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Coordenador

Rui Fausto

Full Professor

rfausto@ci.uc.pt

 

The Research Group of Computational Chemistry, Spectroscopy & Thermodynamics comprehends two Laboratories whose activity focuses on the use of spectroscopic and thermal analysis techniques for fundamental and applied research on molecular and materials’ structure and chemical reactivity:

Laboratory of Thermodynamics and Solid State Chemistry (LTQES)

Coordinator:Maria Ermelinda S. Eusébio (quierme@ci.uc.pt)

The Thermodynamics and Solid State Chemistry Laboratory is dedicated to the research and training of human resources in the areas of thermodynamics and solid state chemistry. A multidisciplinary approach using thermal, spectroscopic and computational methods is used in the fundamental and applied investigation of solid forms of organic compounds. Current research is focused on the thermodynamic and structural study of polymorphs and multicomponent pharmaceutical solids, with emphasis on solvent effects in the selective crystallization of polymorphs, on the rationalization of mesophase formation and on the investigation of co-crystals and co-amorphous phases with enhanced biopharmaceutical performance.

Laboratory of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (QTC)

Coordinator:Rui Fausto / António Varandas (rfausto@ci.uc.pt)

The Laboratory of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (QTC) develops advanced research activities and human resources training in the fields of theoretical chemistry and computational chemistry. It is a reference laboratory in the field of molecular potential energy surfaces (PESs), where some of the most popular methods for their modeling were pioneered. Another field where it has an established reputation is on topological effects and nonadiabatic chemistry and their implications on spectroscopy and dynamics of chemical reactions, which are relevant in the chemistry of combustion processes and of planetary atmospheres. It has excellent computational resources and codes inhouse built or through international collaboration for representation of global PESs and reaction dynamics calculations, which are continuously being developed.

Laboratory for Molecular Cryospectroscopy (LMC)

Coordinator:<p>Cl&aacute;udio M. Nunes</p> (cmnunes@qui.uc.pt)

The LCBM develops advanced research activities and human resources training in the field of molecular spectroscopy. It is a reference laboratory in matrix isolation infrared spectroscopy and in Raman spectroscopy. It has also available state of the art instrumentation for fs time-resolved infrared spectroscopy. Research topics of interest of the LCBM include: Photochemistry and reactive intermediates, vibrationally-induced chemistry, quantum mechanical tunneling in organic chemistry, polymorphism, chemical analysis of meteorites and geological materials, and pattern-recognition based on spectroscopic data as auxiliary diagnostic methods in biomedicine.

Laboratory of Raman Spectroscopy & Materials (LRSM)

Coordinator:Rui Fausto (rfausto@ci.uc.pt)

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