Researcher @ IFIMUP
Mariana Rocha graduated in Chemistry in the Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto in 2010, received her Master degree in Chemistry in 2011 and her PhD in Sustainable Chemistry in 2018 also in the Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto. In 2009 integrated the Laboratório Associado para a Química Verde (LAQV@REQUIMTE) and started to focus in the Nanochemistry field, namely in the development of the synthesis of nanomaterials with fine-tuned properties for diverse applications such as heterogeneous catalysis, magnetometry, photocatalysis, wastewater remediation, etc.
Collaborated in several projects as team member, developing a wide range of nanomaterials: metal nanoparticles, metal and non-metal oxides nanoparticles and hybrid nanocomposites. She developed also high expertise in the nanomaterials characterization by a myriad of characterization techniques, such as, X-Ray Diffraction, X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Magnetometry (SQUID and VSM), Fourier-transform Infrared Spectroscopy, Dynamic Light Scattering, Transmission Electron Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy, among others.
Her main research interests are the design of novel, single and hybrid, nanomaterials with fine-tuned properties focusing on the Energy Harvesting field.