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       Projects Running at CQFM


Charge and Energy Transfer in Optically Responsive Molecular Materials




Principal Investigator at CQFM: Ermelinda Maçôas

Funding source: FCT, IF/00759/2013

Total budget: 50.000,00 €.


Biophysical and biological properties of atypical sphingolipids: implications to physiology and pathophysiology



Principal Investigator at CQFM: Manuel Prieto

Partners: CQFM, FARM-ID (Coordinator), University Zurich.

Funding source:

Total budget: 199.632,00 €.


Lipid Oxidation in membrane and cell Biophysics: From functional nanosensors to the impact on amyloid formation. Application of advanced fluorescence, X-Ray scattering and microscopy techniques



Principal Investigator at CQFM: Manuel Prieto

Partners: CQFM-IST (Co-Coordinator), Departments Physics and Chemistry (Univ. São Paulo, Brazil).

Funding source: FCT-Portugal, FAPESP-Brazil; FAPESP/20107/2014.

Total budget: 400 000,00 € (Jan 2016 / Dec 2018).


       Metal-Organic Frameworks as light harvesting nanomaterials




Principal Investigator at CQFM:  Carlos Baleizão

PPartners: CQFM-IST (Coordinator), CQE-IST, CICECO/UAveiro.

Funding source: FCT-Portugal, PTDC/CTM-NAN/6249/2014.

Total budget: 184 836,00 € (Jan 2016 / Dec 2018).


       Hierarchical nanomaterials for structural color




Principal Investigator at CQFM: José Paulo Farinha

Partners: CQFM-IST (Coordinator), FC-UPorto.

Funding source: FCT-Portugal, PTDC/CTM-POL/3698/2014.

Total budget: 198 954,00 € (Jan 2016 / Dec 2018).


       Photonic crystal-assisted frequency conversion phosphor layers for energy applications




Principal Investigator at CQFM: Carlos Baleizão

Partners: CQFM-IST, CQE-IST (Coordinator), CTN-IST.

Funding source: FCT-Portugal, PTDC/CTM-ENE/1087/2014.

Total budget: 193 823,00 € (Jan 2016 / Dec 2018).


Variable pressure solid-state NMR methods to study gas-surface interactions in nanoporous sorbent materials for industrial post/precombustion CO2 capture




Principal Investigator at CQFM:  Carlos Baleizão

Partners: CQFM-IST, CICECO/UAveiro (Coordinator), CERENA-IST.

Funding source: FCT-Portugal, PTDC/QEQ-QAN/6373/2014.

Total budget: 142 536,00 € (Jan 2016 / Dec 2018).


       Assessment and mitigation of nano-enabled product risks on human and environmental health:

       Development of new strategies and creation of a digital guidance tool for nanotech industries



Principal Investigator at CQFM: José Paulo Farinha

Partners: Acondicionamiento Tarrasense Asoc. - Coord. (Spain), TORRECID (Spain), PlasmaChem Produktions- und Handel GmbH (Germany), Innventia AB INNVEN (Sweden), Lati Industria Termoplastici S.p.A. (Italy), Inotex spol. s r.o. (Czech Rep.), Servià Cantó S.A. (Spain), Technická Univerzita v Liberci (Czech Rep.), Consorzio Venezia Ricerche (Italy), CEA et aux énergies alternatives (France), Göteborgs universit. (Sweden), IST (Portugal), Inst. Occupational Medicine (UK), Nederlandse Org. voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek (Netherlands-NL), Inst. Tecn. del Embalaje, Transporte y Logística (Spain), Fundació Privada Institut Català de Nanotecnol. (Spain), Geochem Research B.V. (NL), Universit. Utrecht (Netherlands), Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (NL), Työterveyslaitos (Finland), Uppsala universit. (Sweden), Natural Environment Research Council (UK), Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (Spain), The University of Exeter (UK), Honeywell Safety Products Europe (France), DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V. (Germany), NanoServices B.V. (NL), ThinkWorks B.V. (NL), Pinuras Hempel S.A.U. (Spain), Pinsent Masons (UK).

Funding source: Project FP7, Call ID “FP7-NMP-2013-LARGE-7” – Proposal No 604387-2

Total budget: 7 400 000,00 €.



