Actual research project

Study and manipulation of Mesoporous Bragg Reflectors surface properties


Work: Dept. of Chemistry
University of Toronto
Lash Miller Building
80, St. George Street
M5S3H6 Toronto , Canada
Office: Room LM 328
Phone: 416-978-4233

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2001 – 2004 – B. Sc. in Chemistry, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil; B. Ed. in Chemistry, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

  • 2005 – 2006 – M. Sc. in Chemistry, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Henrique Eisi Toma

  • 2006 – present – PhD Candidate, University of Toronto
    Supervisor: Prof. Geoffrey A. Ozin

Awards and Scholarship

  • 2003 – 2004 – The State of Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) undergraduate research scholarship

  • 2004 – Regional Council of Chemistry (CRQ-IV) award for the best research essay on chemistry;

  • 2005 – 2006 - The State of São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) graduate research scholarship

  • 2006 – 1st prize on the ABRAFATI / PETROBRAS award on Science of Pigments

  • 2006 – present – University of Toronto Fellowship

Teaching Experience

  • 2005 – Foundations of Spectroscopy and Spectroscopic Methods – Tutor;
  • 2006 – Foundations of Chemistry: Structure – Lab Demonstrator;
  • 2007 – Chemistry – Physical Principles – Lab Demonstrator.

Conference Contributions

  • Poster
    “The Colors of Gold Nanoparticles Supported on Hydrotalcite”
    37th International Conference of Coordination Chemistry, 2006, Cape Town, South Africa;
  • Oral Presentation
    “Influence of N-heterocyclic Ligands on the Aggregation and Fusion of Gold Nanoparticles”
    IV Brazilian Material Research Society Meeting
    October 2005, Recife – PE, Brazil
  • Expositor
    Nanotec Expo 2005 - International Exposition of Projects, Products and Nanotechnological Materials
    July 2005, Sao Paulo – SP, Brazil.
  • Poster
    “Connecting Gold Nanoparticles to Pentacyanoferrates: The different roles of 2 and 4-mercaptopyridine”
    XII University of Sao Paulo International Undergraduate Symposium
    November 2004, Sao Paulo – SP, Brazil;
  • Poster
    “Interaction Light-Matter: Getting Inside the Lycurgus’ Cup”
    Institutional Chemistry Week 2004, Sao Paulo – SP, Brazil;
  • Poster
    “Synthesis and Characterization of the Novel Cluster [Ru3O(Oac)6(IsoQ)3]PF6”
    XXVI Latin-American Chemistry Meeting,
    June 2004, Salvador – BA, Brazil;
  • Poster
    “Gold Nanoparticles Passivated by 4-Mercaptopyridine”
    XXVI Latin-American Chemistry Meeting,
    June 2004, Salvador – BA, Brazil;
  • Poster
    “Oxidation of 8-metoxi-2’-Deoxyguanosine by Singlet Oxygen: A Mechanistic Approach”
    XXXII Brazilian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Annual Meeting,
    May 2003, Caxambu – MG, Brazil


  • Nunes F.S., Bonifacio L.D., Araki K., Toma H.E., Inorg. Chem., 45(1) 94–101
  • Toma H.E., Bonifacio L.D., Anaissi F.J., Quimica Nova, 28 (5), 897-900

Extracurricular Activities

  • Sports enthusiast: Jiu-Jitsu, Soccer, Basketball, Swimming (only soccer currently);

  • Philosophy: Particularly studies on the nature of the reality and the mind-body problem;

  • Music: From classical music to modern pop (just some) passing through classic rock and blues;

  • Cultural Learning: The simple act of talking to people can bring you valuable insights on the cultural differences and similarities.




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