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Aires Ferreira



Licentiate Degree, PhD (Porto), ‘Auditeur’ (École Polytechnique, France)

  • 2014 October University of York, UK, Royal Society URF
  • 2011–2014 Graphene Research Centre, NUS, Singapore, Research Fellow
  • 2010-2011 U Minho, Portugal, Science & Technology Foundation Post-Doctoral Scholar
  • 2004 Oct – 2009 U Vienna, Austria, and U Porto, Portugal, PhD on “The Quantum-Classical Boundary: from Opto-Mechanics to Solid-State” (awarded by U Porto on September 2009)
  • 2004 École Polytechnique, France, Majeure de Physique 2 (awarded ‘Very Honorable with Praise’)
  • 2000 – 2004 U Porto, Portugal, Licentiate Degree in Physics



Research Group: Condensed Matter Physics

Summary of Expertise:

  • Condensed Matter Physics Theory
  • Quantum Optics Theory

Our research group investigates a broad range of topics in theoretical condensed matter physics from spintronics to quantum criticality; currently, our focus is on Dirac materials displaying strong spin-orbital effects.

Our interests lie mostly in the fundamental aspects that distinguish Dirac fermions from conventional charge carriers. We aim to uncover the microscopic mechanisms underlying relativistic spin-orbit transport phenomena in Dirac systems, endowed with real spin and pseudo-sin spin degrees of freedom. To this end, we develop self-consistent diagrammatic techniques and a unique real-space Green’s function methodology scalable up to billions of atoms for the first time (Ferreira & Mucciolo, Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 106601, 2015).

We collaborate with laboratories based in the UK and abroad in the modelling and designing of experiments. The Royal Society in London, and the EPSRC fund our research activities.

Dr Aires Ferreira


School of Physics, Engineering and Technology
University of York
YO10 5DD
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322224
Fax: +44 (0)1904 322214
Room: P/A013