Sérgio Seixas de Melo
Sérgio is the leader of the Photochemistry Group @ UC.
PhD in the Technical University of Lisbon (1996). Professor at the University of Coimbra.
Sérgio possesses over 30 years of experience in photochemistry, photophysics, and ultrafast kinetics. More recently, he has cultivated interests in the intersection of Chemistry & Art and has placed a particular emphasis on Energy Storage, particularly in the context of redox flow batteries.
In 2006, he received the Portuguese Chemical Society (SPQ) Award – Vicente Seabra Medal in acknowledgment of the high-quality, original, and independent research conducted in the field of Chemistry in Portugal by an investigator under 40 years of age.
His H-index is 49 according to Google Scholar and H-index is 45 according to WoS-Publons, with more than 7900 citations and over 200 publications.
PhD, Auxiliar Professor
Ultrafast laser spectroscopy materials characterization, optical spectroscopy.
Optical properties of organic and inorganic semiconductors and Triplet-Triplet Annihilation Photon Up-conversion (TTA-UC) molecular systems based on NIR excitable aggregated Pt(II) Chlorins and AIE luminogens.
Ana Clara Beltran Rodrigues
PhD, Junior Researcher
Junior Research Fellow (Grant 2021. 03217.CEECIND) since June 2022, and pos-doctoral researcher at the Photochemistry Group@UC since 2018.
Her research focus on the rational design of efficient organic luminophores, and then correlate structure-property of these compounds on different processes known to lead to enhanced light emission, such as aggregation induced emission (AIE).
She is also interested in developing new organic solar concentrators that will be responsible to harvest sunlight in smart windows.
Besides, she collaborates with the Organic Chemistry Group at UC, on the project Chem4LungCare (PTDC/QUI-QOR/0103/2021).
PhD, Junior Researcher
The utilization of FLIM across various domains includes:
(i) Film Morphology: FLIM is employed for studying film morphology.
(ii) Oxygen Sensing (FLIM/PLIM): FLIM is used as an oxygen sensor in in vitro experiments.
and Energy Storage: development of active materials for Redox Flow Batteries (RFB).
Daniela N. S. dos Santos
Paulo D. N. Barradas
Former Post-doc Researchers
Alan Rogério Lima
Felipe A. Augusto
Maria Jorge Pratas
Former PhD students
Ana Luísa Costa
Catherine Suenne de Castro
Daniela Ribeiro Pinheiro
Former Master Students
José Miguel Sousa
João Pedro Ferreira