Sangeetha Balabhadra

Research Fellowship

Short CV

ORCID ID: 0000-0001-8312-3724

2016-Present: PhD student under FCT grant (Nanoheaters and nanothermometers playing together: towards applications in Brownian motion and hyperthermia / CICECO – Instituto de Materiais de Aveiro-PTDC/CTM-NAN/4647/2014 e POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016687).

2013-2016: Marie Curie Early stage researcher under LUMINET project (EC Marie Curie Initial Training Network LUMINET 316906) in Univeristy of Aveiro (Portugal) and Univeristy of Verona (Italy).

2011-2013: Erasmuc Mundus International Master of Science (SERP CHEM program- in Univeristy of Paris sud 11 (France), Univeristy of Porto (Portugal), University of Genoa(Italy) and Univeristy of Poznan(Poland).

2008-2010: Master of Science, Osmania University, India.

2005-2008: Bachelor of Science, Kakatiya University, India.

Research interests:

  • Synthesis and characterization of lanthanide ion doped nanomaterials
  • luminescent nanomaterials for molecular thermometry


  1. S. Balabhadra, M. L. Debasu, C. D. S. Brites, R. A. S. Ferreira, L. D. Carlos, Upconverting nanoparticles working as primary thermometers in different media, J. Phys. Chem. C, 121 (2017) 13962-13968.
  2. S. Balabhadra, M. L. Debasu, C. D. S. Brites, R. A. S. Ferreira, L. D. Carlos, A cost-effective quantum yield measurement setup for upconverting nanoparticles, J. Lumin., 189 (2017) 64-70.
  3. S. Balabhadra, M. L. Debasu, C. D. S. Brites, J. Rocha, L. D. Carlos, Implementing luminescence thermometry at 1.3 μm using (GdNd)2O3 nanoparticles, J. Lumin., 180 (2016) 25-30.
  4. M. L. Debasu, C. D. S. Brites, S. Balabhadra, H. Oliveira, J. Rocha, L. D. Carlos, Nanoplatforms for plasmon-induced heating and thermometry, ChemNanomat., 2 (2016) 520-527.
  5. S. Balabhadra, M. L. Debasu, C. D. S. Brites, L. A. O. Nunes, O. L. Malta, J. Rocha, M. Bettinelli, L. D. Carlos, Boosting the sensitivity of Nd3+-based luminescent nanothermometers, Nanoscale, 7 (2015) 17261-17267.
  6. T. Grzyb, S. Balabhadra, D. Przybyłska, M. Wecławiak, Upconversion luminescence in BaYF5, BaGdF5 and BaLuF5 nanocrystals doped with Yb3+/Ho3+, Yb3+/Er3+ or Yb3+/Tm3+ ions, J. Alloys. Compd., 649 (2015) 606-616.
  7. M. Runowski, S. Balabhadra, S. Lis, Nano sized complex fluorides based on Eu3+ doped Sr2LnF7 (Ln=La, Gd), J. Rare Earths, 32 (2014) 242-247.
  8. M. Runowski, A. E. Grzyb, L. Mrówczyńska, S. Balabhadra, T. Grzyb, J. Paczesny, A. Zep, S. Lis, Synthesis and organic surface modification of luminescent, lanthanide-doped core/shell nanomaterials (LnF3@SiO2@NH2@Organic Acid) for potential bio applications: Spectroscopic, structural, and in vitro cytotoxicity evaluation, Langmuir, 30 (2014) 9533−9543.


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