Joao Rodrigues received his Ph.D. degree in inorganic chemistry from the Faculty of Science, University of Lisbon, Portugal, in 1999. Professor Rodrigues serves as a Professor at the University of Madeira, Madeira Island, Portugal, where he is responsible for the areas of general chemistry, inorganic ̸ organometallic chemistry, nanochemistry, and nanomaterials. Rodrigues is the Head of Centro de Química da Madeira and reelected in January 2013, Leader of the Molecular Materials Research Group of CQM, Director of the Master in Nanochemistry and Nanomaterials, Member of the Academic Senate and of the governing body - General Council - of the University of Madeira. He was the President of the Inorganic Chemistry Division ̸ Portuguese Chemistry Society (2003-2005) and is a former Member of the National Committee for the Celebration of the International Year of Chemistry 2011. His scientific work has been mainly devoted to the preparation and characterization of potential useful molecular materials, namely, dendritic(hyperbranched), polymeric metal-containing systems, and nanoparticles, having in view their potential use as electronic and ̸ or biomedical nanomaterials. He is the author of 34 peer-reviewed articles (h=11), 1 book chapter, and 9 proceeding papers and delivered 15 lectures in international conferences and 50 other oral presentations.
Biography Updated on 12 June 2013