Nuno Filipe Camarneiro Mendes works mainly in the field of spectroscopy applied to the study of artworks. and related materials. Through his professional activity he has interacted with 12 collaborators as a co-author os scientific papers. In his Ciência Vitae the most common terms contextualizing his scientific production are: Time-resolved Raman spectroscopy; Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy; Lapis lazuli; Lazurite; Artificial ultramarine; Principal component analysis (PCA); DENSITY-FUNCTIONAL THEORY; DOT-O INTERACTIONS; RAMAN; Gaseous radiation detectors; Microstrip detectors; Photocathodes; X-ray spectroscopy detectors; Scintillation detectors; .

Personal identification

Full name
Nuno Filipe Camarneiro Mendes

Citation names

  • Mendes, N.F.C.
  • Nuno Camarneiro

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
Scopus Author Id


Mobile phone
  • 967189825 (Professional)


  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Centro Regional do Porto, Escola das Artes, 4169-005, Porto, Porto, Portugal (Professional)

Knowledge fields

  • Exact Sciences - Physical Sciences


Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Portuguese (Mother tongue)
Italian Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Upper intermediate (B2) Proficiency (C2) Advanced (C1)
English Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Advanced (C1) Proficiency (C2) Advanced (C1)
Degree Classification
Scienza Per La Conservazione dei Beni Culturali (Dottorato di Ricerca)
Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
1995/09/01 - 2003/09/19
Engenharia Física (Mestrado integrado)
Major in Instrumentação
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal


Host institution
2010/04/01 - 2015/08/30 Postdoc (Research) Universidade de Aveiro CICECO, Portugal
2005/01/01 - 2005/12/31 Visiting Researcher (Research) European Organization for Nuclear Research, Switzerland
European Organization for Nuclear Research, Switzerland

Teaching in Higher Education

Host institution
2018/09/01 - 2022/04/27 Invited Assistant Professor (University Teacher) Universidade Católica Portuguesa Centro Regional do Porto, Portugal
2010/10/01 - 2017/12/31 Assistant Professor (University Teacher) Universidade Portucalense Infante Dom Henrique Departamento de Turismo Património e Cultura, Portugal
2008/09/01 - 2010/12/31 Invited Assistant Professor (University Teacher) Instituto Lorenzo de Medeci,, Italy

Positions / Appointments

Host institution
2018/05/01 - 2019/03/01 Cronista Diário de Notícias, Portugal


Designation Funders
2006 - 2009/12/31 ATHENA
Research Fellow
Universita degli Studi di Firenze Laboratorio Europeo di Spettroscopie Non Lineari, Italy


