Alumni

  • Catarina Bastos // 2015-2017
    Right after: Physics Engineer at Deimos Engenharia, Portugal
  • Timon Mehrling // 2015-2016
    Right after: DAAD P.R.I.M.E. Post-doctoral Fellow at Universität Hamburg
  • Pedro Carneiro // 2014-2016
    Right after: Data Analyst at BNP Paribas, Portugal
  • Joana Martins // 2004-2016
    Right after: Postdoctoral fellow at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • Elisabetta Boella // 2010-2016
    Right after: Postdoctoral fellow at KU Leuven, Belgium
    Obs: Personal webpage here.
  • Joana Alves // 2014-2015
    Right after: Training Researcher - European Space Research and Technology Centre, Noordwijk, Netherlands


  • Paulo Alves // 2008-2015
    Right after: Post-Doc at SLAC/Stanford
  • Hugo Pires // 2007-2014
    Right after: Post-doctorate researcher at ICFO, Barcelona
    Obs: Back for a researcher position in 2016
  • Vishwa Bandhu Pathak // 2009-2014
    Right after: Research Fellow at Institute for Basic Science, GIST, South Korea
  • Anne Stockem // 2010-2014
    Right after: Research Associate at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany


    "I

    was a Post-Doctoral researcher at GoLP from 2010 to 2014. During this period, I was introduced into large-scale computer simulations, where I benefitted from the good infrastructure in the team and the high level of professionalism. Due to collaborations all over the world, GoLP is always up-front, contributing to cutting-edge science. The work in an international team was very stimulating und important for my scientific career.

    Currently, I am working as a Research Associate in the department for space and astrophysics (TPIV) at the Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany. The ongoing collaboration with GoLP and the expertise in particle-in-cell simulations are a fruitful contribution to the work being preformed at TPIV. Besides research, I am enjoying very much my teaching obligations in the faculty of Physics at RUB."

    Anne Stockem, 2014
    Research Associate
    Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
  • Frederico Fiúza // 2007-2012
    Right after: Lawrence Postdoctoral Fellow at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Ana Castanheira // 2010-2011
    Right after: GALP petrol company


  • Tayyab Imran // 2007-2011
    Right after: Assistant professor at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia


  • Michael Marti // 2001-2010
    Right after: Engineer at TRC, SA- Tecnologia, PT
  • Samuel Martins // 2007-2010
    Right after: Business Analyst at McKinsey Co., PT
    Obs: Back for PhD in 2007


    "J

    oining GoLP was one of the best decisions of my life. I joined as a 2nd year undergraduate student of Engineering Physics at IST and the experience was transformative to my career.

    GoLP is a young and motivated team led by an ambitious visionary, Prof. Luís O. Silva, who became my role model in many levels. Ricardo Fonseca, the technical mastermind behind one of the most powerful computational codes for plasma simulation in the World, was more than a mentor.

    GoLP uniquely combines theoretical, experimental, and simulation capacity that drives bleeding edge research at the highest international level in the most challenging science and technology topics, leveraging access to the most resourceful institutions in the World.

    The experience was so positive that, after two years at McKinsey & Company, I decided to replace the standard MBA path with a PhD in Physics at GoLP. The people and resources enabled a fast-paced 3-year PhD with multiple publications in high-impact journals, including Nature Physics, Physical Review Letters, and Astrophysical Journal Letters.

    Thank you Luís and Ricardo. Thank you GoLP."

    Samuel Martins, 2014
    Program Officer in Global Health
    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Luís Gargaté // 2002-2009
    Right after: Post-Doc at Princeton University, USA


    "I am currently the Global Business Development Manager at Critical Software responsible for the Railway and Automotive markets. In this role I am responsible for managing sales and proposals to clients, and for capturing new clients. Furthermore I have the overall responsibility for the success of these markets within the company. Critical Software, an international company founded in 1998, invests strongly on R&D in the area of safety-critical embedded systems, and it is a technology-driven company.

    My time at GoLP was fundamental in developing not only my technical skills in high-performance computing and physics, but also my soft skills. These are both fundamental to work in the industry sector. Companies look for individuals who are team players, who can discuss and communicate openly with clients – not only at a technical level, but also on a wider relational level. During my PhD and undergraduate time at GoLP I had the opportunity to learn and develop these skills. More than a formal degree in Physics, working at GoLP allowed me to have the necessary contact with the real world, which provided me with the necessary experience to now deal daily with extremely complex and demanding technological projects."

    Luís Gargaté, 2014
    Global Business Development Manager
    Critical Software

  • João Wemans // 2002-2008
    Right after: CEO of WS Energia
  • Bruno Brandão // 2006-2008
    Right after: Consultant at Boston Consulting Group, PT
  • Miguel Fernandes // 2007-2008
    Right after: IT Consultant at agap2
  • Gianfranco Sorasio // 1999-2007
    Right after: CEO at ES energia, PT
  • Massimiliano Fiore // 2003-2007
    Right after: Project Manager at National Institute of Nuclear Physics, IT
  • Faustino Wahaia // 2004-2006
    Right after: Doctorate Student, Univ. Porto


  • Jorge Santos // 2002-2005
    Right after: PhD student at Cambridge University, UK
  • Fabio Peano // 2004-2005
    Right after: Post-Doc at Politecnico di Torino, IT
    Obs: Back for Post-Doc in 2007


    "I first had the privilege of working with GoLP during my PhD in 2003-2004 and later as a Post-doc researcher in 2007-2008. My periods there constituted an extremely profitable experience from both the professional and the human point of view. The stimulating and friendly environment, as well as the high scientific profile of GoLP members, made working hard to pursue scientific results a real pleasure.

    I particularly appreciated the wide range of expertise within GoLP, from theoretical physics to computer science, and the sincere attitude of team members to sharing such expertise. This was not simply helpful in everyday tasks, but actually created continuous opportunities for the constructive exchange of opinions and ideas coming from different perspectives, which I deem an essential ingredient in a successful research team.

    A key aspect in GoLP was the great attention devoted to ensure proper presentation of one’s results, e.g. preparing consistent, good looking slideshows and giving short and focused talks. These are fundamental skills for young students and researchers, and will prove important in any type of professional career."

    Fabio Peano, 2014
    Technical Manager
    Interesco Srl, a Heat & Power group company

  • Sergio Amorini // 2002-2003
    Right after: Engineer at Darkmak srl, IT