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Matias Jean de Souza

PhD Researcher

Jean Matias is currently a PhD researcher at Tyndall National Institute. Jean holds a BS and MSc degree in Physics from Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC), Brazil. After his BE, he participated in an exchange programme as a visiting student at University College Dublin (UCD) for one year to investigate nanotechnology and new materials. He was funded by the Science Without Borders, a Brazilian programme for students to study abroad. During that time he was a member of the NanoPhotonics group, working on quantum dots’ single photon emission. During his MSc, his research topic was solid state physics exploring magnetic properties of upconverting nanoparticles (UCNP) in collaboration with Centro Atomico Bariloche (CNEA), Argentina. Jean has also developed automated data analysis processes for ITAU, the largest private bank in Latin America.

Currently, as a member of the Biophotonics team at Tyndall, his research interests include applications of UCNP in tissue imaging and optogenetics. He also has a keen interest in artificial intelligence, machine learning, statistics, and entrepreneurship.