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Mauro Ferreira
Associate Professor, Physics

Biography

Mauro Ferreira is a Mathematical Physicist in the School of Physics of Trinity College Dublin and also a member of the scientific staff of CRANN/AMBER. He obtained his PhD in the Mathematics Department of Imperial College, London, and worked as a postdoctoral research scientist at the Applied Physics Department of Delft University of Technology, in the Netherlands. He has been in TCD since 2002 and leads the Theory and Modelling Group within the School of Physics, where the focus of the research is on understanding and controlling the physical properties of nanomaterials. As a Mathematical Physicist, Mauro has the natural enthusiasm for modelling the physical world in mathematical terms and this is reflected both in his research and in his teaching philosophy. Some of his recent achievements are in contributing to the understanding of mechanical, electronic and magnetic properties of carbon nanostructures. A more recent addition to his research portfolio, neuromorphic computing is a field still in its infancy and onto which he has already published a number of high impact papers in a relatively short period of time. He has an extensive body of work published in high impact-factor peer-reviewed journals such as Physical Review Letters, Nanoletters, ACS Nano, and Science, to name but a few, and maintains a wide network of collaborations with scientists worldwide. With outstanding teaching skills, Mauro has been nominated for the Excellence in Teaching Award in numerous occasions, having also been shortlisted for the 2017 edition of the Award. He is a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin (elected in 2010) and has been awarded the Global Engagement Award 2016 in recognition for his prominent role in advancing the internationalisation strategy of Trinity College Dublin.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

M. S. Ferreira, C. G. Rocha, J. A. Lawlor, P. Venezuela, R. G. Amorim and A. R. Rocha, Commensurability effect in the electronic structure calculation of graphene-based nanostructures, Europhysics Letters, 117, 2017, p27005- Journal Article, 2017 DOI

R. M. Tromer, M. G. E. da Luz, M. S. Ferreira and L. F. C. Pereira, Atomic adsorption on nitrogenated holey graphene, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 121, 2017, p3055- Journal Article, 2017 DOI URL

J. A. Lawlor, C. G. Rocha, V. Torres, A. Latge and M. S. Ferreira, The influence of Gaussian strain on sublattice selectivity of adsorbates in graphene, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 28, 2016, p235001- Journal Article, 2016

C. S. Boland, U. Khan, G. Ryan, S. Barwich, R. Charifou, A. Harvey, C. Backes, Z. Li, M. S. Ferreira, M. E Möbius, R. J. Young and J. N. Coleman, Sensitive Electromechanical Sensors Using Viscoelastic Graphene-Polymer Nanocomposites, Science, 354, 2016, p1257 - 1260 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

J. Duffy, J. A. Lawlor, C. Lewenkopf and M. S. Ferreira, Impurity invisibility in graphene: Symmetry guidelines for the design of efficient sensors, Physical Review B, 94, 2016, p045417-1 - 045417-8 Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text DOI

C. O'Callaghan, C. G. Rocha, H. G. Manning, J. J. Boland and M. S. Ferreira, Effective medium theory for the conductivity of disordered metallic nanowire networks, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 18, (59), 2016, p27564 - 27571 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

F. S. M. Guimarães, J. M. Duffy,, A. T. Costa, R. B. Muniz and M. S. Ferreira, Dynamic RKKY Interaction between magnetic moments in graphene nanoribbons, Physical Review B, 94, 2016, p235439- Journal Article, 2016 DOI

J. A. Fairfield, C. G. Rocha, C. O'Callaghan, M. S. Ferreira and J. J. Boland, Co-percolation to tune conductive behaviour in dynamical metallic nanowire networks, Nanoscale, 8, (43), 2016, p18516 - 18523 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

A. T. Bellew, H. Manning, C. G. Rocha, M. S. Ferreira and J. J. Boland, Resistance of Single Ag Nanowire Junctions and their Role in the Conductivity of Nanowire Networks, ACS Nano, 9, 2015, p11422- Journal Article, 2015 DOI

P. D. Gorman, J. M. Duffy, S. R. Power and M. S. Ferreira, Strain-modified RKKY interaction in carbon nanotubes, Physical Review B, 92, 2015, p035411- Journal Article, 2015 DOI TARA - Full Text

