Pedro Vaz holds a PhD in Chemistry (Universidade de Aveiro, PT; 2003) and a BSc in Chemistry (Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, PT; 1998), focusing on structural characterization (vibrational and neutron spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry). He was a staff researcher at the University of Lisbon, Portugal and at the ISIS Neutron & Muon Facility, Didcot, UK. In 2015 he moved into the private sector serving as scientific director, lab manager and consultant for companies in different sectors. He is also head scientist, at Tellspec, where he implements and validates spectroscopy solutions for non-invasive chemical analysis. More recently, at Champalimaud Foundation in its role as researcher at the Lung Unit he is developing early diagnostics for lung cancer using breaht analysis. He has co-authored more than 90 scientific articles, 3 book chapters and several communications at scientific meetings. In parallel, he was also invited to lecture at UPMC, Sorbonne (Paris, France), Osaka Prefecture University (Osaka, Japan) and King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (Thuwal, Saudi Arabia).

Personal identification

Full name
Pedro Miguel Duarte Vaz

Author identifiers

Ciência ID


  • Fund. Champalimaud, Av. Brasília, 1400-038, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal (Professional)
Degree Classification
Doutoramento em Química (Doutoramento)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
"Estudo de ligações de hidrogénio C-H•••O em líquidos" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Química (Licenciatura)
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
"Chemical modification of phenolic compounds towards the synthesis of a coumarin homologue/analogue compound" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)


Host institution
2008/01/01 - 2012/12/31 Auxiliary Researcher (Research) Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Teaching in Higher Education

Host institution
2013/02/06 - 2019/06/30 Invited Assistant Professor (University Teacher) Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal


Host institution
2020/01/01 - Current Chief Scientist Tellspec Inc., Canada
2018/12/01 - Current Researcher Fundação Champalimaud, Portugal
Fundação Champalimaud, Portugal
2017/12/31 - Current Membro associado Universidade de Aveiro CICECO, Portugal
2015/11/01 - Current Scientific consultant & advisor Free-lancer, Portugal
2015/09/18 - 2019/02/28 Research Fellow ISIS Pulsed Neutron and Muon Source, United Kingdom
2015/09/20 - 2017/04/07 Scientific director SGS Portugal, Portugal
2014/05/07 - 2015/09/18 Instrument Scientist ISIS Pulsed Neutron and Muon Source, United Kingdom
2004/01/01 - 2007/12/31 Post-doc fellow Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Química e Bioquímica, Portugal
2000/11/01 - 2003/12/09 Research assistant (no PhD) Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
1998/12/01 - 2000/08/31 Secondary School teacher Ministério da Educação, Portugal


Designation Funders
2015/09 - 2017/10 HYBRID XXI - Development of new plant protection products formulations with micro-organisms or natural origin product (algae) in association with chemical active substances European Commission


Designation Funders
2017/01/01 - 2019/12/31 RNEM - Portuguese National Mass Spectrometry Network
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2014/04 - 2015/03 MAROC - Morphology-Activity Relationship in Oxidation Catalysis
Principal investigator
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.
2011/02 - 2013/07 Modeling visible-emitting lanthanide complexes for OLED-RGB applications: a computational-experimental approach
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.
2009/01 - 2012/06 Design of new catalysts for enantioselective oxidation catalysis
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.
2007/01 - 2009/12 Modelling the reactivity of transition metal complexes
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.
2008/01 - 2009/10 Periodic mesoporous organic-inorganic hybrids
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.
2005/09 - 2008/10 RNEM - Portuguese National Mass Spectrometry Network
Stichting Weten
2006/05 - 2007/12 Periodic mesoporous organic-inorganic hybrids
Post-doc Fellow
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.
2005/10 - 2007/07 Modelling the reactivity of transition metal complexes
Post-doc Fellow
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.


  1. Fernandes, C.I.; Vaz, P.D.; Nunes, C.D.. Catalytic applications of layered double hydroxides (ldhs). 2015.
  2. Marques, I.J.; Vaz, P.D.; Nunes, C.D.. Nifedipine controlled release systems based on inorganic materials: A review from the start of the new millenium to present date. 2015.
  3. Nunes, C.D.; Vaz, P.D.. Recent evolution of oxidation catalysis by mo complexes. 2011.
Journal article
  1. Mariela M. Nolasco; Paulo J. A. Ribeiro-Claro; Pedro D. Vaz. "Vibrational Dynamics in crystalline 4-(dimethylamino) benzaldehyde: Inelastic Neutron Scattering and Periodic DFT Study". Materials (2022): https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15020475.
