PROFESSORS

 

Luís António  Ferreira Martins Dias Carlos

HEAD OF THE GROUP

Full Professor, Vice-Director CICECO

Physics Department, University of Aveiro

Research Interests:

Luminescent nanothermometry

 

Applications of organic-inorganic hybrids in
 luminescent solar concentrators, solid-state lighting,
and integrated optics

Light emission of organic-inorganic hybrids, silicates, nanocrystals and metal organic frameworks

Crystal-field, local coordination and energy transfer in lanthanide-based compounds

Luminescent, magnetic and luminescent/magnetic nanoparticles as new probes for multimodal imaging

Self-assembly and emergence of complexity in organic/inorganic hybrids

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Maria Rute de Amorim e Sá Ferreira André

Assistant Researcher CICECO

Physics Department, University of Aveiro

 

 

 

Research Interests:

Light emission of sol-gel derived organic/inorganic hybrids without metal activator centres and doped with lanthanide Ions featuring applications in photonics (phosphors, solid-state lighting, and integrated optics) and photovoltaics  (luminescent solar concentrators)

Photophysical behaviour and optoelectronic properties of crystalline and amorphous nanoparticles of semiconductor and oxide materials functionalized with organic
cappings via wet chemical reactions

Spectroscopic ellipsometry, including optimization of modelling algorithms

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Paulo Sérgio de Brito André

Associate Professor, Instituto de

Telecomunicações and Department of Electrical

and Computer Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon

 

 

 

 

Research Interests:

Integrated optics devices for optical communications networks

Photonics technologies for energy conversion

Elipsometry

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RESEARCHERS

 

Lianshe Fu

Principal Researcher at CICECO

Physics Department, University of Aveiro

Research Interests:

Lanthanide-based organic-inorganic hybrids

Synthesis, crystal structure and luminescence properties of lanthanide complexes

Preparation and luminescence properties of microporous and mesoporous hybrids doped with functional molecules

Preparation of organic-inorganic hybrids with hierarchical structure with multifunctions

Preparation of organic-inorganic hybrids for integrated optic devices.

 

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Mariela Martins Nolasco

Assistant Researcher at CICECO - Aveiro
Institute of Materials

Chemistry Department, University of Aveiro

Research Interests:

Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Lanthanide B-Diketonate Complexes

Theoretical Modeling of Lanthanide Complexes by Semi-empirical, DFT and TD-DFT calculations

Design of luminescent dendrimers-lanthanide materials

WOLED technologies

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Antonio Hernández Benayas

Researcher - Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow

Physics Department, University of Aveiro

Research Interests:

Light-emitting nanoparticles as biomedical probes.

Photo-acoustic imaging through nanoparticles.

Near-infrared spectral domain & "biological windows".

Nanoparticle-medium interaction and influence on luminescence emission.

Lanthanide-doped nanoparticles and their luminescent properties.

Luminescent nanothermometry: fundamentals and novel applications of it.

Quantum dots (binary and ternary).

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Carlos Delgado Sousa Brites

CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials

Physics Department, University of Aveiro

Research Interests:

Synthesis and characterisation of  Ln(III)-based molecular thermometers

Luminescent, magnetic and luminescent/magnetic nanoparticles as molecular probes

Thermometric characterization of luminescent materials

Luminescent thermal nanotools: heat exchange in solids and fluids monitored by luminescent nanoprobes.

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Duarte Ananias Marques

CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials

Chemistry Department, University of Aveiro

Research Interests:

Synthesis, structure and optical characterization of Lanthanide containing microporous,  layered and dense silicates, and oxides nano-crystals   Luminescence and local structure of lanthanide-organic frameworks (LnOFs)

 

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Mengistie Leweyehu Debasu

CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials

Physics and Chemistry Departments, University of Aveiro

 

Research Interests:

Synthesis and characterizations of Ln(III)-doped nanocrystals towards developing novel and/or advanced luminescence-based multifunctional materials.

