Prof. Mauro Fernandes Pereira obtained his PhD at the Optical Sciences Center, University of Arizona and has given important contributions to Nonequlibrium Greens Functions (NEGF) Many Body Theory of Transport and Optics of Semiconductor Materials. His research combines fundamental Mathematical Physics with applications to device development, with an impact in medicine and the environment, with a current emphasis on the protection of water critical infrastructures.
He has been named SPIE Fellow in 2011 for his contributions to the Theory of Semiconductor Materials and Optics.
He created the TERA-MIR concept unifying THz and Mid Infrared Radiation and was the Chair of COST ACTION MP1204: TERA-MIR Radiation: Materials, Generation, Detection and Applications and Chair of the Series of NATO TERA-MIR Conferences (2009, 2012, 2015 and 2018). He coordinates the TERA-MIR Network (http://www.tera-mir.org).
He has been awarded the SPIE Innovation Awards in Quantum Sensing and Nano Electronics and Photonics (2019) for contributions to science and his service through organizing NATO TERA-MIR and COST.
He was a research associate at CBPF, Uni-Rostock and TU-Berlin, a visiting Lecturer at Uni-Bremen, Senior Researcher at Tyndall Institute, Professor and Chair of Theory of Semiconductor Materials and Optics at Sheffield Hallam University and Head of the Department of Condensed Matter Theory at the Institute of Physics of the Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic, before joining KU as Professor and Chair of the Physics Department.
GHz-THz frequency multiplication and Controllable GHz-THz nonlinearities in semiconductor superlattices