  2. Ana Rita Ferraz; Rita Pacheco; Pedro D. Vaz; Cristina S. Pintado; Lia Ascensão; Maria Luisa Serralheiro. "Melanin: Production from Cheese Bacteria, Chemical Characterization, and Biological Activities". International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18 20 (2021): 10562-10562. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182010562.
  3. Paulo J. A. Ribeiro-Claro; Pedro D. Vaz; Mariela M. Nolasco; Francisco P. S. C. Gil; Luís A. E. Batista de Carvalho; Maria Paula M. Marques; Ana M. Amado. "New Insights on the Vibrational Dynamics of 2-Methoxy-, 4-Methoxy- and 4-Ethoxy-Benzaldehyde from INS Spectra and Periodic DFT Calculations". Materials 14 16 (2021): 4561-4561. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14164561.
  4. Rita N. Sales; Samantha K. Callear; Pedro D. Vaz; Carla D. Nunes. "Substrate–Solvent Crosstalk—Effects on Reaction Kinetics and Product Selectivity in Olefin Oxidation Catalysis". Chemistry (2021): https://doi.org/10.3390/chemistry3030054.
  5. Cristina I. Fernandes; Pedro D. Vaz; Carla D. Nunes. "Selective and Efficient Olefin Epoxidation by Robust Magnetic Mo Nanocatalysts". Catalysts 11 3 (2021): 380-380. https://doi.org/10.3390/catal11030380.
  6. Leandro, Sónia R.; Marques, Inês J.; Torres, Ruben S.; Fernandes, Tiago A.; Vaz, Pedro D.; Nunes, Carla D.. "Nitroarene And Dye Reduction with 2:1 Co/Al Layered Double Hydroxide catalysts - Is Gold Still Necessary?". Inorganica Chimica Acta (2021): 120336. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ica.2021.120336.
    Published • 10.1016/j.ica.2021.120336
  7. Gonçalves, Diogo B; Santos, Carla S P; Pinho, Teresa; Queirós, Rafael; Vaz, Pedro D; Bloore, Mark; Satta, Paolo; et al. "Near Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy Coupled to Chemometrics as a Cost-Effective, Rapid, and Non-Destructive Tool for Fish Fraud Control: Monitoring Source, Condition, and Nutritional Value of Five Common Whitefish Species". Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL 104 1 (2020): 53-60. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jaoacint/qsaa114.
  8. Rebeca André; Laura Guedes; Ricardo Melo; Lia Ascensão; Rita Pacheco; Pedro D. Vaz; Maria Luísa Serralheiro. "Effect of Food Preparations on In Vitro Bioactivities and Chemical Components of Fucus vesiculosus". Foods 9 7 (2020): 955-955. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods9070955.
  9. Fernandes, Cristina I.; Vaz, Pedro D.; Nunes, Teresa G.; Nunes, Carla D.. "Zinc biomimetic catalysts for epoxidation of olefins with H2O2". Applied Clay Science 190 (2020): 105562. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clay.2020.105562.
  10. Carla Vilela; Carmen S. R. Freire; Catarina Araújo; Svemir Rudic; Armando J. D. Silvestre; Pedro D. Vaz; Paulo J. A. Ribeiro-Claro; Mariela M. Nolasco. "Understanding the Structure and Dynamics of Nanocellulose-Based Composites with Neutral and Ionic Poly(methacrylate) Derivatives Using Inelastic Neutron Scattering and DFT Calculations". Molecules 25 7 (2020): 1689-1689. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25071689.
  11. Nolasco, Mariela M.; Araujo, Catarina F.; Vaz, Pedro D.; Amado, Ana M.; Ribeiro-Claro, Paulo. "Vibrational Dynamics of Crystalline 4-Phenylbenzaldehyde from INS Spectra and Periodic DFT Calculations". Molecules 25 6 (2020): 1374. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/molecules25061374.
  12. Vilela, Carla; Cordeiro, Daniel M.; Boas, Joana Vilas; Barbosa, Paula; Nolasco, Mariela; Vaz, Pedro D.; Rudic, Svemir; et al. "Poly(4-styrene sulfonic acid)/bacterial cellulose membranes: Electrochemical performance in a single-chamber microbial fuel cell". Bioresource Technology Reports 9 (2020): 100376. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biteb.2019.100376.
    Published • 10.1016/j.biteb.2019.100376
  13. Carla D. Nunes; Svemir Rudic; Pedro D. Vaz; Nunes, C.D.; Rudic, S.; Vaz, P.D.. "Probing the relevance of MoO2 nanoparticles: synthesis on their catalytic activity by inelastic neutron scattering". Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 22 2 (2020): 896-904. https://doi.org/10.1039/C9CP06278E.
