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SER

Structure, Energetics and Reactivity

On-going projects

(3.2 million euros under management, in addition to scholarships and FCT funding through the Coimbra Chemistry Centre)

Examples of research topics covered by our group members are illustrated by the projects led by SER Principal Investigators (PI):

The Integrated Initiative of European Laser Research Infrastructures

H2020-INFRAIA-2014-2015, 654148 — LASERLAB-EUROPE
Funding (2015-2018): 10.000.000 € (under management of SER PI: 110.190 €)
Portuguese PI: Luis Arnaut
SER PhD Participants: Rui Fausto, Carlos Serpa, Igor Reva, Catarina Jesus 

Photoacoustic Permeabilization of Biological Barriers – A Window for Drug Delivery and Gene Transfection

FCT/PTDC/QEQ-MED/3521/2014
Funding (2016-2019): 232.800 € (under management of PI: 166.800 €)
PI: Luis Arnaut
SER PhD Participants: Carlos Serpa, Fabio Schaberle, Igor Reva, Ligia Gomes-da-Silva, Mariette Pereira, Mario Calvete, Nihal Kus, Rui Fausto, Sara Pinto

LaserLab Portugal

FCT/ROTEIRO/0152/2013
Funding (2017-2020): 2.510.290 € (under management of SER PI: 1.864.190 €,
Coimbra PI: Luis Arnaut
SER PhD Participants: Rui Fausto, Carlos Serpa, Igor Reva, Mariette Pereira

PhD Programme on Catalysis and Sustainability – CATSUS

FCT/ PD/00248/2012
Funding (2013-2022): 1.250.000 € including 24 + 6 PhD scholarships (under management of SER PI: 25.000 € and 7 PhD scholarships), approved for 4 editions and renewed for one more edition, initiated in 2017
Coimbra PI: Mariette Pereira
SER PhD Participants: Ermelinda Eusébio, Mario Calvete

PhD Programme on Medicinal Chemistry

FCT/ PD/00147/2013

Funding (2014-2022): 1.292.000 € including 24 PhD scholarships (under management of SER PI: 100.000 € and 12 PhD scholarships)

PI: Luis Arnaut

SER PhD Participants: Mariette Pereira, Ermelinda Eusébio, Mario Calvete, Carlos Serpa, Ligia Gomes-da-Silva

POLYTHEA – Design and photo-optimization of photosensitizer for human health and food security applications

H2020, MSCA-ITN-EJD
Funding (2018-2022): 2.548.256 € (under management of SER PI: 265.227 €)
Coimbra PI: Ligia Gomes-da-Silva
SER PhD Participants: Mariette Pereira, Mario Calvete, Luis Arnaut

The Birth of High-Energy Crystals from Isolated Molecules – The Unsuspected Parenthood of Rare Conformers

Project PTDC/QEQ-QFI/3284/2014
Funding (2016-2019): 205.293,00€
PI: Rui Fausto

SER PhD Participants:Cláudio Nunes, Ermelinda Eusébio, Igor Reva, Licínia Simões, Mariette Pereira, Mário Rosado, Nihal Kus

Synthesis of bimodal molecules for photodynamic inactivation of multidrug-resistant bacteria by dual therapy

Project PTDC/QUI-OUT/27996/2017
Funding (2018-2021): 234.627,67€
PI: Mariette Pereira

SER PhD Participants: João Canotilho, Luís Arnaut, Sara M. Pinto

Chemistry Triggered by Infrared Vibrational Excitation: Developing a Powerful Tool for Highly-Selective Molecular Structure Manipulation

PTDC/QUI-QFI/28973/2017
Funding (2018-2021): 239.970 €
PI: Cláudio Nunes
SER PhD Participants: Rui Fausto, Igor Reva, Luís Arnaut, António Jesus, Maria Isabel Soares, Mário Rosado, Susy Lopes, Carlos Serpa, Licínia Simões

Kinetically Unstable Compounds: Tautomerism and Photoinduced Rearrangements with Characterization at Very Low Temperatures

Bilateral Project FCT (Portugal) / France (Programme PESSOA)
Funding (2018-2019): 3.000 €
PI: Igor Reva
SER PhD Participants: Cláudio Nunes, Mário Rosado

Polymorphism – from molecular crystals to mesomorphic phases – structure and dynamics.

Bilateral Project FCT (Portugal) / Poland
Funding (2017-2018): 4.000 €
PI: Ermelinda Eusébio
SER PhD Participants: João Canotilho, Mário Rosado, Ricardo Castro, Teresa Maria

MATIS - Materiais e Tecnologias Industriais Sustentáveis

CENTRO-01-0145-FEDER-000014

Funding (2017-2020) 2.637.294€ for 48 post-doc scholarships (under management of SER PI: 9 post-doc scholarships)

PI of axis 1 “Hybrid Multifunctional Materials”: Rui Fausto