News and updates

Recent news and updates from our group:



NEW PAPER!!!

Huge congratulations to Marek, Miguel, Viviana and Yury from Nanochemistry Research Group! Their recent manuscript entitled: Probing of Thermal Transport in 50-nm Thick PbTe Nanocrystal Film by Time-Domain Thermoreflectance has just been accepted!!!

You can check the paper here!
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NANOCHEMISTRY GROUP ON TV!!!

Our work on the capture of pharmaceutical pollutants using COFs was highlighted on RTP, the portuguese public TV station! You can see the news here. Congratulations to Laura Salonen and Soraia Fernandes for the great work explaining their project.
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CHEMPOR 2018 CONFERENCE!!!

Liliana participated at the CHEMPOR 2018 Conference (Aveiro, Portugal) with the poster "Covalent Organic Frameworks as support for Ni nanocatalysts for CO2 Methanation".
The 13th International Chemical and Biological Engineering Conference took place in Aveiro from 2nd to 4th of October.
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NANOCHEMISTRY GROUP AT RESEARCHERS NIGHT!!!

Last week, our great outreach team Viviana Sousa and Sara Barros went to Palácio das Artes at Porto to participate in the “Science Wars” Researchers Night. Visitors enjoyed a lot our scientific activities!
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HIGHLIGHT ON NEWSPAPER!!!

Our work on the capture of pharmaceuticals from water using COFs is highlighted in the newspaper Público today! You can check it here here!
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WELCOME NATÁLIA!!!

Natália just joined the Nanochemistry Research Group at INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory as a Reseacrh Fellow to work on the functionalization of nanomaterials to mitigate the impact of the biofouling in membrane-based water treatment technology.

Natália, we wish you a nice stay in our group, at INL, in the beautiful city of Braga and in Portugal! All the best!
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WELCOME FRANCESCA!!!

Francesca just joined the Nanochemistry Research Group at INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory as a summer intern.

Francesca, we wish you a nice stay in our group, at INL, in the beautiful city of Braga and in Portugal! All the best!
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WELCOME ANNELOES!!!

Anneloes joined Nanochemistry Research Group at INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory as a summer intern, to work on the synthesis of covalent organic frameworks for environmental applications.

Anneloes, we wish you a nice stay in our group, at INL, in the beautiful city of Braga and in Portugal! All the best!
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WELCOME ELENA!!!

Elena joined Nanochemistry Research Group at INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory as part of the Summer Internship to work on the development of highly active Fe-P and Fe-Se electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) and oxygen evolution reaction (OER).

Elena, we wish you a nice stay in our group, at INL, in the beautiful city of Braga and in Portugal! All the best!
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WELCOME JENNI!!!

Jenni joined Nanochemistry Research Group at INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory to work on the design and synthesis of metallophthalocyanine-based POCs and COFs which can be used as catalysts in industrially important reactions.

Jenni, we wish you a nice stay in our group, at INL, in the beautiful city of Braga and in Portugal! All the best!
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WELCOME YASMINE!!!

Yasmine joined Nanochemistry Research Group at INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory to work on the characterization and the testing of novel catalytic materials within the CritCat Project.

Yasmine, we wish you a nice stay in our group, at INL, in the beautiful city of Braga and in Portugal! All the best!
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NEW PAPER!!!

Congratulations to Laura Salonen and Soraia Fernandes for their new publication in Chemistry - A European Journal about the adsorption of pharmaceutical pollutants from water using COFs! You can check the paper here!
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WELCOME OLUMIDE!!!

Olumide joined Nanochemistry Research Group at INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory to work on the rational design of future catalyst materials within the CritCat Project.

Olumide, we wish you a nice stay in our group, at INL, in the beautiful city of Braga and in Portugal! All the best!
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NEW PAPER!!!

Congratulations to Noelia Guldrís Pensado, Laura Salonen, and the Amthena Lab team at INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory on the publication of a new clickable nanoparticle platform in Chemistry - A European Journal! You can check the paper here!
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NEW PAPER!!!

Huge congratulations to Laura from Nanochemistry Research Group and her co-workers! Their manuscript entitled: Chromonic self-assemblies in a series of dialkyl-thiacarbocyanine dyes and generalization of a facile route for the synthesis of fluorescent nanostructured silica fibers, has just been accepted!!!

