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Degree in Chemical Engineering, Technical University of Lisbon 1962. PhD in chemistry, 
 Cambridge, U.K., 1970. Fellow of the Society of Glass Technology, U.K. since March 2009.
 Senior Researcher. Current research activities at the Research Unit Glass and Ceramics
for the Arts, VICARTE ( Provenance studies of Portuguese glass; Science applied to contemporary glass art.

Lopes, F., Lima, A., Pires de Matos, A. n., Custódio, J., Cagno, S., Schalm, O., & Janssens, K. (2017). Characterization of 18th century Portuguese glass from Real Fábrica de Vidros de Coina. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 14, 137-145.

A. Lima, T. Medici, A. Pires de Matos, M. Verità; Chemical analysis of 17th century Millefiori glasses excavated in the Monastery of Sta. Clara-a-Velha, Portugal: comparison with Venetian and façon-de-Venise production; Journal of Archaeological Science 2012, 39, 1238-1248.

J. M. P. Coelho, C. Silva, A. Ruivo, M. L. Botelho, A. Pires de Matos; Local laser-decolorizing of gamma-ray irradiated silicate glass; Optical Engineering 2011, 50, 064301.

A. Ruivo, C. Gomes, A. Lima, M. L. Botelho, R. Melo, A. Belchior, A. Pires de Matos; Gold

nanoparticles in ancient and contemporary ruby glass; Journal of Cultural Heritage 2008, 9, e134-e137.

T. Almeida, A. Ruivo, A. Pires de Matos, R. M. Oliveira, A. Antunes; Luminescent glasses in art; Journal of Cultural Heritage 2008, 9, e138-e142.