since 2000 and Full Professor since 2011. His research activity is focused on Geomagnetism, Geodynamics and Natural Hazards, in particular tsunamis.

Paulo Ribeiro

He has a degree in Geological Engineering from the University of Aveiro (1993) and Master in Dynamic Geology (with specialization in Geodynamics), University of Lisbon (1998). He is currently senior technician (area of ​​Atmospheric Physics and Geophysics) at the Geophysical and Astronomical Observatory of the University of Coimbra (OGAUC); with responsibilities in the operation, maintenance and modernization of their magnetic and meteorological observatories. Has developed further studies at the Research Centre of the Earth and Space of the University of Coimbra (CITEUC) in the areas of: (1) Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (with emphasis on the study of the issues and methods of geomagnetic observation, and in identifying and interpreting changes in spatio-temporal properties of the geomagnetic field, as well as the processes of interaction Sun-Earth and Space Weather); (2) Paleomagnetism and Magnetism of Rocks (with special attention to the processes of acquisition and re-magnetization, and its implications in tectonics and geodynamics studies of Iberia); (3) History of Science (with particular interest in the historical development of geophysics in Portugal).

Pedro Soares
Rania Rebbah

Rania Rebbah is a research fellow at CITEUC. She has a Master degree in the exploitation of mineral resources (2017) and a Bachelor's degree in Management of mining environment (2015) from Abderrahmane Mira University of Béjaïa Faculty of Technology in Algeria. She is doing a Ph.D. in Mining and Geo-Resources Engineering at FEUP with Emphasis on Open-pit mining and environmental recovery.

Rute Santos

She is currently studying Physics Engineering at the University of Coimbra. Her Master's is in Instrumentation, where she studies the areas of electronic and programming.