Lab. Director, Teaching Staff
Pedro Almeida was born on December the 12th 1968 in Portugal. After a High School education on natural and technology sciences, he enrolled the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon from where he obtained a degree in Applied Physics in 1992. His last year of studies was done at the Portuguese National Institute for Engineering and Industrial Technology where he used nuclear techniques to investigate the microstructure of new materials. During this period he also collaborated with the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in Spain and with the Institut für Strahlen und Kernphysic of the University of Bonn in Germany. At this point his scientific interests were attracted by Biophysics and Medical Physics and he enrolled in the first Master Degree Course in Biophysics held in the Lisbon area by the University of Lisbon, producing experimental work in collaboration with the Service Hospitalier Frédéric Joliot in Orsay – France. He obtained his Master Degree (Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering specialty) in 1994 and a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering (specialty Nuclear Medicine) by the University of Paris in 1999. He is currently Associate Professor in Physics and Biomedical Engineering at the Physics Department of Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon. He is also Consultant for Nuclear Medicine Departments in the Lisbon area and has been Physics Consultant for the Portuguese Health Ministry. Pedro Almeida is currently developing is research work at the Biophysics and Biomedical Institute of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon where he is the scientific coordinator since 2010. His main research interests focus on image reconstruction and processing in multi-modality imaging (especially PET-MRI) and new technological developments for improved med al imaging systems.