Heloisa Nunes Bordallo

Heloisa Nunes Bordallo

Associate Professor

Personal information




Portuguese, French, English, German, Spanish, Danish



 Qualification as Professeur des universités, France.


 Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches, Université Montpellier II, France.


 Diplôma “Environment and Cancer”, Faculté de Médicine de Montpellier, France.


 Doctor Degree, Milieux Denses et Matériaux, Polymères, Interfaces et États  Amorphes, Université Montpellier II, France.“


 Diplôma “Risques de Rayonnements Ionisant”, Faculté de Médicine de Montpellier, France.


 Master degree, Instítuto de Física da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,


 Bachelor degree in Physics, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Professional skills

Development of neutron and laser instrumentation

Experimental research in multidisciplinary areas: pharmaceuticals, geosciences, model biological systems, water dynamics, molecular magnetism, and ferroelectricity

Specialist in advanced scattering techniques: neutron scattering and synchrotron radiation

Trained in Raman, Infrared and X-rays scattering


Publications: 2 book chapters, 13 general interest publications and 89 publications in international refereed journals with more than 1200 citations as of January 2015.


Supervision of PhD, Master and Bachelor Projects: Main supervisor of 4 bachelor students (3 graduated, 1 active), 4 Masters students (2 graduated), 3 Ph.D. students (2 active, 1 graduated) and 3 Post Docs (one active). Co-supervisorof 17 Ph.D. students (16 graduated, one active). Participation in 11 examining boards of PhD thesis and French Habilitation.


Professional appointments

Since 2011

Lektor, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark


Research Scientist, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Germany


Physicist at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), Grenoble, France


Visiting Professor, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Research Scientist, Hahn-Meitner-Institut, Germany


Assistant Scientist, IPNS,  Argonne National Laboratory, USA


Researcher associated, LANSCE, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA




Silver Poster Prize, German Conference for at Large Facilities



Award for Outstanding Accomplishments and Dedication, LANL



Brazilian Government Ph.D., M.Sc. and B. Sc. Fellowships.



Awards, honors and personal fellowships

2014                Carlsberg Foundation: Infrared apparatus (DKK 400.000)

2014                European Spallation: Postdoctoral project  (DKK 1.240.000)

2013                Carlsberg Foundation: Thermo-analysis apparatus (DKK 400.000)

2013                University of Copenhagen 2016 Funding: CoNEXT (chair Sine Larsen)

2013         Research Council of Norway: Research Project with joint PhD student

(DKK 4.960.000 - principal investigator Jon Otto Fossum)

2013         Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation: International Network Programme (DKK 287.640 - principal investigator Kell Mortensen)

2011                European Spallation: Researcher Fellowship  (DKK 2.200.000)

2011                European Spallation Source: PhD student project (DKK 1.200.000)

2008                DFG (Germany) –CNPq (Brazil): Bilateral Collaboration (€ 2.200)

1998         Award for Outstanding Accomplishments and Dedication, Los Alamos National Laboratory


Professional Activities

2013-            Expert evaluator REA-ITN

2011-            Organizer of the NBIA Workshop-School on Neutron Science

2011-            Project leader on the development of a backscattering instrument for the ESS

2010-            Expert evaluator of bilateral European scientific projects, ERA-Chemistry

2010-            Expert evaluator for the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique-FNRS Belgium,

2000- Expert evaluator for neutron and synchrotron proposals (SNS, ANSTO, NIST, APS, LNLS)

2000-2002 Instrument Advisory Team Member, Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), USA,

1999-2001            Expert evaluator, Department of Energy (DOE), USA

1999-2001            Expert evaluator, National Research Council of Canada, Canada

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