  1. Nuno Camarneiro. O Fogo Será a Tua Casa. Lisboa, Portugal: Dom Quixote. 2018.
  2. Nuno Camarneiro. Se Eu Fosse Chão. Lisboa: Dom Quixote. 2015.
  3. Nuno Camarneiro. Não Acordem os Pardais. Lisboa, Portugal: Dom Quixote. 2015.
  4. Nuno Camarneiro. Debaixo de Algum Céu. Lisboa, Portugal: Leya. 2013.
  5. Nuno Camarneiro. No Meu Peito Não Cabem Pássaros. Lisboa, Portugal: Dom Quixote. 2011.
Conference paper
  1. Nuno Camarneiro. "El impacto del plástico de burbujas sobre capas filmógenas mordientes: análisis material e intervención / The impact of bubble plastic on filmogenic layers: material analysis and intervention". Paper presented in Conservación de Arte Contemporáneo 20ª Jornada, MAdrid, 2019.
    In press
  2. Freitas, D.S.A.P.; Curado da Silva, R.M.; Mendes, N.F.C.; Conde, C.A.N.. "Dual-Cathode CsI Covered Microstrip Plate as VUV High Efficiency Photosensor". 2005.
  3. Mendes, N.F.C.; Curado da Silva, R.M.; Castanheira, M.T.D.; Veloso, J.F.C.A.; Freitas, D.S.A.P.; Conde, C.A.N.; Fei Wei; Huaan Lin. "Large Area and High-Pressure GPSC/MSGC for Space Solar X-Ray Spectrometry". 2005.
Conference poster
  1. Nuno Camarneiro. "Recovering the light of the divine. The Sanctuary of the Madre de Deus Convent". Paper presented in 5TH ICOM-CC SPAD International Conference, 2019.
  2. Nuno Camarneiro. "ARCAer PROJECT - Conservation and analytical study of antique ensembles of reliquaries. First results". Paper presented in TECHNART 2019, Oud Sint-Jan, Bruges, 7 a 10 de Maio de 2019., 2019.
  3. Mendes, N.F.C.. "Crystal polymorphism: a combined approach using vibrational spectroscopy and ab initio calculations". Paper presented in EUCMOS 2010, 2010.
  4. Mendes, N.F.C.. "“Chinese Export Art: Multi-analytical non-invasive characterization of 18th Century Paintings on Paper”". Paper presented in TECHNART 2009, 2009.
  5. Mendes, N.F.C.. "Combined Fluorescence-LIBS and Raman Spectroscopy Setup for Applications in the Field of Cultural Heritage". Paper presented in XXIX European Congress on Molecular Spectroscopy, 2008.
  6. Mendes, N.F.C.. "Characterization of Lapis Lazuli and Ultramarine Blue Pigments Using LIBS and Raman Spectroscopy". Paper presented in GeoRaman 2008, 2008.
  7. Mendes, N.F.C.. "Micro-Raman and particle-induced X-ray emission spectroscopy for the study of pigments and degradation products present in 17th century coloured maps". Paper presented in , Mendes, N; Lofrumento, C; Migfiori, A, et al. 20th Italian Conference on Raman Spectroscopy and Non Linear Effects, 2007.
  8. Cristini, O.; Kinowski, C.; Jarry, T.; Turrell, S.; Tessariol, M.; Groetembril, S.; Champion, P. M.; Ziegler, L. D.. "Micro-Raman spectroscopic identification of pigments of 4th century Roman wall paintings". Paper presented in ATSR 2nd Seminar, Madrid, 2006.
  9. Mendes, N.F.C.. "“Micro-Raman and PIXE as complementary techniques for the study of materials of cultural interest”". Paper presented in XXII Congresso Nazionale della Società Chimica Italiana, 2006.
  10. Mendes, N.F.C.. "“Large area and high-pressure GPSC/MSGC for space solar X-ray spectrometry”". Paper presented in Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference 2005 NSS/MIC, 2005.
  11. Mendes, N.F.C.. ""Dual-Cathode CsI Covered Microstrip Plate as VUV High Efficiency Photosensor",". Paper presented in Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference(2005 NSS/MIC), 2005.
  12. Mendes, N.F.C.. ""Polarimetric Performances of a Wide Field CdTe Monitor for Xand gamma-ray Astrophysics"". Paper presented in Nuclear Science Symposium Conference, 2004 IEEE, 2004.
  13. Mendes, N.F.C.. ""Analysis of pigments and binding media on an oil painting using micro-raman spectroscopy"". Paper presented in CONGRESSO IBÉRICO DE ESPECTROSCOPIA, II, Coimbra, 2002.
Edited book
  1. Mendes, N.F.C.. Uma Dor Tão Desigual. Lisboa, Portugal: Teorema. 2016.
    Published • Editor
Journal article
  1. Mendes, N.F.C.. "Santa Teresa de Jesus: a redescoberta de uma pintura 1barroca". Conservar Património (2021):
  2. Nuno Camarneiro; valentim, Jorge Vicente. "Literature is the space where we can give the voice to the other, where we can put ourselves in doubt". MODERNA SPRAK 113 1 (2019): 164-170.
  3. Nuno Camarneiro. "Nephelibates". NOUVELLE REVUE FRANCAISE 603 (2013): 310-315.
  4. Mendes, N.F.C.; Nolasco, Mariela M.; Ribeiro-Claro, Paulo J.A.. "Effects of hydrogen-bond and cooperativity in the vibrational spectra of Luminol". Vibrational Spectroscopy 64 (2013): 119-125. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vibspec.2012.11.008.
  5. Ali, Hassan Refat H.; Alhalaweh, Amjad; Mendes, N. F.C.; Ribeiro-Claro, Paulo; Velaga, Sitaram P.. "Solid-state vibrational spectroscopic investigation of cocrystals and salt of indomethacin". CrystEngComm 14 20 (2012): 6665. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c2ce25801c.
  6. Zoppi, A.; Lofrumento, C.; Mendes, N. F. C.; Castellucci, E. M.. "Metal oxalates in paints: a Raman investigation on the relative reactivities of different pigments to oxalic acid solutions". Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 397 2 (2010): 841-849. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00216-010-3583-1.
  7. Benquerença, Maria-João; Mendes, N. F. C.; Castellucci, E.; Gaspar, Vítor M. F.; Gil, Francisco P. S. C.. "Micro-Raman spectroscopy analysis of 16th century Portuguese Ferreirim Masters oil paintings". Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 40 12 (2009): 2135-2143. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jrs.2383.
  8. Osticioli, I.; Mendes, N.F.C.; Nevin, A.; Gil, Francisco P.S.C.; Becucci, M.; Castellucci, E.. "Analysis of natural and artificial ultramarine blue pigments using laser induced breakdown and pulsed Raman spectroscopy, statistical analysis and light microscopy". Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 73 3 (2009): 525-531. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.saa.2008.11.028.
  9. Osticioli, I.; Mendes, N. F. C.; Nevin, A.; Zoppi, A.; Lofrumento, C.; Becucci, M.; Castellucci, E. M.. "A new compact instrument for Raman, laser-induced breakdown, and laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy of works of art and their constituent materials". Review of Scientific Instruments 80 7 (2009): 076109. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3184102.
  10. Mendes, N.F.C.; Osticioli, I.; Striova, J.; Sansonetti, A.; Becucci, M.; Castellucci, E.. "Versatile pulsed laser setup for depth profiling analysis of multilayered samples in the field of cultural heritage". Journal of Molecular Structure 924-926 (2009): 420-426. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molstruc.2009.01.047.
  11. Osticioli, I.; Mendes, N. F. C.; Porcinai, S.; Cagnini, A.; Castellucci, E.. "Spectroscopic analysis of works of art using a single LIBS and pulsed Raman setup". Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 394 4 (2009): 1033-1041. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00216-009-2653-8.
  12. Mendes, Nuno; Lofrumento, C.; Migliori, A.; Castellucci, E. M.. "Micro-Raman and particle-induced X-ray emission spectroscopy for the study of pigments and degradation products present in 17th century coloured maps". Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 39 2 (2008): 289-294. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jrs.1892.
  13. Natal da Luz, H.; Veloso, J.F.C.A.; Mendes, N.F.C.; dos Santos, J.M.F.; Mir, J.A.. "MHSP with position detection capability". Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 573 1-2 (2007): 191-194. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2006.10.243.
  1. Mendes, N.F.C.. Concerto À Memória de Um Anjo. Lisboa, Portugal: Marcador. 2016.
  2. Mendes, N.F.C.. O Deserto dos Tártaros. Lisboa, Portugal: Marcador. 2014.

