
Alumni (post docs and PhD students) 
Team members  To join my team check here
Post Docs
Marija Vranic 2017 
FCT grant
Thales Silva 2017 
IST grant
Kevin Schoeffler 2014 
IST grant
Ujjwal Sinha 2013 
IST grant
Joana Martins 2015 – 2017
Right after: Postdoctoral fellow at Chalmers Technology University, Sweden
Catarina Bastos 2016
Right after: Deimos Engenharia, Lisbon, Portugal
Elisabetta Boella 2014 – 2016
Right after: Post doctoral fellow at KU Leuven, Belgium
Vishwa Bandhu Pathak 2009  2014
Right after: Research Fellow at Institute for Basic Science, GIST, South Korea
Anne Stockem 2010  2014
Right after: Research Scientist at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
Thomas Grismayer 2011  2013
Right after: Investigador FCT (starting) at GoLP/IPFN
Jorge Vieira 2011  2012
Right after: Assistant Researcher at GoLP/IPFN
Xavier Davoine 2010 2011
Right after: Research Scientist at CEA, France
Fabio Peano 2007  2008
Right after: Engineer at Interesco, Energy Service Company, it
Gianfranco Sorasio 2004  2007
Right after: CEO at WS Energia, pt
Ricardo A. Fonseca 2001  2003
Right after: Assistant Professor at ISCTE and researcher at GoLP/CFP, pt
PhD students
Fabio Cruz, IST 2016 
FCT Grant /APPLAuSE PHD Program
Fabrizio Del Gaudio, IST 2016 
FCT Grant /APPLAuSE PHD Program
Giannandrea Inchingolo, IST 2015 
FCT Grant /APPLAuSE PHD Program
Nitin Shukla, IST 2013 
IST Grant
Diana Amorim, IST 2012 
FCT Grant
Paulo Alves Microphysical plasma processes: in silico studies and a route to the
required laser intensities for laboratory exploration , IST, 2015
Right after: Post Doctoral Fellow at Stanford University
Marija Vranic Extreme lasermatter interactions:
multiscale PIC modelling from the classical to the QED perspective , IST, 2015 
Right after: Post Doctoral Fellow at ELI Beamlines, Czech Republic
Joana Martins, Radiation processes in laser driven laboratory scenarios, IST, 2014
Right after: Postdoctoral fellow at IST
Elisabetta Boella, Ion acceleration driven by intense laser pulses, Politecnico di Torino and IST, 2014
Right after: Postdoctoral Fellow at IST
Frederico Fíuza, Multiscale PIC modeling of high energy density scenarios: from laboratory to astrophysics, IST, 2012
Right after: Lawrence Fellow at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Samuel Martins, Pushing the limits of computer simulations for ultrarelativistic scenarios from plasma accelerators to highenergy astrophysics , IST, 2011
Right after: Consultant at Mckinsey Co.
Paulo Abreu, Multiscale High Performance Computing in Plasma Physics: fine and coarse parallelism in simulation and visualization, IST, 2010
Right after: Lecturer at IADE and Postdoctoral fellow at IST
Jorge Vieira, Numerical and Analytical Modeling of Stable Plasma Based Acceleration Regimes , IST, 2010
Right after: Postdoctoral Fellow at IST
Luís Gargaté, Hybrid Simulations and Theory of Artificial Magnetospheres and Particle Acceleration in Laboratory and Space Plasmas, IST, 2009
Right after: Postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University
Michael Marti, IST 2004  2007
Right after: GoLP HPC Tech Team
Massimiliano Fiore, The Weibel instability in astrophysical and laboratory plasmas: from gammaray bursts to fast ignition, IST, 2008
Right after: Engineer at Bologna Supercomputer Center, it
Fabio Peano, LaserInduced Coulomb Explosion
of Large Deuterium Clusters,Politecnico di Torino, 2005
Right after: Post Doc at Politecnico di Torino, it
Diploma/MSc Students
Bruno Brandão, White light parametric instabilities in plasmas, Instituto Superior Técnico, 20072008
MEFT/IST
Right after: Consultant at Boston Consulting GroupFrederico Fiúza, Laser pulse shaping in underdense plasmas, Instituto Superior Técnico, 20062007 MEFT/IST
Right after: PhD student at IST
Joana Martins, Intense lasercluster interactions, Instituto Superior Técnico, 20062007 MEFT/IST
Right after: PhD student at IST
Samuel Martins, Inverse Faraday effect in plasmas, Instituto Superior Técnico, 20042005
LEFT/IST
Right after: Business Analyst at McKinsey Co.
Jorge Santos, White light parametric instabilities, Instituto Superior Técnico, 20042005
LEFT/IST
Right after: PhD student at Cambridge University
Jorge Vieira, Blowout in the laser wakefield accelerator: 1 GeV e in 1 cm,
Instituto Superior Técnico, 20042005
LEFT/IST
Right after: PhD student at IST
Luís Gargaté, Hybrid simulations and kinetic
theory in space and astrophysical plasmas, Instituto Superior
Técnico, 20032004
LEFT/IST and Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Fellow
Right after: PhD student at IST Sergio Amorini , Deposizione e trasporto di energia in
bersagli solidi per la fusione inerziale rápida, Politecnico
di Torino, 2003
Right after: Engineer at Darmak srl, Torino
Michael Marti, Ion acceleration in overdense targets,
University of Bern, 20012003
Right after: PhD student at IST
Young Undergradute Researchers
Paulo Alves MEFT/IST, 2008 
Bruno Brandão MEFT/IST, 2005  2008
After: MSc student at IST
Frederico Fiúza MEFT/IST, 2004  2006
After: MSc student at IST
Joana Martins MEFT/IST, 2004  2006
After: MSc student at IST
Jorge Vieira LEFT/IST, 2002  2004
After: Diploma student at IST
Pedro Ribeiro LEFT/IST, 20022003
After: DEA student at École Polytechnique, Palaiseau
Samuel Martins LEFT/IST, 2002  2004
After: Diploma student at IST
Jorge Santos LEFT/IST, 2002  2004
After: Diploma student at IST

