About C. Bernardes

I graduated in Chemistry at the Universidade de Évora (Portugal) in 2002 and completed my PhD in Chemistry (Physical-Chemistry) from the Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, in 2008. After my PhD and until 2015, I joined Instituto Superior Técnico of Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa (now Universidade de Lisboa) to carry out postdoctoral work on Molecular Dynamics Simulation of solids and liquids. Currently I'm working as a Post-Doc at Centro de Química e Bioquímica of Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa.

My current research can be divided in two main topics:

i) The development of molecular force fields for ionic liquids (IL) and organic solid materials, and its use to investigate the ILs nano-segregated structure.

ii) The study of polymorphism in organic materials (i.e. the ability of one molecule to crystallize in more than one molecular packing), using a combination of theoretical and computational approaches. In particular, I'm interested in the study of the mechanisms of formation of solid materials from solution, namely, the nucleation process.


Email: cebernardes@ciencias.ulisboa.pt