  14. Paulo J.A. Ribeiro-Claro; Pedro D. Vaz; Mariela M. Nolasco; Catarina F. Araujo; F.P.S.C. Gil; Ana M. Amado. "Vibrational dynamics of 4-fluorobenzaldehyde from periodic DFT calculations". Chemical Physics Letters: X 2 (2019): 100006-100006. https://doi.org/10.1016%2Fj.cpletx.2019.100006.
  15. Pedro Vaz. "Espectroscopia de Difusão Inelástica de Neutrões". Revista de Ciência Elementar 7 1 (2019): https://doi.org/10.24927/rce2019.009.
  16. Leandro, S.R.; Fernandes, C.I.; Viana, A.S.; Mourato, A.C.; Vaz, P.D.; Nunes, C.D.. "Catalytic performance of bulk and colloidal Co/Al layered double hydroxide with Au nanoparticles in aerobic olefin oxidation". Applied Catalysis A: General 584 (2019): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85073648612&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  17. João Marreiros; Maria Diaz-Couce; Maria João Ferreira; Pedro D. Vaz; Maria José Calhorda; Carla D. Nunes. "Synthesis and catalytic activity of Mo(II) complexes of a-diimines intercalated in Layered Double Hydroxides". Inorganica Chimica Acta (2018): https://doi.org/10.1016%2Fj.ica.2018.10.062.
  18. Catarina F. Araujo; Mariela M. Nolasco; Paulo J. A. Ribeiro-Claro; Svemir Rudic; Armando J. D. Silvestre; Pedro D. Vaz; Andreia F. Sousa. "Inside PEF: Chain Conformation and Dynamics in Crystalline and Amorphous Domains". Macromolecules (2018): https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.8b00192.
  19. Gauthier Lefevre; Alexander Herfurth; Holger Kohlmann; Adlane Sayede; Thomas Wylezich; Sacha Welinski; Pedro Duarte Vaz; et al. "Electron-Phonon Coupling in Luminescent Europium-Doped Hydride Perovskites Studied by Luminescence Spectroscopy, Inelastic Neutron Scattering, and First-Principles Calculations". The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 122 19 (2018): 10501-10509. https://doi.org/10.1021%2Facs.jpcc.8b01011.
  20. C. Araujo; C. S. R. Freire; M. M. Nolasco; P. J. A. Ribeiro-Claro; S. Rudic; A. J. D. Silvestre; P. D. Vaz. "Hydrogen Bond Dynamics of Cellulose through Inelastic Neutron Scattering Spectroscopy". Biomacromolecules 19 4 (2018): 1305-1313. https://doi.org/10.1021%2Facs.biomac.8b00110.
  21. Leandro, S.R.; Mourato, A.C.; Lapinska, U.; Monteiro, O.C.; Fernandes, C.I.; Vaz, P.D.; Nunes, C.D.. "Exploring bulk and colloidal Mg/Al hydrotalcite–Au nanoparticles hybrid materials in aerobic olefin epoxidation". Journal of Catalysis 358 (2018): 187-198. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85039750848&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  22. Ribeiro-Claro, P.J.A.; Vaz, P.D.; Nolasco, M.M.; Amado, A.M.. "Understanding the vibrational spectra of crystalline isoniazid: Raman, IR and INS spectroscopy and solid-state DFT study". Spectrochimica Acta - Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 204 (2018): 452-459. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85049313308&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  23. Petit, C.; Silva, M.V.; Mestre, A.S.; Ania, C.O.; Vaz, P.D.; Carvalho, A.P.; Nunes, C.D.. "Solventless Olefin Epoxidation Using a Mo–Loaded Sisal Derived Acid-Char Catalyst". ChemistrySelect 3 37 (2018): 10357-10363. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85054584488&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  24. Araujo, C.F.; Coutinho, J.A.P.; Nolasco, M.M.; Parker, S.F.; Ribeiro-Claro, P.J.A.; Rudic, S.; Soares, B.I.G.; et al. "Inelastic neutron scattering study of reline: Shedding light on the hydrogen bonding network of deep eutectic solvents". Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 19 27 (2017): 17998-18009. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85024844435&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  25. Kino, D.; Tokudome, Y.; Vaz, P.D.; Nunes, C.D.; Takahashi, M.. "Synthesis of Co–Al layered double hydroxide nanoclusters as reduction nanocatalyst in aqueous media". Journal of Asian Ceramic Societies 5 4 (2017): 466-471. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85032377447&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  26. Ramos, A.I.; Vaz, P.D.; Braga, S.S.; Silva, A.M.. "Association of aescin with ß- and ¿-cyclodextrins studied by DFT calculations and spectroscopic methods". Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology 8 1 (2017): 348-357. