Sérgio Rodrigues has a Ph.D. in Theoretical Chemistry and is an assistant professor in the Chemistry Department of the University of Coimbra. His scientific interests are centered in the areas of theoretical and computational chemistry but extend to education in chemistry, history of chemistry and communication of science. The popularization of chemistry and outreach activities directed to secondary students and the general public is an important component of his activities, as part of an effort to attract more students to chemistry and for research in chemistry. Sérgio writes regularly popularization texts of chemistry in the blogs de Rerum Natura and Percursos Químicos, and published em 2014, in Gradiva, "Jardins de Cristais: Química e Literatura". In 2013 and 2014 he was a member (and coordinator of the chemistry part) of the team that defined the Educational Standards for the Portugues basic education (7th to 9th grades) in Physics and Chemistry and the Programs and Educational Standards of Physics and Chemistry in the Portuguese Secondary Education (10th to 12th grades). He is now consultant for the chemistry collections of the science museum and member of the Scientific Committee of the Sciences Faculty of Universidade de Coimbra.
From Jane Marcet to the Viscount of Vilarinho de São Romão: conversations about chemistry in the nineteenth century, Peres, Isabel Marília; Rodrigues, Sérgio Paulo Jorge, Hist. Cien. Saude - Manguinhos, 25 (2018) 469-495.
Does poly(vinyl alcohol) act as an amphiphilic polymer? An interaction study with simvastatin. Baptista, J. G. C., Rodrigues, S. P. J., Matsushita, A. F. Y., Vitorino, C., Maria, T M. R.., Burrows, H., Pais, A. C. C., Valente, A. J. M. J. Mol. Liquids. 222 (2016) 287-294. DOI: 10.1016/j.molliq.2016.07.025
Mal-entendidos, preconceitos e mitos sobre química na sociedade contemporânea. Atas do II Congresso Internacional Educação, Ambiente e Desenvolvimento. Oliveira, M., Santos, O., Carvalho, N., Lameiras, E., Castro, J. (Coord.), pp. 317-330. Leiria: OIKOS, 2016. E-book ISBN 978-989-99054-2-9.
Jardins de Cristais: química e literatura (prefácio de João Lobo Antunes) Lisboa: Gradiva, 2014 (extract, adicional material)
Michael Faraday, História química de uma vela (tradução e notas com Maria Isabel Machado Prata, prefácio de Sebastião Formosinho), Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, 2011 (extract, re-enacting of the lessons with Filipa Oliveira for the program Mundo na Escola)
Refining to near spectroscopic accuracy the double many-body expansion potential energy surface for ground-state NH2, Rodrigues, S. P. J., Fontes, A. C. G., Li, Y. Q., Varandas, A. J. C. Chemical Physics Letters 516 (1-3) (2011) 17-22.
Departamento de Química FCTUC