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    Institutional address:
    Universidade de Lisboa
    Instituto Superior Técnico
    Centro de Química Física Molecular,
    Complexo Interdisciplinar, Gab.518
    Av. Rovisco Pais
    1049-001 Lisboa
    +351 218419206

    2014-... Senior researcher at the Instituto Superior Técnico of the University of Lisbon under the scope of IF2013

    2009 - 2013. Senior researcher at the Instituto Superior Técnico of the University of Lisbon under the scope of Ciência 2008

    2008 Post-doc fellow at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Coimbra

    2007-2006 Marie-Curie fellow at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland

    2005-2001 PhD University of Coimbra

    As a young researcher she got the scientific investigation stimulus prize of the Gulbenkian Foundation (2005).

    Published 39 peer reviewed papers (h-17, 865 citations w/o self citation). Participated in 10 research projects, up till 2017.

    Research Overview
    Energy and charge transfer processes in optically responsive molecular material, with special relevance to emissive nonlinear material and organic semiconductors. Carbon nanomaterials for imaging and sensing based on noninear fluorescence methods. The tools used to address these topics are steady-state and time resolved optical spectroscopy (including UV-Vis, NIR and mid-IR; from fs to ms), fluorescence microscopy and electronic structure calculations
    Research Topics
    Study of the mechanism of action of quindoline and cryptolepine derivatives as antimalarial agents acting in the intraerythrocytic cycle of the malaria parasite. This study is done using the two-photon emission of the active compounds. The picture illustrates the accumulation of the drug in the nuclei of parasite in different stages of its intraerythrocytic development, such as the trophozoites and gametocytes. This is just the tip of the iceberg of our ongoing studies.
    Photophysics and conductivity of molecular single crystals and single crystal interfaces with applications in solar energy conversion and organic electronics.
    Nonlinear fluorescent molecular materials tailored for applications as dyes in bioimaging and FRET based 3D-data storage media.
    Selective photochemistry connected to isomerization and molecular photocontrol issues.
    Excited state dynamics of organic molecules and metal complexes.



     Intramolecular proton tunneling in carboxylic acids



    Ermelinda Maš˘as Last update: February 2014