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Sandra Filipa Henriques Correia

CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials

Physics Department, University of Aveiro

 

 

Research Interests

Applications of organic-inorganic hybrids in luminescent solar concentrators

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POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWS

 

Biju Francis

CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials

Physics Department, University of Aveiro

 

 

Research Interests

Optoelectronic applications of luminescent lanthanide complexes and hybrid materials

Luminescent solar concentrators

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Alexandre Manuel Pedroso Botas

CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials

Physics Department

 

 

Research Interests

Optical properties of nanoparticles

Core-shell and core-host interactions in semiconductor nanoparticles.

Hyperspectral Microscopy.

 

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Ana Rita Naia Bastos

CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials

Physics Department, University of Aveiro

 

Research Interests

Applications of organic-inorganic hybrids in optical communications networks

Coherent passive optical network technology

Luminescent thermometry based on Ln3+ ions

 

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Justyna Zeler

Faculty of Chemistry

University of Wroclaw, Poland

 

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Spectroscopic characterization of nanothermometers and heater-thermometer nanostructures for thermal bioimaging.

 

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Albano Neto Carneiro Neto

CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials

Physics Department

 

 

Research Interests

Electronic structure methods, chemical bonds, analysis based on electronic density, lanthanides and actinides spectroscopy, metallic nanoparticles surface plasmon and energy transfer.

 

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PhD STUDENTS

 

João Filipe Candeias Ramalho

CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials

Physics Department, University of Aveiro

 

 

 

Thesis

Luminescent QR codes

 

Research Interests

Luminescent molecular thermometry

Luminescent QR codes

 

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Marita Alves Cardoso

CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials

Physics Department, University of Aveiro,

Center of Chemistry of Vila Real

Chemistry Department, University of Trás-Os-Montes

e Alto Douro

 

 

Thesis

Flexible luminescent electrochromic devices based on (bio)hybrid electrolytes for smart building glazing

Research Interests

Synthesis and characterization of ionic liquids, luminescent lanthanide complexes and ionogels

Solid state electrochemistry: polymer electrolytes

Sol-gel derived organic/inorganic hybrid materials

Electrochomic devices

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Talita Jordanna de Souza Ramos

CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials

Physics Department, University of Aveiro

Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil

 

 

Thesis

Solar Concentrators based on incandescence/upconversion inorganic materials.

Research Interests

Incandescence

Solar Concentrators

Electronic structure of inorganic phosphor bands

Optoelectronic properties of upconversion systems

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Fernando Eduardo Maturi

CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials

Physics Department, University of Aveiro

UNESP, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil

 

 

 

Thesis

Upconverting nanoparticles for thermal bioimaging

 

Research Interests

Synthesis and optical properties of Ln3+

Polymer recycling for designing sustainable luminescent organic-inorganic hybrids

Lanthanide- doped nanoparticles for thermal bioimaging

Protein-nanoparticle interactions

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Ming Fang

CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials

Physics Department, University of Aveiro

 

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Thesis

Luminescent organic-inorganic hybrids incorporating lanthanide ions for lighting

Research Interests

Organic-inorganic  hybrid synthesis and characterization

Luminescence characters of lanthanide complex-based organic-inorganic hybrids

Applications of lanthanide complex-based organic-inorganic hybrids in lighting

Joana Costa Martins

CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials

Physics Department, University of Aveiro

Thesis

 Nanoparticles-based 2D thermal bioimaging

Research Interests

Luminescent thermometry based on trivalent lanthanide- doped nanoparticles

Spectroscopic ellipsometry

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Rodolfo Rodrigues Nunes da Silva

CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials

Physics Department, University of Aveiro

 

 

Thesis

 

Research Interests

Ln(III)-containing materials for molecular thermometry

 