You can check the paper here!
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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN´S DAY!!!

Today, we would like to thank our great girls for bringing a lot of energy, humor, curiosity and passion to our group! Girls, you are the best catalysts ;-) behind our every success! We wish you a very happy women’s day!
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NEW PAPER!!!

Congratulations to Uday from Nanochemistry Research Group at the INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory and his collaborators from Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (Chennai, India) for his recent publication in Material Research Express: Two-dimensional magnesium oxide nanosheets reinforced epoxy nanocomposites for enhanced fracture toughness. You can check the paper here:
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NEW PAPER!!!

Our new Letter is out today, this time in ACS Catalysis! We developed one of the best performing cheap catalyst for oxygen evolution reaction (OER). This is one step further towards commercially viable solutions for hydrogen production by water electrolysis. Heaps of thanks to Junyuan Xu, Juliana, Natalia Mordvinova, Diogo Costa, Dmitri Petrovykh, Kirill Kovnir, Oleg Lebedev and Yury for their hard work and vital contributions!!! Take a look by clicking the abstract below!
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WELCOME SARA!!!

Welcome to our newcomer Sara Barros! Sara joined Nanochemistry Research Group at INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory to work on advanced antibacterial coatings for dentistry applications!

Sara, we wish you all the best in our group and good luck with your exciting research project!
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IMEC 2018 CONFERENCE!!!

Viviana participated at the IMEC 2018 Conference (Dead Sea, Israel) with the poster P-24 "DEVELOPMENT OF SCREEN PRINTING INK WITH METAL OXIDES NANOPARTICLES" within the PrintPV Project!!! Viviana also visited Casali Institute of Physical Chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem to extend her knowlegde and experience on screen printing inks formulation. Special thanks for Yitzchak Rosen and Prof. Shlomo Magdassi!!!
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NEW PAPER!!!

This time in Biointerphases. We synthesized for our best friend Vania Vilas Boas nice colloidal magnetic nanoparticles, which she used to fight cancer cells employing magnetic hyperthermia. Big thanks to all collaborators!!! Take a look by clicking the abstract below!
Share and cite if you like :)
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NANOPORTUGAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2018!!!

Today, Soraia participated in the nanoPT 2018 conference in Lisbon, and presented her research on Covalent Organic Frameworks as a new tool for the capture of hazardous compounds from the water! Great job Soraia! Enjoy the conference and the visit to this beautiful city!!!
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NEW PAPER FROM NANOCHEM!!!

In J. Phys. Chem. C, our magnetic nanoparticles have been used to develop advanced composite material, which has the highest magnetodielectric response reported to date for polymer-based composites. A big thanks to our collaborators Pedro Martins & Co. for their hard work!!!
You can read the full paper here or just click on the abstract below!
Share and cite if you like :)
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NEW HOT PAPER!!!

Huge congratulations to our best friends Manuel Banobre-Lopéz, Lorena García-Hevia and Juan Gallo from INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory and the rest of co-authors! Their research article "Tunable Performance of Manganese Oxide Nanostructures as MRI Contrast Agents" has just been accepted in Chemistry - A European Journal! Congrats also on the front cover of the journal!!!
You can read the full paper here!
Share and cite if you like :)
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INL WINTER DINNER!!!

Snapshot of our Nanochemistry Research Group at the INL winter dinner (that eventually turned into a great party):
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WAVING GOODBYE TO NOELIA!!!

We bid farewell to Noelia González Ballesteros from the University of Vigo who has just finished her 3 months visit to INL and to our Nanochemistry Research Group!!!
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NANOCHEMISTRY CHRISTMAS DINNER!!!

Yesterday we had a really great day! After our last group seminar this year, with nice talks by Juliana Sousa and Noelia González Ballesteros, we visited the ruins of one of the most impressive fortified towns in the Iberian Peninsula - Citânia de Briteiros.
But the highlight of the day was the dinner at Retrokitchen where everyone got a secret present from Santa Claus!
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WELCOME RENATO!!!

Welcome to our newcomer Renato Gonçalves! Renato joined Nanochemistry Research Group at INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory to work in the development of nanoinks for the development of screen printed photovoltaics in the scope of the PrintPV project!

