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I am a Professor (Livre Docente) of the Institute for Physics “IFGW” at the University of Campinas and associated with the LPCM (Laboratory for Material Preparation and Characterization) at the Applied Physics Department (DFA). 

I studied Material Science at the Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany) finishing in 2000 with my final degree (Dipl.-Ing.).  Afterwards, I moved to the Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart (MPI-FKF) to work with the MBE group of the von Klitzing department. I received my PhD in Physics (Dr. rer. nat.) for my work on rolled-up nanotubes at the MPI-FKF from the Universität Stuttgart (2005).

I stayed as a PostDoc with the MBE group at the MPI-FKF (2005-2007) still working with free-standing semiconductor nano-objects. In 2007, I was invited to join the IFW Dresden at the new founded Institute for Integrative Nanotechnology. During the time in Dresden (2007-2011), I established the semiconductor growth facilities as well as broadened my research interest towards other material systems. From May 2011 to April 2017, I was at the Laboratório Nacional de Nanotecnologia (LNNano) as head of the surface science group (Laboratório de Ciência de Superfícies – LCS). Here, I started to work beside semiconductor materials with 2D materials like graphene and scanning probe microscopy techniques. In 2017, I moved as Professor to Unicamp becoming a member of the DFA to continue my work on advanced 2D materials (including semiconductor nanomembranes, rolled-up tubes and materials like graphene and TMDs ). In 2019, I did my habilitation (Livre Docente) at Unicamp using my work on freestanding semiconductor membranes as building block for nanotechnology.

My research focus on nanostructures evolving from nanomembranes and 2D materials. I specialize in the fabrication and characterization of strain driven nanostructures (atomic force microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-Ray diffraction and Photoluminescence). I am interested in the synthesis (thin film growth MBE and CVD, lithography) and characterization (TEM, SEM, FIB, XRD) of semiconductor nanomembranes and self-assembled structures based thereon. I also work with scanning nearfield optical microscopy used for the characterization of 2D material light matter interaction.

You can find detailed information on publication, projects and supervision (ongoing and finished) at the CV Lattes side: http://lattes.cnpq.br/4679068868095356