Artistic / Performance

Curatorial / Museum exhibition
  1. 2019. "Da Cor/Das Cores".
  1. Cristèle Alves Meira; Nuno Camarneiro. Campo de Víboras. 2016.
Short fiction
  1. Nuno Camarneiro. 2016. "Uma Terra Prometida". In Uma Terra Prometida. Lisboa, Portugal: IN.
Theatre play
  1. 2018. Eu, Salazar.


Other output
  1. Effects of hydrogen-bond and cooperativity in the vibrational spectra of Luminol. Luminol, one of the most popular electrochemiluminescence systems used in forensic chemistry, proved to be a suitable system to study the importance of cooperativity in hydrogen-bond chains. The computational pairwise approach PiMM was applied to the system and a thorough band assignment was accomplished. Hydrogen-bond and hydrogen-bond cooperativity effects were assessed through a confrontation o. 2013. Mendes, N. F. C.; Nolasco, Mariela M.; Ribeiro-Claro, Paulo J. A.. http://hdl.handle.net/10773/20625.
  2. Dual-Cathode CsI Covered Microstrip Plate as VUV High Efficiency Photosensor. A Gas Proportional Scintillation Counter based on a dual-cathode Microstrip Plate covered with a CsI film is described. This new dual-cathode technique has the advantage of increasing the VUV sensitive area of the Microstrip Plate. A detailed description of the technique is presented together with a discussion of the performance. The results obtained for a xenon filled Gas Proportional Scintillati. 2008. Freitas, Diogo S. A. P.; Silva, Rui M. Curado da; Mendes, Nuno F. C.; Conde, Carlos A. N.. http://hdl.handle.net/10316/12924.

