WHO WE ARE

CTNano is a technology center (TC) centered on carbon nanomaterials, in the forms of nanotubes (CNT) and graphene. Therefore, our main focus is technological development – of products, processes and services – based on this class of materials of tubular nanometric structure with significant strategic importance for the competitiveness of a number of industries. Our main motivation is to increase domestic industry competitiveness through state-of-the-art technological development. CTNano’ vision is to serve as a platform for ongoing transfer of technologies, through licensing and start-ups.

Vision

To serve as a platform for ongoing transfer of technologies for small, medium, and large companies, as well as new technological based companies.

Strategic Localization

We are located at the Belo Horizonte Technological Park – BHTec.

Recognized experience

We have accumulated over 15 years of experience in CNTs.

Coordination of major structural initiatives in the area

Millennium Institute of Nanoscience (2002-2005); National Research Network on Carbon Nanotubes (2005-2010); and National Institute of Science and Technology (INCT) of Carbon Nanomaterials (2009- present).

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TEAM

 

Marcos Assunção Pimenta 

General Coordinator of CTNano and Coordinator of the Characterization and Metrology Front

Full professor in the Department of Physics of UFMG and a PhD from MIT (1998), has experience with optical proprieties of materials, and his research focuses mainly in the following themes: Raman spectroscopy, carbon nanotube, graphene, graphite, two-dimensional crystals and structural phase transitions.

 

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Glaura Goulart Silva

Vice-Coordinator and Coordinator of the Polymers Front

Full professor in the Department of Chemistry of UFMG and a PhD from the Loughborough University, England (1998), and Queensland University of Technology, Australia (2007). She has experience in the Physics-Chemistry area of multi-component polymeric materials, and her research focuses on the preparation, characterization and applications of composites with carbon nanomaterials – carbon black, carbon nanotubes and graphene. Currently she is developing studies with supercapacitors, and acting for increasing the production scale of nanocomposites to support innovations.

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Luiz Orlando Ladeira

Coordinator of the Synthesis Front

Currently a full professor at UFMG. He has experience in Physics, with emphasis in surfaces and interfaces; films and filaments, working mainly with carbon nanotubes, biotechnology, nanotechnology and advanced materials.

 

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José Marcio Fonseca Calixto

Coordinator of the Cement Front

Master and PhD in Civil Engineering, from the University of Texas at Austin (1987, 1991). Acquired a post-doctorate certification also from the University of Texas at Austin (1993). He is currently a full professor at the School of Engineer of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). Has experience in engineering structures, working mainly with the themes: project, performance and reliability of reinforced and prestressed concrete elements; production and performance of concretes for a sustainable development and nanotechnology applied to cementitious materials.

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Ary Corrêa Junior

Coordinator of the Safety, Health and Environment Front

Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology of UFMG and PhD from the NYSAES, USA (1996) and from the James Baker Institute, USA (1997). He is a member of the Strategy Group of ISO TC 229 WG3 – Nanotechnologies. He has experience in Microbiology, working in the fields of Phytopathology, Industrial, Environmental Microbiology and Regulatory Research.

 

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André Santarosa Ferlauto

Vice-Coordinator of the Synthesis Front

Associate Professor in the Department of Physics of UFMG and PhD from Toledo University/USA (2013). He has experience in the physical field of materials, working mainly with carbon nanomaterials (nanotubes and graphene), thin films and semiconductor nanomaterials, optical proprieties of materials, ellipsometry and photovoltaic devices.

 

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Rodrigo Gribel Lacerda

Vice-Coordinator of the Synthesis Front

Associate Professor in the Department of Physics of UFMG and PhD in Physics from Unicamp (2002), the University of Cambridge (2002-2004) and the Cornell University (2012). Has experience with Physics, with emphasis on growth, applications and electrical transport of nanomaterials.

 

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Hállen Daniel Rezende Calado

Vice-Coordinator of the Polymers Front

Adjunct Associate Professor III in the Department of Chemistry of UFMG (09/2010) and a PhD in Chemistry. She has experience in Chemistry with an emphasis on electrochemicals (EQ), conductive polymers (CP), organic syntheses (Q) and EQ, EQ characterization and spectroscopic (IV, Uv-vis, Raman) of Polymeric and Nanostructured Materials, and experience also in Optical Physics Properties (PL) of PC. Works with EQ characterization of electroactive materials.

