Zé Nuno’s brief bio



Generally my friends and colleagues call me Zé Nuno. For those unfamiliar with Portuguese, “Zé” (pronounced “zed” with no “d”) is the short name for “José”. I also use my second christian name (Nuno) to avoid confusion with the many other portuguese “Zés”.

I graduated in chemical engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico - Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (IST-UTL), Lisbon, Portugal, in 1989 and obtained my Ph.D. degree in chemical thermodynamics from the same institution in 1993. I was a post-doc at the Chemistry Department of Imperial College London, UK, in 1996 and a visiting scientist at the Laboratoire de Thermodynamique of the Université Blaise Pascal Clermont- Ferrand, France, in 2006. Currently I am an Associate

Professor at IST and also an Invited Associate Professor at Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica - Universidade Nova de Lisboa (ITQB-UNL).

My research is carried out at Centro de Química Estrutural (CQE/IST)  and also at ITQB-UNL. My research interests include molecular modeling of complex fluids and materials, (e.g. ionic liquids). I am also involved in experimental work, namely in the measurement of thermophysical properties and fluid phase equilibria.

My main contributions in the field of ionic liquids (ILs) include the development of a systematic forcefield describing IL homologous series, the recognition of ILs as nano-segregated media, the interpretation at a molecular level of the unique thermodynamic properties of ILs and their mixtures, and the study of ILs in the gas phase.

Some Photos (left to right)

1. Patterns, Sycamore bark.     2. Belém Tower, Lisbon, Portugal.

3. IST, Lisbon, Portugal.            4. Me, Bath, UK.

About Me

Name José Nuno Canongia Lopes

Location Lisbon, Portugal

Job Associate Professor, IST & ITQB

Subject Molecular Thermodynamics

Email jnlopes@tecnico.ulisboa.pt

Office Phone (+351) 218 419 261

Researcher ID B-8109-2008

ORCID ID 0000-0002-4483-6294