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Juarez Lopes Ferreira da Silva


Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Química de São Carlos (IQSC)  (Institutional affiliation for the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

He holds a bachelor's degree in Physics (bachelor's degree) from the Federal University of Goiás, Goiânia, Brazil (1991-1994), Master in Science - Solid State Physics, University of São Paulo, 1995- 1997), and a PhD in Natural Sciences (Dr. rer nat.) from the Technical University of Berlin and the Fritz-Haber Institute of the Max-Planck Society, Berlin, Germany (1998-2002). Postdoctoral I at the Solid State Physics Institute of the Juelich Research Center, Juelich, Germany (2002-2004). Post-doctorate II at the Chemistry Institute of the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany (2004-2006). Research Associate at the Basic Science Center of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, United States (2006-2009). After 11 years working abroad (8 years in Germany and 3 years in the United States), he returned to Brazil in August 2009, where he was a Young Researcher - FAPESP at the Institute of Physics of São Carlos, University of São Paulo, 08/2009 - 04/2012, São Carlos, Brazil. Since May 18, 2012, he is a Assistant Professor at the University of São Paulo, Institute of Chemistry of São Carlos, São Carlos, Brazil. In 2013, he obtained a productivity grant from CNPq level 2 (Chemistry), promoted to CNPq level 1C (Chemistry) in 2016. Since 2018 he is a member of the Executive Committee of the Center for Innovation in New Energies, which is financed by FAPESP and Shell Petróleo Brasil Ltda. He works in the area of Computational Science of Materials and Chemistry using ab initio methods based on Density Functional Theory for the study of metallic surfaces, molecular adsorption, oxides, semiconductors, clusters, nanoparticles, and the development of algorithms for the global optimization of the nanoparticle structure. In 2014 he founded the group of Quantum Theory of Nanomaterials at the Institute of Chemistry of São Carlos. Several administrative activities have been carried out since the beginning of the activities in the Institute of Chemistry of São Carlos, eg, President of the Internationalization Commission, Member of the Postgraduate Committee, Representative of the doctorate professors in the congregation, Member of the board of the Department of Physical Chemistry , etc. Since 06/2015 he is President of the Information Technology Commission of the Institute of Chemistry of São Carlos. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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