After graduating in Physics (07/06/1999, cum laude) at the University of Pisa, I carried out my Ph.D. research at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam under the supervision of Prof. Baerends (1999-2003). I defended my thesis on the development of density functional theory for chemistry and molecular physics on the 07/11/2003. As post-doctoral researcher I continued my work on development of density functional theory, first at the Donostia International Physics Center (Spain) with Prof. Rubio (2003-2005), then at the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium) with Prof. Gonze (2006-2009). In June 2009 I joined the the CFC condensed matter group as Investigador auxiliar under the Ciencia 2008 FCT programme.

**Research interests:**

- Development of electronic structures methods for calculating excited state properties
- Application of electronic structures method to excited state properties of nanostructures and bulk materials
- Development of scientific code

**Current projects:**

- Real-time ab-initio approaches for nonlinear optical properties and ultrafast phenomena at the nanoscale
- Time-dependent density functional theory: approximations derived for many-body perturbation theory
- Electronic structure of high-k materials within many-body perturbation theory

- Exciton-Plasmon States in Nanoscale Materials: Breakdown of the Tamm−Dancoff Approximation
- Yambo: An ab initio tool for excited state calculations
- Effect of spatial nonlocality on the density functional band gap
- more…

**Contact info:** e-mail : *myrta* at the UC Physics email = *fis.uc.pt* telephone : +351 239410114** **fax : +351 239829158** **address : Centre for Computational Physics and Physics Department University of Coimbra Rua Larga 3004-516 COIMBRA PORTUGAL

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