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The NAMITEC National Institute of Science and Technology is aimed at advancing the research and development of intelligent micro- and nano-electromechanical systems for use in sensor networks and embedded and self-adjusted systems, among others. Applications include precision agriculture, environmental protection, energy processing, biomedical Instrumentation, automotive and aerospace industries, and telecommunications. Within this context, the main goals of this project are the research and development of (a) systems-on-chip and sensor networks, (b) design/test methodology and EDA tools for low-power and fault-tolerant analog, RF, and digital integrated circuits, (c) micro- and nano-electromechanical, photo- and optoelectronic devices as well as integration and packaging processes for MEMS and NEMS, (d) materials and processes for the fabrication of micro- and nano-integrated devices and circuits. This project is an extension of the previous NAMITEC of Institutos do Milênio. It includes both some ongoing activities as well as a set of new activities in promising research areas such as graphene electronics, organic solar cells, and new sensors. NAMITEC is inserted into the Brazilian Industrial policy aimed at developing the semiconductor industry. Specially, NAMITEC provides an interaction between academia and industry, adding to initiatives such as SIBRATEC (Brazilian Technology System) and contributing to the development of human resources. Researchers of the NAMITEC group, affiliated with several nationwide education and research institutions, work on a wide spectrum of disciplines such as Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electrical/Electronics Engineering, and Farming and Cattle Raising (EMBRAPA). Our team is composed of 125 researchers, 46 of which are CNPq researchers, from 25 departments of 20 institutions in 14 states covering the 5 Brazilian geographic regions. Our group cooperates with several international research teams and with Brazilian companies. We have been in contact with European researchers (from IMEC, Fraunhofer, VTT, CEA/LETI, TUV, and others) in order to prepare proposals for the FP7 Call for Submissions of the European Union. The long-tradition international cooperation of our Institutions along with strong ties with local companies demonstrate the effort of our group in transferring knowledge and providing support to the industrial development of our nation. (AU)

Articles published in Pesquisa FAPESP Magazine about the research grant:
The challenge of the Sun 
El desafío del Sol 

Scientific publications (6)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
MOREIRA, LUIZ CARLOS; VAN NOIJE, WILHELMUS A. M.; FONTEBASSO NETO, JOSE; RIOS, EMMANUEL TORRES. Very small inductorless 2nd derivative Gaussian IR-UWB transmitter module using n/p-latches as PDs. ANALOG INTEGRATED CIRCUITS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING, v. 82, n. 1, SI, p. 81-88, JAN 2015. Web of Science Citations: 0.
ELY, FERNANDO; MATSUMOTO, AGATHA; ZOETEBIER, BRAM; PERESSINOTTO, VALDIRENE S.; HIRATA, MARCELO KIOSHI; DE SOUSA, DOUGLAS A.; MACIEL, RUBENS. Handheld and automated ultrasonic spray deposition of conductive PEDOT:PSS films and their application in AC EL devices. ORGANIC ELECTRONICS, v. 15, n. 5, p. 1062-1070, MAY 2014. Web of Science Citations: 26.
ARISTIZABAL, SERGIO LOPERA; CIRINO, GIUSEPPE ANTONIO; MONTAGNOLI, ARLINDO NETO; SOBRINHO, APARECIDO ARRUDA; RUBERT, JOSE BENAQUE; HOSPITAL, MICHEL; MANSANO, RONALDO DOMINGUES. Microlens array fabricated by a low-cost grayscale lithography maskless system. Optical Engineering, v. 52, n. 12 DEC 2013. Web of Science Citations: 14.
BORTOLETO-BUGS, RAQUEL KELY; MAZON, TALITA; BIASOLI, MARCIO TAROZZO; PAVANI FILHO, ARISTIDES; SWART, JACOBUS WILLIBRORDUS; BUGS, MILTON ROQUE. Understanding the Formation of the Self-Assembly of Colloidal Copper Nanoparticles by Surfactant: A Molecular Velcro. Journal of Nanomaterials, 2013. Web of Science Citations: 2.
STEFFENS, CLARICE; LEITE, FABIO L.; BUENO, CAROLINA C.; MANZOLI, ALEXANDRA; DE PAULA HERRMANN, PAULO SERGIO. Atomic Force Microscopy as a Tool Applied to Nano/Biosensors. SENSORS, v. 12, n. 6, p. 8278-8300, JUN 2012. Web of Science Citations: 33.
MANZOLI, ALEXANDRA; STEFFENS, CLARICE; PASCHOALIN, RAFAELLA T.; CORREA, ALESSANDRA A.; ALVES, WILLIAM F.; LEITE, FABIO L.; HERRMANN, PAULO S. P. Low-Cost Gas Sensors Produced by the Graphite Line-Patterning Technique Applied to Monitoring Banana Ripeness. SENSORS, v. 11, n. 6, p. 6425-6434, JUN 2011. Web of Science Citations: 30.

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