J. A. Lawlor and M. S. Ferreira,, Sublattice Segregation of Hydrogen Adsorbates in Carbon Nanotubes, Physical Review B, 92, 2015, p115405- Journal Article, 2015

Padmanath, M., Edwards, R.G., Mathur, N., Peardon, M., Spectroscopy of doubly charmed baryons from lattice QCD, Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 91, (9), 2015, p094502- Journal Article, 2015 DOI TARA - Full Text

C. G. Rocha, C. O'Callaghan, C. Ritter, H. Manning, A. T. Bellew, J. J. Boland and M. S. Ferreira,, "Ultimate Conductivity Performance in Metallic Nanowire Networks", Nanoscale, 7, (30), 2015, p13011 - 13016 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text DOI

A.T. Bellew, Hugh G. Manning, Claudia Gomes da Rocha, Mauro S. Ferreira and John J. Boland. , "Resistance of Single Ag Nanowire Junctions and Their Role in the Conductivity of Nanowire Networks", ACS NANO, 9, (11), 2015, p11422 - 11429 Journal Article, 2015 DOI TARA - Full Text

J. A. Lawlor and M. S. Ferreira, Green Functions of Graphene: An analytic approach, Physica B, 463, 2015, p48-53 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

D.O. Pedreira, A. Viol, G.M. Viswanathan, S. Azevedo, C. G. Bezerra and M. S. Ferreira, Bandgap oscillation in quasiperiodic carbon-BN nanoribbons, Solid State Communications, 180, 2014, p28 - 34 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

A. C. M. Carvalho, J. Lawlor, C. Bezerra and M. S. Ferreira, Density of states of helically symmetric boron carbon nitride nanotubes, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 26, 2014, p015303- Journal Article, 2014 DOI

J. A. Lawlor, P. D. Gorman, S. R. Power C. Bezerra and M. S. Ferreira, Sublattice asymmetry of substitutionally doped impurities in graphene, Carbon, 77, 2014, p645- Journal Article, 2014

J. Duffy, P. D. Gorman, S. R. Power and M. S. Ferreira, Variable range of the RKKY interaction in edged graphene, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 26, 2014, p055007- Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text Other

J. A. Fairfield, C. Ritter, A. T. Bellew, M. S. Ferreira and J. J. Boland, "Effective Electrode Length Enhances Electrical Activation of Nanowire Networks: Experiment and Simulation", ACS Nano, 8, (9), 2014, p9542 - 9549 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

J. A. Lawlor and M. S. Ferreira, Sublattice asymmetry in doped graphene: a review, Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 5, 2014, p1210- Journal Article, 2014

Lawlor JA, Ferreira MS, Sublattice asymmetry of impurity doping in graphene: A review., Beilstein journal of nanotechnology, 5, 2014, p1210-7 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

P. D. Gorman, J. M. Duffy, S. R. Power and M. S. Ferreira, RKKY interaction between extended magnetic defect lines in graphene, Physical Review B, 90, 2014, p125411- Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

P. D. Gorman, J. Duffy, M. S. Ferreira and S. R. Power, RKKY interaction between adsorbed magnetic impurities in graphene: symmetry and strain effects, Physical Review B, 88, 2013, p085405- Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI

Micha, D.N., Ferreira, M., Física no esporte - Parte 1: Saltos em esportes coletivos. uma motivação para o estudo da mecânica através da análise dos movimentos do corpo humano a partir do conceito de centro de massa | [Physics in the sport - Part 1: Jumps in collective sports. A motivation for the study of mechanics through the analysis of the movements of human body from the concept of center of mass], Revista Brasileira de Ensino de Fisica, 35, (3), 2013, part. no. 3301 Journal Article, 2013

A. T. Costa, M. S. Ferreira , T. Hallam, G. S. Duesberg and A. H. Castro Neto, Origami-based spintronics in graphene, Europhysics Letters, 104, 2013, p47001- Journal Article, 2013 DOI TARA - Full Text

Costa, AT, Ferreira, MS, Hallam, T, Duesberg, GS, Castro Neto, AH, Origami-based spintronics in graphene, EPL, 104, (4), 2013, p47001- Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI

