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 in Medical Physics
in Portugal

José Marques

Area Director of Medical Physics
in Portugal


Ongoing Research Projects



The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra (FMUC) served as the stage for the “New Challenges in Medical Physics” conference - the first event of Medical Physics organized by the UT Austin Portugal Program - bringing together...

Open Call for Exploratory Research Projects

UT Austin Portugal Program 2019 Annual Conference – Poster Exhibition

Open Call for Co-Promotion R&TD Projects – International Partnerships

UT Austin Portugal Program at Encontro Ciência 2018