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Former Group Members



PhD Thesis


Bruno Henrique Arpini (2022)

Design de nanocatalisadores híbridos de níquel e carbono e suas aplicações em reações de hidrogenação.

Jhonatan L. Fiorio (2019)

Catalysis at gold-ligand interfaces: a frustrated Lewis pair mechanism for selective reduction reactions.

Marco Aurélio Suller Garcia (2016)

Rhodium Nanoparticles: components for the preparation of catalysts for hydroformylation of olefins


Lucas L. R. Vono (2016)

Design of nanocatalysts supported on magnetic nanocomposites containing silica, ceria and titania


Fernanda Parra da Silva (2016)

Study of copper and palladium-based catalysts selectivity in transformations of unsaturated hydrocarbons

Tiago Artur da Silva (2016)

Structural evolution and catalytic performance of AuPd nanoparticles of variable composition

Natália de Jesus da Silva Costa (2012) 

Nickel and nickel-palladium supported nanocatalysts obtained from organometallic precursors


Fernando Bacci Effenberger (2012)

Magnetic nanomaterials for application in therapy and imaging


Marcos José Jacinto (2010)

Development of magnetically recoverable catalysts for liquid-phase hydrogenation reactions



Master Thesis

Ofelia Yang (2021)
Fine-tuning the composition of gold-palladium core-shell catalysts for alcohol oxidation activity

Karla Lais Caetano da Silva (2019)

Development of gold-palladium bimetallic catalysts for selective hydrogenations 

Rerison Justo (2018)

Effect of nitrogen ligands on the catalytic activity of gold nanoparticles for hydrogenation of aldehydes

Tiago Rosa (2016)

Development of metallic nickel nanoparticles as catalysts in hydrogenation reactions

Fernanda Parra da Silva (2011)

Allylic oxidation of alkenes catalyzed by supported cobalt oxide nanoparticles


Tiago Artur da Silva (2011)

Design of bimetallic gold and palladium nanocatalysts for the selective oxidation of alcohols


Lucas Lucchiari Ribeiro Vono (2010)

Studies on the immobilization of photosensitizers in magnetic nanomaterials


Rafael de Lima Oliveira (2009)

Gold nanocatalysts: Preparation, characterization and catalytic performance.


Inna Martha Nangoi (2009)

Development of palladium nanoparticle catalysts for hydrodechlorination reaction


Paulo Rogério da Silva (2008)

Study of the immobilization of porphyrins in silica nanoparticles and their interaction with oxygen and iron: possible biomedical and analytical applications.


Post-doctoral research associates


Dr. Dagoberto Oliveira Silva (2019-2022) - Present Position: Moftech, Brasil
Dr. Camila Grossi (2020-2021) - Present Position: professor UFOP, Brazil

Dr. Adriano H. Braga (2016-2021) - Present Position: Post-doctoral researcher at Texas Tech University, USA

Dr. Thalita Galhardo (2017-2018) - Present Position: post-doctoral researcher at Rennes, France

Dr. Camila Palombo Ferraz (2014-2018) - Present Position: post-doctoral researcher at Lille, France

Dr. Jean C. S. Costa (2013-2016) - Present Position: professor at UFPI, Brazil

Dr. Renato V. Gonçalves (2013-2014) - Present Position: professor at IFSC-USP, Brazil

Dr. Natalia J. S. Costa (2012-2015) - Present Position: researcher at Clariant, Brazil

Dr. Paula Uberman (2013) - Present Position: professor at Cordoba, Argentine

Dr. Edmilson Miranda de Moura(2013) - Present Position: professor at UFPI, Brazil
Dr. Robert Jan Wojcieszak (2013) - Present Position: CNRS researcher at Lille, France
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