J. A. Lawlor, S. R. Power and M. S. Ferreira, Friedel Oscillations in graphene: Sublattice Asymmetry in Doping, Physical Review B, 88, 2013, p205416- Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI

S. R. Power and M. S. Ferreira, Indirect Exchange and RKKY Interactions in Magnetically-Doped Graphene, Crystals, 3, 2013, p49 - 78 Journal Article, 2013 DOI TARA - Full Text

S. R. Power, F. S. M. Guimaraes, A. T. Costa, R. B. Muniz, and M. S. Ferreira, Dynamic RKKY interaction in graphene, Physical Review B, 85, 2012, p195411- Journal Article, 2012 URL DOI TARA - Full Text

Nirmalraj, P.N., Bellew, A.T., Bell, A.P., Fairfield, J.A., McCarthy, E.K., O'Kelly, C., Pereira, L.F.C., (...), Boland, J.J., Manipulating connectivity and electrical conductivity in metallic nanowire networks, Nano Letters, 12, (11), 2012, 5966-5971 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

S. R. Power, P. D. Gorman, J. M. Duffy, and M. S. Ferreira, Strain-induced modulation of magnetic interactions in graphene, Physical Review B, 86, 2012, p195423- Journal Article, 2012 URL TARA - Full Text

S. Bhattacharya, M.S. Ferreira and S. Sanvito, The search for a spin crossover transition in small sized π-conjugated molecules: a Monte-Carlo study, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 23, 2011, p316001- Journal Article, 2011 DOI

C. G. Rocha and M. S. Ferreira, Selecting the components of nanotube-based sensors: a theoretical approach, Physica Status Solidi, 248, 2011, p686- Journal Article, 2011 DOI URL

S. R. Power and M. S. Ferreira, Electronic structure of graphene beyond the linear dispersion regime, Physical Review B, 83, 2011, p155432- Journal Article, 2011 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

F. S. M. Guimarães, A. T. Costa, R. B. Muniz and M. S. Ferreira, Graphene: a non-magnetic spin-current lens, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 23, 2011, p175302- Journal Article, 2011 DOI URL

L. F. C. Pereira and M. S. Ferreira, Electronic transport on carbon nanotube networks: a multiscale computational approach, Nano Communication Networks, 2, (1), 2011, p25-38 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text

S. R. Power, V. M. de Menezes, S. B. Fagan and M. S. Ferreira, Magnetization profile of magnetic impurities in graphene nanoribbons, Physical Review B, 84, 2011, p195431- Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text DOI

F. S. M. Guimarães, D. F. Kirwan, A. T. Costa, R. B. Muniz, D. L. Mills and M. S. Ferreira, Carbon nanotube: a low-loss spin-current waveguide, Physical Review B, 81, 2010, p153408- Journal Article, 2010 DOI TARA - Full Text URL

F. S. M. Guimarães, A. T. Costa, R. B. Muniz and M. S. Ferreira,, Graphene-based spin-pumping transistor, Physical Review B, 81, 2010, p233402 Journal Article, 2010 TARA - Full Text

V. Krstić, C. P. Ewels, T. Wågberg, M. S. Ferreira, A. M. Janssens, O. Stéphan, M. Glerup, Indirect magnetic coupling in light-element-doped single-walled carbon nanotubes, ACS Nano, 4, 2010, p5081- Journal Article, 2010 URL

L. F. C. Pereira, C. G. Rocha, A. Latgé and M. S. Ferreira, A computationally efficient method for calculating the maximum conductance of disordered nanowire networks, Journal of Applied Physics, 108, 2010, p103720- Journal Article, 2010 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

P. Venezuela, R. B. Muniz, A. T. Costa, D. M. Edwards, S. R. Power and M. S. Ferreira, Emergence of local magnetic moments in doped graphene-related materials, Physical Review B (Rapid Communication), 80, 2009, p241413 (R)- Journal Article, 2009 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

S. R. Power, V. M. de Menezes, S. B. Fagan and M. S. Ferreira, Model of impurity segregation in graphene nanoribbons, Physical Review B, 80, (23), 2009, p235424- Journal Article, 2009 URL DOI TARA - Full Text

