João Carlos de Andrade (Editor)
B.S. (Chemistry;1972), Master’s in Inorganic Chemistry (1975) and Doctor in Sciences (1980), all from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. Post-doctorate at the University of Manchester (1981). Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto (1983). Since 1993, Full Professor at the State University of Campinas and currently an Invited Professor. Research activities principally focusing on Analytical Chemistry, working on the development and optimization of analytical methods applied to complex samples, such as agronomic and environmental ones. Beyond the above areas of research, presently develops teaching activities in chemistry and instrumental analysis techniques, with emphasis on optical spectroscopy. Has special interests in writing and editing textbooks in chemistry and has been the Editor of the educational site Chemkeys since 1996.
Rogério Custodio (Associate Editor)
B.S. (Chemistry, 1979), University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto (USP/RP), Brazil. Masters in Physical Chemistry (1982) and Doctor in Sciences (1988), from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP). Post-doctorate, University of Guelph Canada (1993). Currently, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Chemistry at UNICAMP. Works on Theoretical Chemistry, particularly in computational methods for the determination of structural and electronic properties of atoms and molecules using quantum methods.
Cristina Cimarelli C. Rubega (Associate Editor for Spanish)
B.S. in Chemistry (1975), Master’s in Organic Chemistry (1981) and Teaching Certificate in Chemistry (1998) from the Institute of Chemistry, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP). Doctorate in Education (2000) from the Faculty of Education, State University of Campinas ( UNICAMP). Educational Advisor (since 2000) and Director of Education (since 2008) of the Technical High School of UNICAMP in Campinas. Member of GEPCE – Group of Studies and Research in Science and Education (2001), Faculty of Education, UNICAMP. Professor (1996 to 1998) and Coordinator of the Teaching of Chemistry (1989 – 2000) at the Paula Souza Center for Technical Education of the São Paulo State, Brazil.
Carol Hollingworth Collins (Consultant)
B.S., Bates College, USA, and Ph.D., Iowa State University in Physcial and Organic Chemistry (1958). Post-doctorate, University of Wisconsin (1958-1961). Initiated studies in radiation chemistry and hot-atom chemistry at Brookhaven National Laboratory (EUA) and at the Université de Louvain (Belgium). Worked at several nuclear centers (State University of New York at Buffalo, USA, Taiwan, the Phillipines and Indonesia), on projects of radiochemistry, using gas and liquid chromatographies. Joined the faculty of the Institute of Chemistry of the State University of Campinas in 1974 and became a Full Professor in 1988. Currently an Invited Professor. Present research activities principally in high performance liquid chromatography, with emphasis on the preparation and evaluation of new stationary phases. Published more than 160 papers in indexed journals and coordinated the publication of two books on chromatography. Supervised more than 50 theses and dissertations. Received the first Marie Curie Fellowship from the American Association of University Women. Classified IA by CNPq. Titular member of the Brazilian Academy of Science.
Carla Beatriz Grespan Bottoli (Analytical Chemistry)
Graduated in Industrial Chemistry from the Federal University of Santa Maria, RS (1996). Doctor in Sciences (2002) and Post-Doctorate (2002-2004), State University of Campinas (UNICAMP). Currently a professor of the Department of Analytical Chemistry of the Institute of Chemistry at UNICAMP, teaching Analytical Chemistry at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her area of research involves the study of the fundamentals and applications of separation methods, especially High Performance Liquid Chromatography and Capillary Electrophoresis.
Ljubica Tasic (Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry)
Bachelor’s and Master’s in Chemistry from the Faculty of Chemistry, Belgrade University (Serbia). For four years (1994-1998) was an Assistant Professor in the Applied Chemistry Department of the Chemistry Institute, Belgrade University. Her graduated studies were continued at the Chemistry Institute of the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), obtaining her Doctorate in May, 2002. Post-doctorate research, from August, 2002 to May, 2004, was carried out at the National Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS). In October 2004 became a Professor (MS-3) in the Organic Chemistry Department of the Chemistry Institute of the State University of Campinas, lecturing in courses on Biochemistry I and II, Molecular Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry II (undergraduate programs). At Belgrade University lectured on Organic Geochemistry, Water Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Qualitative Analytical Chemistry and Applied and Industrial Chemistry. At the moment, her research projects are related to Biological Chemistry, Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry, with emphasis on the Chemistry of Macromolecules, especially proteins, applying Nuclear Magnetic Resonance as well as in the field of Organic Geochemistry, particularly in petroleum analyses and recent sediments.
