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Materials Webinar | Advances in Luminescent Materials

26 Jul 2024, 10:30 (CEST)

Registration Deadline
26th July 2024

Luminescence, Chemiluminescence, Fluorescence, Material Chemistry, Engineered Nanomaterials, Carbon Dots, Sensing, Photocatalysis, Photodynamic Therapy
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Welcome from the Chair

15th Materials Webinar
Advances in Luminescent Materials

Join our webinar exploring cutting-edge advances in luminescent materials and their applications. Our panel will delve into various topics, including the distinctive properties of fluorescent carbon dots as gates for sensing, the development of novel chemiluminescent materials for improved and self-activating photodynamic therapies for cancer treament, and the design of photocatalytic nanocomposites for the sunlight-driven treatment of wastewater.

Through engaging presentations and discussions, you will gain valuable insights into the latest trends and strategies shaping the development of advanced luminescent materials and their practical applications across different fields. Thus, this webinar offers a unique opportunity to explore innovative approaches to developing and applying advanced and sustainable luminescent materials.

Date: 26 July 2024

Time: 10:30 am CEST | 9:30 am BST | 4:30 pm CEST

Webinar ID: 861 7082 0636

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Event Chair & Speaker

Chemistry Research Unit (CIQUP), Institute of Molecular Sciences (IMS), Department of Geosciences, Environment and Spatial Plannings, Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto (FCUP), Portugal

Luís Pinto da Silva is currently an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto (FCUP) and the Director of the Environmental Sciences and Technology MSc program. He completed his PhD in Chemistry at FCUP in 2016, Approved with Distinction, focusing on the firefly bioluminescence system. This followed the completion of his MSc and BSc degrees in Biochemistry. His current research interests are applying chemiluminescent systems to anticancer therapies, developing sustainable engineered nanomaterials for (photo)catalytic and sensing applications, and environmental sustainability assessment. He has authored 132 papers and has an h-index of 28.

Invited Speakers

Institute for Advanced Materials and Mathematics (INAMAT2), Public University of Navarre, Spain.

Carbon Dots Nanoparticles as a New Gate for Sensing
Dr. Manual Algarra completed his studies in analytical chemistry and earned his PhD from the University of Málaga (Spain) in 2000. He conducted his postdoctoral studies at the University of Porto in Portugal and Tsukuba in Japan. He received a Senior Research post (2008-2013) through the Science Program at the University of Porto. He then returned to the University of Málaga to continue his work on carbon nanoparticles, which are applied in many fields of application today, including imaging, medication delivery, and sensing. He has held a permanent position at the Public University of Navarre (Pamplona, Spain) since 2021 in the Institute for Research in Advanced Materials and Mathematics (INAMAT2). He is the principal investigator of a national project using carbon nanoparticles and has authored 170 papers.

Chemistry Research Unit (CIQUP), Institute of Molecular Sciences (IMS), Department of Geosciences, Environment and Territorial Planning, Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto (FCUP), Portugal.

Titanium dioxide – carbon dot nanocomposites for the sunlight – driven photodegradation of organic pollutants
Ricardo Sendão is a PhD student currently enrolled in the Chemistry Doctoral Programme in the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto (FCUP). His training in Biochemistry was also completed at FCUP, where he obtained his BSc and MSc degrees. He was a researcher at LCR Hallcrest (UK) within the scope of CHARISMA, an EU-funded project created under the framework of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions. His research focuses include carbon dots, photocatalysis, wastewater treatment, and life cycle assessment.


This is a FREE webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to join the webinar. Registrations with academic institutional email addresses will be prioritized.

Certificates of attendance will be delivered to those who attend the live webinar.

Can’t attend? Register anyway and we’ll let you know when the recording is available to watch.



Time in CEST

Time in CST Asia

Prof. Dr. Luís Pinto Da Silva

Chair Introduction

10:30 - 10:40

16:30 – 16:40

Dr. Manuel Algarra

Carbon Dots Nanoparticles as a New Gate for Sensing

10:40 – 11:00

16:40 - 17:00

Prof. Dr. Luís Pinto Da Silva

Development of Chemiluminescent Materials for Self-Activating Photodynamic Therapy of Cancer

11:00 – 11:20

17:00 - 17:20

Mr. Ricardo Sendão

Titanium Dioxide – Carbon Dots Nanocomposites for the Sunlight – Driven Photodegradation of Organic Pollutants

11:20 - 11:40

17:20 - 17:40


11:40 - 12:00

17:40 - 18:0

Prof. Dr. Luís Pinto Da Silva

Chair Closing

12:00 - 12:10

18:00 - 18:10

Relevant Special Issue

Advanced Luminescent Materials and Applications

Edited by Dr. Luís Pinto Da Silva

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2024

Relevant Articles

Life Cycle Assessment-Based Comparative Study between High-Yield and “Standard” Bottom-Up Procedures for the Fabrication of Carbon Dots
Authors: Sónia Fernandes, Joaquim C. G. Esteves da Silva and Luís Pinto da Silva
Materials 2022, 15(10), 3446;

Scintillation Properties of Ba3RE(PO4)3 Single Crystals (RE = Y, La, Lu)
Authors: Yuma Takebuchi, Masanori Koshimizu, Kensei Ichiba, Takumi Kato, Daisuke Nakauchi,
Noriaki Kawaguchi and Takayuki Yanagida
Materials 2023, 16(13), 4502;

Application of Fluorescent Carbon Dots as Catalysts for the Ring-Opening Reaction of Epoxides
Authors: Diana M. A. Crista, Joaquim C. G. Esteves da Silva and Luís Pinto da Silva
Materials 2023, 16(24), 7620;

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