João Rodrigues got the Ph.D. on Inorganic Chemistry from the Faculty of Science of the University of Lisbon (Portugal) in 1999 and is 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. He is the Head of Centro de Química da Madeira - re-elected in January 2013 (CQM has 50 enrolled researchers from several countries, http://cqm.uma.pt), Leader of the Molecular Materials Research Group of CQM (www.uma.pt/jrmmrg), Director of the Master in Nanochemistry and Nanomaterials (www.uma.pt/mnn), member of the Academic Senate and of the governing body -General Council- of the University of Madeira. He was 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. The total budget managed as Principal Investigator represents more than 1.5kM euros. He is author of 34 peer-reviewed articles (h=11), 1 book chapter, 9 proceeding papers, 15 invited lectures in international conferences and 50 other oral presentations.
Biography Updated on 28 April 2013