A brief history

The NanoSpectroscopy Laboratory was created in 2006 at the Physics Department of the Federal University of Minas Gerais - UFMG.

The group of researchers who made up the LabNS established themselves internationally through the application of optical spectroscopy in the study and characterization of nanostructures. The LabNS works in both basic and applied sciences, with emphasis on optical spectroscopy and scientific instrumentation, as described in the Pasteur quadrant below.

Research & Development

Optical spectroscopy provides information on the matter at the molecular level, with unlimited range of applications.

LabNS undertakes research and development in the following areas:

  • LOW DIMENSIONAL MATERIALS
  • NANOMATERIALS
  • ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY
  • LIGHT-MATTER INTERACTION
  • ENVIRONMENT
  • METROLOGY
  • ENERGY
  • SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTATION
  • BIOMEDICINE

Scientific Production

LabNS coordinators have produced:

Association with Inmetro

On October 7th, 2013, the Inmetro’s Associated Laboratory for Innovation in Scientific Instrumentation (LA3IC, from the Portuguese acronym) was created by the Rector of UFMG and by the President of INMETRO, with focus on optical spectroscopy.

Inmetro’s Associated Laboratories for Innovation (LAII, from the Portuguese acronym) are functional units of public or private institutions that stand out for excellence. They are invited to join INMETRO, sharing their laboratory and functional infrastructures, aiming to help businesses innovate and solve problems that are beyond their structural and professional capacity.

The First LAII created by INMETRO was the LA3IC, nucleated from LabNS.

International Cooperation

LabNS researchers have established collaborations in several countries, in institutions such as:

GERMANY

  • FREIE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN

USA

  • COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
  • MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT)
  • THE INSTITUTE OF OPTICS (UofR)

FRANCE

  • INSTITUT LAUE-LANGEVIN (ILL)

JAPAN

  • TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (TIT)
  • UNIVERSIDADE DE TOHOKU

SWIZTERLAND

  • ETH ZURICH

LabNS had financed cooperation projects with MIT (USA), University of Cambridge / The Royal Society (England), the University of Tuebingen and Freie Universitat Berlin (Germany). LabNS is currently coordinating a project of bilateral cooperation with MIT, with funding provided by MIT and CNPq.

Team

LabNS is coordinated by the leaders of the research group "Spectroscopy and Spectroscopic Imaging of Nanomaterials and Biocomposites", registered on the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development - CNPq. Moreover, the team has various associated researchers with training in various areas of knowledge.

Coordinators

Prof. Ado Jorio

Full Professor at the Physics Department and Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. PhD from the UFMG, Postdoctoral fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT / USA, Director of Technology and Information in INMETRO, and Visiting Professor at ETH Zurich. Coordinator of the Brazilian Network for Research and Instrumentation in Optical Nanospectroscopy and considered one of "The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds", according to the Thomson Reuters.

http://lattes.cnpq.br/0034894070455412

Prof. Luiz Gustavo Cançado

Adjunct Professor, affiliate Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, PhD from the UFMG, and postdoctoral fellow at Institute of Optics, University of Rochester (USA). Received the Capes Thesis Award in 2006. Vice-Coordinator of the Brazilian Network for Research and Instrumentation in Optics Nanospectroscopy.

http://lattes.cnpq.br/3576569061976864

Prof. Leandro Malard Moreira

Adjunct Professor at the Physics Department. PhD from the UFMG and Post-doctoral fellow at Columbia University, USA. Works with the optical and spectroscopic properties of condensed matter, including time-resolved optics, nonlinear optics and Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy - CARS. Develops projects in Biomedicine, applying spectroscopy to generate new methods for diagnosis.

