Professor Abreu Faro Award Ceremony

Técnico - Alameda Campus

The Professor Manuel José Castro Petrony de Abreu Faro Award was established by Instituto Superior Técnico, with the support of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Department of Physics and the Department of Mathematics. This award aims to distinguish the best PhD students, honouring and perpetuating the memory of this great Man of Science in Portugal.

The award is given every 2 years. On 23rd May, on the occasion of the 106th anniversary of Técnico, the award will be given for the second time, sponsored once again by ANACOM.

The award ceremony will take place at Abreu Faro amphitheatre, prior to the activities of the Department of Physics included in the event Keep in Touch – Next Generation.

The ceremony will include a lecture given by the awarded student Richard Brito and short presentations by students awarded with honourable mentions.


Date: 23rd May, 2017, 4.30 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Venue: Abreu Faro amphitheatre

· Presentation of Award and jury (Professor Isabel Trancoso)
· Speech by a representative of ANACOM (Engineer Luísa Mendes)
· Speech by the President of DEEC (Professor Leonel Sousa)
· Speech by the President of IST (Professor Arlindo Oliveira)
· Award presentation and honourable mentions · Presentation by Richard Brito
· Video presentation by Pedro Casau and Paulo Alves
· Closing session

Award winners:
· Award:
Student’s name: Richard Pires Brito
Supervisor: Vitor Cardoso (Co-supervisor: Paolo Pani)
Title: Fundamental fields around compact objects: Massive spin-2 fields, Superradiant instabilities and Stars with dark matter cores

· Honourable Mention:
Student’s name: Pedro Daniel Graça Casau
Supervisor: Carlos Silvestre (Co-supervisor: Ricardo Gabriel Sanfelice)
Title: Synergistic Hybrid Feedback Control with Application to Autonomous Air Vehicles

· Honourable Mention:
Student’s name: Eduardo Paulo Jorge da Costa Alves
Supervisor: Luís Oliveira e Silva
Title: Microphysical plasma processes: in silico studies and a route to the required laser intensities for laboratory exploration