Ph.D. Program in Bioenergy USP UNICAMP UNESP

USP

Antonio Aprigio da Silva Curvelo (IQSC/São Carlos)

Biomass production for bioenergy. Biorefinery, biofuels and engines.

Organosolv. Acid hydrolysis.

Résumé: http://lattes.cnpq.br/8106067351019340

aprigio@iqsc.usp.br

Carlos Alberto Labate (ESALQ/Piracicaba)

Biomass production for bioenergy.

Plant genomics. Sugarcane functional genomics, bioinformatics.

Résumé: http://lattes.cnpq.br/8781151791813974

calabate@usp.br

Cristiano Bigonha Tibirica

Biorefinery, biofuels and engines.

Résumé: http://lattes.cnpq.br/4235517419258448

bigonha@sc.usp.br

Fernando Segato (EEL/Lorena)

Biorefinery and green chemistry.

Résumé: http://lattes.cnpq.br/4768305989343564

segato@usp.br

Flavia Vischi Winck  (IQ/São Paulo)

Microalgae, carbon accumulation, biosynthesis of lipids, proteomics, molecular physiology, systems biology, biological networks, transcriptional regulation.

Our research topic is related to the study of complex gene expression regulatory networks in eukaryotes using different approaches that allows us to investigate specially the molecular physiology of microalgae through the global identification of proteins, transcripts and metabolites in a systems biology framework. We are interested in understanding how cellular processes such as carbon accumulation, photosynthesis, lipid biosynthesis and biomass production are regulated. We envisage to perform the identification of important regulatory mechanisms that may lead us to the development of microalgae strains with phenotypical characteristics of interest for biotechnological applications, such as production of biofuels and biochemicals.

Resumé: http://lattes.cnpq.br/5955451630722590

winck@iq.usp.br

Francisco Emilio Baccaro Nigro (POLI/São Paulo)

Biorefinery, biofuels and engines.

Résumé: http://lattes.cnpq.br/7765068307855043

francisco.nigro@poli.usp.br

Gabriel Rodrigues Alves Margarido (ESALQ/Piracicaba)

Biomass production for bioenergy. Genetic improvement of plants.

Applications of Bioinformatics to Bioenergy. Interface between Bioinformatics and Statistical Genetics, with emphasis on applications to plant breeding. Plant functional genomics.

Résumé: http://lattes.cnpq.br/3812059891202992

gramarga@usp.br

Glaucia Mendes Souza (IQ/São Paulo)

Biomass production for bioenergy.

Sugarcane functional genomics, bioinformatics. Plant genomics.

Résumé: http://lattes.cnpq.br/9035886932770957

glmsouza@iq.usp.br

Helaine Carrer (ESALQ/Piracicaba)

Education in Agronomy Engineering at ESALQ-Universidade de São Paulo (1983), MSc in Sciences from CENA-Universidade de São Paulo (1988) and Ph.D in Plant Biology from Rutgers University-Waksman Institute-NJ/EUA (1994). Has experience in Biochemistry, focusing on Molecular Biology, acting on the following subjects: Nuclear and Chloroplast Genetic Transformation, DNA Sequencing and Plant Pathogen Interaction. The main crops of interest are sugarcane, citrus, tomato, eucaliptus and teak.

Résumé: http://buscatextual.cnpq.br/buscatextual/visualizacv.do?id=K4781845D6

hecarrer@usp.br

Igor Cesarino (IB/São Paulo)

Biomass production for bioenergy: Engeneering cell walls for bioenergy purposes.

Understanding the molecular mechanisms that control secondary cell wall formation in plants in order to engineer plant biomass for downstream applications. The major focus is to characterise the phenolic metabolism and identify genes potentially involved in many aspects of lignin deposition in grasses. The obtained knowledge might be helpful for future biotechnological strategies to reduce biomass recalcitrance in bioenergy crops such as sugarcane.

Résumé: http://lattes.cnpq.br/8452678355444067

icesarino@usp.br

Igor Polikarpov (IFSC/São Carlos)

Biorefinery, biofuels and engines.

Enzymatic hydrolysis (pretreatment, enzymatic hydrolysis, fermentation of sugars, biochemistry and structural studies of hydrolases, engineering enzymes for enhanced activity), lignine synthesis. Algae biomass photobioreactors, syngas for zero CO2 emissions.

Résumé: http://lattes.cnpq.br/9669532724764871

ipolikarpov@ifsc.usp.br

João Renato Carvalho Muniz (IFSC/São Carlos)

Biorefinery, biofuels and engines.

Enzymatic hydrolysis (pretreatment, enzymatic hydrolysis, fermentation of sugars, biochemistry and structural studies of hydrolases, engineering enzymes for enhanced activity), lignine synthesis. Structural Biology, Protein Crystallography, Molecular Biophysics and their applications in Bioenergy, Environmentally-friendly Technologies and Health.

Résumé: http://lattes.cnpq.br/4574679474660607

jrcmuniz@ifsc.usp.br

José Gregório Cabrera Gomez (ICB/São Paulo)

Biomass production for bioenergy. Biorefinery, biofuels and engines.

Résumé: http://lattes.cnpq.br/6068911894498452

jgcgomez@usp.br

Paulo Seleghim Junior (EESC/São Carlos)

Biomass production for bioenergy. Biorefinery, biofuels and engines.

Preparation of biofuels for the 2nd generation technologies. Algae biomass photobioreactors, syngas for zero CO2 emissions.

Résumé: http://lattes.cnpq.br/7908775368079914

seleghim@sc.usp.br

Pedro Miguel Vidinha Gomes

Biorefinery, biofuels and engines.

Résumé: http://lattes.cnpq.br/1692213009194423

pvidinha@iq.usp.br

Suani Teixeira Coelho (IEE/São Paulo)

Socioeconomic and environmental sustainability.

Social, economic, environmental sustainability of biofuels, bioenergy and biogas. Lyfe cycle assessment of biofuels , bioenergy and biogas. Biofuels, bioenergy and biogas include: ethanol; biodiesel; biomass-based cogeneration processes (sugarcane, pulp/paper, wood industries); urban (solid and liquid) and rural residues (all technologies: biogas, waste to energy, mechanical/biological treatment); pellets and other energy conversion processes from wood/agricultural residues.

Résumé: http://lattes.cnpq.br/8333273103512768

suani@iee.usp.br

Tatiane da Franca Silva

Biomass production for bioenergy

Résumé: http://lattes.cnpq.br/8036994829920087

tatianedafranca@usp.br

Thiago Liborio Romanelli

Biomass production for bioenergy

Résumé: http://lattes.cnpq.br/5401789813032087

romanelli@usp.br

Wendell de Queiróz Lamas (EEL/Lorena)

Biorefinery, biofuels and engines: Science and technology of biofuels and bioelectricity. Socioeconomic and environmental sustainability.

Power generation, co-generation and micro-grid (biogas, photovoltaic, wind), hydrogen production, fuel cell, aviation biofuels, optimisation of power plants – design and operation, biofuel use in internal combustion engines, exergo-economic and environmental analyses of energy systems, considering pollutants emission reduction and energy efficiency improvement, sustentability in the biofuel production, carbon credit, life cycle assessment.

Résumé: http://lattes.cnpq.br/4126956690840240

wendell.lamas@usp.br