I obtained my Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2001 at the Department of Physical Chemistry of the University of Barcelona, Barcelona (Spain), with Unanimous grade A “cum laude”. My dissertation was entitled: “Ab initio study of the O(1D), O(3P) + N2O and N(2D) + NO reactions of interest in atmospheric chemistry and combustion processes”. I then moved to the Netherlands for a postdoctoral stay at LIC, University of Leiden, Leiden, with Professor Geert-Jan Kroes, where I performed quantum and quasiclassical dynamics for the four-atom OH + CO -> H + CO2 reaction. Then, in 2005 I started a postdoctoral stay in the USA, at the Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, where my advisor was Professor Donald G. Truhlar. There I carried out research on nonadiabatic dynamics with the main focus on small photochemical reactions, as well as tackling magnetic and catalytic systems. Since 2009 I am an Assistant Researcher in Portugal, at the Department of Chemistry of University of Coimbra, Coimbra, where I simulate solid-state vibrational spectra of several compounds with cancer preventive properties. I also have active collaborations with Prof. D. G. Truhlar and with Prof. F. Illas of University of Barcelona, Spain, as well as with other scientists.
Biography Updated on 16 April 2013