Goncalo Valente

PhD Student

About Gonçalo Valente

Gonçalo Valente was born in 1996, the year in which the Nobel Chemistry Prize was awarded for the discovery of fullerenes, an interesting curiosity considering the similarity of his area's study in the field of molecular materials.

He obtained his BSc (2017) and MSc (2019) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Aveiro. He had a short stint in the world of industrial chemistry where he developed his master's thesis "Development of flame retardant acrylic fibers from acrylonitrile copolymerization". During his academic journey he was co-founder of Núcleo da Bicicleta da Universidade de Aveiro (NBicla).

In 2019, he earns the opportunity to work with Prof. João Rocha (Director of CICECO at the time) and Prof. Manuel Souto by being selected for the research fellowship "National NMR Network/University of Aveiro-CICECO project PTNMR 22161". In 2020, with the same team he applied for the FCT PhD grants in Chemistry with the Work Project "Electroactive Metal-Organic Framework for Electronic Applications”, and he won (2020.08520.BD).

Autonomous in the following characterization techniques: X-Ray Diffraction (powder in reflection and transmission, and single crystal), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy (EDS), Cyclic Voltammetry (CV), FTIR-ATR, Raman Spectroscopy, Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy, Spectrophotometry and Fluorescence Spectroscopy.

Collaborates with Samuel Guieu (Organic Chemistry), Luís Mafra (ssNMR), and Carlos Brites (Physics, Luminescence).



- Futsal Coach at Beira-Mar (sub-15)

- Futsal Player at Beira-Mar

- Member of Climbing and Mountain of Fermentelos (NEMF)


Exploring the Luminescence, Redox, and Magnetic Properties in a Multivariate Metal–Organic Radical Framework

Gonçalo Valente, Pedro Ferreira, Miguel A Hernández-Rodríguez, Carlos DS Brites, João S Amaral, Pavel Zelenovskii, Filipe A Almeida Paz, Samuel Guieu, João Rocha, Manuel Souto
2024, Chemistry of Materials.

Expanding the horizons of Porphyrin Metal-Organic Frameworks via catecholate coordination: exploring structural diversity, materials stability and redox properties

S. De, G. Mouchaham, F. Liu, M. Affram, B. Abeykoon, N. Guillou, E. Jeanneau, J.-M. Grenèche, L. Khrouz, C. Martineau-Corcos, L. Boudjema, F. Salles, P. Salcedo-Abraira, G. Valente, M. Souto, A. Fateeva, T. Devic.
2023, J. Mater. Chem. A.

Direct C-H Arylation of Dithiophene-Tetrathiafulvalene: TuneableElectronic Properties and 2D Self-Assembled Molecular Networksat the Solid/Liquid Interface

Gonçalo Valente, Catarina Ribeiro, Miguel Espinosa,Rafaela A. L. Silva, Dulce Belo, Sara Gil-Guerrero, NicolásArisnabarreta, Kunal S. Mali, Steven De Feyter, ManuelMelle-Franco, and Manuel Souto
2023, Chemistry – A European Journal, 29.

Perylene-based Coordination Polymers: Synthesis, Fluorescent J-aggregates and Electrochemical Properties

G. Valente, M. Esteve-Rochina, S. P. C. Alves, J. M. G. Martinho, E. Ortí, J. Calbo, F. A. Paz, J. Rocha, M. Souto
2023, Inorg. Chem..

Through-space hopping transport in an iodine-doped perylene-based metal-organic framework

Valente, G; Esteve-Rochina, M; Paracana, A; Rodriguez-Dieguez, A; Choquesillo-Lazarte, D; Orti, E; Calbo, J; Ilkaeva, M; Mafra, L; Hernandez-Rodriguez, MA; Rocha, J; Alves, H; Souto, M

Planning a trip online: The Portuguese tourist

Gonçalo Valente, Miguel Cardoso, Manuel Au-Yong-Oliveira
2019, Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (CISTI).

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