Nuno Gonçalves

Junior Researcher

Short bio

Nuno Gonçalves is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow (MSCA PF) at DQ/CICECO at University of Aveiro (UA) focusing his activities on the development of photoactivate materials for water treatment.

Before, as Junior Researcher, he developed activities on the development of 3D printed waste based geopolymers for the removal of heavy metals from wastewater at the Department of Materials and Ceramic Engineering and CICECO (UA).

He obtained his PhD in Chemical in Materials Sciences from the University of Turin, Italy (July 2021) in the frame of a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (ITN) focused on a multidisciplinary approach to develop new technologies for the oxidation/reduction of contaminants of emerging concern from water. During this project, he had the opportunity to work in other 4 different academic/non-academic institutions: Aalborg University (Denmark), LiqTech Inc. (Copenhagen, Denmark), École Polytechnique (Paris, France) and CNRS/Université Clermont Auvergne (France). Here gained experience in different fields from materials synthesis, characterization, semiconductor photocatalysis, UV-based processes, mechanistic studies, structural elucidation, QSAR simulations and ecotoxicity assays. 

Before, he worked as a researcher and development chemist in a spin-off (Luzitin, SA) from the University of Coimbra focused on the development of new biologically active substances and participated in the development of the first Portuguese oncological drug candidate, Redaporfin in clinical trials. Nuno obtained the BSc in Industrial Chemistry at the University of Coimbra, with the final project in photochemistry studies and the MSc in Chemistry, at the same university, with the project focused on the carbon-11 radiolabeling of compounds for cancer diagnosis by PET imaging.


  • Low molecular weight derivatives of carboxamide halogenated porphyrins, namely chlorins and bacteriochlorins, and their applications in photodynamic therapy. PCT/IB2016/052606
  • Atropisomers of halogenated tetraphenylbacteriochlorins and chlorins and their use in photodynamic therapy. PCT/IB2016/051552



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