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Pires de Matos, Antonio

Prof. Antonio Pires de Matos
Emeritus Invited Full Professor/Glass science applied to art.

Graduated in chemical engineering / Instituto Superior Técnico / Universidade de Lisboa
PhD in Chemistry / University of Cambridge.
Emeritus Senior Researcher of the Portuguese Nuclear Institute.
Emeritus Invited Professor at the NOVA University of Lisbon.
Fellow of the Society of Glass Technology.
Co-founder of the Research Unit "Glass and Ceramic for the Arts" (
which is running an International Master on Glass Art and Science (

Details about work or recent projects

Provenance studies of Portuguese Glasses.
Development of luminescent glasses under UV light for application in artwork.
Development of red glasses with application in artwork.
Preparation of glasses using recipes from batch books of early 20th century.
Coordinated the organization of two exhibutions, one in Venice and another in Lisbon under the theme
glass and light ( - 2015-2016

Research Unit VICARTE - FCT/ Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Estrada de Benfica 705 - 7 Esq
Lisbon N/A 1500-088
Other: Science applied to art. 3D printing.
Educator, Other: Researcher
Other: New materials applied to art
: Science applied to art
Areas of Interest:
Conferences, Education, Techniques: Science applied to art