Pedro Matos Soares

Principal Researcher Instituto Dom Luiz, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (FCUL)

Pedro Matos Soares is a Principal Researcher at the Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) and Assistant Professor in the Department of Geographical Engineering, Geophysics and Energy, both at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon. His PhD in Physics focused on turbulence and clouds in atmospheric models. Over the last 3 decades he has focused his research efforts on climate modeling, climate change, and energy and sustainability, leading the IDL research group Climate change, atmosphere-land-ocean processes and extremes. He was an active member in 12 international (PI of 1) and 13 national (PI of 5) projects and coordinates the Portuguese CORDEX team endorsed by WRCP. He is currently the scientific coordinator of the EEA grants project “National Roadmap for Adaptation 2100 – Assessment of the vulnerability of the Portuguese territory to climate change in the 21st century (RNA 2100)”, and lead the “Regional Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Alentejo”. Recently, he was appointed to the Portuguese Council for Climate Action, and is a member of the Scientific Committee of the PhD Program in Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies and of the Scientific Commitee of the Portuguese Council for Environmental Health. In the context of climate change and its impacts, it has strong collaboration with institutions such as the Lisbon City Council (Lisbon-Enova), the Health authorities, the Portuguese Environment Agency, E-REDES, CCDRs, and many others. He has published more than 130 scientific articles in refereed international journals and carried out hundreds of international communications and outreach presentations. In 2020 he received the University of Lisbon/Caixa Geral Depósitos award for scientific production in the last 5 years in Earth Sciences, and in 2022 the Prize from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon in Earth Sciences.

Scroll to Top