Curriculum Vitae

Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Nucleares (C2TN)


Name: João Carlos
Surnames: Bentes Waerenborgh
Born: 18-06-1956, Lisbon, Portugal
Nationality: Portuguese

Phone: +351 21 994 6220/6186
Fax: +351 21 994 6185
E-mail: jcarlos (
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  • 1993 – PhD, Chemistry, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon (UTL).
  • 1979 – Graduated in Chemical Engineering, IST, UTL.

Professional Employment Career

  • Since 02/2006 – Principal Researcher, Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear (ITN).
  • 1994 – Auxiliary Researcher, ITN, Sacavém, Portugal.
  • 1983 – Research Assistant, LNETI, Sacavém, Portugal.
  • 1980 – Teaching Assistant, IST, UTL, Lisbon, Portugal.

Fellowships and Training

  • 1993-1995 – Post-Doctoral grant holder, Institut für Transurane (EC - Joint Research Center), Karlsruhe, Germany.

Main Scientific Areas of Research

  • The main scientific activities have been the investigation of structure/properties relations in synthetic and natural materials, namely mixed conductor oxides for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells and electrocatalysis; magnetic characterization of intermetallic compounds with d and f elements and of multifunctional molecular-based materials; chemical reactivity of mineral phases.
  • Being responsible for the Mössbauer Spectroscopy Infrastructure of ITN he has implemented the application of this technique in the field of Material Sciences and Earth Sciences in order to meet the requirements of ITN research as well as to support other national or foreign research institutions in the frame of joint research projects.

Teaching Activities

  • Trained of several PhD and MSc students and supervised the work of Post-doctoral fellows. In 2003-2004 coordination of the Crystalchemistry course for or Graduation in Geology in the Univ. Lisbon.

Scientific Works

  • PhD Thesis in Chemistry: "Crystalchemistry of spinel solid solutions within the system ZnO-Al2O3-FeO-Fe2O3", Inst. Superior Técnico, Tech. Univ. Lisbon.
  • Author or co-author of more than 200 original publications in Refereed Journals (more than 170 indexed in ISI Web of Knowledge).
  • Author or co-author of 3 chapters in books. Co-editor of a Book of Proceedings of an Int. Scientific Conference.
  • Author or co-author of more than 200 lectures, oral presentations and communications in national and international meetings.

Participation in Projects (most relevant)

  • PTDC/CTM-CER/114561/2009: Novel methodological approaches to analyze ion transport mechanism in complex crystal lattices and to forecast performancedetermining parameters of the oxide materials. ITN coordinator: J.C.Waerenborgh. Prime contractor: Yevgeniy Naumovich, Aveiro, CICECO. Univ. Aveiro (January 2011 - December 2013).
  • PTDC/CTM/64357/2006: Novel layered ferrite materials with mixed ionic-electronic conductivity for applications in alternative energy sources. Project Coordinator J.C.Waerenborgh. (January 2008 - December 2010).
  • PTDC/QUI/65369/2006: Synthesis and characterization of new U and Fe compounds with Ge, Ga and Sb. Team member. Prime contractor: A. P. Gonçalves, ITN (October 2007 - September 2009).
  • NOE 500341-2 Priority3-NMP: MAGMANET - Molecular Approach to Nanomagnets and Multifunctional Materials. Team member since 2006. Net lead by D. Gatteschi, Univ. Florence, Italy (May 2005-April 2009).
  • POCI/CTE-GEX/61700/2004: METALTRAVEL - Time evolution of mine tailings and their environmental impact: rates and mechanisms of concentration, liberation and migration of (low-grade) metals during weathering. ITN coordinator: J.C.Waerenborgh. Prime contractor: J.M.V. Figueiras, Centro de Recursos Minerais, Mineralogia e Cristalografia / Dept. Geologia, FCUL (January 2006 - June 2008).
  • POCI/QUI/58915/2004: Brownmillerite compounds containing Iron (IV): new materials for SOFCs. ITN coordinator: J.C.Waerenborgh. Prime contractor: M. Deus Carvalho, Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências / Dept. Química, FCUL. (2005 - 2007)
  • ICA3-CT-2002-10012: Sustainability of Mediterranean coastal lagoon ecosystems under semi-arid climate. Team Member. Prime contractor: J. Duplay, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Univ. Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France (2002 - 2005).
  • POCTI/CTA/38339/2001: COLOURSTONE - Heat induced colour modifications in carbonate stones. ITN coordinator: J.C.Waerenborgh. Prime contractor: L. A. Aires de Barros, Centro de Petrologia e Geoquimica / Lab. Mineralogia e Petrologia, IST. (2002-2005).
  • POCTI/CTM/38320/2001: Study of the Dy-Fe-Sn phase diagram. Team Member. Prime contractor: Laura C. J. Pereira, ITN (2003 - 2006).
  • PRAXIS/P/FIS/10040/1998: Fe sublattice interactions in AFexAl12-x intermetallics (A = f-element) with ThMn12 type-structure. Project Coordinator J.C.Waerenborgh (1999-2001).
  • PTDC/CTM-CER/114561/2009: Novel methodological approaches to analyze ion transport mechanism in complex crystal lattices and to forecast performancedetermining parameters of the oxide materials. ITN coordinator: J.C.Waerenborgh. Prime contractor: Yevgeniy Naumovich, Aveiro, CICECO. Univ. Aveiro (January 2011 - December 2013).

