José Mendes (physicist)

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José Fernando F. Mendes
José Fernando Mendes
Born (1962-06-22) June 22, 1962 (age 58)
Alma materUniversity of Porto
Known forResearch of Network theory, Complex networks, Complex systems, scale-free networks
AwardsGulbenkian Prize Science, 2004; Fellow of the Network Science Society, 2019; Fellow of the APS (2019).
Scientific career
InstitutionsDepartment of Physics, University of Aveiro
Doctoral advisorEduardo Lage

José F.F. Mendes (born June 22, 1962 in Porto) is a Portuguese physicist (statistical physics) and professor of physics, best known for his work and contributions to the field of network theory.

Mendes was head of the Physics Department from December 2004 to February 2010. From October 2009 to February 2010 he was director of the Associated Laboratory of the Institute of Nanostructures, Nanomodelling and Nanofabrication (I3N).

From February 2010 to February 2018 served as vice-rector for Research and Doctoral Studies at the University of Aveiro.

Academic career[edit]

In 1983 he entered the University of Porto and graduated in physics in 1987. He gained his master's diploma in 1990. In 1987 he was an assistant in the Department of Physics, University of Porto. As a graduate student he visited as several universities as a researcher, including Oxford, Geneva, the Ciy University of New York, and São Paulo. After finishing his Ph.D., he became an assistant professor in the same department. In 1996 he did a one year postdoctoral fellowship in Boston University under the supervision of Sid Redner. In 2002 did his "habilitation". In 2002, he became an associate professor at University of Aveiro and in 2005 a professor. He was invited as professor by Henri Poincaré University (Nancy) and Universidade Federal Minas Gerais.


Prize Gulbenkian Ciência (2004).
Member of Academia Europaea since (2012).
Member of American Physical Society (APS) (2017).
Member of Sociedade Portuguesa de Fisica.
Member of The Complex Systems Society.
Fellow of the Network Science Society. (2019)
Fellow of the American Physical society (2019)


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