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... David Emanuel Dias Fernandes


David Fernandes

Academic position: Post. Doc.
Joining date: 18-11-2010
Roles in IT: Researcher
Thematic Line: Wireless Technologies
Group: Antennas and Propagation – Co

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Address: IT – Coimbra
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Coimbra - Pole II
P-3030-290 COIMBRA
Tel: +351 239 796 236
Fax: +351 239 796 293

Scientific Achievements

  • PhD, Universidade de Coimbra, 30-09-2015
  • MSc, Universidade de Coimbra, 01-01-2007
  • Metamaterials
  • Photonics
As Co-supervisor
  • Dissertation, MSc Student, Mário Afonso Nunes Pires Oliva Teles, Concluded 11-2021
  • Dissertation, MSc Student, Guilherme Luís João, Concluded 07-2021
  • Dissertation, MSc Student, José Francisco Figueiredo da Silva, Concluded 07-2021
As Co-supervisor

Currently running projects3

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
HelicalMETA Exotic Phenomena in Helical-Shaped Wire Metamaterials: from Imaging and Sensing to Topological Protection FCT 01-02-2020 31-01-2023
Simons Simons Collaboration Simons Foundation 01-09-2020 01-09-2024
TopElect Nonreciprocal and topological electromagnetics The IET: The Institution of Engineering and Technology 01-01-2019 31-12-2023

Closed Projects7

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
1-way “One-way” propagation and light trapping with metamaterials FCT 01-01-2016 01-12-2018
FDTDPlasmonics Finite-Difference Time-Domain analysis of novel wave phenomena in plasmonic systems IT/LA 01-04-2017 01-04-2018
GRAPHENE Graphene Superlattices IT/LA 01-09-2014 01-09-2015
Huawei Huawei Huawei Technologies Sweden 04-05-2020 09-05-2022
SymBreak Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in Optics FCT 01-02-2020 31-01-2022
TElectronics Transformation Electronics and Optics FCT 01-07-2013 01-07-2015
TopMater Topological Materials IT 01-08-2016 01-08-2018
  • D. E. Fernandes, M. Rodrigues, G. Falcão, M. G. Silveirinha, Prémio ANACOM-URSI 2015, The ANACOM-URSI Portugal Prize was assigned to “Diffractionless Propagation of Electron Waves in Graphene Superlattices”. In this work we used a homemade Finite Difference in the Time Domain (FDTD) algorithm to characterize the propagation of electron waves in graphene. The algorithm was applied to study the dynamics of electrons in graphene superlattices, using both microscopic and effective medium approaches. In particular, it is shown that the time evolution of an electronic state and the propagation of stationary electronic states may be accurately predicted with the effective medium formalism, provided the initial state is less localized than the characteristic spatial period of the superlattice. Our results confirmed that electrons propagating in graphene superlattices with extreme anisotropy experience virtually no diffraction, 01-12-2015
  • Journal of Applied & Computational Mathematics
    2014, 1 review(s);
  • Journal of Material Sciences & Engineering
    2015, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
    2017, 1 review(s);
  • Optics Letters
    2014, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
    2015, 1 review(s);
  • Metamorphose International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics - METAMATERIALS
    2017, 1 review(s); 2014, 1 review(s);
  • European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP
    2015, 1 review(s);