Artur Motheo

University of Sao Paulo Brazil

Dr Artur de Jesus Motheo is currently a Full Professor of Chemistry at University of Sao Paulo, one of the most prestigious universities in South America. He obtained his PhD at the same university and became a Postdoctoral Fellow at University of California, Davis, USA, under the supervision of Professor William R. Fawcett. So far, he advised 32 master and 22 doctoral theses, and published more than 175 scientific papers. He was a National Secretary of the Ibero-American Society of Electrochemistry from 2000 to 2002 and a Director of the Electrochemistry and Electroanalytical Chemistry Division of the Brazilian Chemical Society from 2006 to 2010. Professor Motheo’s recent research interests are the application of electrochemical, photo-electrochemical and sonoelectrochemical methods for the degradation of endocrine disruptors and the development of materials combined with conduction polymers for corrosion protection of iron and aluminum alloys.

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Since the establishment of the conductive properties of intrinsic conductive polymers, a huge variety of basic and applied research has been carried out, involving different polymers, copolymers, blends, mixtures and composites. Thus, fundamental understanding of physical and chemical properties of these materials has been sought, while the applied aspects have advanced very rapidly, crossing the boundaries between disciplines. Today, the applications of conducting polymers in various fields such as neuroscience, nanotechnology and green chemistry, are easily found. This development is dynamic and it needs to be updated and hence the motivation for the set of results presented in this book; which provides information about the development of fundamentals, and about some applications of conductive polymers.

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