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85012925233&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  27. Diaz-Couce, M.; Marreiros, J.; Ferreira, M.J.; Vaz, P.D.; Nunes, C.D.; Calhorda, M.J.. "New heterogeneous catalysts with Mo(II) intercalated in layered double hydroxides". Inorganica Chimica Acta 455 (2017): 483-488. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85028257739&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  28. Realista, S.; Quintal, S.; Martinho, P.N.; Melato, A.I.; Gil, A.; Esteves, T.; de Deus Carvalho, M.; et al. "Electrochemical studies and potential anticancer activity in ferrocene derivatives". Journal of Coordination Chemistry 70 2 (2017): 314-327. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84995554302&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  29. Tokudome, Y.; Morimoto, T.; Tarutani, N.; Vaz, P.D.; Nunes, C.D.; Prevot, V.; Stenning, G.B.G.; Takahashi, M.. "Layered Double Hydroxide Nanoclusters: Aqueous, Concentrated, Stable, and Catalytically Active Colloids toward Green Chemistry". ACS Nano 10 5 (2016): 5550-5559. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84973401364&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  30. Calabrese, I.; Turco Liveri, M.L.; Ferreira, M.J.; Bento, A.; Vaz, P.D.; Calhorda, M.J.; Nunes, C.D.. "Porous materials as delivery and protective agents for Vitamin A". RSC Advances 6 71 (2016): 66495-66504. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84979201678&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  31. Bento, A.; Sanches, A.; Vaz, P.D.; Nunes, C.D.. "Catalytic Application of Fe-doped MoO2 Tremella-Like Nanosheets". Topics in Catalysis 59 13-14 (2016): 1123-1131. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84982860423&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  32. Fernandes, C.I.; Rudic, S.; Vaz, P.D.; Nunes, C.D.. "Looking inside the pores of a MCM-41 based Mo heterogeneous styrene oxidation catalyst: An inelastic neutron scattering study". Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 18 26 (2016): 17272-17280. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84976892448&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  33. Johnson, C.; Duarte Vaz, P.; Fernandez-Alonso, F.. "Molecular Spectroscopy Science Meeting—MSSM2015". Neutron News 26 3 (2015): 9-10. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84938799050&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  34. Realista, Sara; Viana, Ana S.; Cardoso, Bernardo de P.; Botelho do Rego, Ana M.; Vaz, Pedro D.; Melato, Ana I.; Martinho, Paulo N.; Calhorda, Maria Jose. "Asymmetric binuclear Ni(II) and Cu(II) Schiff base metallopolymers". Rsc Advances 5 49 (2015): 39495-39504. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000354201500084&KeyUID=WOS:000354201500084.
  35. Fernandes, C.I.; Stenning, G.B.G.; Taylor, J.D.; Nunes, C.D.; D. Vaz, P.. "Helical Channel Mesoporous Materials with Embedded Magnetic Iron Nanoparticles: Chiral Recognition and Implications in Asymmetric Olefin Epoxidation". Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis 357 14-15 (2015): 3127-3140. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84944930752&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  36. Cachatra, V.; Almeida, A.; Sardinha, J.; Lucas, S.D.; Gomes, A.; Vaz, P.D.; Florêncio, M.H.; et al. "Wittig Reaction: Domino Olefination and Stereoselectivity DFT Study. Synthesis of the Miharamycins' Bicyclic Sugar Moiety". Organic Letters 17 22 (2015): 5622-5625. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84947996973&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  37. Fernandes, C.I.; Capelli, S.C.; Vaz, P.D.; Nunes, C.D.. "Highly selective and recyclable MoO<inf>3</inf> nanoparticles in epoxidation catalysis". Applied Catalysis A: General 504 (2015): 344-350. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84942370104&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  38. Carla D. Nunes; Pedro D. Vaz; Vítor Félix; Luis F. Veiros; Tânia Moniz; Maria Rangel; Sara Realista; et al. "Vanadyl cationic complexes as catalysts in olefin oxidation". Dalton Transactions 44 11 (2015): 5125-5138. https://doi.org/10.1039/C4DT03174A.
