Ana Cristina Estrada
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  group: 1 - inorganic functional nanomaterials and organic-inorganic hybrids
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Short CV
Professional Experience


- 2006/2009: PhD Student, Chemistry Department, University of Aveiro. With fellowship from Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia,

- February 2003 to December 2005: Research Fellow, Chemistry Department, University of Aveiro, Portugal.

Academic Education

- February 2010, PhD. in Science, field of knowledge Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, Portugal. Title: "Synthesis and catalytic applications in the alkane functionalization of new compounds with polyoxometalates and organic cations". Supervisors: Prof. Ana Cavaleiro and Graça Neves.

- July 2005, Master in Chemistry of Natural Products, University of Aveiro, Portugal. Title: "Polyoxotungstates: applications in the catalytic oxidation of organic compounds with hydrogen peroxide".

- Degree in Chemistry (specialization in Polymers), University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, With several distinction awards.

Domain of Specialization

- Polymer Science and Technology;
- Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalytic Process in Oxidation of Organic Compounds using Environmental benign Oxidants;
- Organic and Inorganic Synthesis;
- Characterization and Identification Techniques (NMR, MS, GC, HPLC, IR, Raman, UV/Vis spectroscopy, SEM and TEM).

Scientific Interests
- Nanostructured Materials: development of new materials based on hybrids nanostructures containing Carbon Nanotubes and Semiconductor Nanocrystals;

- Materials for Biomedical Applications;

- Drug Delivery Systems.

Teaching Activity
- September to February 2009: Teaching in practical classes of "Elementos de Química Física", University of Aveiro, Portugal.

- 2007/2008: Teaching in practical classes of "Elementos de Química Física" and "Química Geral", University of Aveiro, Portugal.

- 2003/2004: Instructor in the Course of Senior Technical Officer, Health and Safety at Work in the areas: Workplace Safety, Emergency Organization and Chemical Contaminants/Substances.