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SCIENTIFIC PROJECT MANAGER

Eliana Marisa dos Santos Cavaleiro

CICECO - Aveiro Intitute of Materials

SUPERVISORS

Luís Carlos

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MSc & OTHER STUDENTS

Bárbara Pereira

3rd Year Project, Physics Engineering Integrated MSc

"Elipsometry"

 

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Tiago Silvério

Physics Engineering Integrated MSc

"Comunicações Óticas na Região Espectral do Visível"

 

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Carlota Pereira Carlos

Physics Engineering Integrated MSc

"Advanced Optical Spectroscopy of New Materials"

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Lília Dias

3rd year, Biomedical Engineering

"Códigos QR luminescentes para sensores de temperatura e radiação UV"

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Paulo Cardoso

Physics Engineering Integrated MSc

 

 

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SUPERVISORS

Rute Ferreira

Paulo André

SUPERVISORS

Rute Ferreira

SUPERVISORS

Rute Ferreira

SUPERVISORS

Rute Ferreira

Jana Nieder (INL- Braga, Portugal)

SUPERVISORS

Rute Ferreira

Paulo André

CURRENT VISITING RESEARCHERS

PROFESSORS

Andreia Gerniski Macedo

Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná

Curitiba - PR -  Brazil.

 

 

 

PROJECT

Analyses of Tb3+ complexes

Staying Period

January 2019 to August 2019

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STUDENTS

Fábio José Caixeta

Chemistry Department,
University of São Paulo, Brazil.

 

 

 

Thesis

Nanostructured materials based on rare earth doped Nb2O5 and Ta2O5 with broadband emission in the NIR region and visible emission due to upconversion processes for photonic applications.

Staying Period

November 2018 to October 2019

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ALUMNI

PhD Students & Post-Doctoral Fellows

Edison Pecoraro

PostDoctoral Fellow 2006

Full-Time Researcher 2008-2011

 

 

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Paula C. R. Soares Santos

PostDoctoral Fellow 2005-2010

 

 

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Xiao-Lin Qi

PostDoctoral Fellow 2015-2016

 

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Patrícia Pereira de Lima

PhD Student and PostDoctoral Fellow 2004-2014

 

 

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Raquel Juliana Batista

Lourenço Rondão

PostDoctoral Fellow 2015-2016

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 Vânia Patricia Teixeira Freitas

MsC and PhD Student 2011-2016

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Sangeetha Balabhadra

 

PhD Student  2012-2016

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Carlos Miguel Santos Vicente

PhD Student and PostDoctoral Fellow 2007-2017

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César Vigário

Research Project Fellow 2018-2019

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Andreia Gerniski Macedo

PhD Student 2006-2010

 

 

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Ana Rita da Silva Rocha Frias

PhD Student 2015-2019

 

 

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SHORT-TERM STAYS

Tom Felbeck

University of Applied Sciences

Münster, Germany

 

 

Thesis

Interactions of Fluorescent Dyes and Biomacromolecules with Nanoscopic Sheet Silicates

Staying Period

April 2015 to June 2015

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Cyntia D'Angeles do Espírito

Santo Barbosa

Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife Brazil

 

 

Thesis

Structural and Luminescent Properties of  Heterometallic Coordination Polymers

Staying Period

November 2014 to July 2015

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Marcelo Galindo Lahoud

Chemistry Institute of Araraquara,
UNESP, Brazil

 

 

 

Thesis

Synthesis and investigation of the potential application as Molecular Material discrete species and Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) based on Rare Earth Ions

Staying Period

May 2014 to May 2015

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Min Ren

State Key Laboratory of Coordination Chemistry

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Collaborative Innovation Center of Advanced Microstructures, Nanjing University

 

 

 

 

 

Thesis

Studies of Lanthanide-based Single Molecule Magnets

Staying Period

October 2013 to December 2013

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Konstantinos Pagonas

Erasmus + student from Ioannina 
University, Greece

 

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Keyla Mirelly Nunes de Souza

Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil

 

 

 

Thesis

 Modeling of Luminescent Lanthanide Materials

Staying Period

April 2017 to November 2017

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Guillaume Maurin-Pasturel

CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials

Chemistry Department, University of Aveiro

Research Interests:

Metal-Organic Framework, luminescence, coordination polymers, nanoparticles, Prussian Blue and anologous, gold, Surface Plasmon resonance, magnetic properties, multifunctionnality, imaging.

