Medical Physics

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 faces nowadays.

This program area fosters 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 intends to boost the advanced training of oncology radiology experts.

Area Directors

João Oliveira

Area Director for Medical Physics
in Portugal

José Marques

Area Director for Medical Physics
in Portugal


Ongoing Research Projects



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