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Advisors

 

 

Adriano Rodrigues Azzoni Adriano Rodrigues Azzoni
Cloning, recombinant protein expression and purification and Plasmidial DNA in E. coli. Development of nanoparticles for gene delivery by especially using modular recombinant proteins.
   
Contact: adriano.azzoni@usp.br

 

Aldo Tonso Aldo Tonso
Bioprocess engineering with emphasis on: production of bio-products by animal cells; monitoring and control of bioreactors.
a) production of baculovirus bioinsecticide by Sf9 cells in bioreactors
b) production of rabies glycoprotein by animals cells for vaccines
c) animal cell cultures in perfusion process;
d) production of bacteria from fragments of antibody that act against Bothrops jararaca bite.
  
Contact: atonso@usp.br

 

Antonio Carlos Silva Costa Teixeira Antonio Carlos Silva Costa Teixeira
Oxidative and photoxidative processes for treatment of water and effluents containing micropollutants   (pharmaceuticals, pesticides, hormones etc.) and photolytic degradation of such compounds into environmental aqueous matrices by reactive species (radicals HO., .O2 e 3DOM*).
  
Contact: acscteix@usp.br

 

Ardson dos Santos Vianna Júnior Ardson dos Santos Vianna Júnior
Fluid dynamics. Theoretical models for representing flows with especial properties (slug flow) by utilizing computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools. Evaluation of the fluid dynamics of several reactors. Study of the complex kinesis of polymerization and Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs). Evaluation of other phenomena such as gas dispersion in closed environments and thermic battery.
  
Contact: ardson@usp.br

 

Carmen Cecilia Tadini Carmen Cecilia Tadini
New fruit processing processes. Active and smart biodegradable film. New bakery processes.
  
Contact: catadini@usp.br

 

claudiooller Cláudio Augusto Oller do Nascimento
Neural networks, mathematical modelling, water treatment, photochemical processes, biotechnology.
  
Contact: oller@usp.br

 

Darcy Odloak Darci Odloak
Process Control of multivariable systems. Model Predictive Control (MPC) of oil refining and petrochemical systems. The stable infinite horizon MPC for set-point tracking. Robust control of systems with model uncertainty. The Multi-model MPC based on Linear Matrix Inequalities. Integration of the advanced control with the real time optimization (RTO). The Economic MPC Control based on the gradient approximation.
  
Contact: odloak@usp.br

 

Denise Crocce Romano Espinosa Denise Crocce Romano Espinosa
Recycling and residues and wastewater treatment. Main areas of actuation: electro-electronic equipment recycling, industrial residues treatment, mining residues treatment. Hydrometallurgy: leaching process, extraction by solvents, ionic changes, electrodialysis and electrolysis. Bioprocessing: biosorption, bioremediation and bioleaching.
  
Contact: espinosa@usp.br

 

barca Galo Antonio Carrillo Le Roux
Simulation, modelling and optimization. Identification of systems and identifiability problems with the aim of adjusting models to reality taking care of controlling the incertitude in predictions. Modelling applications in complex kinetic mechanisms, industrial processes optimization in real time, and more recently, in the study of microorganism metabolisms.
  
Contact: galoroux@usp.br

 

Idalina Vieira Aoki Idalina Vieira Aoki
Study of the adsorption of corrosion inhibitors on metals and the optimization of these inhibitors mixtures for different alloys and mediums; Obtaining and characterizing hybrid films containing polysilanes for pre-treatment of carbon steel, zinc-plated steel and aluminum alloys. Developing of “smart coatings” containing micro/nanocapsules with corrosion inhibitors or film forming agents for self-reparation.
  
Contact: idavaoki@usp.br

 

Jorge Alberto Soares Tenório Jorge Alberto Soares Tenório
Thermal and aqueous processing for obtaining metals from residues or raw-materials. Recycling processes and wastewater treatment. Oxidation at high temperature. The CEPEMA (Center for Environmental Research and Training) – in Cubatão, develops research projects in the area of environment and biosorption, bioremediation and bioleaching.
  
Contact: jtenorio@usp.br

 

Jorge Andrey Wilhelms Gut
Continuous thermal processing of liquid foods: process modelling, simulation and optimization / microwave assisted warming and dielectric properties / enzymatic and bacterial inactivation.
  
Contact: jorgewgut@usp.br

 

José Luis de Paiva José Luis de Paiva
Transport Phenomena applied to heat and mass transfer processes. Study of multiphase systems in chemical industry separation processes.
  
