Mariana Isabel Rodrigues Sardo
  Post-doc Fellowship  
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  department: Chemistry  
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  supervisor: João Rocha  
  co-supervisor: Luís Mafra  
  group: 1 - inorganic functional nanomaterials and organic-inorganic hybrids
  line: 1 - information and communication technology
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Short CV
2010 - present: post-doctoral fellow at CICECO, University of Aveiro, Portugal and Laboratorium für Physikalische Chemie, ETH Zürich supervised by Doctor Luis Mafra, Professor João Rocha and Professor Beat H. Meier;
2009: PhD in Physical Chemistry: " Weak intermolecular interactions in advanced functional materials: spectroscopic and computational studies” (supervision of Prof. Paulo Ribeiro-Claro), Chemistry Department, University of Aveiro. During this period, 5 months were spent in the University of Malaga, Spain, working in the group of Professor Juan Carlos Otero, developing SERS studies on pharmaceutical compounds;
2005: Degree in Physics and Chemistry (for teaching), University of Aveiro
Scientific Interests

Solid-State NMR spectroscopy of biomolecules; Micro-crystalline proteins; active pharmaceutical ingredients; polymorphism in pharmaceuticals; structural studies of biologically relevant small molecules; drug delivery systems

Present Research Group
Dr. Luis Miguel Monteiro Mafra; Professor João Rocha; Dr. Sérgio Miguel Santos; Dr. Paul Wiper; Dr. Paula Soares Santos
Main present collaborators

Professor Beat H. Meier (ETH - Zurich); Professor Anja Böckmann (IBCP - Lyon); Prof. Eurico Cabrita (FCT - Universidade Nova de Lisboa); Dr. Susana Loureiro (UA)); Prof. José M. Ferreira (UA); Prof. Isabel Neves (U. Minho)

Selected Publications

1. "Potentiation of 5-fluorouracil encapsulated in zeolites as drug delivery systems for in vitro models of colorectal carcinoma", N. Vilaça, R. Amorim, A. F. Machado, P. Parpot, M. F.R. Pereira, M. Sardo, J. Rocha, A. M. Fonseca, I. C. Neves and F. Baltazar, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 2013, 112, 237-244.

2. "PAIN with and without PAR: Variants for third-spin assisted heteronuclear polarization transfer", Vipin Agarwal*, Mariana Sardo*, Ingo Scholz, Anja Böckmann, Matthias Ernst and Beat H. Meier, J. Biomol. NMR 2013, 56(4), 365-377. (*authors equally contributed for this work)

3. "Melilite glass–ceramic sealants for solid oxide fuel cells: effects of ZrO2 additions assessed by microscopy, diffraction and solid-state NMR", A. A. Reddy, D. U. Tulyaganov, A. Goel, M. Sardo, P. V. Wiper, M. J. Pascual, V. V. Kharton, V. A. Kolotygin, E. V. Tsipis, L. Mafra and J. M. F. Ferreira, J. Mater. Chem. A 2013, 1, 6471-6480.

4. "Zeolite structures loading with an anti-cancer compound as drug delivery systems", Ricardo Amorim, Natália Vilaça, Olga Martinho, Rui Reis, Mariana Sardo, João Rocha, António Fonseca, Fátima Baltazar and Isabel Neves, J. Phys. Chem. C 2012, 116(48), 25642-25650.

5. "Combining multinuclear high-resolution solid-state MAS NMR and computational methods for resonance assignment of glutathione tripeptide", Mariana Sardo, Renée Siegel, Sérgio M. Santos, João Rocha, José R. B. Gomes, Luis Mafra, J. Phys. Chem. A 2012, 116 (25), 6711–6719.

6. "3D–2D–0D Stepwise Deconstruction of a Water Framework Templated by a Nanoporous Organic–Inorganic Hybrid Host", João Rocha, Fa-Nian Shi, Filipe A. Almeida Paz, Luis Mafra, Mariana Sardo, Luis Cunha-Silva, James Chisholm, Paulo Ribeiro-Claro and Tito Trindade, Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 7741-7749.

7. "Inclusion Compounds of Phenol derivatives with Cyclodextrins: a combined spectroscopic and thermal analysis", Mariana Sardo, Ana M. Amado, Paulo J. A. Ribeiro-Claro, J. Raman Spectrosc. 2009, 40, 1624-1633.

8. "Hydrogen-bonding in nitrofurantoin polymorphs: a computation-assisted spectroscopic study", Mariana Sardo, Ana M. Amado, Paulo J. A. Ribeiro-Claro, J. Raman Spectrosc. 2009, 40, 1956-1965.

9. "Surface-enhanced Raman scattering of 5-Fluorouracil adsorbed on silver nanostructures", Mariana Sardo, Cristina Ruano, José Luis Castro, Isabel López-Tocón, Juan Soto, Paulo Ribeiro-Claro, Juan Carlos Otero, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2009, 11, 7437-7443.

10. "The solid-liquid phase diagrams of binary mixtures of consecutive, even saturated fatty acids: differing by four carbon atoms", Mariana C. Costa, Mariana Sardo, Marlus P. Rolemberg, Paulo Ribeiro-Claro, Antonio J. A. Meirelles, João A. P. Coutinho, M. A. Krähenbühl, Chem. Phys. Lipids 2009, 157, 40-50.

11. "The solid-liquid phase diagrams of binary mixtures of consecutive, even saturated fatty acids", Mariana C. Costa, Mariana Sardo, Marlus P. Rolemberg, João A. P. Coutinho, Antonio J. A. Meirelles, Paulo Ribeiro-Claro, M. A. Krähenbühl, Chem. Phys. Lipids 2009,160, 85-97.

12. "Surface enhanced Raman scattering of trans-3-Hydroxycinnamic acid adsorbed on silver nanoparticles", Mariana Sardo, Cristina Ruano, José Luis Castro, Isabel López-Tocón, Paulo J. A. Ribeiro-Claro, J.C. Otero, Chem. Phys. Lett. 2008, 467, 101-104.

13. "Pseudopolymorphic transitions of Niclosamide monitored by Raman Spectroscopy" Mariana Sardo, Ana M. Amado e Paulo J. A. Ribeiro-Claro, J. Raman Spectrosc. 2008, 39, 1915-1924.