Waldemar Macedo - CINBIO Seminar Programme 19 marzo 2024 Sala de seminarios da Torre CACTI

Programa Seminar Programme

martes 19 de marzo de 2024 o Dr. Waldemar Macedo (Centro de Desenvolvimento da Tecnologia Nuclear – CDTN; Comissão Nacional de Energia Nuclear – CNEN. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil) ofrecerá o seminario Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at CDTN/CNEN, dentro do ciclo "CINBIO Seminar Programme".

Será ás 11:00h na Sala de Seminarios da Torre CACTI.


In the talk, I will present an overview of the current activities on nanoscience and nanotechnology at CDTN, involving mainly nanostructures for bioapplication, graphene-based materials, and magnetic nanostructures. The systems for bioapplications include nanoplatforms based on mesoporous sílica (SBA-15, MCM-41), hydroxyapatite, boron nitrate, graphene, gold, and iron oxides and ferrites for drug delivery, theranostics, hyperthermia and sensors. Emphasis will be given on the application of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) in the characterization of the surface chemistry and functionalization steps in different nanosystems, and on the application of Mössbauer spectroscopy in the characterization of Fe-based nanoparticles and composites. The investigation of structure-magnetism correlations and proximity effects in Fe-based layered magnetic nanostructures for spintronics will be also briefly illustrated.  


Bachelor in physics from the State University of Campinas – UNICAMP (1977); Specialist in Nuclear Technology (1979) and Master in Nuclear Sciences and Techniques (1983) from the Federal University of Minas Gerais – UFMG, in Belo Horizonte; PhD in Physics from the University of Duisburg, Germany (1988).

At CDTN since 1978; leader, responsible for creating and implementing the Lab. of Applied Physics – LFA / Group of Nanoscience, Surface Physics, and Mössbauer spectroscopy; one of the mentors of the area nano at CDTN, and of the CDTNs postgrad program (iniciated in 2002).

Visiting researcher at the Univ. of California San Diego, USA (2001);
at the INT/FZK (KIT), Karlsruhe (2006, 2008), and at the UNICAMP, Campinas (2005, 2007).
Productivity fellow of Brazilian CNPq, and of the FAPEMIG (Minas Gerais State Agency).
Member of the Scientific Board of Brazilian MRS (SBPMat) from 2010 to 2014.
General Director of the CDTN from 10/2014 to 31/12/2018.
Visiting Researcher at Institute of Physic Gleb Wataghin – IFGW/UNICAMP, in 2019 (05/19-02/20).

Experience in the areas of Experimental Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science, working mainly on the following topics: nanostructured magnetic materials, thin and ultrathin films, surface physics, electron spectroscopy, Mössbauer spectroscopy and hyperfine interactions, metals and alloys, synchrotron-based techniques in material science, nanoscience and nanotechnology.

- Publications: > 160
- Master Dissertations supervised: 15
- PhD Thesis supervised: 07
- Post-docs supervised: 15