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Adélia Aquino——Professor

Room B609, Building 24, Tianjin University
School of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology
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Education Experience
1988-1991 Ph. D. University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
1994-1997 Postdoctoral University of California, San Diego, USA
Professional Experience
1981-1984 Analyst in Science and Technology National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazil
1985-1989 Chemistry Program Supervisor CNpq, Brasilia-DF, Brazil
1990-1993 Coordinator of RHAE and QEQ (PADCT) CNpq, Brasilia-DF, Brazil
1994-1997 Post-doc fellow Phys. Depart. Univ. California, San Diego and the San Diego Super Computer Center, La Jolla, CA, USA
1997-1999 Coordinator Biological and Environmental Sciences, CNPq, Brasilia-DF, Brazil
1999-2002 Manager and Researcher International collaboration project Brazil x Austria, University of Vienna
2003-2003 Programme Officer United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UN-OOSA), Vienna, Austria
2004-2004 Senior Scientist University of Vienna
2005-2013 Senior Scientist University of Vienna, the University of Natural Resources and Applied Sciences, Vienna,
2011-2015 Research Professor Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry,Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA
2015- Adjunct Professor Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
2015- Professor School of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, Tianjin University
Research Area

The research in the Aquino group is based on computer simulations by means of quantum chemical methods applied to the following areas: (i) modeling basic interactions in molecular models of humic substances such as nanopores and wet regions, (ii) the interaction between mineral surfaces and different organic compounds, (iii) modeling of defect transport in DNA, (iv) excited-state proton transfer, (v) modeling of graphene defects and (vi) photovoltaic processes.



Honors and Awards
Master and PhD fellowships awarded by the Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), Brazil.
Post-doc fellowships awarded by Nat.Council for Sci. and Techn. Development (CNPq), Brazil; San Diego Computer Center, La Jolla, CA, USA
Lisa Meitner fellowship awarded by the Austrian Research Centers, Seibersdorf, from March 1999 to December 2002, Vienna, Austria
Highlighted Publications
Aquino, A. J. A.; Borges, I.; Nieman, R.; Kohn, A.; Lischka, H. Intermolecular interactions and charge transfer transitions in aromatic hydrocarbon-tetracyanoethylene complexes. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2014, 16, 20586.
Li, H.; Aquino, A. J. A.; Cordes, D.B.; Low, F. H.; Hase, W. L.; Krempner, C. A Zwitterionic Carbanion Frustrated by Boranes – Dihydrogen Cleavage with Weak Lewis Acids via an “Inverse” Frustrated Lewis Pair Approach. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 16066.
Borges, I.; Aquino, A. J. A.; Köhn, A.; Nieman, R.; Hase, W. L.; Chen, L. X.; Lischka, H. Ab initio modeling of excitonic and charge-transfer states in organic semiconductors: the PTB1/PCBM low band gap system. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 18252.
Siebert, M. R.; Aquino, A. J. A.; Jong , W. A. d.; Granucci, G.; Hase, W. L. Potential energy surface for C2H4I+. Dissociation including spin orbit effect. Mol. Phys. 2012, 110, 2599.
Aquino, A. J. A.; Nachtigallova, D.; Hobza, P.; Truhlar, D. G.; Hattig, C.; Lischka, H. The charge-transfer states in a stacked nucleobase dimer complex: a benchmark study. J. Comp. Chem. 2011, 32, 1217.
ResearcherID Publications
Year Title Author(s) Source Volume
2004 Modeling catalytic effects of clay mineral surfaces on peptide bond formation Aquino, AJA; Tunega, D; Gerzabek, MH; et al. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 108
2003 Adsorption of organic substances on broken clay surfaces: A quantum chemical study Aquino, AJA; Tunega, D; Haberhauer, G; et al. Journal of Computational Chemistry 24
2002 Solvent effects on hydrogen bonds - A theoretical study Aquino, AJA; Tunega, D; Haberhauer, G; et al. Journal of Physical Chemistry a 106
2001 A density-functional investigation of aluminium(III)-citrate complexes Aquino, AJA; Tunega, D; Haberhauer, G; et al. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 3
2001 Modeling of molecular interactions of soil components with organic compounds Haberhauer, G; Aquino, AJA; Tunega, D; et al. Humic Substances: Structures, Models and Functions
2001 Molecular modelling - opportunities for soil research Gerzabek, MH; Aquino, AJA; Haberhauer, G; et al. Bodenkultur 52
2001 Response of sorption processes of MCPA to the amount and origin of organic matter in a long-term field experiment Haberhauer, G; Pfeiffer, L; Gerzabek, MH; et al. European Journal of Soil Science 52
2001 Structure, properties, and photodissociation of O-4(-) Aquino, AJA; Taylor, PR; Walch, SP Journal of Chemical Physics 114
2000 A density functional theoretical study on solvated Al3 -oxalate complexes: structures and thermodynamic properties Aquino, AJA; Tunega, D; Haberhauer, G; et al. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2
1997 Estimating the effect of protein dynamics on electron transfer to the special pair in the photosynthetic reaction center Aquino, AJA; Beroza, P; Reagan, J; et al. Chemical Physics Letters 275