Researcher and Lecturer
Semiconductor Physics Group
Institute of Physics, University of Technology Chemnitz, Germany
Dr. Madeira is a R&D Engineering Physicist with a strong background in theoretical physics and spectroscopy systems. She has a Diploma degree in Applied Physics, a Master degree in Plasma Physics and a PhD in Engineering Physics. She started an apprenticeship in 1997 at the Max-Planck Institut für Plasmaphysik (Garching b. München), followed by 7 years at the Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland). During the first post-doc position at CIEMAT (Madrid, Spain) in 2009 at the Laboratorio Nacional de Fusión she collaborated with both experimental and theoretical groups. In 2011 she started her second post-doc position in the field of Fundamental and Applied Atomic Physics at Faculty of Sciences at Universidade de Lisboa and two years later became Invited Professor at the Department of Physics of FCUL. During this period Dr. Madeira carried on collaborating with the International Initiative on X-ray Fundamental Parameters and joined the COST action MP1302 on NanoSpectroscopy in the frame of which she was invited to collaborate on the development of scanning probe microscopy methods for near-field nano-optics with the Semiconductor Physics Group at TU Chemnitz. From 2016 she was Guest Researcher at HZDR (Dresden, Germany) and since October 2017 Dr. Madeira works as Researcher and Lecturer at TU Chemnitz. In parallel to the research and lecturing activities she also contributed to various scientific dissemination activities and scientific revision of School Books on Physics and Chemistry.
Dr. Madeira´s current research interest focuses on the application of nanospectroscopies to samples from Arts&Cultural Heritage.