Carlos António Delgado Sousa Brites
  phone: 234378101  
  extension: 33110  
  department: Physics  
  office: CICFANO  
  group: 1 - inorganic functional nanomaterials and organic-inorganic hybrids
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Short CV
Carlos Brites was born in Nazaré, Portugal, in May, 1981.

2013-present: Post-Doctoral fellowship  (CICECO/ Departamento de Física, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal e ICMA/ Departamento de Física de la Matéria Condensada, Universidade de Saragoça, Espanha) FCT Grant holder (SFRH/BPD/89003/2012) “Molecular Luminescent Thermometers”

 2007-2012: Ph.D Student (CICECO/ Physics Department, University of Aveiro, Portugal and ICMA/ Physics of Condensed Matter Department, University of Zaragoza, Spain) “Self-Referencing Thermometry at the Nanoscale”

2004-2007: Master in Optoelectronics and  Lasers (Faculty of Sciences, University of Oporto, Portugal)
“Integrated Optics Beam Combiners for Astronomical Interferometry”
1999-2004: Degree in Physics and Chemistry (Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal)
Scientific Interests

Luminescent Materials
Lab on a Chip
Sensing at Nanoscale

Research Group

University of Aveiro

Universidade de Aveiro

Photonic Hybrids and Nanomaterials Group



Main present collaborators

University of Aveiro

Vitor Amaral
Nuno Oliveira Silva
Rute André
Paulo André


University of Saragoça - ICMA

Fernando Palacio
Angel Millan
Rafael Piñol
Rodney Bustamente

Selected Publications
1. Title: Photoluminescence of Eu(III)-doped lamellar bridged silsesquioxanes self-templated through a hydrogen bonding array
Author(s): Nobre, S. S.; Brites, C. D. S.; Ferreira, R. A. S.; et al.
Source: Journal of Materials Chemistry Volume: 18 Issue: 35 Pages: 4172-4182 Published: 2008 
Times Cited: 37 
DOI: 10.1039/b807262k 
2. Title: A Luminescent Molecular Thermometer for Long-Term Absolute Temperature Measurements at the Nanoscale
Author(s): Brites, C. D. S.; Lima, P. P.; Silva, N. J. O.; et al.
Source: Advanced Materials Volume: 22 Issue: 40 Pages: 4499-4504 Published: 2010 
Times Cited: 33 
DOI: 10.1002/adma.201001780 
3. Title: Lanthanide-based luminescent molecular thermometers
Author(s): Brites, C. D. S.; Lima, P. P.; Silva, N. J. O.; et al.
Source: New Journal of Chemistry Volume: 35 Issue: 6 Pages: 1177-1183 Published: 2011 
Times Cited: 19 
DOI: 10.1039/c0nj01010c 
4. Title: Thermometry at the nanoscale
Author(s): Brites, C. D. S.; Lima, P. P.; Silva, N. J. O.; et al.
Source: Nanoscale Volume: 4 Issue: 16 Pages: 4799-4829 Published: 2012 
Times Cited: 18 
DOI: 10.1039/c2nr30663h 
5. Title: Metal-Free Highly Luminescent Silica Nanoparticles
Author(s): Brites, C. D. S.; Freitas, V. T.; Ferreira, R. A. S.; et al.
Source: Langmuir Volume: 28 Issue: 21 Pages: 8190-8196 Published: 2012 
Times Cited: 3 
DOI: 10.1021/la300288j 
6. Title: Thermometry at the nanoscale using lanthanide-containing organic-inorganic hybrid materials
Author(s): Brites, C. D. S.; Lima, P. P.; Silva, N. J. O.; et al.
Source: Journal of Luminescence Volume: 133 Pages: 230-232 Published: 2013 
Times Cited: 1 
DOI: 10.1016/j.jlumin.2011.12.050 

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