Research

Rio de Janeiro

Lessons from nature

Sometimes while we are admiring breathtaking landscapes like in Rio de Janeiro (Formiga's hometown) we are not aware of the chemical complexity that keep us alive. We have a lot to learn from nature and the inspiration to our chemistry comes from the amazing molecular machines that evolved through time to generate an energy cycle based on water, oxygen and carbon dioxide.

Research

Our projects

We are currently working with complexes able to split water into dioxygen and dihydrogen both chemically and electrochemically. Our main focus is in understanding the reaction mechanisms and we hope that scientists can use this knowledge to develop a global sustainable energy supply.

Group Members

Prof. André Formiga

Prof. André Formiga

Group Leader

Acacia Adriana Salomão

Acacia Adriana Salomão

Lab Technician
Pharmacist

Roberta Silva

Roberta Silva

Secretary
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Camila Nunes Alves

Camila Nunes Alves

Undergrad student

Crislaine Marcovicz

Crislaine Marcovicz

Postdoc

Flávio Leite Ribeiro de Almeida

Flávio Leite Ribeiro de Almeida

Undergrad student

Gabriel de Souza

Gabriel Aguiar de Souza

MSc candidate

Gustavo Henrique Barreto Gimenis

Gustavo Henrique Barreto Gimenis

Undergrad student

Juan Carlos Tenorio

Juan Carlos Tenorio Clavijo

Postdoc

Júlia Alves Santana

Júlia Alves Santana

Undergrad student

Lucas Borges de Camargo

Lucas Borges de Camargo

Undergrad student

Luis Huamaní

Luis Enrique Santa Cruz Huamaní

PhD candidate

Marcelo Nunes

Marcelo Carpes Nunes

PhD candidate

Marcus Sousa

Marcus Lima Sousa

PhD candidate

Maria Gabriela Gaiotto Silva

Maria Gabriela Gaiotto Silva

Undergrad student

Priscila Campos Fantin

Priscila Campos Fantin

Undergrad student

Renan Guerra

Renan Barrach Guerra

PhD candidate

Thaís dos Santos Alcântara

Thaís dos Santos Alcântara

Undergrad student

Thiago Lourenço Pereira Magalhães

Thiago Lourenço Pereira Magalhães

MSc candidate

Willian Melegari Guimarães

Willian Melegari Guimarães

Undergrad student

Join the group

We are keen to work with people enthusiastic about chemistry. We are open to receive Research Interns, Master and PhD candidates as well as Research Associates.

Open positions

There are positions available in 2019 for all levels, get in contact with Prof. Formiga!

Master and PhD in Chemistry

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