Luis G. Arnaut
PhD in Photochemistry by the University of Coimbra and post-doctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Dallas, is Full Professor of the University of Coimbra. He is the Director of Coimbra LaserLab and the scientist in charge of the Laboratory for Photonics and Reactivity. His research interests range from photodynamic therapy and photodiagnostics, to photoacoustics, to solar energy conversion and include chemical reactivity.
Full Professor at the University of Coimbra. PhD in Chemistry (Molecular Spectroscopy) by the University of Coimbra (1988) and post-doctoral fellow at the National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa. He is the scientist in charge of the Laboratory for Molecular Cryospectroscopy and Biospectroscopy (LMCB). His research interests range from spectroscopy and solid-state photochemistry to chemical imaging, theoretical and computational chemistry, vibrationally induced and quantum mechanical tunneling driven chemistry, sustainable chemistry and chemometrics.
J. Sérgio Seixas de Melo
Associated Professor with habilitation at the University of Coimbra. PhD in Chemistry by the Technical University of Lisbon (1996). He is the scientist in charge of the Photophysics Laboratory. Research Interests: photophysics of conjugated and water soluble oligomers and polymers; photochemistry and photophysics of indigo and related molecules; photochromic molecules; photophysics, proton transfer and tautomerization reactions of hydroxycoumarins; fluorescent chemosensors.
PhD in Photochemistry by the University of Coimbra and post-doctoral fellow at Caltech (USA), is presently Researcher at the University of Coimbra and acts as Managing Director of the Coimbra Laser Lab. Present research interests focus on biological membranes permeation with photoacoustic waves, Materials Chemistry for Energy and Health applications, and protein and peptide folding. He is founding partner and the CEO of LaserLeap Technologies, an innovation driven start-up company based on patented technology.
Researcher at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra. PhD in Chemistry from the University of Coimbra. Experience with Time correlated single photon counting and laser Flash photolysis techniques. The main scientific areas of interests are in the range of the photophysics of organic conjugated oligomers and polymers for LED and solar cell device applications.
Cláudio M. Nunes
PhD in Molecular Spectroscopy at the University of Coimbra. Post-doctoral fellow at the University of Coimbra and at University of Fribourg (Switzerland), period where he was also visiting researcher at the University of Wisconsin–Madison (USA) and at the Justus-Liebig University Giessen (Germany). Currently, auxiliary researcher at the University of Coimbra. Research interest focus on quantum tunneling chemistry, vibrational excitation chemistry, computational chemistry, organic reaction mechanisms, reactive intermediates, and the development of new materials and catalysts.