Curriculum Vitae

Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Nucleares (C2TN)


Name: Dulce
Surnames: Belo
Born: 22-01-1972, Cebolais de Cima, Portugal
Nationality: Portuguese

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  • 04/2002 – PhD in Chemistry, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal.
  • 09/1995 – Graduation (a 5 year degree) in Applied Chemistry-Organic Chemistry, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal.

Professional Employment Career

  • Since 03/2008 – Auxiliary Researcher (contract), "Ciência 2007", ITN, Sacavém, Portugal.
  • 07/2006-02/2008 – Postdoctoral Researcher, ITN, Sacavém, Portugal.
  • 01/2006-06/2006 – Postdoctoral Researcher, ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 05/2002-11/2005 – Postdoctoral Researcher, ITN, Sacavém, Portugal.
  • 11/1997-02/2002 – PhD Student , IST/ITN, Lisboa, Portugal.
  • 01/1996-10/1997 – BIC Grant, Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear (ITN), Sacavém, Portugal.

Fellowships and Training

  • 04/2004 – University of Cambridge, Prof. Jeremy Rawson, Cambridge, UK.
  • 29/4/2003–11/5/2003 – NATO Advanced Study Institute "Organic Conductors, Superconductors and Magnets :From synthesis to Molecular Electronics", Corfu, Greece.1996-1999 – ICMAb, Prof. Concepció Rovira, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 12-20/5/1999 – International School of Crystallography-29th: Data Mining in Crystallography", Erice, Italy.
  • 07-15/4/1999 – 7th BCA/CCG - Intensive Course in X-ray structure Analysis, Durham, U.K..
  • 1996-1999 – ICMAB, Prof. Concepció Rovira.
  • 06-10/10/1998 – Summer School - Synchrotron Radiation in Structural Biology and Chemistry of Materials, ESRF, Grenoble, França.

Scientific Specialization

  • Synthesis and Characterization of Molecular Materials.

Main Scientific Areas of Research

  • The main activity of Dulce Belo in the last years has been the synthesis and characterization of new molecular materials. Her interests have been focused in the preparation of transition metal complexes, especially on those based on dithiothiophene ligands, and their use as building blocks for several new molecular conductors and magnets. She was also interested on the physical studies of electrical and magnetic properties of molecular materials, and particularly involved, in the characterization by single crystal X-ray diffraction as a crucial tool for the understanding of the physical properties and for the crystal engineering of these materials.

Scientific Works

  • PhD Thesis in Chemistry: "Transition Metal Complexes with dithiothiophene Ligands as Building Blocks in Molecular Materials ", Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, Portugal.
  • Author or co-author of 24 original publications in Refereed Journals.
  • More than 60 lectures, oral presentations and communications to national and international meetings.

Membership of Professional Societies

  • Since 09/2007 – Sociedade Portuguesa de Química, Lisboa, Portugal.

Participation in Projects

  • "Charge Transfer Salts: from transition metal dicalcogenates to Synthetic Metals". PRAXIS/2/2.1/QUI/203/94.
  • "Molecular Magnetic Materials based on Dithiolate Complexes". PBIC/C/QUI/2204/95.
  • "Functional Molecular Materials". European action COST D14/0003/99.
  • "Magnetic Materials Based on Decamethylmatallocenium and planar acceptors based on DCNQI". POCTI/QUI/39601/2001.
  • Thiophenic Dithiolates as Building Blocks in Molecular Materials: Properties-Crystal Structure correlation". POSTI/QUI/45108/2002.
  • "New bisdithiolene complexes with highly extended ligands, a base for molecular conductors and heterobimetallic networks". Ref. POCI/QUI/57528/2004.
  • "Magnetic characterization unit". REEQ/322/QUI/2005.
  • "From Molecules to Molecular Devices: Control of Electronic, Photonic, Magnetic and Spintronic Behavior". European COST action D35.
  • "Molecular Approach to Nanomagnets and Multifunctional Materials". EC Sixth Framework Programme MAGMANet NoE". Contract nº515767-2.

4 Selected Publications

  • D. Belo, M. Almeida, Transition metal complexes based on thiophene-dithiolene ligands, Coord. Chem. Rev., 2010, 254, 1479-1492
    Journal impact factor: 11.016; Citations: 12.
  • A.I.S. Neves, J.C. Dias, B.J.C. Vieira, IC Santos, M.B.C. Branco, L.C.J. Pereira, J.C. Waerenborgh, M. Almeida, D. Belo, V. Gama, A new hybrid material exhibiting room temperature spin-crossover and ferromagnetic cluster-glass behaviour, CrystEngComm , 2009, 11, 2160-2168.
    Journal impact factor: 3.879; Citations: 9.
  • D. Belo, L.C.J. Pereira, M.Almeida, C. Rovira, J. Veciana, V. Gama, Magnetisation inverted hysteresis loops in the molecular magnets [M(Cp*)2][Ni(alpha-tpdt)2] (M = Fe, Mn), Dalton Trans., 2009, 4176-4180.
    Journal impact factor: 3.806; Citations: 6.
  • 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(alpha-thiophenedithiolate) [M(Cp*)2][Ni(alpha-tpdt)2](M = Fe, Mn,Cr) - Metamagnetism and Magnetic Frustration, Eur.J.Inorg.Chem., 2008, 5327-5337.
    Journal impact factor: 3.12; Citations: 11.

Other Publications

  • J. P. M. Nunes, M. J. Figueira, D. Belo, I. C. Santos, B. Ribeiro, E. B. Lopes, R. T. Henriques, J. Vidal-Gancedo, J. Veciana, C. Rovira, and M. Almeida, Transition metal BIs-Dithiolene complexes Based on Extended Ligands with Fused TTF and Thiophene Moities: New Single-Component Molecular Metals, Chem. Eur. J, 2007, 13, 9841-9849.
  • D. Belo, M.J. Figueira, J.P.M. Nunes, I.C. Santos, L.C.J. Pereira, V. Gama, M. Almeida, C. Rovira, Magnetic Properties of RBzPy[Ni(a-tpdt)2], (R=Br, F, H); effects of cis-trans disorder, J. Mat. Chem., 2006, 16, 2746-2756.
  • D. Belo, J. Mendonça, M. J. Figueira, I.C. Santos, M. Almeida, M.T. Duarte, C. Rovira, J. Veciana, Copper, Cobalt and Platinum Complexes with Dithiothiophene-Based Ligands, Eur. Jour. Inorg. Chem., 2005, 16, 3337-3345.
  • D. Belo, H. Alves, E.B. Lopes, M.T. Duarte, V. Gama, R.T. Henriques, M. Almeida, A. Pérez-Benítez, C. Rovira, J. Veciana, Gold complexes with dithithiophene ligands; A metal based neutral molecule, Chem. Eur. J., 2001, 7, 511-519.
  • D. Belo, H. Alves, S. Rabaça, L.C.J. Pereira, M.T. Duarte, V. Gama, R.T. Henriques, M. Almeida, E. Ribera, C. Rovira, J. Veciana,Nickel Complexes Based on Thiophenedithiolate Ligands, Magnetic Properties of Metallocenium Salts,  Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2001, 12, 3127-3133.