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

    2009 - 2013. Junior 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 45 peer reviewed papers (h-17, over 1000 citations w/o self citation, 70% papers as corresponding or 1st author). Three running projects (two projects as Principal Investigator (PI) and one as co-PI)

    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 nonlinear 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
    Engineering carbon dots (Cdots) towards high two-photon brightness for biomedical applications. Find the missing link between the structure and the nonlinear emission of Cdots enabling their controlled synthesis and tailoring for applications in diagnostics, sensing and therapeutics.
    Study of the bioactivity of quindoline derivatives as antimalarial agents acting in the intraerythrocytic cycle of the malaria parasite and as anticancer drugs. This study is done using the two-photon emission of the active compounds.
    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:June 2018