Renato, we wish you a fruitful stay in our group!
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NEW PAPER!!!

Huge congratulations to Yury Kolen´ko from the Nanochemistry Research Group at the INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory and our best friends Bryan Owens-Baird and Kirill Kovnir from The Kovnir Research Group at the Iowa State University! Their mini review entitled "Structure-activity relationships for Pt-free metal phosphide hydrogen evolution electrocatalysts" has just been accepted in Chemistry - A European Journal!
You can read the full paper here or just click on the abstract below!
Share and cite if you like :)
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WAVING GOODBYE TO BRYAN!!!

We bid farewell to our best friend Bryan Owens-Baird who is finishing his research in the Nanochemistry Research Group!
Bryan, it was great to have you around! Hope you enjoyed the time spent with us and in Portugal! Looking forward to visiting you in Iowa and good luck with your Ph.D.!!!
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TIME TO CELEBRATE!!!

We went for a dinner to celebrate our recent papers and welcome our newcomers: Uday, Bryan, Ana Lima and Noelia! After the dinner, we continued our tradition of bar tour and visited Notre Dame and, of course, JUNO :-)
Guys, we wish you all the best during your stay in the Nanochemistry Research Group! We hope you will enjoy your time and your research here!
Good luck!
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NEW PAPER!!!

Huge congratulations to our best friend Alejandro Garrido Maestu! His manuscript entitled "Combination of Microfluidic Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification with Gold Nanoparticles for Rapid Detection of Salmonella spp. in Food Samples" has just been accepted in Frontiers in Microbiology!
Congratulations also to the rest of co-authors from INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory: Sarah, Joana, Sara, Enrique, Lorena, Marta, and from the Nanochemistry Research Group at INL: Marek Piotrowski and Yury Kolen´ko.
You can read the full paper here or just click on the abstract below!
Share and cite if you like :)
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WELCOME UDAY!!!

We welcome Udayabhaskararao Thumu to the Nanochemistry Research Group at INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory! Uday came from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, where he worked at the Department of Organic Chemistry and at the Department of Physics of Complex Systems. Here you can check his recent paper in Science: Tunable porous nanoallotropes prepared by post-assembly etching of binary nanoparticle superlattices, Science 2017. Uday will continue his research at the INL within Marie Curie COFUND Action NanoTRAINforGrowth II.

Uday, we wish you all the best in our group during your two years stay with us! We also hope that we will learn a lot from you!
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EUROMOF 2017!!!

Nanochemistry Research Group participated in the 2nd European Conference on Metal-Organic Frameworks and Porous Polymers at the Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. Soraia presented her latest results on COFs for the capture of hazardous compounds from the water. Great job Soraia!
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WELCOME BRYAN!!!

Welcome to Bryan Owens-Baird from The Kovnir Research Group at the Iowa State University. Bryan joined Nanochemistry Research Group at INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory for one month to work on the nanostructured catalysts for efficient water electrolysis!

Bryan, we wish you a nice stay at the INL and in the beautiful city of Braga. We hope you will enjoy your first visit to Portugal!
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ICFNN 2017!!!

Nanochemistry Research Group participated in the International Conference on Functional Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology in Kathmandu, Nepal. Yury and Marek presented our latest results on chemical control of nanostructured catalysts for efficient water electrolysis and on synthesis and transport properties of thermoelectric lead telluride nanocrystal ensembles, respectively.
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NEW PAPER!!!

Huge congratulations to Laura and Soraia from Nanochemistry Research Group! Their recent manuscript entitled: Adsorption of Marine Phycotoxin Okadaic Acid on a Covalent Organic Framework has just been accepted!!!

Heaps of thanks and congratulations also to the rest of co-authors from INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory and CEB - Centre of Biological Engineering: Sara, Joao, Enrique, Marisa, Carlos, Joao, and Begona!

You can check the paper here!
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WELCOME NOELIA!!!

Welcome to our newcomer Noelia González Ballesteros! Noelia is a PhD student at the University of Vigo and joined Nanochemistry Research Group at INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory for 3 months!

Noelia, we wish you a fruitful stay in our group!
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MNE2017!!!

Nanochemistry Research Group is participating in the 43rd International Conference on Micro and Nanoengineering at INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory in Braga, Portugal. Soraia, Marek, Liliana and Juliana are presenting our latest results!