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2019/02/28 El impacto del plástico de burbujas sobre capas filmógenas mordentes trasladados 54 años: el análisis material y los tratamientos de conservación y restauración. 20ª Jornada de Conservación de Arte Contemporáneo
Museo Reina Sofia (Madrid, Spain)
2018/09/30 A ficção do Tempo Colóquio “Matemática e Literatura III, Festival Fólio
Festival Fólio (Óbidos, Portugal)
2017/02/17 A matéria da ficção: ciência e literatura 4º Encontro de LiteraturaInfantil e Juvenil de Coimbra
Câmara Municipal de Coimbra (Coimbra, Portugal)
2014/07/21 A Ciência e o Conhecimento Luso 2014 - 8° Encontro Anual de Estudantes e Investigadores no Reino Unido
Associação Estudantes e Investigadores no Reino Unido (Bath, United Kingdom)
2014/04/30 Novos desafios da Ciência III Congresso Internacional sobre Ciência, Educação e Desenvolvimento
(Porto, Portugal)
2013/04/19 “The Matter of Science” X Jornadas CICECO
Universidade de Aveiro
2011/05/12 “Novas Tecnologias para o Diagnóstico em Conservação e Restauro” Simpósio “Património: políticas, intervenções, destinos…”
Universidade Portucalense (Porto, Portugal)
2009/05 Novel extensions of pulsed Raman and laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) in art conservation” TECHNART 2009
(Atenas, Greece)
2009/04/28 “Novel extensions of pulsed Raman and laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) in art conservation”, I. Osticioli, N.F.C. Mendes, S. Porcinai, A. Cagnini and E. M. Castellucci. , Athens 27-30 April 2009. Oral Presentation TECHNART 2009
(Atenas, Greece)
2008/09/07 “An integrated approach for the study and characterisation of luminescence from art works” 13th International Symposium on Luminescence Spectrometry
Universita di Bologna (Bologna, Italy)


Thesis Title
Degree Subject (Type)
Institution / Organization
MEstrado Conservação e Restauro de Bens Culturais (Master)
2018/10/01 - 2019/12/18 Estudo e intervenção num oratório barroco: Definição de metodologia de intervenção
Mestrado Conservação e Restauro de Bens Culturais (Master)
Universidade Católica Portuguesa Centro Regional do Porto, Portugal
2017/10/01 - 2019/12/18 Santa Teresa de Jesus - Estudo e Intervenção de uma Pintura a Óleo Sobre Tela
MEstrado Conservação e Restauro de Bens Culturais (Master)
Universidade Católica Portuguesa Centro Regional do Porto, Portugal
Doutoramento em Conservação e Restauro de Pintura (PhD)
Universidade Católica Portuguesa Centro Regional do Porto, Portugal
2016 - 2016 A conservação de pintura contemporânea. Quatro casos de estudo da coleção da Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto
Património Artístico Conservação e Restauro (Master)
Universidade Fernando Pessoa - Unidade de Ponte de Lima, Portugal
2014 - 2016 “Estudo para a intervenção na carroçaria de um automóvel dos anos 20 do século XX”.
Mestrado Conservação e Restauro (Master)
Universidade Portucalense Infante Dom Henrique Departamento de Turismo Património e Cultura, Portugal

Conference scientific committee

Conference name Conference host
2019/12/09 - 2019/12/10 v encontro luso brasileiro de conservação e restauro Escola das Artes da Universidade Católica Portuguesa
2019/10/10 - 2019/10/12 3rd International Conference in Green Conservation of Cultural Heritage Escola das Artes da Universidade Católica Portuguesa


2012 Prémio Leya