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Department of Engineering Physics

Acronym: DEF
Head: Paulo Garcia

The mission of the Department of Engineering Physics involves the creation, transmission and spread of knowledge, technology, innovation and culture in the area of Engineering Physics, to the interest of the human being, respecting all her/his rights.

Additional and complementary info may be found in the Strategic Plan (in Portuguese) approved by the Department Council and in the Activity Report for 2020 (in Portuguese).


The Department of Engineering Physics is formed by a body of 11 permanent professor members, supported by three administrative and technical staff members as well as several researchers and grantees.

The Department Executive Committee is composed of the Department Director,  António SilvaCarlos Pintassilgo (Subdirector), and Joana Oliviera.

Professor members of the Department are involved in the following areas:

  • Engineering Education
  • Engineering Physics in Materials and Energy
  • Space and Plasma Physics and Engineering

The Department is involved in the following courses:

PhD/Doctoral Degree:

Masters Degree:

  • M.BIO / MEB - Master in Bioengineering/Master in Biomedical Engineering
  • M:EF - Master's degree in Engineering Physics 
  • M.EMAT - Master in Materials Engineering


Bachelors/First Degree:

  • L.BIO - Bachelor in Bioengineering
  • L.EA - Bachelor in Environmental Engineering  
  • L.EC - Bachelor in Civil Engineering
  • L.EEC- Bachelor in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • L.EIC- Bachelor in Informatics and Computing Engineering
  • L:EF- First Degree in Engineering Physics
  • L.EMAT- Bachelor in Materials Engineering
  • L.EMG - Bachelor in Mining and Geo-Environmental Engineering
  • L.EQ - Bachelor in Chemical Engineering


Experimental activities related to these courses are carried out in the following laboratories:  

  • Laboratório de Ensino em Eletricidade, Eletromagnetismo e Ótica
  • Laboratório de Ensino em Mecânica, Ondas e Termodinâmica
  • Laboratório de Formação Avançada em Engenharia Física


Members of the department develop their R&D activities in the following FEUP laboratories:

as well as in the following Research Units:

Schedule: 10:00 - 12:00 room H004
E-mail: secdef@fe.up.pt
Telephone: 22 041 3164 / VOIP 3164

Departamento de Engenharia Física,
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto,
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias

Zip code: 4200-465
Location: PORTO
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