5 Selected Publications

  • Min Feng Lü, João C. Waerenborgh, Colin Greaves, Sr4Fe6O12: Low temperature Fe2+ - Fe3+ charge order within pairs of edge-linked tetrahedra, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 52 (2013) 4833-4836.
    Journal impact factor: 13.734, Citations: 0.
  • J.C. Waerenborgh, E.V. Tsipis, L.C.J. Pereira, M. Avdeev, E.N. Naumovich, V.V. Kharton, Magnetization, Mossbauer and isothermal dilatometric behavior of oxidized YBa(Co,Fe)(4)O7+d DALTON TRANSACTIONS 41 (2012) 667-678.
    Journal impact factor: 3.806, Citations: 1.
  • MF Lü, EV Tsipis, JC Waerenborgh, AA Yaremchenko, VA Kolotygin, S Bredikhin, VV Kharton, Thermomechanical, transport and anodic properties of perovskite-type (La0.75Sr0.25)(0.95)Cr1-xFexO3-d JOURNAL OF POWER SOURCES 206 (2012) 59-69.
    Journal impact factor: 4.675, Citations: 3.
  • M. C.-León, E. Coronado, M. L.-Jordà, G. M.-Espallargas, A. S.-Portillo, J.C. Waerenborgh, Multifunctional Magnetic Materials Obtained by Insertion of a Spin-Crossover Fe-III Complex into Bimetallic Oxalate-Based Ferromagnets CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL 16 (2010) 2207-2219.
    Journal impact factor: 5.831, Citations: 27.
  • VV.Kharton, AV.Kovalevsky, MV.Patrakeev, EV.Tsipis, AP.Viskup, VA.Kolotygin, AA.Yaremchenko, AL Shaula, EA Kiselev, JC Waerenborgh, Oxygen Nonstoichiometry, Mixed Conductivity, and Mossbauer Spectra of Ln0.5A0.5FeO3-d (Ln = La-Sm, A = Sr, Ba) CHEM. MATER. 20 (2008) 6457-6467.
    Journal impact factor: 8.238, Citations: 24.

Other Publications

  • Synthesis, chirality and magnetic properties of bimetallic cyanide-bridged two-dimensional ferromagnets, E.Coronado, C.J. Gómez-García, A.Nuez, F.M. Romero, J.C. Waerenborgh, Chem. Mater. 18 (2006) 2670-2681.
  • Crystal structure, 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy and magnetization study of UxFe6Sn6 (0 £ x £ 0.6), J.C. Waerenborgh, L.C.J. Pereira, A.P. Gonçalves, H. Noël, Intermetallics 13 (2005) 490–496.
  • Oxygen ionic and electronic transport in apatite-type solid electrolytes, V.V. Kharton, A.L. Shaula, M.V. Patrakeev, J.C. Waerenborgh, D.P. Rojas, N.P. Vyshatko, E.V. Tsipis, A.A. Yaremchenko, F.M.B. Marques,  J. Electrochem. Soc., 151 (2004) A1236-A1246.
  • 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy study of the correlation between the Fe3+ content and the magnetic properties of natural Cr spinels, J.C. Waerenborgh, J. Figueiras, A. Mateus, M. Gonçalves,  Eur. J. Min. 14, 437-446 (2002).
  • Fe4+ content and ordering of anion vacancies in partially reduced AFexTi1-xO3-y (A = Ca, Sr; x £ 0.6) perovskites. An 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy study, J.C. Waerenborgh, F.M. Figueiredo, J.R. Frade, M.T.Colomer, J.R.Jurado, J. Phys.: Condens. Mat. 13 (2001) 8171-8187.