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Subdirector, Teaching Staff


Nuno Matela graduated in Physics Engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico in 2002. Following this, Nuno Matela completed the first year of the Doctoral Program in Biophysics at the Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL) and completed his PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering and Biophysics in the same university in 2008. During his PhD, he worked on the development of iterative image reconstruction algorithms for a dual planar detector for positron emission mammography, integrated in an international project which led to the construction of two prototypes for imaging the breast with nuclear medicine techniques.
Nuno Matela is currently Assistant Professor of the Department of Physics of FCUL, teaching courses of the Integrated Master in Biomedical Engineering and Biophysics and was Coordinator Professor in Escola Superior de Saúde Ribeiro Sanches from 2003 to 2013, teaching courses related with medical imaging and physics.
Nuno Matela’s main research interests are medical imaging, especially applications to breast cancer diagnosis. He is interested in Digital Breast Tomosynthesis, X-ray mammography, nuclear medicine imaging, image processing and reconstruction, lesion classification and GPU programming.

Since graduation, Nuno Matela has participated in 11 financed projects, supervised 30 Master thesis and is supervising 2 PhD thesis, all related with medical imaging. He has 22 papers in peer review journals, 34 proceedings or abstract in conference records, 1 book chapter and more the 40 conference presentations.

His research is significantly enhanced by strategic partnerships with reference Research Centers and hospitals such as Julich Research Center, Hospital da Luz (HdL), Instituto Português de Oncologia Francisco Gentil (IPO-FG) or Champalimaud Foundation and with local and international industry (e.g. Siemens Medical Solutions or PETSysElectronics).