Over 700 participants from all over the world, excellent plenary lectures in the magnificent Theatro Circo and the gala dinner among Portwine tanks and barrels of Real Companhia Velha make this conference unforgettable!
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WELCOME ANA!!!

Ana Lima joined Nanochemistry Research Group at INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory as a Scientific Asociate. She will do her PhD research on the development, optimization and «green» printing of inks for electronic components and sensing devices.
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EUROPACAT 2017!!!

After several months of intensive research now it is the time to present our results to the scientific community all over the world. The first stop on our scientific tournée is 13th European Congress on Catalysis (Europacat 2017) in the beautiful city of Florence in Italy. Juliana and Liliana are presenting their work on efficient nitric oxide (NO) reduction catalyzed by stable carbon-based materials and selective hydrogenation of acetylene to ethylene over alumina-supported Ni-Co nanocatalysts, respectively. Excellent work girls!!!
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WAVING GOODBYE TO JOSE!!!

We bid farewell to our best friend Jose Blanco who has just submitted his PhD thesis and is looking forward to defending his project at the University of Santiago de Compostela! Jose, we wish you a successful defence and an interesting post-doc ahead in some nice place! May the Force be with you ;-)
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TIME TO CELEBRATE!!!

Yesterday, we went for a dinner to celebrate PhD scholarships awarded to Liliana and Soraia and a recent paper published in ACS Catalysis by Junyuan Xu, Yury Kolen'ko, Diogo Costa and our new PhD students - Liliana and Soraia! Also, we welcomed four newcomers in Nanochemistry Research Group: Alice, Orlando, Vanesa and Luiz! Once again congratulations and all the best!
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CONGRATULATIONS TO LILIANA AND SORAIA!!!

Huge congratulations to Liliana and Soraia who have just been awarded FCT PhD studentships! They will work on the collaborative projects with Laboratório Associado LSRE - LCM (Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto) and Departamento de Química da Universidade de Aveiro, respectively. Girls, may every day of your PhD projects be rewarding and may you have great scientific careers ahead! Best of luck for all future endeavours and keep achieving all your goals! Muitos parabéns!
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WELCOME VANESA!!!

Vanesa Romero joined Nanochemistry Research Group at INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory as a Research Fellow. She will work together with Laura on immobilization of nanoporous materials for pollutant monitoring.
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WELCOME ORLANDO!!!

Orlando Oliveira joined Nanochemistry Research Group at INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory as a Research Associate. He will work together with Laura and Soraia on the preparation of organic nanoporous materials.
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WELCOME LUIZ!!!

Luiz Felipe Souza joined Nanochemistry Research Group at INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory as a Summer Student. He will work together with Juliana on development of N-doped carbon catalysts for deNO(x).
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WELCOME ALICE!!!

Alice Boarino joined Nanochemistry Research Group at INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory as a Summer Student. She will work together with Laura and Soraia on the development of a heterogeneous catalyst using nanoporous crystalline covalent organic frameworks (COFs).
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WELCOME VANESSA!!!

Vanessa Cardoso joined Nanochemistry Research Group at INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory as a Visiting Scientific Associate. She will work together with Marek Piotrowski on the development of functionalized magnetic nanoparticles and composites.
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WELCOME BRUNA!!!

We are teamed up with Electroactive Smart Materials Group to set up a fruitful collaboration in the field of nanotechnology. As a result, Bruna Gonçalves joins our group as an associate to underpin printed photovoltaics.
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FINGERS CROSSED!!!

Today, we went out for ice creams and coffee to wish a good luck to Yury, Laura, Juliana and Carlo who have just submitted applications for Balcão 2020 Call for SR&TD Project Grants and lifted a burden off their shoulders after several weeks of hard work. Please join us in keeping fingers crossed for their projects approval!
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SEMINAR BY MICHAEL SHATRUK!!!

Yesterday, Michael Shatruk was visiting our group, and gave a talk at the INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory about core-shell nanoparticles with strong magnetic anisotropy as potential building blocks for permanent magnets. Mike, thanks a lot, it was nice to have you around!
You are always welcome in Portugal!
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TIME FOR A PICNIC!!!

