Prof. LuíS Dias CarlosLuis Carlos


Research Interest:


His current scientific interests include: light emission of functional organic–inorganic hybrids, silicates and nanocrystals; applications of hybrid materials in green photonics (solid-state lighting, luminescent solar concentrators and integrated optics), nanothermometry, self-assembly and emergence of complexity in organic/inorganic hybrids and luminescent/magnetic nanoparticles as new probes for multimodal imaging.


Contact information:


Prof. Luís Dias Carlos
Universidade de Aveiro
Departamento de Física
3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal

Phone: +351 234 370946
Fax: +351 234 378197
E-Mail: lcarlos(a)



Luís António Dias Carlos got his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Évora, Portugal, in 1995 working on photoluminescence of polymer electrolytes incorporating lanthanide salts. Currently, he is Full Professor at the University of Aveiro, Physics Department. Since 2009 he has been the vice-director of the Centre for Research in Ceramics and Composite Materials (CICECO) at Aveiro, Portugal (with ca. 420 people, CICECO,, is one of the largest European institute in the Materials and Nano fields). He is member of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences (Physics section) since 2011 and was visiting professor of S. Paulo State University (UNESP), Araraquara, S.P. Brazil (1999, 2012 and 2013), and of University of Montpellier 2, France (2008). Luís Carlos is co-author of 2 international patents, ca. 300 papers and book chapters with ca. 6350 citations (Hirsch’ index h of 43) and co-guest editor of a special issue of the Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology (2010). In 2004 he received the Portuguese Science Foundation prize for Scientific Excellence