L. F. C. Pereira, C. G. Rocha, A. Latge, J. N. Coleman and M. S. Ferreira, Upper bound for the conductivity of nanotube networks, Applied Physics Letters, 95, 2009, p123106 Journal Article, 2009 TARA - Full Text DOI

D. F. Kirwan, V. M. de Menezes, C. G. Rocha, A. T. Costa, R. B. Muniz, S. B. Fagan and M. S. Ferreira, Enhanced spin-valve effect in magnetically doped carbon nanotubes, Carbon, 47, 2009, p2533- Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Vojislav Krstic, Dirk Obergfell, Stefan Hansel, Geert L Rikken, Janneke H Blokland, Mauro S Ferreira, Siegmar Roth, Graphene Metal Interface: Two-Terminal Resistance of Low-Mobility Graphene in High Magnetic Fields, Nano Letters, 8, (6), 2008, p1700-1703 Journal Article, 2008 URL DOI

D. F. Kirwan, C. G. Rocha, A. T. Costa, and M. S. Ferreira , Suppression of long ranged coupling between magnetic atoms on carbon nanotubes, Physica Status Solidi B, 245, (10), 2008, p2169 - 2172 Journal Article, 2008 URL DOI

David F. Kirwan, C. G. Rocha, A. T. Costa and M. S. Ferreira, Sudden decay of indirect exchange coupling between magnetic atoms on carbon nanotubes, Physical Review B, 77, (8), 2008, p085432 - 085438 Journal Article, 2008 DOI TARA - Full Text URL

A. T. Costa, R. B. Muniz, M. S. Ferreira and D. Mills, Long-ranged dynamic magnetic interaction through low-dimensional systems, Physical Review B, 78, (21), 2008, p214403 - 214408 Journal Article, 2008 URL DOI TARA - Full Text

Philip E Lyons, Sukanta De, Fiona Bligh, Valeria Nicolosi, Luiz Filipe C Pereira Mauro S Ferreira and Jonathan N Coleman, The relationship between network morphology and conductivity in nanotube films, Journal of Applied Physics, 104, 2008, p044302 Journal Article, 2008 DOI TARA - Full Text

C. G. Rocha, A. Wall, M. S. Ferreira, Electronic properties of nanotube-based sensors: an inverse modeling approach, Europhysics Letters, 82, 2008, p27004-27009 Journal Article, 2008 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

A. T. Costa, R. B. Muniz and M. S Ferreira, Dynamic interaction between localized magnetic moments in carbon nanotubes, New Journal of Physics, 10, 2008, p063008 - 063018 Journal Article, 2008 DOI URL

F. Elias, S. Hutzler and M.S. Ferreira , Visualisation of sound waves using regularly spaced soap films, European Journal of Physics, 28, 2007, p755 - 765 Journal Article, 2007 DOI URL

Rocha, C. G.; Wall, A.; Rocha, A. R.; Ferreira, M.S., Modelling the effect of dispersed doping agents in carbon nanotubes, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 7, (10), 2007, p3446-3449 Journal Article, 2007 DOI URL

Costa, A. T.; Rocha, C. G.; Ferreira, M. S. , Non-collinear coupling between magnetic adatoms in carbon nanotubes, Physical Review B, 76, (8), 2007, p5401- 5406 Journal Article, 2007 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

Rocha, C. G.; Wall, A.; Ferreira, M. S. , Modeling the effect of randomly dispersed adatoms on carbon nanotubes, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 19, (34), 2007, p6201- Journal Article, 2007 URL

Wall, A., and Ferreira, M., Electronic density of states of helically-wrapped carbon nanotubes, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 19, 2007, p406227-406237 Journal Article, 2007 URL DOI

Wall, A.; Ferreira, M.S., Electronic Contribution to the energetics of helically-wrapped nanotubes, Physics Review B, 74, (23), 2006, p233401-233405 Journal Article, 2006 DOI TARA - Full Text URL

T. Loboa, M.S. Figueira, A. Latgé, and M.S. Ferreira, Magnetic field effects on the electronic properties of a carbon nanotube with a side-coupled magnetic impurity, Physica B, 384, (1-2), 2006, p113 - 115 Journal Article, 2006 DOI URL

