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Niklaus Ursus Wetter


Secretaria de Desenvolvimento Econômico (São Paulo - Estado). Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares (IPEN)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Niklaus Ursus Wetter holds a BA in Physics from the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich - ETH (1988 - Switzerland) and a Ph.D. in Nuclear Technology from the Institute for Energy and Nuclear Research (1993). He is currently a senior researcher at the National Nuclear Energy Commission at IPEN / SP and a postgraduate professor at the University of São Paulo USP, where he regularly teaches a subject. From 2009 to 2013 he was deputy manager of the Center for Lasers and Applications at IPEN / SP. From 2013 to 2018 he held the position of manager of the Center for Lasers and Applications at IPEN / SP. From 2014 to 2020 he held the position of CEO of FAFITPE, IPEN's Foundation for Support and Promotion of Technological Innovation in Research and Education. Since 2019 he has held the position of Deputy Director of Research and Internationalization Manager at IPEN. Currently, he is the Director of Research of IPEN. As manager of Internationalization, he has so far implemented 14 bilateral agreements with universities and institutes around the world, including the Battelle Energy Alliance, which encompasses eight of the largest federal research institutions in the US. In 2018 he was responsible for organizing the André Swieca Summer School and the São Paulo School of Advanced Science FAPESP "" with 141 students, 40 of whom came from outside Latin America. He specializes in laser development and operates in the main segments: Diode lasers, waveguides, solid state lasers and materials for laser media, laser applications in life sciences, lasers in nuclear applications and Raman spectroscopy. Since 2008 he has been developing light sources in disordered materials, or "Random Lasers", for the purpose of applications in optical devices. In 2017, he acquired, through a FAPESP project, a Raman-TERS (AFM) multiuser equipment with STM and SNOM, focused on measurements and development of nanomaterials. He has 4 patent letters and 9 applications in total, 240 international articles with over 2500 citations and an h factor of 29 (Scopus). (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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