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Senior Researcher

Luís Alcácer

Academic position: Professor Emeritus
Joining date: 01-03-1993
Roles in IT: Senior Researcher
Thematic Line: Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies
Group: Organic Electronics – Lx

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Address: IT – Lisboa
Instituto Superior Técnico - Torre Norte - Piso 10
Av. Rovisco Pais, 1
1049 - 001 Lisboa
Tel: +351 21 841 84 54
Fax: +351 21 841 84 72

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Luis Joaquim Alcácer, PhD from the University of California,
Riverside, 1970. He held a research position at the Nuclear
Physics and Engineering Laboratory in Portugal and in 1975
became Full Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico
(IST-Universidade de Lisboa), where he lectured in the areas of
Chemical Physics, Solid State Physics and Quantum Mechanics. He is now Emeritus Professor at IST and a senior researcher at
Instituto de Telecomunicações. His research interests have been focused on organic conductors and semiconductors, polymer electrolytes and organic electronics. He is the author of ‘Introduction to Quantum Mechanics with Applications to Modern
Computational Chemistry’, IST Press, 2007, 2014, 2019 (in Portuguese). He also authored ‘The Devil in the Quantum World’, Gradiva, 2013 (in Portuguese), a book about the mysteries of quantum mechanics. His curriculum vitae may be seen at

Scientific Achievements

  • Agregação, Instituto Superior Técnico, 01-01-1975
  • PhD, University of Calfornia, 10-12-1970
  • Licenciatura, Instituto Superior Técnico, 25-07-1963
  • Instituto Superior Técnico, 01-01-2007, Emeritus Pofessor
  • Instituto Superior Técnico, 12-09-1975, Professor
  • L. Alcácer, M. Almeida, Interacting Electrons in One Dimension: The Two Chain Perylene-Metal Dithiolate Series, Chapter in, Logic and Computation: Essays in Honour of Amilcar Sernadas, College Publications, London, 2017
  • J. Morgado, A. Charas, L. Alcácer, Síntese e caracterização óptica e electroquímica de polifluorenos, Chapter in, Química de Polímeros, J. Sérgio Seixas de Melo, Maria João Moreno, Hugh D. Burrows, Maria Helena Gil, Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, 2004
  • J. Morgado, L. Alcácer, Polímeros Condutores, Chapter in, Materiais Dois Mil, M. Amaral Fortes & P.J. Ferreira, IST Press, Lisbon, 2003
  • L. Alcácer, Magnetic, ESR and NMR Properties, Chapter in, Organic Conductors. Properties and Applications, J.P.Farges, Marcel Dekker, New York, 1994
  • L. Alcácer, Linear Chain Compounds, Chapter in, Linear Chain Dithiolate Complexes, Joel Miller, Prentice Hall, New York, 1983

Closed Projects12

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
BIOFET Field Effect Transistor Array for Monitoring Electrical Activity From Single Cells in Culture FCT/POCTI 01-01-2001 31-12-2004
Gels Gels with innovative optical, magnetic and electrochemical properties FCT/POSI 01-01-2001 31-07-2004
GreenSOL Materials for green processing and their integration in low cost organic photovoltaic cells 01-04-2016 01-03-2018
HeartBIT Novel pervasive technologies for the prevention and monitoring of cardiovascular diseases IT/LA 01-01-2014 01-12-2015
MOLDELIV Drug Delivery Control at the Molecular Level FCT 01-05-2013 01-04-2014
OFETs Materials For Organic Electronics FCT/POCTI 01-02-2003 31-07-2006
PLASTIC Fully Patterned all Plastic Integrated Circuits IT/LA 01-07-2005 01-09-2007
POLYCOM Plastic Optical Fibers with Embedded Active Polymers for Data Communications EU 01-05-2006 30-04-2009
SUPRASOL Supramolecular assemblies for efficient, stable, and sustainable organic solar cells FCT 16-07-2018 15-07-2021
UNIME UNIME-Unimolecular Electronics FCT/PTDC 01-07-2007 01-12-2010
  • M. C. R. Medeiros, H.L. Gomes, L. Alcácer, Elsevier/Sensing & Bio-Sensing Research Award 2015, For research entitled ‘Ink-jet printed polymer electrodes to record extracellular calcium waves produced by neural cell populations in vitro’ presented on 13th May at the E-MRS symposium Materials and Biosensor Systems for in-vitro diagnostic applications, 01-05-2016
  • Q. Ferreira, L. Alcácer, J. Morgado, Electrical transport in molecular wires of zinc octaethylporphyrins linked by bipyridines, Conference Participation Grant - 11th European Conference on Molecular Electronics, Barcelona, 01-09-2011
  • A. T. P. Pereira, Q. Ferreira, E. Pecoraro, C. S. R. F. Ferreira, J. Morgado, L. Alcácer, Inkjet printing of organic field-effect transistors using biocellulose derivative materials, Best poster in the XXII Encontro Nacional da SPQ, 01-07-2011
  • L. Alcácer, Conducting Polymers, Special Applications, Editor of Conference Proceedings, , 06-10-1987
  • L. Alcácer, The Physics and Chemistry of Low Dimensional Solids, Editor of Conference Proceedings, , 30-10-1980
  • International Conf. on Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals - ICSM, Scientific Committee, 2010
  • International Conf. on Science and Technology of Syntethic Metals - ICSM, Scientific Committee, 2008
  • International Conf. on Science and Technology of Syntethic Metals - ICSM, Scientific Committee, 2006
  • International Conference on Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals, Scientific Committee, 2004