Contact: jolpaiva@usp.br

 

Luis Alberto Follegati Romero Luis Alberto Follegatti Romero
Phase equilibrium thermodynamics in the petroleum, natural gas and biofuels industries, acting mainly in the following themes: separation processes (liquid-liquid, liquid-vapor, gas-liquid and supercritical) and modeling of homogeneous and heterogeneous systems with classic and advanced models.
  
Contact: follegatti@usp.br

 

Luiz Alexandre Kulay Luiz Alexandre Kulay
The Pollution Prevention Group (GP2) performs researches that introduce the environmental variable in decision-making processes associated to the chemical processes industry. Thus, it carries out system evaluations, based on the concept of Life Cycle in order to: (i) identify centers of impacts in these production arrangements; and (ii) put forward alternatives that can reduce such constrains, and always keeping its conversion efficiency.
  
Contact: luiz.kulay@usp.br

 

Marcelo Martins Seckler Marcelo Martins Seckler
Development and intensification of separation processes with applications in the environmental, health and energy fields, respectively: (i) membrane crystallization processes in order to achieve zero waste disposals of industrial liquid effluents. (ii) precipitation of metallic nanoparticles for gene delivery therapies. (iii) adsorption for storing natural gas and hydrogen.
  
Contact: marcelo.seckler@usp.br

 

Maria Elena Santos Taqueda
 Evaporator of descending film, absorption, distillation, experimental design, surface of response, improvement of industrial processes.
  
Contact: mtaqueda@usp.br

 

schmal Martin Schmal
Nanotechnology Applied to Chemical Engineering. Synthesis and Characterization of nanostructured materials, nanoparticles, nanocompounds, graphene and nanotubes modified with metals. Applications in chemical engineering processes, cells in fuels, oxygenated products of high added-value.
  
Contact: schmal@peq.coppe.ufrj.br

 

Moises Teles dos Santos Moises Teles dos Santos
The main research line is included in the Process Systems Engineering geared to the development of:
– Products: development of computing models and tools for assisting the product design (e.g.: solvents, fuels) from lignocellulosic and lipidic biomass.
– Processes: synthesis of processes in biorefineries by using techniques for optimizing and carrying out an exergetic analysis for evaluating the environmental performance of chemical processes.
  
Contact: moises.teles@usp.br

 

Pedro de Alcântara Pessôa Filho Pedro de Alcântara Pessôa Filho
The main research line is the thermodynamics of complex systems, understood as systems for which the traditional description is not adequate, either because they involve compounds such as proteins or other bio-molecules, or because they are made up by mixtures whose composition is known only approximately, either because they show equilibrium states that involve polymorphisms or solid phase reactions.
  
Contact: pedropessoa@usp.br

 

Reinaldo Reinaldo Giudici
Chemical Engineering with emphasis on Chemical Reactors, deals mainly with the following: mathematical modelling, processes simulation and optimization, chemical reaction engineering, polymerization reaction engineering, online monitoring of polymerization processes.
  
Contact: rgiudici@usp.br

 

René Peter Schneider
Environmental Biotechnology: value added processing of copper mine tailinqs, subsurface bioremediation of organic contaminants, novel anaerobic wastewater and solid waste treatment processes for biogas production and nutrient recovery, membrane filtration: novel pretreatment technologies for biofouling control and membranes for groundwater potabilization.
Contact: schneiderpqi@usp.br

 

Foto_Rita_1 Rita Maria de Brito Alves
Chemical processes modelling, simulation, optimization and synthesis. The research activities include statistical data analysis, kinetic modelling, thermodynamic analysis, energy integration and the technical, economic and environmental impact evaluation of chemical processes. The applications include problems of the industries of oil, petrochemical, natural gas and CO2 conversion to chemical products.
  
Contact: rmbalves@usp.br

 

Roberto Guardani Roberto Guardani
Mathematic modelling, simulation and optimization, multivariate statistical models. The applications of these techniques are mainly in the environmental area, such as effluent treatment and industrial atmospheric emissions, besides the processes involving particles, such as fluidization, crystallization, multiphasic drainage and in the development of techniques for mediating the particles in processes and in the atmosphere.
  
Contact: guardani@usp.br

 

Song Won Park Song Won Park
Process control. Microfluidic Modeling. Stochastic Optimization of Chemical Processes. Bayesian Monitoring of Processes. Lignocellulosic
Biorefinery. Process Integration.
  
Contact: sonwpark@usp.br

 

Thiago Olitta Basso Thiago Olitta Basso
Studies of the physiology of yeasts and bacteria used in industrial processes such as biofuel production, as well as in the use of metabolic and evolutionary engineering for optimizing such processes.
  
Contact: thiagobasso@usp.br