Palmira F. Silva

(Assistant Professor)

Departamento de Engenharia Química e Biológica (DEQB)
Instituto Superior Técnico
Universidade Técnica de Lisboa
Av. Rovisco Pais  - 1049-001

phone: (+351) 21 8419606/21 8419193
Scientific Activity Recent Publications Teaching Activity
Ph.D. Thesis on Thermochemistry of Organometallic Compounds under the orientation of Professor Alberto R. Dias e J. A. Martinho Simões in Centro de Quí­mica Estrutural (1996).

Since 2002, my research interests lie in the fields of photochemistry and photophysics. This work encompasses a wide range of related topics, including the determination of fundamental photophysical and kinetic parameters pertaining multiequilibria of anthocyanins in ground and excited states. It is only by having a detailed understanding of all these factors that we can design systems in which we have control over the direction and outcome of photo-induced reactions, such as energy transfer or electron transfer. These processes are studied towards the development of commercially important materials, mainly  electroluminescent materials and materials suitable for photovoltaic apllications.

Current research work
Rodrigues, R.; Vautier-Giongo, C.; Silva, P. F.; Fernandes, A. C.; Cruz, R.; Maçanita, A. L.; Quina, F. H.; "Geminate Proton Recombination at the Surface of SDS and CTAC Micelles probed with a Micelle-Anchored Anthocyanin", Langmuir, 22, 933-940, 2006.

Paulo, L.; Freitas, A. A.; Silva, P. F.; Shimizu, K.; Quina F. H.; Maçanita, A. L.; "Novel Ground and Excited State Prototropic Reactivity of a Hydroxycarboxyflavylium Salt" J. Phys. Chem. A, 110, 2089-2096, 2006.

Quina, F. H.; Freitas, A. A.; Maçanita, A. L.; Silva, P. F.; Lima, J. C.; "The (Photo)Chemistry of Anthocyanins", The Spectrum 19, 12-17, 2006.
Undergraduate Courses
Chemistry for Biomedical Engineering and Physics Engineering.

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