Gustavo Morari Do Nascimento
Dr. Gustavo Morari do Nascimento is a professor at the Federal University of ABC, Brazil. He has strong experience in many fields related to the spectroscopic and microscopic characterization of nanomaterials. He obtained a doctoral degree from the University of São Paulo (USP) in 2004 with a thesis on spectroscopic characterization of nanocomposites formed by conducting polymers and clays. He spent 2007–2008 working on a post-doctoral degree at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the resonance Raman study of double-walled carbon nanotubes doped with halogens under the guidance of the legendary Mildred S. Dresselhaus. Back in Brazil, Dr. Morari do Nascimento spent three years (2009–2011) at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) working with the synthesis of nanostructured carbon modified with molecular magnets. Currently, his research focus is on using different spectroscopic techniques for molecular characterization of chemically modified, carbon-nanostructured materials and polymer nanocomposites. He employs Resonance Raman and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) coupled to microscopy techniques added to X-ray absorption techniques at the National Synchrotron Light Laboratory in his investigation.