T. Lobo, M. S. Figueira, and M. S. Ferreira, Electronic transport through a single-wall carbon nontube with a magnetic impurity, Brazilian Journal of Physics, 36, (2A), 2006, p401 - 404 Journal Article, 2006 DOI URL

Jonathan N. Coleman, Martin Cadek, Kevin P. Ryan, Antonio Fonseca, Janos B. Nagy, Werner J. Blau, Mauro S. Ferreira, Reinforcement of polymers with carbon nanotubes. The role of an ordered polymer interfacial region. Experiment and modeling , Polymer, 47 , (26), 2006, p8556 - 8561 Journal Article, 2006 DOI

Grimm. D.; Latge, A.; Ferreira, M. S., Magnetic Field Effects of Double-Walled Carbon Nanotubes, Brazilian Journal of Physics,, 36, (3B), 2006, p896 - 901 Journal Article, 2006 URL DOI

Ferreira, M. S.; Sanvito, S., Magnetic proximity effect in carbon nanotubes, J. Magn. Magn. Mater., 290-291, 2005, p286 - 289 Journal Article, 2005

Andrew Wall, Jonathan N Coleman and Mauro S Ferreira, Physical Mechanism for the mechanical reinforcement in nanotube-polymer composite materials, Physical Review B, 71, (12), 2005, p125421- Journal Article, 2005 DOI TARA - Full Text URL

Grimm, D.; Latge, A.; Muniz, R. B.; Ferreira, M. S., Transport suppression in polymer-doped zigzag carbon nanotubes, Phys. Rev. B, 71, (11), 2005, p113408- Journal Article, 2005 TARA - Full Text

Costa, A. T., Jr.; Kirwan, D. F.; Ferreira, M. S., Indirect exchange coupling between magnetic adatoms in carbon nanotubes, Phys. Rev. B, 72, (8), 2005, p085402- Journal Article, 2005 TARA - Full Text

Ferreira, Mauro S. ; Sanvito, Stefano, Contact-induced spin polarization in carbon nanotubes, Phys. Rev. B, 69, 2004, p035407- Journal Article, 2004 TARA - Full Text

Jonathan N Coleman and Mauro S Ferreira, Geometric Constraints in the Growth of Nanotube Templated Polymer Monolayers, Applied Physics Letters , 84, 2004, p798 - 800 Journal Article, 2004 URL DOI TARA - Full Text

Cespedes, O.; Ferreira, M. S.; Sanvito, S.; Kociak, M.; Coey, J. M. D., Contact induced magnetism in carbon nanotubes, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter , 16, (10), 2004, pL155 - L161 Journal Article, 2004 DOI

Coleman J N, Fleming A, Maier S, O"Flaherty S, Minett A, Ferreira M S, Hutzler S and Blau WJ, Binding Kinetics and Spontaneous SWNT Bundle, Journal of Physical Chemistry, 108, (11), 2004, p3446 - 3450 Journal Article, 2004 DOI

Jonathan N Coleman, Alexander Fleming, Stefanie Maier, Sean O'Flaherty, Andrew I Minett, Mauro S Ferreira, Stefan Hutzler and Werner J Blau, Binding Kinetics and SWNT Bundle Dissociation in Low Concentration Polymer-Nanotube Dispersions, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 108, (11), 2004, p3446 - 3450 Journal Article, 2004 DOI

Ferreira, M. S.; Bauer, G. E. W.; Wapenaar, C. P. A., Recursive Green functions technique applied to the propagation of elastic waves in layered media, Ultrasonics, 40, (1-8), 2002, p355-9 Journal Article, 2002 DOI

Ferreira, M.S., Dargam, T.G., Muniz, R.B., Latgé, A., Erratum: Radial oscillations of local density of states in carbon nanotubes (Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics (2001) 63 (245111)), 2002, - art. no. 039901 , pp. 399011 Miscellaneous, 2002

