Bio Timeline

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2021

HubCG Announcement - Platform for the full development of the Games Sector, with an initial investment of R$ 300 million, and a work area of 10,000 m2 on Costão do Santinho. This innovative venture will strategically position Florianópolis on the Games world.

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2020

Launch of SUPERHUB NANO - the main connection platform, articulation of innovative projects in Nanotechnology in Paraná, which brings together 18 ST&I institutions (public, federal and state universities, private universities and ICTs).

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2019

Invitation from Governor Ratinho Junior to structure Nanotechnology in the State of Paraná, in which applications with Graphene and a project to create the first Nanotechnology Cluster of Paraná were presented.

Presentation of Draft Bill 880/2019 (Legal Framework for Nano and Advanced Materials) and PLP 23/2019 (Simples National) with Sen. Jorginho Mello.

Invitation to present the Brazilian Nanotechnology Plan and Strategy and Advanced Materials in the International Nanotechnology Organizations Meeting, at TechConnect World 2019.

Launch of the Brazilian Association of Nanotechnology (BrasilNano) at the Analitica Fair, in partnership with Nuernberg Messe, and with the signing of a cooperation agreement with the Pan Canadian Nanotechnology organization, NanoCanada.

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2018

Launch of the National Plan for Converging and Enabling Technologies, as a State Plan, for the  advancement and strengthening of  Nanotechnology,  Advanced Materials, Photonics, and Technologies for Advanced Manufacturing/Industry 4.0.

Member of Route 2030 committee to build the largest innovation program for the Automotive sector. Inserted in the provisional measure the text definitions of Nanotechnology for parts, auto parts and components; of Nanotechnology in processes and in Industry 4.0.

Articulation in the Chamber, Senate and  in the Presidency of the Republic for the budget approval of R$ 617 million in LOA 2018, in benefit of the full development of the areas of Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials, Photonics, Industry 4.0, IoT and Rare Earths.

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Lead a Brazilian delegation supported by he Sector Dialogs project on Innovation in Photonics and Nanotechnology for Medical Equipment. The delegation met with DG Connect, DG RTD, imec and Photonics 21. During the visits presented their solutions, participate in strategic meeting and collaborate with EU nationals to produce the next European ST&I framework funding initiative in Photonics.

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2017

Invited to assume the position of 1st General Coordinator of Converging and Enabling Technologies (responsible for public policies and national programs in Nanotechnology, Photonics, Advanced Materials and Advanced Manufacturing / Industry 4.0) by the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications (MCTIC), Brazil

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2016

Launch of the 1st Nanosafety book in Brazil together with Prof. Luismar Porto. The book details the various concepts of Nanotechnology and Nanosafety. Examples of good practices in nanotechnology for manufacturing in laboratories, explanations on nanotoxicity, physicochemical properties and techniques for handling and measuring nanomaterials are presented.

Member of the organizing committee of the second national trade fair in Nanotechnology - NanoTrade Show. Led an 16-member delegation of API.nano in a unique space for business development in Brazil. Three of our members won the Key Enabling Technology Awards.

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2015

My first article in a large and respected national newspaper about the work to promote Nanotechnology in Brazil, through innovative entrepreneurship. The publication also features myself in the nanotechnology history timeline.

Member of the organizing committee of the first national trade fair in Nanotechnology - NanoTrade Show. Led an 11-member delegation of API.nano in a unique space for business development in Brazil.

API.nano first engagement with Society of Automotive, Brazilian Chapter - SAE Brasil, presenting Nanotechnology innovations to all major automotive companies in Brasil.

The event was a complete success that the SAE Brasil Chairman decided that same day to create a permanent Comitee of New Materials and Nanotechnology.

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2014

API.nano, the first Innovative Nanotechnology Cluster and Santa Catarina becomes a highlight in Nanotechnology in an interview with Ethevaldo Siqueira, renowned journalist in Technology. The Interview highlighted that "Despite being a recent initiative, API.nano has been gaining recognition and support from the federal government, as well as from partners throughout Brazil".

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2013

Launch of API.nano by the then President of the CERTI Foundation and creator Carlos Alberto Schineider, in Florianópolis, with the presence and support of the then MCTI Secretary Adalberto Fazzio and other dignitaries. On that day I was elected by the members of API.nano, its Executive Secretary, a task that I fulfilled with great satisfaction and dedication.

Invited to represent Prof. Luismar Porto at the 1st Technical-Scientific Symposium of API.nano in Florianópolis, without this opportunity I would have given up my career in Nanotechnology.

In the same year I started my Post-doc under supervision of Prof. Luismar in his InteLAB group, at UFSC. Therefore I always be grateful to him.

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2010

Received my PhD title in Nanotechnology from the University of Sheffield. My PhD theme was Modeling Mobility: Nanoswimmers moving at  nanoscale, a robust and new theory to control  and design autonomous motion of nanoswimmers (nanorobot) at nanoscale under Brownian motion by solving Langevin Equations. The methods were extensively tested (over Terabytes of data) and the numerical results strongly agreed with the experimental data.

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2006

After years of looking  for an opportunity to work with Nanotechnology, I found Prof. Anthony Ryan OBE, from the University of Sheffield, very famous in the field of Nanotechnology, and awarded by the Queen with the title of Order of the British Empire (OBE), for services to Science, which gave me the opportunity to do a doctorate right after my graduation. I am eternally grateful for Prof. Tony Ryan, and also the equally renowned Prof. Richard Jones FRS (British Government Adviser for Nanotechnology and Other Technologies), Prof. Patrick Fairclough brilliant polymer scientist and independent advisor and Prof. Ramin Golestanian, one of the best theoretical physicists of today.

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2000

I joined the Cyclops Project, a bilateral project between Brazil and Germany by Prof. Aldo von Wangeheim, at UFSC. It was a part of the quest to work with Nanomedicine. On this occasion I learned and strengthened a lot in my knowledge of Medical Informatics and Telemecine, with access to the most diverse and innovative technologies at the time in Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Artificial Intelligence in the creation of tools for an accurate and better medical diagnosis.

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2003

Graduated in Computer Engineering from UNIVALI. My year-end project was Development of a System that Automatically Detects, Measures, and Rebuilds Three-Dimensional Computed Tomography Volume Aneurysms Using Advanced Image Processing, Computer Vision, and Artificial Intelligence Algorithms for the company Nano Endoluminal. I received the award for best software development in the group and was invited as a visiting researcher in German partner institutions with a DAAD grant.

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1998

First contact with Dr. Eric Drexler, Dr. Ralph Merkle, Dr. Robert Freitas and Scott Mize.

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1997

Started my undergrad course in Computer Engineering.

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1992

First contact with Nanotechnology, due to an article on Nanotechnology published in the Super Interessante magazine