Marco-Aurélio De Paoili (Chemistry of Materials)
Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Brasilia (1970) and Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of São Paulo (1974). Post-Doctorate at the Max-Planck Institute and at the University of Frankfurt with a grant from the Humboldt Foundation. Visiting Professor at the IBM Reserch Center, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Università di Bologna, Hahn-Meitner-Institut Berlin, University of Buenos Aires and Universidad de Concepción. Has published over 250 scientific papers (3360 citations, factor h = 32) and nine book chapters, written two books and co-authored 11 national patents and one international patent (submitted). Has supervised over 40 Master’s and 35 Ph.D. theses, and has had eight post-doctoral trainees and a large number scientific initiation sutudents. He is a former President of the Brazilian Chemical Society and has received numerous awards and distinctins, including the Union Carbide Incentive in Chemistry Award, the Zeferino Vaz Academic Fellowship and the 3M Nontenured Faculty Award. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, and has received the Commendation of the National Order of Scientific Merit. Currently, he is an Invited Professor at the Institute of Chemistry of the State University of Campinas. He has extensive experience in Chemistry, with emphasis on Polymers and Electrochemistry, emphasizing the following topics: degradation and stabilization of polymers and formulation of thermoplastics, conductive polymers and polymer blends. Since the beginning of his career he has worked on research projects in collaboration with industry. His current interests are focused on “polymeric materials with low environmental impact.”
Adalberto Bono Maurizio Sacchi Bassi (Physical Chemistry)
Bachelor in Industrial Chemistry from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Doctorate in Science from the State University of Campinas, UNICAMP, with a thesis on the physical interpretation of experimental values of infrared spectral bands. He pursued a post-doctorate at the Quantum Theory Project of the University of Florida. Since 1970, he has been a member of the Physical Department of the Chemistry Institute of UNICAMP. His initial research areas were quantum chemistry and molecular spectroscopy. Currently, his research activities focus is at non-stable liquids and continuous thermodynamics, including homogeneous process thermodynamics. At UNICAMP, he has served as Coordinator of the Undergraduate Chemistry, as Chemistry Institute Director and Dean of Undergraduate Studies.
Nelson Henrique Morgon (Quantum and Computational Chemistry)
Bachelor’s degree in Technological Chemistry (1986), Master’s in Chemistry (1989) and Doctorate in Sciences (1994) from the State University of Campinas. Currently an Associate Professor of the Physical Chemistry Department of the same University. Has experience in Chemistry with emphasis on Physical-Chemistry, mainly in the following topics: theoretical chemistry (quantum chemistry), computational chemistry, ab initio and DFT calculations and analysis and development of sets of basic functions, the generator coordinate method, theoretical study of ion / molecule reactions in gas-phase, theoretical study of catalytic processes in zeolites, parallel computing, etc.
Wagner Bettiol (Environmental)
Degree in Agronomy from the University of São Paulo (1980), with specialist training in diseases of the coffee tree from the Center for Investigations of Coffee Rusts (1988). Master’s (1984) and Ph.D. in Plant Diseases from the University of São Paulo (1988). Post-doctorate at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (1993) and at the Universita di Torino (Italy; 1995). Currently is responsible for courses at the Federal University of Lavras and at the Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP) and is a Researcher of the Brazilian Agriculture Research Agency (EMBRAPA), working mainly with alternatives and biological controls of diseases in plants, as well as developing projects on the environmental impact of disposal of waste in agriculture .
Álvaro Chrispino (Education)
Master’s and Doctorate in Education from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro,UFRJ, teaching chemistry at high school level and in the Master’s program of CEFET-RJ, where is responsible for the courses in Public Policy and CTS. Educational Director of the Brazilian Association of Chemistry (ABQ) and representative of the Committee on Chemistry Education of IUPAC. Participates on the editorial boards of journals in the fields of chemistry and education.
OPERACIONAL AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Bachelor in Chemical Education from the Institute of Chemistry at the State University of Campinas, UNICAMP (2008). Presently, Educational Advisor of ECCEN – Excellence in Technology and responsible for operational control, periodical reviews and updates of the educational website Chemkeys.
Bachelor in Tourism from the Paulista University in 2004. Worked at the Counseling Center for Communication of the Agronomic Institute of Campinas – IAC, between November 2004 and March 2008, developing projects in personnel management, certification, attracting sponsorship, publicity, organization, logistics, reception, ceremony and support on institutional and external events, participation in trade fairs and conferences representing the institution and client services. From March 2008, Advisor in Communication for ECCEN – Excellence in Technology.