 

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Rodrigo Lassarote Lavall

Vice-Coordinator of the Polymers Front

Adjunct Associate Professor in Physical chemistry at UFMG. He has a PhD from the Pavia University/Italy (2008-2009) and from UFV (2009-2011). Researches the synthesis and characterization of materials based on different polymeric matrices (natural and synthetic origin) and nanostructured carbons and their applications in devices such as supercapacitors and lithium ion batteries. He is also involved with the research of carbon nanomaterials as reinforcement in polymer matrices.

 

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CTNANOTUBOS TEAM

PORTFOLIO

Synthesis

Coordinator: Luiz Orlando Ladeira

Vice-Coordinator: André Santarosa Ferlauto and Rodrigo Gribel Lacerda

Polymers

Coordinator: Glaura Goulart Silva

Vice-Coordinator: Hállen Daniel Rezende Calado and Rodrigo Lassarote Lavall

Cement

Coordinator: José Marcio Fonseca Calixto

Health, Security and Environment

Coordinator: Ary Corrêa Junior

Characterization and Metrology

Coordinator: Marcos Assunção Pimenta

On Demand

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Pioneerism

    We are pioneers in CNTs synthesis in Brazil and our team is a national reference in CNTs.

  • Multidisciplinary

    Our multidisciplinary team is formed by professionals from the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Engineering.

  • Successful studies

    Successfully consolidated studies in laboratory scale production, in the characterization and in the process of CNTs into polymers and cement.

  • Recognition

    We are internationally recognized for our expertise in Raman spectroscopy characterization.

  • Innovation

    We develop innovative nanocomposites largely used in the                         industry.

  • Relationship with industries

    We have experience in interacting with industries, guiding applications and pilot production plants of carbon nanomaterials.

  • Enabling environment

    Our team have trained over 200 researchers in the field.                                            .

  • Own laboratories

    Currently using a temporary space with all the necessary infrastructure. We are in the process of building our own facility.

TESTIMONIALS

NEWS

Minas desenvolve tecnologia de ponta para esfoliação do grafite

Minas desenvolve tecnologia de ponta para esfoliação do grafite

Tecnologia garante resistência e alto valor agregado ao mineral, encontrado em abundância em Minas

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Incentivos fiscais atraem indústrias de tecnologia para Minas Gerais

Incentivos fiscais atraem indústrias de tecnologia para Minas Gerais

Confira o vídeo em: http://globotv.globo.com/rede-globo/mgtv-2a-edicao/t/edicoes/v/incentivos-fiscais-atraem-industrias-de-tecnologia-para-minas-gerais/4201215/

Na corrida pelo grafeno

Na corrida pelo grafeno

Pesquisadores da UFMG e de universidade norte-americana aperfeiçoam método para esfoliar grafite e produzir o nanomaterial

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Soou como música

Soou como música

O violonista e professor da UFMG recebeu, em 2014, uma das maiores premiações mundiais concedidas a pesquisadores. Ganhou ainda financiamento para seu projeto

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Nanotubos de carbono tornam cimento mais resistente

Nanotubos de carbono tornam cimento mais resistente

A sede do primeiro Centro de Tecnologia em Nanotubos de Carbono (CTNanotubos), no Brasil, foi lançada este mês em Belo Horizonte (MG). Os nanotubos têm propriedades elétricas e térmicas particulares, com cerca de 200 aplicações em 20 setores industriais, como a construção civil e aviação. O cimento é um dos produtos que recebem a aplicação dos nanotubos ganhando maior resistência e vida útil. Os nanotubos são resistentes à tração e podem ser 50 vezes mais fortes que o aço, sendo indicados para aplicações em materiais que precisam resistir a altas temperaturas.

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Nanotubos são usados para injeção de material genético

O físico Luiz Orlando Ladeira tem uma maneira curiosa de descrever os nanotubos: “É a melhor agulha que existe na natureza”. Com ela, seu colega Ary Corrêa Jr., do Departamento de Microbiologia da UFMG, penetra a parede da célula de um fungo que ataca o feijoeiro sem que seja preciso empurrá-la.

A doença, conhecida como ferrugem do feijão, é causada por fungos Uromyces. Ao cair sobre o vegetal, o organismo lança projeções celulares (apressórios) que penetram pelos estômatos, aberturas nas folhas pelas quais a planta troca gases com o ar.

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Address: Rua Professor José Vieira de Mendonça, nº 1.000
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