Fernando Nogueira graduated in Physics from the University of Coimbra in 1990. He then started his research career in the group of Joaquim Maria Domingos at the University of Coimbra, where he concluded his MSc thesis in 1993, with a thesis on Quantum Mechanics Foundations and Bell's Inequalities. He went on to work on the description of solids and clusters using local pseudopotentials under the supervision of Carlos Fiolhais (University of Coimbra) and in strict collaboration with John P. Perdew (Tulane University, New Orleans, USA). He concluded his PhD in July 27, 1999. After his PhD he did some work in the fields of geomagnetism and of molecular geometry optimization, directing 2 MSc theses in the latter field. In 2003 he became the leader of the Condensed Matter research group at the Centre for Computational Physics, devoted since then mainly to the study of the optical properties of clusters and molecules in the framework of time-dependent density-functional theory.
Current research interests include: optical properties of doped semiconductor nanocrystals and clusters, nonlinear optical properties of organic molecules, bioluminescence, pseudopotential development, and optical properties of magnetic clusters. He has directed 4 "licenciatura" theses, 3 MSc theses and 1 PhD thesis and his currently directing 2 new PhD theses. He held several teaching positions at the University of Coimbra since 1989. Currently he is an Assistant Professor at the Physics Department of the University of Coimbra.
Some recent representative publications are:
Accurate Color Tuning of Firefly Chromophore by Modulation of Local Polarization Electrostatic Fields
Duanjun Cai, Miguel A. L. Marques, Fernando Nogueira The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 115, 329-332 (2011)
Computational Study of Molecules with High Intrinsic Hyperpolarizabilities
Cláudia Cardoso, Paulo E. Abreu, Bruce F. Milne and Fernando Nogueira The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 114, 10676-10683 (2010)
Bioheterojunction Effect on Fluorescence Origin and Efficiency Improvement of Firefly Chromophores
Duanjun Cai, Miguel A. L. Marques, Bruce F. Milne and Fernando Nogueira The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 1, 2781-2787 (2010)
Structure Dependence of Hyperpolarizability in Octopolar Molecules
C. Cardoso and P. E. Abreu and F. Nogueira J. Chem. Theory Comput. 5, 850-858 (2009)
Photoabsorption Spectra of Small Cationic Xenon Clusters from Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory
M.J.T. Oliveira, F. Nogueira, M.A.L. Marques, Angel Rubio J. Chem. Phys. 131, 214302 (2009)
Generating relativistic pseudo-potentials with explicit incorporation of semi-core states using APE, the Atomic Pseudo-potentials Engine
Micael Oliveira, Fernando Nogueira Computer Physics Communications 178, 524-534 (2008)