Maria José Calhorda

Maria José Calhorda
Department of Chemistry and Biochemisry, Faculty of Science, University of Lisbon, 1749-016 Lisboa, Portugal
Phone +351 217 500 196
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Maria José Calhorda received her PhD from Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal (1980) working on synthetic organometallic chemistry. She was a post-doc at the ICL, Oxford, with D. M. P. Mingos (Extended Huckel calculations on organometallic complexes). She spent long periods at Cornell University, USA, with R. Hoffmann (1987/88), at the MPI für Festkörperforschung, Stuttgart, Germany, with A. Simon (1995), and at the University of Marburg, Germany, with G. Frenking (2004). These and many shorter visits to other groups contributed to develop a wide range of scientific interests, from the computational study of electronic structure, reactivity and properties of inorganic/organometallic systems, the design of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts, and the interface with biochemistry. She is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Lisbon, since 1996, and has (co)authored over 240 scientific publications.