http://lattes.cnpq.br/4670907354729674

Associate Researchers

  • Alexandre Simões Barbosa

    Medical Doctor, Ophtalmology

  • Bráulio Soares Archanjo

    Metrologist, Inmetro

  • Carlos Alberto Achete

    Coordinator of Laboratories and Infrastructure, Inmetro

  • Cassiano Rabelo

    Pronametro, LA3IC

  • João Luiz Elias Campos

    PhD in Civil Engineering

  • Luiz Chaimowicz

    Associate Professor, Computer Science, UFMG

  • Luiz Fernando Etrusco

    Director, Invent Vision

  • Márcia Dias Diniz Costa

    Metrologist

  • Marco Aurelio Romano Silva

    Full Professor, School of Medicine, UFMG

  • Pedro Vidigal

    Professor, School of Medicine, UFMG

  • Rafael P. Vieira

    Pharmacist, PhD in Chemistry

  • Raigna A. Silva

    PhD in Physics

  • Roberto Magalhães Paniago

    Adjunct Professor, Physics Department, UFMG

  • Silvia Guatimosim

    Professor, Ins. Ciências Biológicas, UFMG

  • Sugandha Pandey

    PhD in Physics

  • Thiago de Lourenço e Vasconcelos

    Metrologist

  • Wagner Nunes Rodrigues

    Associate Professor IV, Physics Department, UFMG

Students

  • Cassiano Rabelo

    PhD

  • Emerson Fonseca

    PhD

  • Filomeno Soares de Aguiar Jr

    PhD

  • Hudson Miranda

    PhD

  • Arthur Patrocínio Pena

    Master’s degree

  • Lucas Lafetá

    Master’s degree

  • Tiago Abreu Freitas

    Master’s degree

  • Aroldo Ribeiro Neto

    Undergrad

  • Áurea Isabel Corradi

    Undergrad

  • Luíza de Oliveira Trindade

    Undergrad

  • Plínio Salgado Borges

    Undergrad

Academic Training

The coordinators of LabNS participated directly in the academic training of dozens of students and postdoctors:

Abraham Cano

Postdoctoral

Alisson Marques de Miranda

PhD

Américo José Mai Júnior

Scientific Initiation

Ana Isabelle Campos Oliveira

Scientific Initiation

André Nascimento Pereira

Scientific Initiation

Antônio V. de Andrade Neto

Sabbatical

Camila Deschamps

Scientific Initiation

Carla Bento

Scientific Initiation

Carolina Polanczyk

Scientific Initiation

Cristiano Fantini Leite

PhD

Daniel Martins Teixeira

Scientific Initiation

Denise Basso Nakabayashi

Postdoctoral

Douglas S. Ribeiro

Scientific Initiation

Gilberto Lourenço de Castro Silva

Scientific Initiation

Indhira Oliveira Maciel

PhD

Jaqueline dos Santos Soares

PhD and Postdoctoral

Jenaina Ribeiro Soares

Phd and Master’s degree

João Paulo Macena Muniz Vieira

Scientific Initiation

Johnathan Melo

Scientific Initiation

Laura Amorim

Scientific Initiation

Leandro Fahur Machado

Scientific Initiation

Lucas Marlon

Scientific Initiation

Lucas Mussnich

Master’s degree

Lucas Rocha Perri

Scientific Initiation

Luciano Bruno Domingos Neves

Scientific Initiation

Luiz Gustavo Cançado

PhD

Luiz Gustavo Pimenta

Master's degree

Luiz Henrique Miranda

Scientific Initiation

Marcela Pagano

Postdoctoral

Marco Tulio de Paula Lopes

Scientific Initiation

Mateus Gomes da Silva

Scientific Initiation

Maurício de Souza

Master’s degree

Michelle Loures De Caux Moraes

Scientific Initiation

Newton M. Barbosa Neto

Postdoctoral

Paulo Antônio Trindade Araújo

Scientific Initiation, Master & PhD

Pedro Barros Cotta Pesce

Scientific Initiation & Master’s degree

Pedro Henrique P. V. Liguori

Scientific Initiation

Rodolfo Vieira Maximiano

Master’s degree

Rogério Pereira de Lima

Scientific Initiation

Thiago de Lourenço e Vasconcelos

PhD

Vinícius De Nadai Andrade

Scientific Initiation

Contact

nano@labns.com.br
Av. Antônio Carlos, 6627
Departamento de Física, ICEX, UFMG
Sala 4178A
Campus Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, MG
Brazil
CEP: 31270-901
P.: +55 31 3409.6610

Contributors

Funding