A Portrait of State-of-the-Art Research at the Technical University of Lisbon [electronic resource] / edited by Manuel Seabra Pereira.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2007Description: X, 621 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781402056901Subject(s): Engineering | Computer science | Architecture | Mathematics | Physics | Engineering | Engineering, general | Materials Science | Computer Science, general | Architecture, general | Mathematics, general | Physics, generalAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 620 LOC classification: TA1-2040Online resources: Click here to access online
Emergent Areas -- Nanotechnology and the Detection of Biomolecular Recognition Using Magnetoresistive Transducers -- Financial Econometric Models -- Quantum Computation and Information -- Basic Sciences -- An Overview of Some Mathematical Models of Blood Rheology -- Mathematical Models in Finance -- More Sustainable Synthetic Organic Chemistry Approaches Based on Catalyst Reuse -- Simulation and Modeling in Computational Chemistry: A Molecular Portfolio -- Experimental Particle and Astroparticle Physics -- Frontiers on Extreme Plasma Physics -- Nuclear Fusion: An Energy for the Future -- Social Sciences, Economics and Management Sciences -- Regulation Policies in Portugal -- The Growing Relevance of Africa in Chinese Foreign Policy: The Case of Portuguese Speaking Countries -- Economic Growth Theory, Fifty Years After -- Life Sciences and Biotechnology -- DNA Vaccines -- Biotechnology of the Bacterial Gellan Gum: Genes and Enzymes of the Biosynthetic Pathway -- Epigenetics: The Functional Memory of Ribosomal Genes -- Biotechnology of Reproduction and Development: From the Biomedical Model to Enterprise Innovation -- Engineering and Technologies -- Evolution and Challenges in Multimedia Representation Technologies -- Bioinformatics: A New Approach for the Challenges of Molecular Biology -- Research and Development in Metal Forming Technology at the Technical University of Lisbon -- Agronomy: Tradition and Future -- Towards a Clean Energy for the Future — the Research Group on Energy and Sustainable Development of Ist -- Nature, Environment and Sustainability -- Industrial Ecology: A Step Towards Sustainable Development -- Forests for the 21st Century? -- The Role of the Emergent Technologies Towards an Integrated Sustainable Environment -- Integrated Water Management -- Public Health, Food Quality and Safety -- Food Safety Crisis Management and Risk Communication -- Debaryomyces Hansenii, a Salt Loving Spoilage Yeast -- The New Diseases and the Old Agents -- The Sharing of Urban Areas by Man and Animals -- Health and Sport Sciences -- Physical Activity and Cardiorespiratory Fitness -- Ergonomics: Humans in the Centre of Innovation -- Developments in Biomechanics of Human Motion for Health and Sports -- Urbanism, Transports, Architecture and Design -- Urbanisation Trends and Urban Planning in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area -- Technical, Economical and Organizational Innovation in Transport Systems -- Hotel Architecture in Portugal -- Inclusive Design: A New Approach to Design Project.
The Technical University of Lisbon (UTL) is celebrating this year its 75th anniversary. Being a jubilee occasion, a full program of events took place, including a two-day Symposium on the research at UTL. This Symposium addressed the state-of-art in major areas of excellence at UTL. Science, technology and innovation and the way universities and society in general, create, use and disseminate knowledge have gained a growing signi?cance over the last decades. UTL no doubt embeds a relevant potential of excellence in different areas of research in basic and applied sciences, which bears its development on the basis of a “research university” model. This book contains the edited version of the invited lectures that were delivered by prominent researchers at UTL. This book brings together in a review manner a comprehensive summary of high quality research contri- tions across basic and applied sciences. The contributing papers are organized around the following major areas: – Emergent areas (Nanosciences, Quantic Computations and Infor- tion, Risk and Volatility in Financial Markets); – Basic Sciences (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Materials); – Social Sciences, Economics and Management Sciences; – Life Sciences and Biotechnology; – Engineering and Technologies – Nature, Environment and Sustainability; – Public Health, Food Quality and Safety; – Health and Sport Sciences; – Urbanism, Transports, Architecture, Arts and Design. The transdisciplinary nature of most areas aims to stress a compelling sense of purpose in the work developed.