In 1983 he entered the University of Porto and got graduation in physics in 1987. Gained his master's diploma in 1990. Started in 1987 as Assistant at Departament of Physics, University of Porto. During is PhD visited as researcher several universities: Oxford, Geneva, CUNY, São Paulo. After finishing his PhD become in the same department Assistant Professor. In 1996 did one year posdoc in Boston University under the supervision of Sid Redner. In 2002 did his "habilitation". In 2002, become Associate Professor at University of Aveiro and in 2005 become Full Professor. He was invited as Professor by Henri Poincaré University (Nancy) and Universidade Federal Minas Gerais.
Was Head of Physics Department from December 2004 to February 2010. Was from October 2009 and February 2010 Director of the Aveiro Research unit FSCOSD (I3N) and also President of the Associated Laboratory I3N (Institute of Nanostructures, Nanomodelling and Nanofabrication).
He is a theoretical physicist working on Statistical Physics. His research, in the last years, focus mainly in the study of complex systems and the structure and the evolution of complex networks like the World Wide Web, the Internet, biological networks, etc. Other interests are related with: granular media, self-organized criticality, non-equilibrium phase transitions, deposition models,etc.
Presently he is Vice Rector for Research and Doctoral School.
One of most cited scientists in Portugal (~17300 Google Scholar, h=44).
Co-author of 135+ refereed publications in SCI Journals;
Invited/Keynote speaker of 120+ conferences or workshops.
- In 2004 he was awarded by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian with the prize "Gulbenkian Ciência 2004".
- Elected member of Academia Europaea since 2012. Member of American Physical Society (APS) since 2016.
- Dorogovtsev, S.N. and Mendes, J.F.F.,
Evolution of Networks: from biological networks to the Internet and WWW, Oxford University Press,
2003 (1st Edition), 2013 (2nd Edition), ISBN 0-19-851590-1, cited 3270 times
- Mendes, J.F.F., Dorogovtsev, S.N., Povolotsky, A., Abreu, F. and Oliveira, J.G. (Editors),
Science of Complex Networks: From Biology to the Internet and WWW, AIP Conference Proceedings, Mathematical and Statistical Physics, Vol. 776, (Hardcover - July, 2005).
- Dorogovtsev, S.N. and Mendes,J.F.F., Evolution of Networks, Adv. Phys. 51, 1079 (2002); , cited 3320 times
- Dorogovtsev, Goltsev, S.V. and Mendes, J.F.F., Critical phenomena in complex networks, Rev. Mod. Phys. 80, 1275 (2008);cited 1500 times
Referee for scientific international journals:
Nature, Reviews Mod. Physics, Science, PNAS, Nature Physics, Physical Review Letters, Physical Rev. B, Physical Rev. E, J. Phys. A: Math. & Gen., Jornal Statistical Phys., Scientific Reports, Jour. Complex Networks, Europhysics Letters, Computer Networks & ISDN Systems Journal, Physics Letters A, Lecture Notes in Physics, Springer-Verlag, Computing Surveys, Computer Networks Journal, The American Journal of Psychology (Book: Bayesian Networks and Decision Graphs, by Finn V. Jensen), Chaos, Physica A, Math. Problems in Eng, etc.
- Scientific Reports (Nature)
- Journal of Complex Networks (Oxford Press)
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