Helena Alves

Principal Researcher

short CV

Helena Alves joined CICECO, in Aveiro University, in July 2014. She received her PhD in Chemistry in 2004, from Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon. After two years as a post-doc at the same University, she moved to Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands for two years as a guest researcher. In November 2008, she joined INESC-MN in Lisbon as a principal researcher. Her’ interests lie in the area of material chemistry and solid state physics, nanotechnology and advanced applications (flexible, transparent and wearable) in particular organic semiconductors and molecular electronics. She has a background on chemistry and materials science, with a good and solid insight of correlating solid-state materials structure and design with electronic, magnetic and optical properties. This broad knowledge on material properties and potential applications, allowed her to achieve the actual position at CICECO, and as a guest scientist in one of the reference institutes in nanotechnology in Portugal. The international experience and roles in different scientific institutions has enabled her to establish a broad scientific network. She has presently 35 published papers in high quality international journals such as Nature Materials, Nature Communications, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Advanced Functional Materials, Scientific Reports, or Journal of Material Chemistry. She has participated and co-coordinated several research national and international projects. She actively promotes science within a young public, through several outreach activities such as visits to schools and a blog with science experiments for children.

            FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

2015 – 2020    IF/ CICECO / University of Aveiro/ FCT/ Portugal

2008 – 2013    Ciência 2007/ INESC-MN, Nanoscience Institute (IN)/ FCT/ Portugal

2006 – 2008    Post-doc Fellowship/ Kavli Institute of Nanoscience/ TUDelft/ FCT/ Netherlands

2004 – 2006    Post-doc Fellowship/ Telecommunications Institute/ FCT/ Portugal

2000 – 2004    PhD Fellowship/Chemistry Department/ITN/ FCT/ Portugal

1998 – 1999    Junior researcher grant (BI)/Chemistry Department/ITN/ FCT/ Portugal

Tech offer

Projects

Publications

The family of molecular conductors [(n-Bu)(4)N](2)[M(dcbdt)(2)](5), M = Cu, Ni, Au; band filling and stacking modulation effects

Lopes, EB; Alves, H; Santos, IC; Graf, D; Brooks, JS; Canadell, E; Almeida, M
2008, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, 18, 24, 2825-2832.

Photoacid cross-linkable polyfluorenes for optoelectronics applications

Charas, A; Alves, H; Martinho, JMG; Alcacer, L; Fenwick, O; Cacialli, F; Morgado, J
2008, SYNTHETIC METALS, 158, 16, 643-653.

Metallic conduction at organic charge-transfer interfaces

Alves, H; Molinari, AS; Xie, HX; Morpurgo, AF
2008, NATURE MATERIALS, 7, 7, 574-580.

Use of cross-linkable polyfluorene in the fabrication of multilayer polyfluorene-based light-emitting diodes with improved efficiency

Charas, A; Alves, H; Alcacer, L; Morgado, J
2006, APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 89, 14.

Optical properties of cross-linkable fluorene copolymers

Morgado, J; Charas, A; Alves, H; Alcacer, L; Cacialli, F
2006, ORGANIC OPTOELECTRONICS AND PHOTONICS II, 6192.
ISBN: 0-8194-6248-9

Organic spin ladders from tetrathiafulvalene (TTF) derivatives

Ribas, X; Mas-Torrent, M; Perez-Benitez, A; Dias, JC; Alves, H; Lopes, EB; Henriques, RT; Molins, E; Santos, IC; Wurst, K; Foury-Leylekian, P; Almeida, M; Veciana, J; Rovira, C
2005, ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS, 15, 6, 1023-1035.

Conducting oriented-[(n-C4H9)(4)N](2)[Ni(dcbdt)(2)](5) and new (BEDT-TTF) [Ni(dcbdt)(2)] phases as microcrystalline films, electrodeposited on silicon substrates

de Caro, D; Alves, H; Almeida, M; Caillieux, S; Elgaddari, M; Faulmann, C; Malfant, I; Senocq, F; Fraxedas, J; Zwick, A; Valade, L
2004, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, 14, 18, 2801-2805.

A series of transition metal bis(dicyanobenzenedithiolate) complexes [M(dcbdt)(2)] (M= Fe, Co, Ni, Pd, Pt, Cu, Au and Zn)

Alves, H; Simao, D; Santos, IC; Gama, V; Henriques, RT; Novais, H; Almeida, M
2004, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 6, 1318-1329.

Synthesis and crystal structure of copper and gold complexes of 1,2,5-thiadiazole-3,4-dithiolate. Charge transfer salt with TTF

Simao, D; Alves, H; Santos, IC; Gama, V; Almeida, M
2003, INORGANIC CHEMISTRY COMMUNICATIONS, 6, 5, 565-568.

Strategies to construct spin-ladders using TTF derivatives as molecular building blocks

Rovira, C; Perez-Benitez, A; Molins, E; Mata, I; Almeida, M; Alves, H; Veciana, J; Gama, V; Lopes, EB; Henriques, RT
2003, SYNTHETIC METALS, 133, 523-526.

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