Curriculum Vitae

Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Nucleares (C2TN)


Name: Manuel
Surnames: Leite de Almeida
Born: 07-07-1952, Lisbon, Portugal
Nationality: Portuguese

Phone: +351 21 994 6171
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  • 1993 – Professor Degree, Technical Univ. of Lisbon.
  • 1984 – PhD, Chemistry, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 1975 – Graduation in Chemical Engineering, Technical Univ. of Lisbon.

Professional Employment Career

  • 07/2011-03/2012 - Acting President of ITN.
  • Since 2007 - Senior Coordinating Researcher, ITN.
  • 12/2002-06/2011 - Vice president of ITN.
  • Since 1999 - Senior Researcher, ITN.
  • 1990-1996 - Invited Professor of Materials Science, IST.
  • 1985-1999 - Auxiliary Researcher, ITN, Sacavém, Portugal.
  • 1985-1986 - Post-doctoral Research Associated, Northwestern University.
  • 1984-1985 - Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physical Chemistry, IST.
  • 1975-1984 - Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Physical Chemistry, IST.

Main Scientific Areas of Research

  • The scientific activity of Manuel Almeida has been in the fields of solid state chemistry and physics with emphasis on the electrical and magnetic properties of materials and its relation with the crystalline and molecular structure. The type of materials studied and his scientific interests include conducting and or magnetic molecular materials, low dimensional conductors including molybdenum or tungsten oxides, high Tc superconductors, magnetic intermetallics with f-elements and in a broad sense multifunctional or nanostructured materials and the crystal engineering.
  • He is the leader of the Solid State Group since its origin at the Chemistry Department of ITN in 1986. He has mentored the thesis of 12 PhD students, 2 Master students, supervised the work of 11 Post-doctoral fellows and hosted 3 long term senior scientists.

Scientific Works

  • Author or co-author of more than 300 research papers published in specialised refereed journals and 6 chapters in books.
  • He presented more than 50 invited and oral presentations in international conferences and co-authored more than 300 other communications in national and international scientific conferences.

Projects (Co-ordinator/Partner)

  • POCTI/CTM/41117/2001: Materials for organic electronics NEOFETS. November2002-July2006. Total budget € 120 000, ITN budget € 60 000. Prime contractor: IT Co-ordinator: L.J. Alcácer. Partners: ITN (M. Almeida), Univ. Algarve, Univ. Técnica de Lisboa - IST.
  • NOE 500341-2 Priority3-NMP: Molecular approach to nanomagnets and multifunctional materials – MAGMANET, in collaboration with 15 other Institutions, lead by D. Gatteschi, Florence, May 2005-April 2009, Total budget € 10 000 000. ITN Co-ordinator: M. Almeida.
  • POCTI/QUI/57528/2004: EXTADITIOL Novel highly extended transition metal bisdithiolene complexes, June 2005-May 2007, Total budget € 63 500. ITN Co-ordinator: M. Almeida.
  • REEQ/322/QUI/2005: REEQUIPAMENTO Unidade de Caracterização Magnética, Total budget € 300 000. ITN Co-ordinator: M. Almeida.
  • PTDC/QUI/64967/2006: Transition metal complexes based on new thio-azo ligands for heterobimetallic networks and molecular conductors, 2007-2010, Total budget € 160 000. ITN Co-ordinator: M. Almeida.
  • PTDC/QUI-QUI/101788/2008: CRYTALOGEN Electrocrystallization of charge transfer salts, from crystallogenesis to electronic devices, July 2009-January 2013 , Total budget 179 160,00 €. ITN Co-ordinator: M. Almeida.
  • PTDC/FIS/113500/2009: PRESSMAG Pressure and Magnetic Field Effects in two-chain (conducting and magnetic) a-(Per)2[M(mnt)2], September 2010 – February 2014, Total budget 141 926,00 €. ITN Co-ordinator: M. Almeida.

Selected Publications

  • Transport Properties of the Oxides Y(1-x)PrxBa2Cu3O7,(0<x<1): Effect of Band-Filling and Lattice Distortion on Superconductivity, A. P. Gonçalves, I. C. Santos, E. B. Lopes, R. T. Henriques, M. Almeida and M. O. Figueiredo, Physical Review B, 37, (1988) 7476-7481.
  • Perylene Co(mnt)2 (CH2Cl2)0.5, a Mixed Molecular and Polymeric Conductor, V. Gama, R. T. Henriques, G. Bonfait, M. Almeida, A. Meetsma, S. Van Smaalen and J. L. De Boer, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 114, (1992) 1986-1989.
  • Giant Magnetorresistance Anomaly Associated to a New Magnetisation Process in UFe4Al8, G. Bonfait, M. Godinho, P. Estrela, A.P. Gonçalves, M. Almeida, J. C. Spirlet, Physical Review B, 53, (1996) R480-R483.
  • An Organic Spin-Ladder Molecular Material, C. Rovira, J. Veciana, E. Ribera, J. Tarrés, E. Canadell, R. Rousseau, M. Mas, E. Molins, M. Almeida, R. T. Henriques, J. Morgado, J-P. Schoeffel and J.-P. Pouget, Angewandte Chemie, International Edition in English, 36, (1997) 2324-2326.
  • Gold complexes, based on dithiotiophene ligands; A metal based on a neutral molecule, D. Belo, H. Alves, E. B. Lopes, M. T. Duarte, V. Gama, R. T. Henriques, M. Almeida, E. Ribera, C. Rovira, J. Veciana, Chemistry: A European Journal, 7, (2001)511-519.