Mariana Coutinho Sardo

Assistant Researcher

Short CV

2016 - 2018: post-doctoral fellow at CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials under the supervision of Doctor Luis Mafra and Professor João Rocha;

2010 - 2016: post-doctoral fellow at CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials 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), Univ. Aveiro (17/20) 

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS 

- Combining high-resolution solid-state NMR methods, X-ray diffraction and computational approaches to study crystal packing interactions in small molecules (namely pharmaceuticals) and materials - NMR crystallography; 

- Study drug-drug and drug-host interactions of molecular scaffolds as drug delivery systems. 

- NMR characterization of modified nanoporous solid sorbents with potential for gas capture (by using 13C-labelled CO2 in a gas mixture); 

- NMR characterization of porous materials relevant in heterogeneous catalysis (study of Lewis and Brønsted acidity);

OTHER INTERESTS 

- Responsible for preparing and delivering solid-state NMR Hands-on courses (II Jornadas Nacionais de Caracterização de Materiais - 2017 and IV Ibero-American NMR Meeting - 2012). - Co-President of the Young Chemists Group (GQJ) of the Portuguese Chemical Society (SPQ) between 2010-2012 - Member of the organizing committee of several scientific events: Chemistry Olympics competitions, the Portuguese Physics students meeting (2004), International conference on solubility phenomena (2004), Young Portuguese Chemists meeting (2010), European Young Chemists Network (EYCN) delegates assembly (2012) and EYCN contribution to the 4EuCheMS (2012), IV Ibero-American NMR Meeting (2012).

Scientific Interests

- NMR characterization of modified nanoporous solid sorbents with potential for gas capture (by using 13C-labelled CO2 in a gas mixture);

- NMR characterization of porous materials relevant in heterogeneous catalysis (study of Lewis and Brønsted acidity);

- Combining high-resolution solid-state NMR methods, X-ray diffraction and computational approaches to study crystal packing interactions in small molecules (namely pharmaceuticals) and materials

- NMR crystallography;

- Study drug-drug and drug-host interactions of molecular scaffolds as drug delivery systems.

Present Research Group

Dr. Luis Miguel Monteiro Mafra; Professor João Rocha; Dr. Ildefonso Marin; Dr. Marina Ilkaeva, Dr. Ricardo Vieira, Dra. Paula Soares Santos; Carlos Bornes; João Pereira

Main present collaborators

Professor Beat H. Meier (ETH - Zurich); Prof. José M. Ferreira (UA); Dr. José R.B. Gomes (UA); Prof. Isabel Neves (U. Minho); Dr. Paula Ferreira (UA); Prof. Teresa Duarte (IST); Prof. Moisés Pinto (IST); Prof. Norberto Masciocchi (U. Insubria)

Selected Publications

1. "Comparison of different silica microporous structures as drug delivery systems for in vitro models of solid tumors", Natália Vilaça, Ana F. Machado, Filipa Morais-Santos, Ricardo Amorim, A. Patrícia Neto, Enora Logodin, Manuel F. R. Pereira, Mariana Sardo, João Rocha, Pier Parpot, António M. Fonseca, Fátima Baltazar and Isabel C. Neves, RSC Adv.2017, 7, 13104-13111.

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. "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.

4. "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.

Ongoing Supervisions

Projects

Publications

Covalent connectivity of glycogen in brewer's spent yeast cell walls revealed by enzymatic approaches and dynamic nuclear polarization NMR

Rita Bastos, Ildefonso Marín-Montesinos*, Sónia S. Ferreira, Frédéric Mentink-Vigier, Mariana Sardo, Luís Mafra, Manuel A. Coimbra, Elisabete Coelho*
2024, Carbohydrate Polymers, 324.

Unravelling the structure of CO2 in silica adsorbents: an NMR and computational perspective

Sardo, Mariana; Morais, Tiago; Soares, Márcio; Vieira, Ricardo; Ilkaeva, Marina; Lourenço, Mirtha; Marin-Montesinos, Ildefonso; Mafra, Luis*
2024, Chemical Communications, 60.

Valorization of Crab Shells as Potential Sorbent Materials for CO2 Capture

Daniel Pereira, Marina Ilkaeva, Francisco Vicente, Ricardo Vieira, Mariana Sardo, Mirtha A. O. Lourenço*, Armando Silvestre, Ildefonso Marin-Montesinos*, and Luís Mafra*
2024, ACS Omega, 9, 16.

Assessing CO2 Capture in Porous Sorbents via Solid-State NMR-Assisted Adsorption Techniques

Marina Ilkaeva, Ricardo Vieira, João Pereira, Mariana Sardo, Ildefonso Marín Montesinos* and Luís Mafra*
2023, Journal of the Americam Chemical Society.

Understanding CO2 adsorption mechanisms in porous adsorbents: A solid-state NMR survey

Daniel Pereira, Rita Fonseca, Ildefonso Marin-Montesinos, Mariana Sardo, Luís Mafra
2023, Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science, 60, Special issue NMR 2022.

Engineering Phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate model membranes enriched 1 in endocytic cargo: a neutron reflectometry, AFM and QCM-D structural study

Daniel Pereira, Andreas Santamaria, Nisha Pawar, Javier Carrascosa-Tejedor, Mariana Sardo, Luis Mafra, Eduardo Guzman, David J. Owen, Nathan R. Zaccai, Armando Maestro, Ildefonso Marin-Montesinos*
2023, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 227.

One-Shot Resin 3D-Printed Stators for Low-Cost Fabrication of Magic-Angle Spinning NMR Probeheads

Daniel Pereira, Mariana Sardo, Ildefonso Marín-Montesinos, and Luís Mafra*
2023, Anal. Chem., 95, 27.

Exploring Molecular Dynamics of Adsorbed CO2 Species in Amine- Modified Porous Silica by Solid-State NMR Relaxation

Fonseca, R; Vieira, R; Sardo, M; Marin-Montesinos, I*; Mafra, L*
2022, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 126, 30, 12582-12591.

Moisture effect on the separation of CO2/CH4 mixtures with amine-functionalised porous silicas

Pacheco, M; Bordonhos, M; Sardo, M; Afonso, R; Gomes, JRB; Mafra, L; Pinto, ML
2022, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, 443.

Hidden CO2 in Amine-Modified Porous Silicas Enables Full Quantitative NMR Identification of Physi- and Chemisorbed CO2 Species

Vieira, R*; Marin-Montesinos, I*; Pereira, J; Fonseca, R; Ilkaeva, M; Sardo, M; Mafra, L
2021, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 125, 27, 14797-14806.
ISBN: 1932-7455

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