Staying Period

2016 to 2018

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Artiom Skripka

Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique -

Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications,

Université du Québec, Canadá

 

 

Thesis

Rare-earth doped nanoparticles - optical imaging and nanothermometry

 

Staying Period

April 2018 to June 2018

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Eduardo D. Martínez

"Gleb Wataghin" Institute of Physics,

University of Campinas

UNICAMP, Campinas, SP, Brazil

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Size-dependent thermal control of the emissions in rare-earth doped upconverting nanocrystals. Nanocomposite materials for Nanothermometry and optoelectronics. Plasmonic and thermoplasmonics enhancement of upconversion. Thermal imaging of heat dissipating nanostructures.

Staying Period

September 2018 to December 2018

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Carlos Alberto Fernandes de Oliveira

Federal Institute of Education, Science and
Technology of Paraiba-Brazil.

 

 

Research Interests

Synthesis, characterization and study of the luminescent properties of Metal-Organic Frameworks derived of lantanides(III)

Synthesis, characterization of Metal-Organic Frameworks, transition metal complexes and composite materials

Staying Period

Jully 2017 to April 2018

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Rodolfo Nunes

Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil

 

 

 

Thesis

Photostability studies of lanthanide compounds using carboxylic acids andbeta-diketones as ligands and their nitrogen analogues.

Staying Period

February 2018 to April 2018

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Fernanda Hediger Borges

University of São Paulo (USP), Chemistry Department,

Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil.

 

 

 

Thesis

Rare-earth doped yttrium tantalates and niobates with emission in the visible and near infrared region for photonics applications

Staying Period

June 2018 to November 2018

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Luiz Fernando dos Santos

University of São Paulo, FFCLRP - USP

Ribeirão Preto, SP - Brazil.

 

 

 

Thesis

Visible and NIR luminescence of nanostructured lanthanide ions doped Y2O3 particles for applications in biological systems.

Staying Period

June 2018 to November 2018

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Miguel  Hernández

Rodríguez

University of La Laguna, Spain

 

 

 

Thesis

Nanomaterials doped with lanthanide ions under extreme conditions for sensor and photonics applications

Staying Period

May 2017 to July 2017

September 2018 to December 2018

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Airton Germano Bispo Junior

São Paulo State University (UNESP), School of Technology

and Sciences, Presidente Prudente, SP, Brazil.

 

 

 

Thesis

Tricolor devices based on Ba2SiO4:Eu3+ and/or Tb3+: Sol-gel synthesis and electrophoretic deposition for W-LEDs application.

Staying Period

February 2018 to February 2019

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MSc & OTHER STUDENTS

Ana Sofia Costa (2016-2017)

Physics Engineering Integrated MSc

SUPERVISOR

Rute Ferreira

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Guilherme Borges (2016-2017)

3rd year Project, Physics Engineering Integrated MSc

SUPERVISORS

Luís Carlos

Carlos Brites

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Viatcheslav Molchanov

Physics Engineering Integrated MSc

SUPERVISOR

Rute Ferreira

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Lara António

Physics Engineering Integrated MSc

SUPERVISORS

Rute Ferreira

Paulo André

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Sofia Zanella

Cà Foscari University of Venice, Department of Molecular

 Sciences and Nanosystems, Italy

 

 

 

Thesis

Luminescent materials based on lanthanide doped bismuth oxyfluoride particles for nanothermometry applications

Staying Period

December 2018 to February 2019

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