Grifoni, M.; Ferreira, M. S.; Peguiron, J.; Majer, J. B., Quantum ratchets with few bands below the barrier, Phys. Rev. Lett., 89, (14), 2002, p146801- Journal Article, 2002 TARA - Full Text

Ferreira, Mauro S.; Bauer, Gerrit E. W., Amplitude coda of classical waves in disordered media, Phys. Rev. E, 65, 2002, p045604(R)- Journal Article, 2002 TARA - Full Text

Lima, A. R.; Ferreira, M. S.; d'Albuquerque e Castro, J.; Muniz, R. B., Simulational study of annealing effects in multilayers, J. Magn. Magn. Mat, 226-230, 2001, p666-668 Journal Article, 2001 DOI

Bauer, Gerrit E. W.; Ferreira, Mauro S.; Wapenaar, Cees P. A., Dynamics of classical wave scattering by small obstacles, Phys. Rev. Lett., 87, 2001, p113902- Journal Article, 2001 TARA - Full Text

Ferreira, M. S.; Dargam, T. G.; Muniz, R. B.; Latge, A., Radial oscillations of local density of states in carbon nanotubes, Phys. Rev. B., 63, 2001, p245111- Journal Article, 2001 TARA - Full Text

Bauer Gerrit, E. W.; Ferreira Mauro, S.; Wapenaar, Kees, Recursive Green function technique applied to acoustic wave propagation, The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America , 109, 2001, p2353- Journal Article, 2001 URL

Ferreira, M. S.; d' Albuquerque e Castro, J.; Muniz, R. B.; Villeret, M., Enhanced magnetoresistance and spin-filter effects in magnetic heterostructures, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter , 12, (24), 2000, pL373- Journal Article, 2000

Ferreira, M. S.; Dargam, T. G.; Muniz, R. B.; Latge, A., Local electronic properties of carbon nanotube heterojunctions, Phys. Rev. B, 62, 2000, p16040- Journal Article, 2000 TARA - Full Text

Ferreira, M. S.; Castro, J. d'Albuquerque e; Muniz, R. B.; Villeret, M., Spin filtering and an enhanced regime of giant magnetoresistance, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter , 12, (12), 2000, p2833- Journal Article, 2000

Costa, A. T., Jr.; d'Albuquerque e Castro, J.; Ferreira, M. S.; Muniz, R. B., Inadequacy of the asymptotic approximation for the interlayer coupling in Fe/Ag/Fe and Fe/Au/Fe (001) trilayers, Phys. Rev. B, 60, 1999, p11894- Journal Article, 1999 TARA - Full Text

Ferreira, M. S.; d'Albuquerque e Castro, J.; Muniz, R. B.; Villeret, Murielle, Enhanced magnetoresistance effect in layered systems, Appl. Phys. Lett., 75, 1999, p2307- Journal Article, 1999 DOI TARA - Full Text

Ferreira, M. S.; d'Albuquerque e Castro, J.; Muniz, R. B.; Lopes, L. C., Exponential behavior of the interlayer exchange coupling across nonmagnetic metallic superlattices, Phys. Rev. B, 58, 1998, p8198- Journal Article, 1998 TARA - Full Text

Ferreira, M. S., Exchange coupling between magnetic layers across non-magnetic superlattices, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, 9, 1997, p6665- Journal Article, 1997

Costa, A. T., Jr.; d'Albuquerque e Castro, J.; Muniz, R. B.; Ferreira, M. S.; Mathon, J., Exchange coupling between iron layers separated by bcc. copper, Physical Review B, 55, 1997, p3724- Journal Article, 1997 DOI TARA - Full Text URL

Ferreira, M. S.; d'Albuquerque e Castro, J.; Edwards, D. M.; Mathon, J., Non-RKKY oscillations of exchange coupling in magnetic multilayers, J. Magn. Magn. Mat., 154, 1996, pL1- Journal Article, 1996

Ferreira, M. S.; d'Albuquerque e Castro, J.; Edwards, D. M.; Mathon, J., Fundamental oscillation periods of the interlayer exchange coupling beyond the RKKY approximation, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, 8, 1996, p11259- Journal Article, 1996

