Curriculum Vitae

Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Nucleares (C2TN)

Laura Cristina Pereira (18KB) photo.

Name: Laura Cristina
Surnames: de Jesus Pereira Waerenborgh
Born: 19-02-1964, Lisbon, Portugal
Nationality: Portuguese

Phone: +351 21 994 6259
Fax: +351 21 994 6185
E-mail: lpereira (


  • 1998 – PhD, Inorganic Chemistry, FCUL, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 1993 – MSc, Physical-Chemistry of Materials, FCUL, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 1989 – Graduated, Chemistry, FCUL, Lisbon, Portugal.

Professional Employment Career

  • Since 28-12-2015 to date – Senior Researcher, DECN/IST Universidade Lisboa.
  • 09/1999-12/2015 – Auxiliary Researcher, Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear (ITN), Sacavém, Portugal.
  • 04/1999-09/1999 – Senior Research Assistant, ITN.

Fellowships and Training

  • 2006, 2005, 2004 – STSM (short term scientific mission) at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics from the Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • 1999 – PRAXISXXI/BPD/18821/98, Post-Doc Grant at FCUL and ITN with the research project (PRAXIS/PCEX/FIS/12070/98).
  • 1996-1998 – PRAXISXXI/BD/5099/95, PhD grant at ITN.
  • 1996 W. Trzebiatowski Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Wroclaw, Poland.
  • 1993-1996 – EC Joint Research Centre fellowship grant at the Institute for Transuranium Elements, Karlsruhe, Germany.
  • 1991-1993 – JNICT BM/1005/90RN, MSc grant at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon and ITN (former ICEN-INETI).
  • 1992 NATO Advanced Study Institute, Dundee University, Scotland.
  • 1989-1991 ITN (former ICEN-INETI) Undergraduate fellowship grant.

Scientific Specialization

  • Solid State Physics and Chemistry.

Main Scientific Areas of Research

  • • The main scientific activities have been developed in complementary areas of the solid state science and focused on the investigation of structure/properties correlations of selected new materials such as oxides, intermetallics with d and f elements (lanthanides and/or actinides) in both permanent magnetic and heavy fermion systems, and new multifunctional molecular-based materials (from transition metals to rare earths and actinide compounds) with unconventional magnetic behavior such as spin glass, spin crossover and single molecule magnets.
  • Responsible researcher for the Magnetic Characterization Facility (MagLab and SQUID) of the Solid State Group.

Teaching Activities

  • Supervision of 3 PhD students. Trained of several PhD and MSc students.

Scientific Works

  • PhD Thesis in Inorganic Chemistry "Intermetallic Compounds from the An2T2X Family, An = U, Np, Pu e Am, T = Transition metal from groups 8 to 12, X = In and Sn", Department of Chemistry of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon.
  • Author or co-author of more than 125 original publications in Refereed Journals (ISI Web of Knowledge).
  • Author or co-author of more than 220 lectures, oral presentations and communications in national and international meetings.

Participation in Projects

  • PTDC/QEQ-SUP/1413/2012, NEUTROSOL, Processable neutral based molecule conductors for electronic applications. Prime Contractor: IST-ID (Dulce Belo).
  • PTDCI/QUI-QUI/101788/2008, CRYSTALOGEN Novel highly extended transition metal bisdithiolene complexes. Prime Contractor: ITN (Manuel Almeida).
  • PTDC/FIS/102284/2008, MOLMAG, Study and development of new molecular. Prime Contractor: Physics Dept. Univ. Coimbra (M. Manuela Ramos Silva), ITN (L.C.J. Pereira).
  • PTDC/CTM/101033/2008, SEMISPIN, High Curie temperature dilute magnetic oxide Semiconductors for application in Spintronics”. Prime contractor: ISEL (J.A.Silvestre) ITN (L.C.J. Pereira).
  • PTDC/CTM/64357/2006 Novel layered ferrite materials with mixed ionic-electronic conductivity for applications in alternative energy sources. Prime contractor: ITN (J.C. Waerenborgh).
  • PTDC/QUI/65379/2006, Molecular conductors “Switchable”. Prime contractor: ITN (V. Gama).
  • PTDC/QUI/65369/2006: Synthesis and characterization of new U and Fe compounds with Ge, Ga and Sb. Prime contractor: ITN (A.P. Gonçalves).
  • PTDC/QUI/64967/2006: Transition metal complexes based on new thio-azo ligands for heterobimetallic networks and molecular conductors. Prime contractor: ITN (M. Almeida).
  • NOE 500341-2 Priority3-NMP: MAGMANET - Molecular Approach to Nanomagnets and Multifunctional Materials. Net lead by D. Gatteschi, Univ. Florence, Italy. ITN Coordinator: M. Almeida.
  • POCI/FIS/60153/2004: Study of nanostructured half-metallic systems prepared by pulsed injection MOCVD. Prime Contractor: CFMCUL/ Physics Dept. Univ. Lisbon (Margarida Godinho).
  • POCTI/FIS/57876/2004: Structural and magnetic study of Low-dimensional coordination compounds. Prime Contractor: Physics Dept. Univ. Coimbra (M. Manuela Ramos Silva), ITN (L.C.J. Pereira).
  • POCTI/CTM/38320/2001: Study of the Dy-Fe-Sn phase diagram. Prime Contractor: ITN (L.C.J. Pereira).
  • POCTI/QUI/45108/2002: Thiophenic dithiolates as building blocks in molecular materials: Physical properties – Crystal structure correlation.
  • POCTI/QUI/46066/2002: Synthesis, crystal growth and characterization of new f-element borides and borocarbides with Ni, Pd, or Pt.
  • POCTI/39601/QUI/2001: Molecule magnets based on decamethylmetallocenes and DCNQI derivative planar acceptors.
  • PRAXIS/PCEX/FIS/12070/98 and POCTI/P/FIS/12070/2001: Heavy-Fermion properties of the systems (UxTh1-x)2Pt2In and (UxTh1-x)2Pd2In.
  • ICCTI/France Embassy: Preparation and study of new intermetallic compounds with U, Fe and Al, Si or B (2003-2009).
  • ICCTI/ASCR (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic): Physical properties of strong correlated systems, (2003-2009).

