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Development of Van der Waals surfaces for application in biodevices

Grant number: 21/05665-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2021
Effective date (End): February 28, 2025
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Physical-Chemistry
Principal Investigator:Frank Nelson Crespilho
Grantee:Rafael Neri Prystaj Colombo
Host Institution: Instituto de Química de São Carlos (IQSC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:18/22214-6 - Towards a convergence of technologies: from sensing and biosensing to information visualization and machine learning for data analysis in clinical diagnosis, AP.TEM


The Bioelectrochemistry and Interfaces Group coordinated by Professor Frank Crespilho has an excellent track record in the fabrication of bioelectrodes based on the modification and engineering of carbon materials with various biomolecules, including enzymes, coenzymes, and single-cell organisms, seeking practical applications in biodevices, biofuel cells, and biosensors. More recently, it has extended the expertise in the field towards the implementation of graphene and Single Entity Electrochemistry (SEE). Promising outcomes are expected in the field through the elaboration of this project, in which Van der Waals surfaces on top of a graphene monolayer will be established. The new surface with the inherent properties will bring a new trend in biosensing applications alongside new ideas and concepts produced in interface science. The group is offering a postdoctoral position, with FAPESP scholarship (linked thematic project 2018/22214-6), with a minimum period of two years, for Chemists, with strong knowledge in electrochemistry and desirable knowledge in spectroscopy, microscopy, in-situ techniques, enzymatic immobilization, graphene transfer and preparation of bioelectrodes. Additionally, the candidate is expected to develop projects with a focus on coupling the Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) and electrochemical techniques, to understand interfacial phenomena in bio-devices with Van der Waals surfaces. (AU)

Matéria(s) publicada(s) na Revista Pesquisa FAPESP sobre a bolsa::
Del agua al hidrógeno 
From water to hydrogen 
New biocatalyst may be more efficient at breaking down the water molecule 
Un nuevo biocatalizador puede ser más eficiente para romper la molécula de agua 
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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)
SEDENHO, GRAZIELA C.; COLOMBO, RAFAEL N. P.; CRESPILHO, FRANK N.. Insights from Enzymatic Catalysis: A Path towards Bioinspired High-Performance Electrocatalysts. CHEMCATCHEM, v. N/A, p. 18-pg., . (21/05665-7, 22/09164-5, 18/22214-6, 20/04796-8)
MENDES, GIOVANA ROSSI; MODENEZ, IAGO DE ASSIS; CAGNANI, GIOVANA ROSSO; COLOMBO, RAFAEL N. P.; CRESPILHO, FRANK NELSON. Exploring Enzymatic Conformational Dynamics at Surfaces through μ-FTIR Spectromicroscopy. Analytical Chemistry, v. 95, n. 30, p. 9-pg., . (20/10724-0, 21/05665-7, 19/15333-1, 19/12053-8, 18/22214-6, 22/09164-5)
CASTRO, KARLA P. R.; COLOMBO, RAFAEL N. P.; IOST, RODRIGO M. M.; DA SILVA, BEATRIZ G. R.; CRESPILHO, FRANK N. N.. Low-dimensionality carbon-based biosensors: the new era of emerging technologies in bioanalytical chemistry. ANALYTICAL AND BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, v. N/A, p. 17-pg., . (22/09164-5, 21/05665-7, 18/22214-6)
COLOMBO, RAFAEL N. P.; SEDENHO, GRAZIELA C.; CRESPILHO, FRANK N.. Challenges in Biomaterials Science for Electrochemical Biosensing and Bioenergy. CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, v. 34, n. 23, p. 12-pg., . (21/05665-7, 20/04796-8, 18/22214-6)
SEDENHO, GRAZIELA C.; NECKEL, ITAMAR T.; COLOMBO, RAFAEL N. P.; PACHECO, JESSICA C.; BERTAGLIA, THIAGO; CRESPILHO, FRANK N.. Investigation of Water Splitting Reaction by a Multicopper Oxidase through X-ray Absorption Nanospectroelectrochemistry. ADVANCED ENERGY MATERIALS, v. 12, n. 47, p. 6-pg., . (19/15333-1, 20/04796-8, 18/22214-6, 21/05665-7, 20/03681-2, 19/12053-8, 20/15098-0)
HASSAN, AYAZ; MATTIOLI, ISABELA A. A.; COLOMBO, RAFAEL N. P.; CRESPILHO, FRANK N. N.. Tuning quantum capacitance in 2D graphene electrodes: the role of defects and charge carrier concentration. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY C, v. 11, n. 19, p. 5-pg., . (19/12053-8, 19/15333-1, 18/22214-6, 21/05665-7)

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