Ciência Inovação e Modelagem em Materiais


The graduate program stricto sensu, academic master degree in Science, Innovation and Modeling of Materials at UESC was authorized by CAPES starting its activities in March 2010.

The academic course was structured in a concentration area denominated Materials Science and Technology with two mains research fields: Materials Synthesis and Characterization; Materials Modeling and Simulation. The first field has an experimental approach, while the second one has a theoretical approach.

The master course is planned to be developed in a two (2) years average time and consists in two steps: taught modules; development and writing of research dissertation and public defense of dissertation. More detailed information about the rules entrance, documents for the selection process, taught courses, infrastructure, currents students, and academic staff are found in other parts of this website.

Research Fields

Synthesis and Characterization of Materials
This research line aims to characterize and modify materials such as metals, non-metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites, among others, seeking the improvement of physical, chemical, electrical, optical and mechanical properties. The main objectives comprehend: new materials for application in nanoelectronics; efficient electrical energy conversion into light energy; conducting polymers such as, polypyrrole, polyaniline and polythiophene used to manufacture electrochromic devices, intelligent window, among other applications; characterization of tribological properties of materials; other materials according to the demand and necessities.

Materials Modeling and Simulation
The major focus in this research line is the development and application of mathematical models, numeric methods and computing techniques to solve problems related to the characterization, development and application of materials. Among the main target phenomena we have: study of polymer properties and organic molecules with application in nanotechnology, study of polymer-metal interface, and study of novel materials with application in organic electronics, computer modeling of x-ray diffraction, micro-tomography and interaction of ionizing radiation with new materials among other issues.

Faculty/Research Areas

Dr. Danilo Maciel Barquete
Research areas: Carbonaceous Materials and Composites

Dr. Dany Sanches Domingues
Research areas: Computational Modeling applied to Engineering Problems

Dr. Érica Cristina Almeida
Research areas: Carbonaceous Materials and Solid State Electrochemistry

Dr. Franco Dani Rico Amado
Research areas: Non-Metallic Materials

Dr. Fernando Cesário Rangel
Research areas: Molecular Modeling

Dr. Luiz Carlos Salay
Research areas: Nanomaterials, Biomolecular and Biomimetic Materials, Soft Materials, Colloidal Materials and Surfaces

Dr. Marcelo Bento Pisani
Research areas: Thin Films and Electronic Materials

Dr. Paulo Neilson Marques dos Anjos
Research areas: Conducting Polymers

Dr. Rodrigo Luís da Silva Ribeiro dos Santos
Research areas: Biomaterials, Molecular Encapsulation and Pharmaceutical Formulations for Drug Delivery

Dr. Rosenira Serpa da Cruz
Research areas: Heterogeneous Catalysis

Dr. Vera Rosa Capelossi
Research areas: Corrosion and Electrochemistry

Dr. Gesil Sampaio Amarante Segundo
Research areas: Physics, Computational Modeling and Innovation in Materials

Dr. José Rafael León Fernández
Research areas: Oxides Interfaces and Computational Modeling


Phone number: +55 (73) 36805506
Programa de Pós-graduação em Ciência, Inovação e Modelagem em Materiais
Pavilhão Max de Menezes – 1o Andar – Sala 03E
Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz- UESC
Rodovia Jorge Amado, KM 16, Bairro: Salobrinho
Ilhéus – Bahia – Brasil
CEP (zip code): 45662-900

Campus Soane Nazaré de Andrade, Rodovia Jorge Amado, km 16, Bairro Salobrinho
CEP 45662-900. Ilhéus-Bahia