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Luís Perdigão

Office E0.11a
Department of Chemistry
University of Warwick
Gibbet Hill Road
CV4 7AL Coventry, UK
Tel: +44-(0)-24-761-51013
Email: l.m.alves-perdigao (at)
Luís Perdigão

Brief CV

I have joined the Costantini group in September 2013, and I am currently working in the Visual-MS project funded by the European Research Council. Dan Warr and I are currently developing an electrospray ionisation deposition system which is intended for deposition of large and fragile molecules (eg. peptides) on surfaces, for studying their shape, assembly and conformation with a vacuum scanning tunnelling microscope.

I also have research-driven interest in the development of software tools for rapid data analysis. Please find some notable examples in my Sourceforge page.

My current scientific interests include atomic-scale imaging of molecules, graphene, scientific instruments, software development and electronics.

I have previously made major studies of molecules on surfaces during my appointment at the University of Nottingham. I used ultra-high vacuum, room temperature scanning tunnelling microscopy extensively, combined with electrospray and sublimation deposition. Examples of systems I have studied were porphyrin nanorings, self-assembly of supramolecular hydrogen-bonded networks, graphene formation on nickel thin films, molecular cages and tweezers, silicon surfaces.

“An STM picture is worth 262144”


2013-present Research Associate in Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick.

2004-2013 Research Associate at the School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham.

2003-2004 Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institut Supérior de l’Electronique et du Numérique (ISEN) in Lille, France.

1998-2002 PhD “VUV desorption dynamics”. School of Physics, University of Birmingham, UK.

1994-1998 Degree in Physics, University of Lisbon, Portugal.

Selected publications

“Tailoring pores for guest entrapment in a unimolecular surface self-assembled hydrogen bonded network,” 10.1039/b926824c.

“Functionalized Supramolecular Nanoporous Arrays for Surface Templating,” 10.1002/chem.200800476.

“Bimolecular Networks and Supramolecular Traps on Au(111),” 10.1021/jp060062x.

“Surface self-assembly of the cyanuric acid-melamine hydrogen bonded network,” 10.1039/b514389f.

“Haptic-STM: A human-in-the-loop interface to a scanning tunneling microscope,” 10.1063/1.3600572.