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Theoretical & Computational Chemistry

Pedro Jorge dos Santos Branco Caridade

Pedro Caridade

Academic degrees

1996Graduation in Chemistry, Good 15/20
Universidade de Coimbra
2003MSc in Physical Chemistry, Very Good
Universidade de Coimbra, Supervisor: Professor A.J.C. Varandas
2004PhD in Theoretical Chemistry, Approved with “Suma Cum Laude”
Universidade de Coimbra, Supervisor: Professor A.J.C. Varandas

Previous and current scientific and/or professional activities

  • April 1997- July 1999: 'Monitor', Departamento de Química, Universidade de Coimbra.
  • October 1999-September 2002: 'Monitor', Departamento de Química, Universidade de Coimbra.
  • June 2005: Visiting researcher, State Key Laboratory of Molecular Reaction Dynamics, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, China.
  • June-July 2006: Visiting researcher, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo-Horizonte, Brasil.
  • August 2004-July 2007: Post-Doc researcher, Departamento de Química, Universidade de Coimbra.
  • December 2007: Assistant Researcher, Instituto de Investigação Interdisciplinar, Universidade de Coimbra.
  • April 1997- July 1999: 'Monitor', Departamento de Química, Universidade de Coimbra.
  • October 1999-September 2002: 'Monitor', Departamento de Química, Universidade de Coimbra.
  • June 2005: Visiting researcher, State Key Laboratory of Molecular Reaction Dynamics, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, China.
  • June-July 2006: Visiting researcher, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo-Horizonte, Brasil.
  • August 2004-July 2007: Post-Doc researcher, Departamento de Química, Universidade de Coimbra.
  • December 2007: Assistant Researcher, Instituto de Investigação Interdisciplinar, Universidade de Coimbra.

 Academic fellowships

  • 1997: Young researcher grant, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal.
  • 1999: MSc scholarship, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal.
  • 2000-2004: PhD scholarship, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal.
  • 2004-2007 Post-Doc grant, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal.

Participation in research projects:

Funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia as team member:

  • PRAXIS/C/QUI/10000/98: "Theory and computation of chemical reactions: from fundamental aspects to applications in environmental chemistry".
  • POCTI/QUI/40154/2001: "Electronic structure and dynamics of reactive molecules: From fundamental issues to applications in environmental chemistry, astrophysics and catalysis".
  • POCI/QUI/60501/2004: "Quantum chemistry within the Born-Oppenheimer approximation and beyond: from first principles to predicting capability".
  • POCI/AMB/60261/2004: "Theoretical Environmental Chemistry".
  • REEQ/128/QUI/2005: "Computational chemistry with relevance in atmosphere, astrophysics and catalysis".
  • PRAXIS/C/QUI/10000/98: "Theory and computation of chemical reactions: from fundamental aspects to applications in environmental chemistry".
  • POCTI/QUI/40154/2001: "Electronic structure and dynamics of reactive molecules: From fundamental issues to applications in environmental chemistry, astrophysics and catalysis".
  • POCI/QUI/60501/2004: "Quantum chemistry within the Born-Oppenheimer approximation and beyond: from first principles to predicting capability".
  • POCI/AMB/60261/2004: "Theoretical Environmental Chemistry".
  • REEQ/128/QUI/2005: "Computational chemistry with relevance in atmosphere, astrophysics and catalysis".

Funded by GRICES as team member:

  • GRICES/CAPES-2004: "Química-física não adiabática: Teoria e aplicações a sistemas simples e seus isotopómeros".

Funded by European Union as team member:

  • HPRN-CT-2002-00170: "Predicting Catalysis: Understanding Ammonia Production from First Principles".

 Publications

Thesis:

  • "A Reacção OH+O2 Como Fonte de Ozono na Atmosfera: Influência da Excitação Vibracional." PhD thesis, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal.
  • "Estudos Teóricos no Sistema H2O(1A)". Msc thesis, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal.
  • "Estudos Sobre Superfícies de Energia Potencial" Gruaduation thesis, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal.

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