Ferreira, M. S.; Muniz, R. B.; d'Albuquerque e Castro, J.; Edwards, D. M., The nature and validity of the RKKY limit of exchange coupling in magnetic trilayers, J. Phys.:Condens. Matter, 6, 1994, pL619- Journal Article, 1994

Castro, J. d'Albuquerque e; Ferreira, M. S.; Muniz, R. B., Theory of the exchange coupling in magnetic metallic multilayers, Phys. Rev. B, 49, 1994, p16062- Journal Article, 1994 TARA - Full Text

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

J. Boland, J. N. Coleman and M. S. Ferreira, 'Materials with tunable properties and devices and methods of making same using random nanowire or nanotube networks', European Patent Office, 12166844.6-2210, 2012, 7 November 2013 Patent, 2012 URL

Research Expertise

Description

My research interests can be classified in the broad area of Condensed Matter Theory. More specifically, in the physical properties of low-dimensional systems such as surfaces, thin films, multilayers and nanowires. Many of the physical properties displayed by these systems are not observed in the bulk, but are exclusive of the reduced dimensionality of their structures. Besides the obvious scientific interest in these materials, technological applications are the ultimate motivation for studying the so-called low-dimensional physics. There has been intensive investment in the field of nanotechnology and this trend is likely to continue for years to come. In addition to the impressive development in the applied aspect of the science of low-dimensional systems, this prolific field of study is also very fertile ground for fundamental science. A few of my recent research achievements worth mentioning are: - Demonstration of the long-ranged magnetic interaction in doped carbon nanstructures; - Understanding of the physical mechanism for the mechanical reinforcement in carbon-based composite materials; - Enhancement of the magnetic interaction through spin pumping; - Demonstration that the widely accepted view that magnetically doped carbon materials can be computationally described by periodic supercells is incorrect; - Explanation of the sublattice asymmetry conundrum, which makes impurities to prefer one of the sublattices of graphene even though they are absolutely equivalent; - Demonstration that scattering may vanish and impurities become transparent in doped graphene; - Established the ideal conditions for creating high-sensitivity chemical and strain sensors; - Proof that graphene networks provide the most sensitive strain sensor ever produced; - Demonstration that memristor networks are the ideal building blocks for neuromorphic computing

Projects

  • Title
    • Physical properties of doped molecular wires: Interaction of carbon nanotubes with foreign objects
  • Funding Agency
    • Science Foundation Ireland
  • Date From
    • 2004
  • Date To
    • 2009
  • Title
    • Investigator Programme Grant
  • Summary
    • Modelling the electronic properties of nanotube-based thin films
  • Funding Agency
    • Science Foundation Ireland / Hewlett Packard
  • Date From
    • 2006
  • Date To
    • 2009
  • Title
    • International Collaboration Programme (Enterprise Ireland)
  • Summary
    • Travel grant to assist international scientific cooperation.
  • Funding Agency
    • Enterprise Ireland
  • Date From
    • 2003-
  • Date To
    • 2006
  • Title
    • UREKA Grant
  • Summary
    • Description: Research funding for summer students Period:
  • Funding Agency
    • Science Foundation Ireland
  • Date From
    • From June 2004
  • Date To
    • September 2004
  • Title
    • Strain-induced enhancement of the magnetic response in low-dimensional carbon-based materials
  • Funding Agency
    • Science Foundation Ireland
  • Date From
    • 2011
  • Date To
    • 2016

Keywords

Computational Physics; Condensed matter, electronic, magnetic and superconductive properties; Magnetism and spin electronics; Mathematical physics; Nanotubes; Quantum mechanics; Solid State Physics; THEORY; THEORY & MODELLING; Theory and computational physics

Recognition

Representations

Referee of several scientific Journals such as Physical Review Letters; Physical Review B; 2D Materials; Nanoletters, ACS Nano, etc

TCD-Director of the Dublin Graduate Physics Programme 2011-2017

Awards and Honours

Fellow of Trinity College Dublin 2010

Recipient of the Global Engagement Award 2016

Shortlisted for the Excellence in Teaching Award 2017

Nominated for the "Excellence in Teaching" Award of Trinity College Dublin 2011, 2012, 2016

Memberships

Member of the Institute of Physics

Member of the American Physical Society