Research Group of Wendel A. Alves at UFABC

The Alves´s group has the experience in synthesis and characterization of polymer nanocomposites based on peptide and/or inorganic nanomaterials for immobilization of biomolecules, that permit us to investigate physical and chemical issues of pertinence to energy conversion, and their pharmacological, therapeutic and industrial perspectives. In particular research focuses on the understanding of the chemical architecture - thermodynamic - structure - physical property correlations in complex systems to achieve process and product control using state of the art techniques, which include X-ray small angle scattering on large scale facilities. The goal is to obtain different supramolecular organizations with potential applications in energy/environment (e.g., artificial photosynthesis, solar bioprocess, bio-organic batteries) and healthcare (e.g., amyloid self-assembly, photodynamic therapy, biosensors, wearable bioelectronics).


Publications

RESEARCHID (ISI) - (http://www.researcherid.com/rid/F-5909-2012)

GOOGLE SCHOLAR CITATIONS - (https://scholar.google.com.br/citations?hl=en&user=3Mqs3vUAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate)


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Book Chapters and Patents

Book Chapters

1. S. Kogikoski Jr., R.M.C. Bianchi, M.S. Liberato, C.C. Decandio, W.A. Alves, Auto-Organização Hierárquica de Peptídeos: das Moléculas aos Nanomateriais. In: Wendel Andrade Alves. (Org.). Química Supramolecular e Nanotecnologia. 1ed. São Paulo, Brasil: Atheneu, 2014, 10, 67-87.

2. I.M. Factori, E.R. Silva, T.C. Cipriano, M.I. Souza, W.A. Alves, Nanoestruturas Peptídicas: Estrutura, Propriedades e Aplicações. In: Wendel Andrade Alves. (Org.). Química Supramolecular e Nanotecnologia. 1ed. São Paulo, Brasil: Atheneu, 2014, 10, 91-107.

3. E.R. Silva, M.S. Liberato, M.I. Souza, R. F. Silva, I.O. Matos, S. Kogikoski Jr., R.M.C. Bianchi, W.A. Alves, Microscopy Tools for Investigating Nano-to-Mesoscale Peptide Assemblies. In: Antonio Méndez-Vilas (Org.). Current Microscopy Contributions to Advances in Science and Technology. 5ed. Badajoz, Spain: Formatex Research Center, 2012, 2, 1456-1467.

4. W.A. Alves, W. Alves, C.P. Sousa, S. Kogikoski Jr., H.R. Amaral, R.F. Silva, M.S. Liberato, V.X. Oliveira Jr., T.D. Martins, P.M. Takahashi, Biosensors Based on Biological Nanostructures. In: Pier Andrea Serra (Org.). New Perspectives in Biosensors Technology and Applications. Croatia: Intech Open Access Publisher, 2011, 149-176.


Patents

1. T.C. Cipriano, F. Ely, W.A. Alves. Composição híbrida de peptídeos e semicondutores orgânicos aplicada na manufatura de dispositivos eletrônicos e seu processo de obtenção. 2013, Brasil. Patente: Privilégio de Inovação. Número do registro: BR20130311766, data de depósito: 04/12/2013. Instituição de registro:INPI - Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial.

2. W.A. Alves, C.A. Silva, F. Giannini, E.R. Silva. Composto de silicone mono componente de alta estabilidade, reticulado mediante poliadição catalisada por platina. 2014, Brasil. Patente: Privilégio de Inovação. Número do registro: BR1020140096990, data de depósito: 23/04/2014. Instituição de registro: INPI - Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial.

3. W.A. Alves, C.A. Silva, F. Giannini, E.R. Silva. Compósitos elastoméricos de polidimetilsiloxano com sistemas termosolvatocrômicos de metais de transição. 2014, Brasil. Patente: Privilégio de Inovação. Número do registro: BR1020140095101, data de depósito: 17/04/2014. Instituição de registro:INPI - Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial.


