João Tomé will be the next Chemforum speaker

João Tomé will be the next speaker of Chemforum Winter Edition. João P. C. Tomé is Associate Professor at the Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon. He is graduated in chemistry from the University of Aveiro, from where he also received his Ph.D. in 2001 working on porphyrin chemistry with Prof. Cavaleiro. His current research interests include the synthesis of porphyrins and phthalocyanines with appropriate molecular properties mainly for: photomedicine, photoinduced energy- and electronic-transfer materials, optical (chemo)sensors and (photo)catalysis. For that, he has been establishing an international network with several colleagues in these fields, maintaining a…Read more

Celebrating CQE’s 40th anniversary

On May 11th we will have the 1st talk of the Celebration of the 40 years of Centro de Química Estrutural. The talk will be given by Dr. Konstantin V. Luzyanin. Konstantin Luzyanin was born in 1980 in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation. He studied Chemistry at Saint Petersburg State University, graduating with distinction in 2002. Konstantin received his Ph.D. in chemistry from Technical University of Lisbon (under joint supervision by Profs. A.J.L. Pombeiro and V.Yu. Kukushkin) in 2007. For his Ph.D. thesis, Konstantin was awarded the “António Xavier Prize 2008” from Bruker for applications of the…Read more

Professor Clara Viñas will be the next speaker of CQE@Ciencias seminars

We invite you all to attend the next Seminar CQE@Ciencias on April 29th 2016, entitled “Purely inorganic nanomaterials: new opportunities of boron clusters in medicine”. The seminar will be held at the Faculty of Sciences, C1 building, room 1.3.20, 11h30 on Friday. Our invited lecturer is Professor Clara Viñas from Materials Moleculars i Supramoleculars, ICMAB-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain. Prof. Clara Viñas graduated in Chemistry at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in 1975 and in Pharmacy at the Universitat de Barcelona in 1980. She worked as a pre-doctoral student at the Prof. Rudolph’s laboratory at…Read more

Isabel M. Marrucho will be the next Chemforum speaker

Isabel M. Marrucho will be the next speaker of Chemforum Winter Edition.   Isabel M. Marrucho is one of the new CQE members, as she joined the Chemical Engineering Department as an Associate Professor in April 2016. She received her BS in Chemical Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico and the PhD in Chemical Engineering also from Instituto Superior Técnico/Colorado School of Mines (USA). Isabel´s current research interests focus on green chemistry and alternative solvents in particular ionic liquid-based materials, including deep eutectic solvents and poly(ionic liquid)s, as smart materials that can be tailored to display a…Read more

Prof. Marek Kwiatkowski will be the next speaker of CQE@Ciencias seminars

Professor Marek Kwiatkowski (Faculty of Chemistry, University of Gdańsk, Poland) will be visiting us at the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department (Ciências, ULisboa) next week within the ERASMUS Programme, and will be our invited lecturer for the seminar entitled "Lessons from the Past: What do we learn from not respecting the rules of Green Chemistry?" on April 14th, at 14:30, at the FFCUL Conference Room (C1 building). It will be a broad chemistry lecture that discusses several spectacular examples of misuse of chemical technologies in the past, as well as some important problems encountered…Read more

Researchers from CQE are back to the Arctic

Researchers from Centro de Química Estrutural are back to the Arctic to study Climate Change effects in the permafrost degradation and in the chemistry if the thermokarst lakes. This international campaign besides national researchers (IST e IGOT-ULisboa), involves also international researchers from Canadian, Finish and German universities. Although CQE has been involved in this research theme for two years, it is the 1st Winter campaign in which it participates. The importance of this study under such hard climacteric conditions is due to the fact that in winter the thick ice and snow surface does not allow exchange of oxygen…Read more