Katia Aquino

Federal University of Pernambuco Brazil

Katia Aquino is graduated in Chemistry from the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (1995), MSc (2000) and Ph.D. (2005) in Nuclear Energy Technology (Federal University of Pernambuco-UFPE). She is currently Professor of Chemistry in Colegio de Aplicação / Education Center (UFPE) and researcher at the Department of Nuclear Energy (UFPE). She has experience in organic chemistry. She coordinates research on applications of radiation in polymer systems, use of residual biomass and the teaching of science, mainly in the following subjects: effects of gamma radiation in conventional polymers, polymer stabilization, radiolytic effects of gamma radiation on polymer blends and polymer nanocomposites, nanoparticle synthesis, analysis of residual biomass for use in biotechnology and strategies for teaching science with emphasis on the teaching of radioactivity.

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