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Dr. Ana R. Brás

Curriculum Vitae

Postdoctoral Research Experience

  • since Mar 2016: Project leader - DFG BR 5303 research grant, Department Chemie, Universität zu Köln, Germany.
  • Aug 2015 - Feb 2016: Project researcher Department Chemie, Universität zu Köln, Germany.
  • Jul 2014 - Jul 2015: Postdoc researcher, Jülich Centre for Neutron Science, 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, Germany.

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 and Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und ‐prüfung (BAM), Berlin, Germany.
  • Sep 2008: Research stay at 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, Universidade Nova de Lisboa- Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal


  • Sep 1998 - Sep 2003: Diplom in Chemical Engineering, Universidade Nova de Lisboa- Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia.
  • Jun 2003 - Sep 2003: Research stay (Erasmus student) at Hochschule Merseburg, University of Applied Sciences, Germany.

Publications (selected)

Grants and Awards

  • DFG research grant for the project BR5303-1/1 (2016).
  • Selected Participant of the 62nd meeting of the Nobel Laureates - Lindau (2012)
  • Marie Curie Grant of the 7th Framework Initial Training Network DYNACOP (2010-2011)
  • Thesis Grant (FCT/SFRH/BD/23829/2005) of the European Union (2006-2009)
  • Erasmus Grant of the European Union (2003)

Journal to which collaborates as referee

  • Polymer
  • Colloid and Polymer Science
  • Journal of Chemical Physics
  • Polymers
  • Macromolecules