Jaime Viegas


Assistant Professor - Microsystems Engineering

Dr Viegas received his BSc and MSc in Optoelectronics and Lasers from the University of Porto, Portugal in 2000 and 2003 respectively. During 2000-2004, he taught diverse physics courses at the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal. In May 2010 he received his PhD degree in Physics from the University of Porto, researching integrated optical sensors for chemical monitoring. During 2006-2008, he was a visiting researcher at the new micro-optics fabrication laboratories of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA.

For more information, please visit Dr. Viegas' profile at the Nano-Optics and Optoelectronics Research (NOOR) Laboratory website.

Courses / Teaching interests:

  • Computational Electrodynamics
  • Photonic Materials and Devices

Advisor to Current Masdar Institute Students

  • Peng Xing   
  • Raquel Flores (PhD)
  • Ricardo Janeiro    (PhD)


Research Interests
  • Integrated photonics
  • Integrated and fiber optical sensors
  • Microfabrication and nanofabrication
  • Simulation of photonic devices
  • Fourier optics and optical processing


Selected Publications:

  • Frazao, O.; Silva, S.F.; Viegas, J., et al.“A hybrid Fabry-Perot/Michelson interferometer sensor using a dual asymmetric core microstructured fiber” Measurement Science & Technology, Vol. 21, Issue 2, Article Number: 025205, 2010.
  • Mayeh, M.; Viegas J.; Srinivasan P., et al. “Design and Fabrication of Slotted Multimode Interference Devices for Chemical and Biological Sensing” Journal of Sensors, Vol. 2009, Article ID 470175, 2009
  • Tyson, R.K.; Scipioni, M.; Viegas, J.“Generation of an optical vortex with a segmented deformable mirror” Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 33, pp 6300-6306, 2008.