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Dr. Ana R. Brás

Curriculum Vitae

Postdoctoral Research Experience

  • since Aug 2015: project leader - DFG BR 5303 reaserch grant, Department Chemie, Universität zu Köln, Germany.
  • July 2014 - Jul 2015: project researcher, Institut für Festkörperforschung, JCNS, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany.
  • Aug 2011 - Jul 2014: Postdoc researcher, DFG SPP 1568 Project, JCNS, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany.
  • Mar 2010 - Jul 2011: MarieCurie Postdoc fellow - DYNACOP project, JCNS, Forschungszentrum Jülich, German.

Graduate Research Experience

  • Mar 2006 - Dec 2009: PhD Thesis "Influence of Constraining and Confinement in the Molecular Mobility of Low Molecular Weight Materials" Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia,Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal und BAM Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und ‐prüfung, Berlin,Germany.
  • Sep 2008: Scientific training "Study of the physical mechanisms for the
    stabilization of biological materials
    " Laboratoire de Dynamique et Structure des Matériaux Moléculaires, UFR de Physique, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, France.
  • Oct 2003- Feb 2006: Research fellow under the project POCTI/CTM/47363/2002, Universidade Nova de Lisboa- Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia.


  • Sep 1998 - Sep 2003 : Diplom in Chemical Engineering, Universidade Nova de Lisboa- Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia.
  • Jun 2003 - Sep 2003: ERASMUS Program, Fachhochschule Merseburg, Germany.


  • Close to 35 publications in international peer-reviewed journals.
  • H-factor : 15

Grants and Awards

  • DFG research grant for the project BR5303-1/1 (2016).
  • Selected participant of the 62nd meeting of the Nobel Laureats-Lindau (2012).
  • Framework MarieCurie initial training Network DYNACOP grant (2010-2011).
  • FCT grant: SFRH/BD/23829/2005.