News & Highlights

Daniela Pinheiro was awarded with a SEEDS project from the UC on Climate, Energy & Mobility. Congrats Daniela!! See more on: Notícias de Coimbra and in the UC website.

On the week of 26-30 of April a FLIM system is being installed. New facilities and research will be available to the group with this system.

Becker & Hickl with a Nikon inverted microscope @ the UC

On the 14 of April a joint collaboration with Ulli’s Scherf group lead to one more work published
Ana Clara B. Rodrigues, Anika Eckert, João Pina, Ullrich Scherf and J. Sérgio Seixas de Melo, Polymeric Near Infrared Emitters with Bay-Annulated Indigo Moieties Materials Advances, 2021, DOI: 10.1039/D1MA00260K

Congratulations to Ana Clara and Pina!

On the 30th of March, a work involving our group and the group of Adélio Mendes (at LEPABE-UP) was accepted for publication on the J. Phys. Chem C.:

“Phenomenological understanding of hematite photoanodes performance”
Authors: Pina, João; Dias, Paula; Serpa, Carlos; Azevedo, João; Mendes, Adélio; Seixas de Melo, J. J. Phys. Chem C. jp-2020-114205.R1

Congratulations to João Pina and Paula Dias who conducted this work.

The group was present (with several presentations) at the 14º Encontro de Química Física. Congratulations to the Organisers for this web meeting.

Last Friday, 26 of March, the group received the good news of having two more accepted articles:

Pinheiro, Daniela ; Galvão, Adelino; Pineiro, Marta; Seixas de Melo, J., Red-Purple Photochromic Indigos From Green Chemistry. mono-tBOC or di-tBOC N-substituted Indigos Displaying ESPT or Photoisomerization. J. Phys. Chem B  2021, (accepted).

Delgado-Pinar, Estefania; Costa, Ana; Gonçalves, Isabel; Pineiro, Marta; Pillinger, Martyn; Seixas de Melo, J. S., Tuning the Behaviour of a Hydrotalcite-Supported Sulfonated Bithiophene from Aggregation-Caused Quenching to Efficient Monomer Luminescence. J. Phys. Chem C  2021, (accepted).

Congratulations to Daniela Pinheiro, Estefania, Ana Costa and the fruitful collaborations with Marta Pineiro (UC), Adelino Galvão (IST-UL) and Martyn Pillinger & Isabel Gonçalves (CICECO-UA).

Daniela Pinheiro is now PhD from the UC with the brilliant discussion just finished.
With Cum Lauda (“Distinção e Louvor”)

Synthesis, photophysical and electrochemical studies on tryptanthrin and indigo. Historic molecules with modern applications

The jury of Daniela’s PhD

With friends after the presentation