  39. Fonseca, I.T.E.; Niculita, E.; Ornelas, I.; Carvalho, M.D.; Vaz, P.D.. "Validation of the Steinrath index predictions for the degree of soil aggressiveness toward copper corrosion in soils contaminated with chlorides". Corrosion 71 10 (2015): 1267-1277. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84942908174&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  40. Bento, A.; Sanches, A.; Medina, E.; Nunes, C.D.; Vaz, P.D.. "MoO<inf>2</inf> nanoparticles as highly efficient olefin epoxidation catalysts". Applied Catalysis A: General 504 (2015): 399-407. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84942371229&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  41. Xavier, N.M.; Schwarz, S.; Vaz, P.D.; Csuk, R.; Rauter, A.P.. "Synthesis of purine nucleosides from D -glucuronic acid derivatives and evaluation of their cholinesterase-inhibitory activities". European Journal of Organic Chemistry 2014 13 (2014): 2770-2779. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84899470996&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  42. Fernandes, C.I.; Carvalho, M.D.; Ferreira, L.P.; Nunes, C.D.; Vaz, P.D.. "Organometallic Mo complex anchored to magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles as highly recyclable epoxidation catalyst Dedicated to Prof. Maria José Calhorda on the occasion of her 65th birthday". Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 760 (2014): 2-10. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84899465106&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  43. Fernandes, C.I.; Saraiva, M.S.; Nunes, T.G.; Vaz, P.D.; Nunes, C.D.. "Highly enantioselective olefin epoxidation controlled by helical confined environments". Journal of Catalysis 309 (2014): 21-32. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84884684309&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  44. Marques, I.J.; Vaz, P.D.; Fernandes, A.C.; Nunes, C.D.. "Advantageous delivery of nifedipine from inorganic materials showing increased solubility and biocompatibility". Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 183 (2014): 192-200. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84886935797&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  45. Felicio, Mario R.; Nunes, Teresa G.; Vaz, Patricia M.; Botas, A. M. P.; Ribeiro-Claro, Paulo; Ferreira, Rute A. S.; Freire, Ricardo O.; et al. "Modelling the luminescence of extended solids: an example of a highly luminescent MCM-41 impregnated with a Eu3+ beta-diketonate complex". Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2 45 (2014): 9701-9711. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000344470400019&KeyUID=WOS:000344470400019.
  46. Nolasco, Mariela M.; Vaz, Patricia M.; Vaz, Pedro D.; Ferreira, Rute A. S.; Lima, Patricia P.; Carlos, Luis D.. "A green- emitting a- substituted a- diketonate Tb3+phosphor for ultraviolet LED- based solid- state". Journal of Coordination Chemistry 67 23-24 (2014): 4076-4089. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000345454600025&KeyUID=WOS:000345454600025.
  47. Ribeiro Da Costa, I.; Rodrigues, P.C.R.; Barriga, F.J.A.S.; Rona, P.A.; Nunes, C.D.; Vaz, P.D.. "Colourless aegirine in metamorphic rocks from Bayan Obo (Inner mongolia): Lack of charge transfer transitions as possible explanation". European Journal of Mineralogy 25 6 (2013): 987-993. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84896863039&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  48. Amorimmadeira, P.J.; Vaz, P.D.; Bettencourtdasilva, R.J.N.; Florêncio, M.H.. "Can semi-empirical calculations help solve mass spectrometry problems? Protonation sites and proton affinities of amino acids". ChemPlusChem 78 9 (2013): 1149-1156. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84883868199&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  49. Nolasco, M.M.; Vaz, P.M.; Freitas, V.T.; Lima, P.P.; André, P.S.; Ferreira, R.A.S.; Vaz, P.D.; Ribeiro-Claro, P.; Carlos, L.D.. "Engineering highly efficient Eu(iii)-based tri-ureasil hybrids toward luminescent solar concentrators". Journal of Materials Chemistry A 1 25 (2013): 7339-7350. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84878709974&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  50. Vaz, P.D.; Nolasco, M.M.; Ribeiro-Claro, P.J.A.. "Intermolecular C-Ha...O interactions in cyclopentanone: An inelastic neutron scattering study". Chemical Physics 427 (2013): 117-123. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84890124319&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  51. Araujo, M.; Xavier, J.R.; Nunes, C.D.; Vaz, P.D.; Humanes, M.. "Marine sponge melanin: A new source of an old biopolymer". Structural Chemistry 23 1 (2012): 115-122. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84862678906&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  52. Vaz, P.D.; Nunes, C.D.. "The versatility of immobilized mo complexes in organic transformations - epoxidation and metathesis reactions". Current Organic Chemistry 16 1 (2012): 89-114. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84856258772&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  53. Vaz, P.D.. "Mo-centered catalytic systems in organic transformations". Current Organic Chemistry 16 1 (2012): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84856239295&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  54. Dias Filho, N.L.; Portugal, F.C.M.; Nogueira, J.M.F.; Brandão, P.; Félix, V.; Vaz, P.D.; Nunes, C.D.; et al. "An oligosilsesquioxane cage functionalized with molybdenum(II) organometallic fragments". Organometallics 31 12 (2012): 4495-4503. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84862737487&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  55. Kukovec, B.-M.; D.vaz, P.; Calhorda, M.J.; Popovic, Z.. "Structural preferences and isomerism in nickel(II) and copper(II) complexes with 3-hydroxypicolinic acid". Polyhedron 39 1 (2012): 66-75. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84860440890&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  56. Silva, N.U.; Nunes, T.G.; Saraiva, M.S.; Shalamzari, M.S.; Vaz, P.D.; Monteiro, O.C.; Nunes, C.D.. "Photocatalytic degradation of rhodamine B using Mo heterogeneous catalysts under aerobic conditions". Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 113-114 (2012): 180-191. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84856531754&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  57. Nolasco, M.M.; Vaz, P.M.; Vaz, P.D.; Ribeiro-Claro, P.J.A.. "Exploring C-H¿O hydrogen bonds in dihydrocoumarin from combined vibrational spectroscopy and DFT calculations". Chemical Physics Letters 551 (2012): 86-91. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84867857302&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  58. Fernandes, C.I.; Nunes, C.D.; Vaz, P.D.. "Clays in organic synthesis - preparation and catalytic applications". Current Organic Synthesis 9 5 (2012): 670-694. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84867700756&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  59. Nolasco, M.M.; Vaz, P.D.; Carlos, L.D.. "The role of 4,7-disubstituted phenanthroline ligands in energy transfer of europium(iii) complexes: A DFT study". New Journal of Chemistry 35 11 (2011): 2435-2441. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-80055025723&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  60. Madeira, P.J.; Faddoul, M.; Afonso, M.B.; Vaz, P.D.; Fernandez, M.T.; Leal, J.P.. "On the way to understand antioxidants: chromanol and dimethoxyphenols gas-phase acidities.". Journal of mass spectrometry : JMS 46 7 (2011): 640-648. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84855565129&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  61. Pinto, O.; Sardinha, J.; Vaz, P.D.; Piedade, F.; Calhorda, M.J.; Abramovitch, R.; Nazareth, N.; et al. "Synthesis of tetrahydronaphthalene lignan esters by intramolecular cyclization of ethyl p-azidophenyl-2-phenylalkanoates and evaluation of the growth inhibition of human tumor cell lines". Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 54 9 (2011): 3175-3187. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-79955843003&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  62. Nunes, J.P.M.; Veiros, L.F.; Vaz, P.D.; Afonso, C.A.M.; Caddick, S.. "Asymmetric synthesis of trans-4,5-dioxygenated cyclopentenone derivatives by organocatalyzed rearrangement of pyranones and enzymatic dynamic kinetic resolution". Tetrahedron 67 15 (2011): 2779-2787. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-79952902085&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  63. Silva, N.U.; Fernandes, C.I.; Nunes, T.G.; Saraiva, M.S.; Nunes, C.D.; Vaz, P.D.. "Performance evaluation of mesoporous host materials in olefin epoxidation using Mo(II) and Mo(VI) active species - Inorganic vs. hybrid matrix". Applied Catalysis A: General 408 1-2 (2011): 105-116. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-80054881906&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  64. Vaz, P.D.; Nolasco, M.M.; Gil, F.P.S.C.; Ribeiro-Claro, P.J.A.; Tomkinson, J.. "Hydrogen-bond dynamics of C-H···O interactions: The chloroform···acetone case". Chemistry - A European Journal 16 30 (2010): 9010-9017. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-77955481530&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  65. Kukovec, B.-M.; Vaz, P.D.; Calhorda, M.J.; Popovic, Z.. "Disappearing and concomitant polymorphism of nickel(II) complexes with 6-hydroxypicolinic acid. Structural and density functional theory studies". Crystal Growth and Design 10 8 (2010): 3685-3693. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-77955311702&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  66. Ribeiro-Claro, P.J.A.; Vaz, P.D.; Nolasco, M.. "Crystal structure landscapes from combined vibrational spectroscopy and ab initio calculations: 4-(Dimethylamino)benzaldehyde". Journal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM 946 1-3 (2010): 65-69. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-77649193091&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  67. Vaz, P.D.; Nunes, C.D.. "A new role for layered double hydroxides hybrid materials - Uptake and delivery of small molecules into the gas phase". New Journal of Chemistry 34 3 (2010): 541-546. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-77949421803&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  68. Cruz, D.; Falé, P.L.; Mourato, A.; Vaz, P.D.; Luisa Serralheiro, M.; Lino, A.R.L.. "Preparation and physicochemical characterization of Ag nanoparticles biosynthesized by Lippia citriodora (Lemon Verbena)". Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 81 1 (2010): 67-73. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-77956010987&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  69. Bandarra, D.; Lopes, M.; Lopes, T.; Almeida, J.; Saraiva, M.S.; Vasconcellos-Dias, M.; Nunes, C.D.; et al. "Mo(II) complexes: A new family of cytotoxic agents?". Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry 104 11 (2010): 1171-1177. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84755161143&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  70. Calhorda, M.J.; Ceamanos, C.; Crespo, O.; Gimeno, M.C.; Laguna, A.; Larraz, C.; Vaz, P.D.; Villacampa, M.D.. "Heteropolynuclear gold complexes with metallophilic interactions: Modulation of the luminescent properties". Inorganic Chemistry 49 18 (2010): 8255-8269. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-77956534060&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  71. Fernandes, C.I.; Silva, N.U.; Vaz, P.D.; Nunes, T.G.; Nunes, C.D.. "Bio-inspired Mo(II) complexes as active catalysts in homogeneous and heterogeneous olefin epoxidation". Applied Catalysis A: General 384 1-2 (2010): 84-93. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-77955657770&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  72. Saraiva, M.S.; Dias Filho, N.L.; Nunes, C.D.; Vaz, P.D.; Nunes, T.G.; José Calhorda, M.. "Activity of Mo(II) allylic complexes supported in MCM-41 as oxidation catalysts precursors". Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 117 3 (2009): 670-677. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-56249139333&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  73. Videira, M.; Maria, L.; Paulo, A.; Santos, I.; Santos, I.C.; Vaz, P.D.; Calhorda, M.J.. "Mixed-ligand rhenium tricarbonyl complexes anchored on a (¿2-H,S) trihydro(mercaptoimidazolyl)borate: A missing binding motif for soft scorpionates". Organometallics 27 6 (2008): 1334-1337. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-41749104619&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  74. Kukovec, B.-M.; Vaz, P.D.; Popovic, Z.; Calhorda, M.J.; Furic, K.; Pavlovic, G.; Rajic, M.. "Pseudopolymorphism in nickel(II) complexes with 6-methylpicolinate. Synthesis, structural, spectroscopic, thermal, and density functional theory studies". Crystal Growth and Design 8 9 (2008): 3465-3473. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-56349099850&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  75. Fernandes, T.A.; Nunes, C.D.; Vaz, P.D.; Calhorda, M.J.; Brandão, P.; Rocha, J.; Gonçalves, I.S.; et al. "Synthesis and catalytic properties of manganese(II) and oxovanadium(IV) complexes anchored to mesoporous MCM-41". Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 112 1-3 (2008): 14-25. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-43349089586&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  76. Vasconcellos-Dias, M.; Nunes, C.D.; Vaz, P.D.; Ferreira, P.; Brandão, P.; Félix, V.; Calhorda, M.J.. "Heptacoordinate tricarbonyl Mo(II) complexes as highly selective oxidation homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts". Journal of Catalysis 256 2 (2008): 301-311. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-43649092732&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  77. Nunes, C.D.; Vaz, P.D.; Fernandes, A.C.; Ferreira, P.; Romão, C.C.; Calhorda, M.J.. "Loading and delivery of sertraline using inorganic micro and mesoporous materials". European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics 66 3 (2007): 357-365. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-34248578629&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  78. Alonso, J.C.; Neves, P.; Da Silva, M.J.P.; Quintal, S.; Vaz, P.D.; Silva, C.; Valente, A.A.; et al. "Molybdenum ¿3-allyl dicarbonyl complexes as a new class of precursors for highly reactive epoxidation catalysts with tert-Butyl hydroperoxide". Organometallics 26 23 (2007): 5548-5556. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-36248950303&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  79. Vaz, P.D.; Nunes, C.D.; Vasconcellos-Dias, M.; Nolasco, M.M.; Ribeiro-Claro, P.J.A.; Calhorda, M.J.. "Vibrational study on the local structure of post-synthesis and hybrid mesoporous materials: Are there fundamental distinctions?". Chemistry - A European Journal 13 28 (2007): 7874-7882. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-35048887057&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  80. Vasconcellos-Dias, M.; Nunes, C.D.; Vaz, P.D.; Ferreira, P.; Calhorda, M.J.. "Pyridine carboxylate complexes of MoII as active catalysts in homogeneous and heterogeneous polymerization". European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 18 (2007): 2917-2925. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-34447523523&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  81. Nunes, C.D.; Vaz, P.D.; Brandão, P.; Rocha, J.; Ferreira, P.; Bion, N.; Calhorda, M.J.. "Synthesis and characterisation of hybrid mesoporous materials with the 1,4-diazobutadiene ligand". Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 95 1-3 (2006): 104-111. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-33748679707&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  82. Gimenez, J.; Nunes, C.D.; Vaz, P.D.; Valente, A.A.; Ferreira, P.; Calhorda, M.J.. "Hepta-coordinate halocarbonyl molybdenum(II) and tungsten(II) complexes as heterogeneous polymerization catalysts". Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical 256 1-2 (2006): 90-98. