O 14º Encontro de Química Física irá realizar-se em Coimbra, de 17 a 19 de junho de 2020. Organizado sob os auspícios da Divisão de Química Física da Sociedade Portuguesa de Química (SPQ), este Encontro tem como principal objetivo reunir os investigadores de todas as áreas da Química Física, de modo a promover a discussão em torno dos mais recentes avanços neste domínio, com especial destaque para os trabalhos desenvolvidos pela comunidade científica nacional. Paralelamente a este evento, no dia 17 irá realizar-se o III Simpósio de Química Computacional.

The 14th Meeting of Physical Chemistry will be held in Coimbra from June 17 to 19, 2020. Organized under the auspices of the Division of Physical Chemistry of the Portuguese Chemistry Society (SPQ), the main objective of this meeting is to bring together researchers from all areas of Physical Chemistry, in order to promote the discussion about the latest advances in this field, with special emphasis on the work developed by the national scientific community. Parallel to this event, on the 17th will be held the III Symposium of Computational Chemistry.


Jorge Manuel Campos Marques
Presidente da Divisão de Química Física da SPQ


Organizing Committee

Artur Valente (Universidade de Coimbra)
Daniel Santos (Universidade do Porto)
Ermelinda Eusébio (Universidade de Coimbra)
João Brandão (Universidade do Algarve)
João Pina (Universidade de Coimbra)
Jorge Marques (Universidade de Coimbra)
José Richard Gomes (Universidade de Aveiro)
Manuel Minas da Piedade (Universidade de Lisboa)
Mário Rosado (Universidade de Coimbra)
Paulo Abreu (Universidade de Coimbra)
Sandra Nunes (Universidade de Coimbra)
Sérgio Rodrigues (Universidade de Coimbra)

Scientific Committee

Alberto Pais (Univ. Coimbra)
Fernando Pina (Univ. Nova de Lisboa)
Filomena Martins (Univ. Lisboa)
João Paulo Ramalho (Univ. Évora)
Manuela Silva (Univ. Minho)
Mara Freire (Univ. Aveiro)
Maria das Dores Ribeiro da Silva (Univ. Porto)
Mário Nuno Berberan Santos (IST, Univ. Lisboa)
Rui Borges dos Santos (Univ. Algarve)
Rui Fausto (Univ. Coimbra)
Tito Trindade (Univ. Aveiro)


before April 30th, 2020 (€) after April 30th, 2020 (€)
SPQ members * non-member SPQ members * non-members
Normal (3 days) 200 230 230 260
Computational Chemistry Symposium (1 day) 100 120 130 150
PhD students ** (3 days) 120 150 150 180
Other students ** (3 days, without congress dinner) 50 80 80 110

Unless mentioned, the above options include:

  • Access to all Networking and Conference Sessions
  • Conference material (Welcome Bag, USB flash with the Proceedings Book, other information and materials)
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Invitation to the Congress Dinner and Social Program

* With subscription up to date
** Students should present a supervisor's declaration.

Payment Information

Bank Transfer

    Account Owner: Sociedade Portuguesa de Química
    Bank: Millennium BCP (Lisboa, Pt)
    IBAN: PT50 0033 0000 4534 5670 6780 5
    Bank address: Millennium BCP (Avenida 5 de Outubro 60-68, 1050-059 Lisboa, Portugal)

Credit Card
    Payment with credit card will is possible at your personal/registration area. Follow the guidelines.

Cancellation and Refund

  • For any cancellation received until 15 May, less an administrative fee equal to 10 percent of your registration fee (in EUR)
  • For any cancellation received after 15 May, no refund will be made
  • All bank charges involved in the transactions are paid by the participant
  • Any request for refund must be addressed to 14enqf@chemistry.pt
  • Refunds will be handled after the Conference

Registration Form Personal Area after registration Steps for registration Plenary and Invited Lectures only by invitation.

Scientific Program

Plenary Lectures:

Daniel Brandell (Uppsala Universitet)
Challenges for Li-Battery Polymer Electrolytes - Ion Transport, Electrochemical Stability and Predictabiliy of Soft Matter

Eduardo Filipe (Universidade de Lisboa)
Fluorinated Soft Matter
Manuel Yáñez (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid)
An overview of the rich chemistry of electron-deficient compounds
Margarida Bastos (Universidade do Porto)
Antimicrobial peptides: a multi-method approach for the development of new antibiotics
Sérgio Seixas de Melo (Universidade de Coimbra)
Photophysics and Photochemistry in Molecules
Verónica Bermudez (Univ. Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro)
(Super)hydrophobic coatings inspired in the surface of plants leaves. The roles of chemistry and physics

Invited Lectures:

Carlos Bernardes (Universidade de Lisboa)
Rationalization of crystallization processes by looking to the organization of molecules in solution
Cláudio Nunes (Universidade de Coimbra)
Molecular Manipulations under Cryogenic Conditions Controlled by Infrared Vibrational Excitation
Helena Nogueira (Universidade de Aveiro)
SERS studies for biodetection using hybrid nanostructures
Nuno Basílio (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
From micro to picomolar affinity: photoactive host-guest complexes with ultrahigh stability in aqueous solution
Miguel Jorge (University of Strathclyde)
Multiscale modelling of the synthesis of nanoporous materials
17 June
18 June
19 June
9:00 Opening Session
9:15 Plenary Lectures
10:00 Oral Communications
11:00 Coffee-Breaks
11:30 Oral Communications
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Plenary lecture Social Programme Plenary lecture
14:45 Oral Communication Oral Communication
15:45 Coffee-Breaks Coffee-Breaks
16:15 Oral Communications Posters
16:55 Oral Communications
17:35 Plenary lecture
17:55 Beer-party/Posters
18:20 Closing
19:30 Congress dinner

Abstract submission

Abstract submission for contributions of the conference participants in the field of Physical Chemistry is now open. The responsible author should be a registered participant and the preference for oral communication (subject to selection due to limited time slot availability) or poster should be clearly indicated.
Please use one of the abstract templates we provide. You can choose between OpenDocument (LibreOffice) or Microsoft Word (Microsoft Office) template formats. Follow the instructions in the template.
Confirmation of abstract acceptance will be sent to you later.

Abstract submission: April 30, 2020


Coimbra is an important tourist destination and has a wide range of accommodation options. For guidance, the following map suggests some places to stay in the city, without any affiliation to the the conference organization.

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