Medical Physics

Overview     Area Directors



The application of concepts and methods of physics to the diagnosis and treatment of pressing human diseases is emerging as a revolutionary approach to some new challenges that healthcare field faces nowadays.

This program area fosters joint research, involving the establishment of new joint ventures among UT Austin’s 
Dell Medical School and Cockrell School of Engineering, UT’s MD Anderson Cancer Center*, and Portuguese research groups in medical physics, proton therapies, and radiation oncology. Aligned with the national strategy for the development of high energy particle beam therapies for cancer treatment, this initiative plans to enhance the advanced training of oncology radiology experts.

*Ranked No. 1 for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” survey, in 2018. 

Area Directors


José Marques
Area Director in Portugal


João Oliveira
Area Director in Portugal



Area Director
in Austin
(to be defined)