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.
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:
LabNS coordinators have produced:
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.
LabNS researchers have established collaborations in several countries, in institutions such as:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The LabNS coordinators significantly contributed to the facilitation of research and the provision of academic training for numerous students, postdoctoral scholars, and visiting researchers: