Vitor Amaral was born in 1962 and obtained his PhD in Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Porto in 1993 and is presently Professor Catedrático (2009) at the Physics Department of the University of Aveiro.
Research interests: magnetism and multiferroic phenomena in complex oxides, thin films and nanoparticles and on the application of nuclear solid state techniques. Recent topics are magnetothermal, and magnetostructural effects and their applications in refrigeration and thermal management processes.
Researcher at Laboratório Associado CICECO-Aveiro Institute of Materials, Coordinator of Group 2. “Multifunctional Ferroic Ceramics and Nanostructures” and at ISOLDE-CERN (Switzerland)
Vice-President of Portuguese Physical Society (2004-2007) and Coordinator of EMMS (Joint European Master on Materials Science) of the Erasmus Mundus Programme 2007-2013.
Author/co-author of more than 200 scientific publications in SCI index and 1 patent.
Supervisor/co-supervisor of 12 PostDoctoral fellows (3 in course) and 19 PhD students (15 concluded)