Raul Bernardino graduated in Technological Chemistry at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisboa (FCUL) in 1993. After graduation, he worked in the Food Industry (Garina Ltd) and then joined the Department of Chemical Engineering of the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar (IPT) as Teaching Assistant. In 1998, he started his post-graduate studies in the Department of Chemistry of FCUL, where in 2002 he obtained his Ph.D. degree in Computational Chemistry applied to Supramolecular Chemistry. In the same year, he moved to Polytechnic Institute of Leiria where he pursues his teaching and research career. From 2005 to 2009 he was the director of “Laboratório Biotecnológico do Oeste” (LBO) and in 2009 to 2012 was the coordinator of the aquaculture master degree. From 2011 to 2012 he made a specialist degree in Aquaculture in the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain.


Theoretical Chemistry
Ab initio and DFT methods
Molecular modeling
Supramolecular Chemistry
Host-guest compounds
Marine systems chemistry


P.M. Marcos, J.D. Fonseca, C.S. Proença, J.R. Ascenso, R.J. Bernardino, J. Kulesza, M. Bochenska. Experimental and computational studies of the binding properties of lower rim tetra- and di-substituted calix[4]arene amide derivatives with metal ions. Supramolecular Chemistry, 28, 367-376, 2016 P.M. Marcos, F.A. Teixeira, M.A.P. Segurado, J.R. Ascenso, R.J. Bernardino, S. Michel, V. Hubscher-Bruder. Bidentate Urea Derivatives of p-tert-Butyldihomooxacalix[4]arene: Neutral Receptors for Anion Complexation. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 79, 742-751, 2014 P. Bispo, I. Batista, R.J. Bernardino, N.M. Bandarra. Preparation of triacylglycerols rich in omega-3 fatty acids from sardine oil using a Rhizomucor miehei lipase: focus in the EPA/DHA ratio. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 172, 1866-1881, 2014 P.M. Marcos, F.A. Teixeira, M.A.P. Segurado, J.R. Ascenso, R.J. Bernardino, G. Brancatelli, S. Geremia. Synthesis and anion binding properties of new dihomooxacalix[4]arene diurea and dithiourea receptors. Tetrahedron, 70, 6497-6505, 2014 P.M. Marcos, C.S. Proença, F.A. Teixeira, J.R. Ascenso, R.J. Bernardino, P.J. Cragge. Synthesis, NMR and DFT conformational studies of homooxacalixarene (cyanopropyl)oxy derivatives, precursors to urea-terminated compounds. Tetrahedron, 69, 7430-7437, 2013
Raul Bernardino
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