Andreia Ruivo

Postdoctoral Researcher


Department of Chemistry, FCT-UNL

LAQV-REQUIMTE- Associate Laboratory for Green Chemistry

VICARTE – Research Unit “Glass and Ceramic for the Arts”

office 2, Hangar III, tel. +351 212947893, ext. 11313



short CV / research interests:

Andreia Ruivo graduated in chemistry at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (FCUL) in 2005, with a final year research project entitled “Acid hydrolyse of acetals, containing sulphur substituents”. She started working at the Research Unit Vicarte in 2006 in the synthesis of luminescent glasses and enamels doped with lanthanide oxides to obtain different colours, and in the development of new techniques for the synthesis of gold and copper ruby glass using gamma irradiation. This work allowed her to obtain the master degree in Chemistry at FCUL “Ruby glass synthesis by reduction of Au+ and Cu+ and formation of nanoparticles” (2008).  From 2009 to 2013 she made her PhD in Sustainable Chemistry working in the synthesis and characterization of innovative luminescent glasses for artistic applications in collaboration with the Photochemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry Research Group (Requimte) and Vicarte. During these years her research was focused in the production of innovative luminescent glasses using lanthanide oxides and using other elements like lead halides and copper. An innovative way to produce gold nanoparticles was also studied using sol-gel synthesis with ionic liquids. She made a structural and spectroscopic characterization of all the produced glasses.  

AndreiaRuivo also worked in the study of the luminescence and structure of borosilicate glasses doped with different lanthanide oxides and in the development of photochromic glasses.

Currently she is working at the Photochemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry Research Group, in the european project, "Self-Assembly in Confined Space", developing photochromic and photoluminescent materials in confined spaces, as for example in sodalities.

As main methodologies used are standard synthetic methods, UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy, continuous photochemical irradiation, steady-state and time-resolved spectroscopy, flash-photolysis, dilatometry, X-Ray Fluorescence and different microscopy techniques.

 5 selected publications: 

A. Ruivo, V. S. F. Muralha, H. Águas, A. Pires de Matos, C. A.T. Laia, "Time-resolvedluminescencestudiesof Eu3+ in soda-lime silicateglasses", J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 2014, 134, 29-38, DOI: 10.1016/j.jqsrt.2013.10.010


A.Ruivo, M. G. Ventura, M. D.R. Gomes da Silva and C.A.T. Laia, "Synthesisof Gold Nanoparticles in Sol-Gel GlassPorogensContaining [bmim][BF4] IonicLiquid", J. Sol-Gel Sci. Technol., 2013, 68(2), 234-244, DOI: 10.1007/s10971-013-3159-6


J. Delgado, M. Vilarigues, A. Ruivo, V. Corregidor, R. C. da Silva, L. C. Alves, "Characterisationof medieval yellowsilverstainedglassfrom Convento de Cristo in Tomar, Portugal", Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res., Sect. B, 2011, 269, 2383–2388, DOI: 10.1016/j.nimb.2011.02.059


C. Silva, J. M.P. Coelho, A. Ruivo and A. Pires de Matos, “Infrared nanosecond laser effects on the formation of copper nanoparticles” Mater. Lett., 2010, 64, 705-707, DOI: 10.1016/j.matlet.2009.12.044


A. Ruivo, C. Gomes, A. Lima, L. Botelho, R. Melo, A. Belchior and A. Pires de Matos,"Gold Nanoparticles In Ancient And Contemporary Ruby Glass", J.Cult. Herit, 2008, 9, e134-e137, DOI: 10.1016/j.culher.2008.08.003