Projects and Grants


IH4Future considers the scientific study of the Vale de Milhaços Gunpowder Factory (VMGF), namely the material characterisation of 30 representative equipment.

For this purpose, metallic alloys, lubricants, and coatings are assessed by using different exam and analytical techniques, such as optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, micro-Raman spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction.

COST ENFORCE TXRF | CA18130 | European Network for Chemical Elemental Analysis by Total Reflection X-Ray Fluorescence (Co-leader of WG 1, Member of MC, Member Core Group)


The "European Network for Chemical Elemental Analysis by Total reflection X-Ray Fluorescence" Action aims to coordinate research and building capacity in the field of elemental analysis by total reflection X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (TXRF) to develop and assess new tools, protocols, methodologies, and instrumentation for screening and accurate determination of potentially toxic elements, for health and safety reasons, as well as nutrients and beneficial ones for quality control.

MetroMMC - Measurement of fundamental nuclear decay data using metallic magnetic calorimeters - EMPIR 17FUN02 (2018-2020)


The overall objective of this project is to improve the knowledge of electron capture (EC) decay and subsequent atomic relaxation processes.