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Luis Abegão, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

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Luis Abegão, PhD


Luis completed his Integrated Master in Physics Engineering from the Faculty of Science and Technology, New University of Lisbon (2012). He pursued his Ph.D. in Experimental Physics at Federal University of Sergipe - Brazil, with the thesis in “Nonlinear Optical Characterization of Organic Molecules: Chalcones and Oxazoles Dyes.” (2017). He joined Francesco D’Errico Research Group at Yale School of Medicine as a Postdoctoral Associate in 2018, where he is involved in research concerning the development of radiation imaging detectors for the Department of Homeland Security Project, and the National Nuclear Security Administration Project.

His research interests include multi-photon absorption and second- and high-order harmonic generation of organic and inorganic compounds, random laser phenomena, as well as the development of optical and photonic techniques for (bio)sensors applications. The simulation of two-photon absorption and first molecular electronic hyperpolarizabilities, using Gaussian 09, is also one of his research interests.

Luis enjoys travel to better understand the diversity of culture and customs of this fantastic planet.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Federal University of Sergipe, Optics Group - Physics Department - PhD in Nonlinear Optics of Organic Molecules (2017)
  • MSc
    Faculty of Science and Technology - New University of Lisbon, Functional Molecular Systems - Physics Engineering (2012)