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-33747356311&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  83. Ferreira, P.; Nunes, C.D.; Vaz, P.D.; Bion, N.; Brandão, P.; Rocha, J.. "Hybrid mesoporous MCM-41 type material containing 1,4-diazobutadiene chelate ligand in the walls". Progress in Solid State Chemistry 33 2-4 SPEC. (2005): 163-170. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-33646530720&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  84. Rauter, A.P.; Padilha, M.; Figueiredo, J.A.; Ismael, M.I.; Justino, J.; Ferreira, H.; Ferreira, M.J.; et al. "Bioactive pseudo-C-nucleosides containing thiazole, thiazolidinone, and tetrazole rings". Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry 24 3 (2005): 275-296. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-27944492386&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  85. Vaz, P.D.; Nolasco, M.; Fonseca, N.; Amado, A.M.; Amorim Da Costa, A.M.; Félix, V.; Drew, M.G.B.; Goodfellow, B.J.; Ribeiro-Claro, P.J.A.. "C-H¿O hydrogen bonding in 4-phenyl-benzaldehyde: A comprehensive crystallographic, spectroscopic and computational study". Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 7 16 (2005): 3027-3034. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-24044489593&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  86. Vaz, P.D.; Ribeiro-Claro, P.J.A.. "C-H ¿O hydrogen bonds in small ring carbonyl compounds: Vibrational spectroscopy and Ab initio calculations". Structural Chemistry 16 3 (2005): 287-293. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-22544462272&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  87. Doux, M.; Mézailles, N.; Ricard, L.; Le Floch, P.; Vaz, P.D.; Calhorda, M.J.; Mahabiersing, T.; Hartl, F.. "Syntheses, X-ray structures, photochemistry, redox properties, and DFT calculations of interconvertible fac- and mer-[Mn(SPS)(CO)3] isomers containing a flexible SPS-based pincer ligand". Inorganic Chemistry 44 25 (2005): 9213-9224. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-29544450163&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  88. Vaz, P.D.; Ribeiro-Claro, P.J.A.. "The role of C-H¿O interactions in the solid and liquid-phase structures of methyltrioxo rhenium". European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 10 (2005): 1836-1840. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-19844369345&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  89. Ribeiro-Claro, P.J.A.; Vaz, P.D.. "Towards the understanding of the spectroscopic behaviour of the C-H oscillator in C-H¿O hydrogen bonds: The effect of solvent polarity". Chemical Physics Letters 390 4-6 (2004): 358-361. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-2442657987&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  90. Waterman, R.; Hillhouse, G.L.; Gullick, J.; Taylor, S.; Ryan, D.; McMorn, P.; Coogan, M.; et al. "Group transfer from nickel imido, phosphinidene, and carbene complexes to ethylene with formation of aziridine, phosphirane, and cyclopropane products: Observation of the enhancement in enantioselectivity with conversion for the aziridination of styrene using copper bis(oxazoline) complexes". Chemtracts 17 7 (2004): 396-400. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-13844253398&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  91. Vaz, P.D.; Ribeiro-Claro, P.J.A.. "Strong experimental evidence of C-H¿O hydrogen bonds in cyclopentanone: The splitting of the v(C=O) mode revisited". Journal of Physical Chemistry A 107 32 (2003): 6301-6305. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0041887190&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  92. Vaz, P.D.; Ribeiro-Claro, P.J.A.. "C-H ¿ O hydrogen bonds in liquid cyclohexanone revealed by the ¿C = O splitting and the ¿C-H blue shift". Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 34 11 (2003): 863-867. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0344441954&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  93. Pillinger, M.; Nunes, C.D.; Vaz, P.D.; Valente, A.A.; Gonçalves, I.S.; Ribeiro-Claro, P.J.A.; Rocha, J.; Carlos, L.D.; Kühn, F.E.. "Immobilisation of rhodium acetonitrile complexes in ordered mesoporous silica". Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 4 13 (2002): 3098-3105. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0036080701&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
Thesis / Dissertation
  1. Vaz, Pedro Miguel Duarte. "Estudo de ligações de hidrogénio C-H...O em líquidos". PhD, 2003. http://hdl.handle.net/10773/3170.


Other output
  1. Substrate-Solvent Crosstalk – Effects on Reaction Kinetics and Product Selectivity in Olefin Oxidation Catalysis. 2021. Rita N. Sales; Sam K. Callear; Pedro D. Vaz; Carla D. Nunes. https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints202106.0499.v1.

Other distinction

2008 Ciência2007 Researcher
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal
2004 Post-doctoral fellowship
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal
2001 PhD grant
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal
2000 Research Assistant grant
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
1998 Undergraduate student research grant at Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon
Programas de Desenvolvimento Educativo para Portugal, Portugal
1994 Research grant at Clemson University, USA
NATO, Belgium