        UltraFluoPol –Synthesis of ultrabright new probes for sensitive detection and imaging:

        proof of concept applied to CCL5, a biomarker of memory T lymphocytes


Principal Investigator at CQFM: José Paulo Farinha

Partners: CQFM-IN (IST-Coordinator),Ingenirie des Matériaux Polymères (ENS-Lyon)

Funding source:FCT-Portugal / CNRS-França (PICS nº 6411)

Total budget: 33000,00 € (Jan 2014 / Dec 2016).



        Multifunctional Nanomaterials for Fluorescence Imaging and Sensing



Principal Investigator at CQFM: José Manuel Gaspar Martinho (Scientific Coordination at IST: J.M.G. Martinho, M.N. Berberan-Santos and J.S. Cabral).

Partners: CQFM-IST (Coordinator)

Funding source: RECI/CTM-POL/0342/2012

Total budget: 488.710,00 €



        Smart Mesoporous Nanoparticles for Theranostics


Principal Investigator at CQFM: José Paulo Farinha

Partners: CQFM-IST (Coordinator)

Funding source: FCT-Portugal, PTDC/CTM-NAN/2354/2012

Total budget: 153.792,00 € (Jul 2013- Dec 2015).



        SAFUEL: The SAfer FUEL System



Principal Investigator at CQFM: Mário N. Berberan-Santos

Partners: CQFM-IST, Aston University (UK), Cranfield University (UK), TU Hamburg (Germany), Universita di Napoli (Italy), Université de Lille (France), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy), Intertechnique (France, coordinator), Airbus Operations (UK), ARTTIC (France), Nedaero (Netherlands), Stichting Nationaal Lucht-en Ruimtevaartlaboratorium (Netherlands), Telemaq (France).

Funding source: EC-FP7

Total budget: 7 444 623,00 €



        Structure and properties of hybrid polymer/lipid vesicles as new drug cargo vehicles


sol-gel implants

Principal Investigator at CQFM: Manuel Prieto

Partners: CQFM-IST, Bordeaux University (Coordinator)

Funding source: International Doctoral School in Functional Materials (IDS-FunMat), Erasmus Mundus (EU)

Total budget: To be assigned



        Modulation of calcitonin amyloid formation by lipid membranes and extracellular matrix: implications for the mechanism of cytotoxicity of amyloidogenic polypeptides


sol-gel implants


Principal Investigator at CQFM: Manuel Prieto

Partners: CQFM-IST (coordinator), Centro de Química (FC/UC)

Funding source: FCT-Portugal, PTDC/BBB-BQB/2661/2012

Total budget: 170.880,00 €




      Ceramide-platforms: implication of membrane biophysical properties on ceramide biological outcome


sol-gel implants

Principal Investigator at CQFM: Manuel Prieto

Partners: CQFM-IST, iMed.UL-Faculdade de Farmácia (coordinator), Weizmann Institute of Science

Funding source: FCT-Portugal, PTDC/BBB-BQB/0506/2012

Total budget: 199.996,00 €



        New isotope effect in molecular fluorescence and phosphorescence


Principal Investigator at CQFM: Mário N. Berberan-Santos

Partners: CQFM-IST

Funding source:FCT-Portugal, PTDC/QUI-QUI/123162/2010

Total budget: 108.000,00 €



        Interaction of bile acids with lipid membranes: creating a shield or bursting the bubble



Principal Investigator at CQFM: Fábio Fernandes

Partners: CQFM-IST (coordinator), iMed.UL-Faculdade de Farmácia

Funding source: FCT-Portugal,PTDC/QUI-BIQ/119494/2010

Total budget: 150.000,00 €



        Self-Decontaminating Smart Textiles for Chemical Warfare Agents Degradation


Principal Investigator at CQFM: Ana Maria Rego

Partners: Universite Paris Diderot(coordinator), CQFM-IST, Faculte des Sciences de Sfax, Tunisia, Textile Research Division, Cairo, Egypt

Funding source: Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme, NATO, Project MD.SFPP 984842

Total budget: 381.000,00 € (Jan 2015 / Jan 2018).





last update: 10.11.2015