Selected Publications

  • M.A. Antunes, J.T. Coutinho, I.C. Santos, J. Marçalo, M. Almeida, L.C.J. Pereira, J.J. Baldoví; A. Gaita-Ariño, E. Coronado, A Mononuclear Uranium(IV) Single-Molecule Magnet with a Radical Azobenzene Ligand, Chem Eur. J. 21 (2015) 17817–17826. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201503133
  • B. Monteiro, J.T. Coutinho, C.C.L. Pereira, L.C.J. Pereira, J. Marçalo, M.Almeida, J. Baldoví, E. Coronado, A. Gaita-Ariño, Slow relaxation of magnetization in a Layered Lanthanide Hydroxide, Dy8(OH)20Cl4•6H2O; Single ion, 2D and 3D interaction effects, Inorg. Chem. 54 (2015) 1949–1957. DOI:10.1021/ic502839c.
  • L.C.J. Pereira, C. Camp, J.T. Coutinho, M. Almeida, M. Mazzanti, SIM behaviour in mononuclear tetrakis U(III) complexes, Inorg. Chem. 53 (2014) 11809–11811. DOI: 10.1021/ic501520c.
  • J.T. Coutinho, M.A. Antunes, L.C.J. Pereira, J. Marçalo, M. Almeida, Zero-field slow magnetic relaxation in a uranium(III)complex with a radical ligand, Chem Comm. 50 (2014) 10262-10264. DOI:10.1039/C4CC04486J.
  • J.T. Coutinho, M.A. Antunes, L.C.J. Pereira, J. Marçalo, M. Mazzanti, H. Bolvin, M. Almeida, Single-Ion Magnet behaviour in [U(TpMe2)2I], Dalton Trans. 41 13568–13571 (2012). DOI: 10.1039/C2DT31421E.
  • M. A. Antunes, L. C. J. Pereira, I. C. Santos, M. a Mazzanti, J. Marçalo, M. Almeida, [U(TpMe2)2(bipy)]+: A Cationic Uranium(III) Complex with Single-Molecule-Magnet Behavior, Inorg. Chem. 2011, 50, 9915. DOI:10.1021/ic200705p.

Other Publications

  • B. Monteiro, C.C.L. Pereira, J.T. Coutinho, L.C.J. Pereira, J. Marçalo, M. Almeida, A 2D Layered Lanthanide Hydroxide, Dy8(OH)20Cl4.6H2O, showing slow relaxation of magnetization, Eur. J. Inor. Chem., 2013, 29, 5059–5063.
  • P. Martín-Ramos, M. Ramos Silva, J.T. Coutinho, Laura.C.J. Pereira, P. Chamorro-Posada, J. Martín-Gil, Single-ion magnetism in a new luminescent Er3+ β-diketonate complex with multiple relaxation mechanisms, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2014,
  • R.A.L. Silva, A.I.S. Neves, J.T. Coutinho, L.C.J. Pereira, I.C. Santos, E.B. Lopes, C. Rovira, D. Belo, M. Almeida, (α-DT-TTF)2 [Au(mnt)2]; a weakly disordered organic spin-ladder, Inorg. Chem., 52(9) (2013), 5300–5306.
  • B. Vieira, J. Coutinho, I.C. Santos, L.C.J. Pereira, J.C. Waerenborgh, V. Gama, [Fe(nsal2trien)]SCN, a new two-step iron (III) spin crossover compound, with symmetry breaking spin-state transition and an intermediate ordered state, Inorganic Chemistry, 52(2013)3845−3850.
  • J.T. Coutinho, M.A. Antunes, L.C.J. Pereira, J. Marçalo, M. Mazzanti, H. Bolvin, M. Almeida, Single-Ion Magnet behaviour in [U(TpMe2)2I], Dalton Transactions 41 (44), 13568–13571, 2012.
  • D. Belo, J. Mendonça, , I.C. Santos, L.C.J. Pereira, M. Almeida, J.J. Novoa, C. Rovira, J. Veciana, V. Gama, “Metallocenium Salts of Nickel bis-a-thiophenedithiolate [M(Cp*)2][Ni(a-tpdt)2] (M =Fe, Mn, Cr); Metamagnetism and Magnetic Frustration”, Eur. J. Inor. Chem. 34, 5327-5337 (2008),