Group Members


Principal Investigator

Prof. Wendel Andrade Alves, Ph.D.
Associate Professor 
E-mail: wendel.alves@ufabc.edu.br
Lattes CV - http://lattes.cnpq.br/7275057980870698

Centro de Ciências Naturais e Humanas, Universidade Federal do ABC
09210-580, Santo André, São Paulo, Brazil.
Building B, room 1045 -- phone: +55 (11) 4996-0193

Bachelor in Chemistry in 1999 at Federal University of Juiz de Fora, MG. Masters and PhD in Chemistry in 2001 and 2005, both from University of São Paulo, SP. PhD Sandwich Abroad at the Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy, in 2004. Post-Doctorate in Physical Chemistry in Electroactive Materials Laboratory at IQ/USP between 2005 and 2006. Visiting Professor at the University of Missouri, Columbia, USA, in 2014. He is currently Associate Professor at Federal University of ABC and Productivity in Research of CNPq (Level 1-D). His research interests include Polymer Nanocomposites and Materials Science, Colloids, Self-Assembly of Peptides and Proteins, Electronic Devices and Biosensors.


Post Docs

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Dr. Clóvis Ananias

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Dr. Márcia Isabel

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Graduate Students

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Bruna Ferrante

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Carla Decandio

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Enrique Arias

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Irina Factori

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José Rojas

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Valéria Sandra

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Rafael Mescarenhas

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Juliane Pelin

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Mayra Fagundes

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Undergraduate Students

Caio Cesar Pestana Prado

Lucas Polimante


Alumni
Graduate Students

Juliana dos Santos de Souza PhD 2016 - Assistant professor, Universidade Federal do ABC

Sergio Kogikoski Jr. PhD 2016 - Postdoctoral Fellow, Universidade de Campinas

Thiago Cipriano PhD 2016 - Postdoctoral Fellow, Universidade de São Paulo

Márcia Isabel de Souza PhD 2016 - Postdoctoral Fellow, Universidade Federal do ABC

Roberta Bianchi PhD 2015 - Assistant professor, Universidade São Francisco

Michelle da Silva Liberato PhD 2015 - Postdoctoral Fellow, Universidade Federal do ABC

Clovis Ananias da Silva PhD 2015 - Postdoctoral Fellow, STC Silicone Técnico Composto Ltda / UFABC

Wellington Alves PhD 2014 - Staff in the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, ITA

Camila Pinheiro Sousa PhD 2014 - Postdoctoral Fellow, Universidade Federal do Ceará

Rondes Ferreira da Silva PhD 2013 - Assistant professor, Faculdade de Tecnologia de Mauá (FATEC)

Iorquirene de Oliveira Matos PhD 2013 - High school teacher

Paulo Vinícius Ferreira da Costa MS 2015 - Staff in the field of atomic microscopy, Anacom Científica LTDA

Heliane Rosa do Amaral MS 2011 - PhD student, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo


Postdoctoral Research Associates

Emerson Rodrigo da Silva 2016 - Assistant professor, Universidade Federal de São Paulo

Michelle da Silva Liberato 2016 - Postdoctoral Fellow, Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials

Sivoney Ferreira de Souza 2016 - Postdoctoral Fellow, Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials

Tatiana Duque Martins 2009 - Assistant professor, Universidade Federal de Goiás

Pedro Mitsuo Takahashi 2008 - Assistant professor, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo

André Sarto Polo 2008 - Assistant professor, Universidade Federal do ABC


Visitors

Prof. Suchi Guha 2014-2016 University of Missouri, Columbia, USA.

Prof. Francesca Giuntini 2015-2016 Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK.


Visiting Graduate Students

Grant Knotts 2014 Visiting doctoral student from Prof. S. Guha' group - University of Missouri, Columbia, USA.


Facilities

UFABC is an independent public foundation to foster research and scientific and technological development of the State of Sao Paulo with many opportunities for international collaborations. UFABC gathers a state-of-the-art infrastructure for cutting-edge researches in fields related to nanosciences and advanced materials. Specifically, a huge multi-user platform is accessible for their researchers, postdocs, graduate students and technicians.

The Prof. Alves Lab has approximately 170 square meters, with scientific supplies and access to small infrastructure for preparation, characterization and physico-chemical studies: potentiostats, galvanostats, bipotentiostat with a Pine rotating ring disk electrode, FTIR and UV-Vis spectrophotometers, quartz crystal microbalance, lyophilization device, cold sputter coater, scanning electrochemical microscope, surface tension measurement and others.

In addition to the equipments available at UFABC, the current project can also count on the infrastructure accessible at the Brazilian Nanotechnology National Laboratory in Campinas (~100 Km from Santo André). Over there, we will be able to perform experiments involving synchrotron radiation for X-rays diffraction and scattering, HR transmission electron microscopy and take advantage of several microfabrication facilities.