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Mário João Monteiro

Fotografia de Mário João Pires Fernandes Garcia Monteiro
Name: Mário João Pires Fernandes Garcia Monteiro Link to the personal page of Mário João Pires Fernandes Garcia Monteiro
Acronym: MJPFGM
Status: Active
Chave de associação FCT: J004588X1SU8
Institutional E-mail: mario.monteiro@fc.up.pt
Telephone extension: 10245
Alt.Tel.: 226 089 857
Rooms: FC3222


Category: Professor Associado
Career: Pessoal Docente de Universidades
Professional group: Docente
Department: Department of Physics and Astronomy


Position Started on
Membro do Senado 2013-11-20
Member of the Scientific Board 2018-11-13
Doctorate Course Director Doutoramento em Astronomia 2012-09-01
Member of the Scientific Committee Licenciatura em Astronomia 2013-01-14
Chairman of the Program Follow-up Committee Doutoramento em Astronomia 2013-01-14
Member of the Program Follow-up Committee Mestrado em Astronomia e Astrofísica 2016-04-13

Personal details

Mário J. P. F. G. Monteiro was awarded the "Licenciatura" by the Universidade do Porto) in 1989; the M.Sc. in Astronomy by the QMW University of London (U.K.) in 1990, and the Ph.D. also by the QMW University of London (U.K.) in 1996.

He is an Associate Professor (2004-) at the Departamento de Física e Astronomia, in the Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto He was, at the Departamento de Matemática Aplicada, a Teaching Assistant (1990-1996) and an Assistant Professor (1996-2004). Mário Monteiro is also an Associate Member (Researcher) at Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (CAUP) since 1997, a R&D institution where he was a member from 1989 to 2013 and was the Director from 2006 to 2012. Since the creation in 2014 of the Institute of Astrophysics and Space Science, he is an integrated researcher in this R&D unit.

Current research interests, within the IA team on Origin and Evolution of Stars and Planets, on the thematic lin for Stars, focus on the study of the internal structure of solar type stars using stellar seismology. In particular convection and convective overshoot in stars in general as well as for Sun, and the seismic determination of stellar parameters for the study of stellar evolution from the pre-main sequence up to the more advanced stages of evolution.

Areas of interest

  1. Physical sciences > Astronomy
  2. Physical sciences > Astronomy > Astrophysics
  3. Physical sciences
  4. Social sciences > Educational sciences > Education > Science education
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