Pedro Jorge Gomes Camacho de Almeida

pedroja@staff.uma.pt

(+351) 291 705 251 / 5251

Biographical Notes

Pedro G. C. Almeida was born in Funchal in 1979. He is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Physics, University of Madeira, and a researcher of Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon.

Pedro Almeida has a PhD (2011) in Physics by Universidade da Madeira. His current research interests include theory and modelling of corona and streamer discharges, of self-organized patterns of spots on electrodes of glow discharges, kinetic theory of plasma, and stability of low-current discharges and breakdown. He has served as director of IPFN Research Node in Universidade da Madeira between 2017 and 2019 and was a member of IPFN Administration Board between 2016 and 2019.
Pedro Almeida published 19 papers in important international scientific journals (with peer review) in the field of Low-temperature Plasma Physics and several dozens of contributions to the main international conferences of the same field. He has participated in 6 nationally-funded research projects as a team member or core CV, 1 industry-funded research projects as work package leader, a research networks funded by the European Union, and a large-scale project funded by the European Regional Development Fund as a Principal Researcher.
Pedro Almeida is referee for several international scientific journals; as examples, Plasma Sources Science and Technology, Physics of Plasmas, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science.

Publications

- A practical guide to modeling low-current quasi-stationary gas discharges: Eigenvalue, stationary, and time-dependent solvers, M S Benilov, P G C Almeida, N G Ferreira, R M S Almeida and G V Naidis, Journal of Applied Physics, 2021

- Comment on "Electric field measurements under DC corona discharges in ambient air by electric field induced second harmonic generation", N G C Ferreira, P G C Almeida, M S Benilov and G V Naidis, Applied Physics Letters, 2020

- Comment on "Electric field measurements under DC corona discharges in ambient air by electric field induced second harmonic generation", N G C Ferreira, P G C Almeida, M S Benilov and G V Naidis, Applied Physics Letters, 2020

- Computational and Experimental Study of Time-Averaged Characteristics of Positive and Negative DC Corona Discharges in Point-Plane Gaps in Atmospheric Air, Nuno G C Ferreira, Pedro G C Almeida, Mikhail S Benilov, Victor A Panarin, Victor S Skakun, Victor F Tarasenko and George V Naidis, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 2020

- Simple computation of ignition voltage of self-sustaining gas discharges, P G C Almeida, R M S Almeida, N G C Ferreira, G V Naidis and M S Benilov, Plasma Sources Science and Technology, 2020

- A Simple Model of Distribution of Current Over Cathodes of Vacuum Circuit Breakers, M. D. Cunha, N. Wenzel, P. G. C. Almeida, W. Hartmann and M. S. Benilov, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PLASMA SCIENCE, 2019, 8

- Simulation of pre-breakdown discharges in high-pressure air. I: The model and its application to corona inception, N G C Ferreira, D F N Santos, P G C Almeida, G V Naidis, M S Benilov, 1361-6463, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 2019, 10

- Bifurcations in the theory of current transfer to cathodes of DC discharges and observations of transitions between different modes, M. S. Bieniek, D. F. N. Santos, P. G. C. Almeida, M. S. Benilov, 1089-7674, Physics of Plasmas, 2018, 13

- Modelling positive glow corona in high-pressure air, N. G. C. Ferreira, D. Santos, P. G. C. Almeida, G. V. Naidis, M. S. Benilov, 24th Europhysics Conference on Atomic and Molecular Physics of Ionized Gases, 2018

- Numerical modelling of pre-breakdown discharges in a wide range of conditions, N. G. C. Ferreira, D. Santos, P. G. C. Almeida, G. V. Naidis, M. S. Benilov, 22nd International Conference on Gas Discharges and Their Applications, 2018, 4

Academic Qualifications

- PhD in Física, 2011, University of Madeira

- Undergraduate Degree in Física, 2001, University of Madeira

Current Duties

- Director of the PhD in Physics - diretor.fisica.3c@mail.uma.pt

- Membro do Conselho Científico da Faculdade de Ciências Exactas e da Engenharia

- Membro da Assembleia da Faculdade de Ciências Exactas e da Engenharia