Yesterday we had a picnic at Praia Fluvial de Merelim Sao Paio and celebrated Yury’s birthday!
We were enjoying delicious food, wide variety of drinks, river, sun and having a lot of fun!
Happy birthday Yury! We look forward to the next one!
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TIME FOR A GROUP DINNER!!!

Yesterday we had a dinner to bid a warm welcome to our newcomers: Viviana Sousa and Miguel Franco. We wish them a successful and an enjoyable stay here at INL and in Nanochemistry Research Group! We also celebrated recent paper co-authored by our fellow Marek Piotrowski!
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GALA DINNER!!!

Reminder from Gala Dinner (January 2017) - Nanochemistry Group together with best friends :)
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CONGRATULATIONS TO MAREK!!!

Congratulations to our post-doc fellow Marek Piotrowski and his friends Miguel Reyes and He Shuai from Nanomedicine and Nanorobotics Lab led by Dr James Kah for the research on exploiting the anti-aggregation of gold nanostars for rapid SERS-based detection of Enterovirus 71, that has just been accepted for publication in Analytical Chemistry (ACS)!
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WELCOME VIVIANA!!!

Viviana Sousa just joined our team under PrintPV project. She is going to prepare the best in the world nano inks, which are compatibile with several printing tools.
We are always happy to have young people with big ideas!!!
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WELCOME MIGUEL!!!

Miguel Franco took a step further and joined our team as a research fellow under PrintPV project.
He is going to underpin printed solar cell devices.
Good luck, Miguel, we are counting on you!!!
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CONGRATULATIONS TO NOELIA!!!

Our best friend Noelia Guldrís Pensado has successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis!



Great job Noelia! All the best in time ahead!
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FINGERS CROSSED!!!

Our collaboration with Departamento de Química da Universidade de Aveiro and Laboratório Associado LSRE - LCM has reached a new milestone: our fellows Soraia Fernandes and Liliana Gonçalves have applied for collaborative FCT PhD Programme!
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ELECTRON MICROSCOPY COURSE!!!

Carlo Resini and Marek Piotrowski have just completed Electron Microscopy Course at INL. We look forward to very nice SEM and TEM images of our nanoparticles and nanocomposites !
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WAVING GOODBYE TO CARLOS!!!

Our alma mater Carlos Rodriguez-Abreu has accepted Tenured Scientific Researcher position at Institute for Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia, CISC, Barcelona. Congratulations to Carlos ! Good luck and all the best, we stay in touch ! Check out recent ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces paper with Carlos.
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CONGRATULATIONS TO SORAIA!!!

Congratulations to Soraia for extending her contract with INL until the end of the year, she will continue to work on covalent organic frameworks.
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FINGERS CROSSED!!!

Together with Sergey Pyrlin and Korgel Group we submitted exploratory proposal on nanostructured thermoelectrics to the FCT UTAustin Portugal Program.
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HYBRID MATERIALS 2017!!!

Laura Salonen travelled in March to Lisbon to present her work on covalent organic frameworks at Hybrid Materials 2017.
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WAVING GOODBYE TO NOELIA!!!

Our best friend Noelia Guldrís Pensado will soon defend her PhD thesis and will pursue a postdoc in Belgium. Good luck and all the best, Noelia !
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NICE SCORE!!!

Our join article with Ekaterina Pomerantseva and Kirill Kovnir already reached 300 views in 2 months. This and other publications by the group can be found here.
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WAVING GOODBYE TO NATALIA!!!

Our best friend Natália Vilaça has fruitfully worked at the INL and will pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Minho. Good luck and all the best, Natália !
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WAVING GOODBYE TO DIOGO!!!

Our best friend Diogo Costa has successfully defended his PhD thesis and will continue working as a postdoc at the IMEC (Belgium). Thanks for cooking nice electrocatalysts ! Check out a recent JPC C paper by Diogo.
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OUR WEBSITE IS UP!!!    (17.03.2017)


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FIRST NEWS!!!

The Nanochemistry Research Group was launched officially on the 1st of October, 2016. On the 7th of December 2016, Yury inaugurated our weekly group seminars with a presentation about the vision and goals of our team. On the 16th of January 2017, Laura returned to INL from maternity leave and finally we formed our first complete nanochemistry lineup (Yury, Laura, Carlo, Juliana, Marek, Liliana, Soraia) !
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