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.

https://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.

https://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.

https://lattes.cnpq.br/4670907354729674

Associate Researchers

  • Bráulio Soares Archanjo

    Metrologist, Inmetro

  • Carlos Alberto Achete

    Coordinator of Laboratories and Infrastructure, Inmetro

  • Cassiano Rabelo

    Cofounder, FabNS

  • Emerson Fonsenca

    PhD in Technological Innovation

  • Hudson Miranda

    Cofounder, FabNS

  • João Luiz E. Campos

    PhD in Civil Engineering

  • Luiz Fernando Etrusco

    Director, Invent Vision

  • Márcia Diniz Costa

    Metrologist

  • Marco Aurelio Romano Silva

    Full Professor, School of Medicine, UFMG

  • Omar Paranaiba

    Professor, DCC, UFMG

  • Rafael Nadas

    Lead Researcher & Applications, FabNS

    Researcher, Humboldt

  • Rafael Ricardo Rojas López

    Professor, DCC, UFMG

  • Rafael P. Vieira

    Pharmacist, PhD in Chemistry

  • Raul Correa Silva

    PhD in Physics

  • Roberto Paniago

    Adjunct Professor,
    Physics Department, UFMG

  • Tiago Abreu Freitas

    Researcher, Instituto D'Or

  • Thiago de Lourenço e Vasconcelos

    Metrologist

  • Wagner Nunes Rodrigues

    Associate Professor IV, Physics Department, UFMG

Students

  • Catarina Carvalho Haase

    PhD

  • Danilo Machado

    PhD

  • Gabriella Correia de Almeida

    PhD

  • Gustavo Henrique Rocha Soares

    PhD

  • Jane Elisa Rocha Guimarães

    PhD

  • Lucas Valente de Carvalho

    PhD

  • Monalisa Kairine Pereira

    PhD

  • Vitor Pena Monken

    PhD

  • Augusto Vieira D'Assunção Freitas

    Master's degree

  • Diego Sier de Faria

    Master's degree

  • Felipe Menescal Pinto de Medeiros

    Master's degree

  • Vitor Augusto Firmino Torres

    Master's degree

  • Willyan Cardoso Santos da Silva

    Master's degree

  • André Gustavo Pereira

    Scientific Initiation

  • Bianca Cristina Alves Carneiro

    Scientific Initiation

  • Maria Alice Paularie Andrade

    Scientific Initiation

Alumni

The LabNS coordinators significantly contributed to the facilitation of research and the provision of academic training for numerous students, postdoctoral scholars, and visiting researchers:

Abraham Cano

Postdoctoral

Alexandre Simões

Collaboration

Alisson Marques de Miranda

PhD

Américo José Mai Júnior

Scientific Initiation

Ana Isabelle Campos Oliveira

Scientific Initiation

André Nascimento Pereira

Scientific Initiation

Andreij Gadelha

Postdoctoral

Antônio V. de Andrade Neto

Sabbatical

Aroldo Ribeiro Neto

Sci. Init. & Master's Degree

Arthur Patrocínio Pena

Master's Degree & PhD

Áurea Isabel Corradi

Scientific Initiation

Beatriz Palhares Faria

Scientific Initiation

Bruno Carvalho Públio

PhD

Camila Deschamps

Scientific Initiation

Carla Bento

Scientific Initiation

Carolina Polanczyk

Scientific Initiation

Cassiano Rabelo

PhD

Catarina Carvalho Haase

Sci. Init. & Master's Degree

Cristiano Fantini Leite

PhD

Daniel Martins Teixeira

Scientific Initiation

Denise Basso Nakabayashi

Postdoctoral

Douglas S. Ribeiro

Sci. Init., Master's Degree & PhD

Emerson Fonseca

PhD

Felipe Menescal Medeiros

Master's Degree

Filomeno Soares de Aguiar Jr

Master's Degree & PhD

Franciele Santos S. Silva

Scientific Initiation

Frederico Barros de Sousa

Sci. Init. & PhD

Gilberto Lourenço de Castro Silva

Scientific Initiation

Hudson Miranda

Sci. Init. & PhD

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

Katherine Soto

Master's Degree

Laura Amorim

Scientific Initiation

Leandro Fahur Machado

Scientific Initiation

Lucas Marlon

Scientific Initiation

Lucas Lafetá

Master's Degree & PhD

Lucas Mussnich

Master’s degree

Lucas Rocha Perri

Scientific Initiation

Lucas Valente de Carvalho

Master's degree

Luciano Bruno Domingos Neves

Scientific Initiation

Luiz Gustavo Cançado

PhD

Luiz Gustavo Pimenta

Master's degree

Luiz Henrique Miranda

Scientific Initiation

Luíza de Oliveira Trindade

Scientific Initiation

Marcela Pagano

Postdoctoral

Márcia Diniz Costa

PhD

Marco Tulio de Paula Lopes

Scientific Initiation

Maria Cysne

Scientific Initiation

Mateus Gomes da Silva

Scientific Initiation

Maurício de Souza

Master’s degree

Michelle Loures De Caux Moraes

Scientific Initiation

Monalisa Kairine Pereira

Master's Degree

Newton M. Barbosa Neto

Postdoctoral

Paula d'Avila Machado

Postdoctoral

Paulo Antônio Trindade Araújo

Scientific Initiation, Master's & PhD

Pedro Barros Cotta Pesce

Scientific Initiation & Master’s Degree

Pedro Henrique P. V. Liguori

Scientific Initiation

Plínio Salgado Borges

Scientific Initiation

Rafael Nadas

PhD

Renan Cunha

PhD

Rodolfo Vieira Maximiano

Master’s degree

Rogério Pereira de Lima

Scientific Initiation

Thiago de Lourenço e Vasconcelos

PhD

Tiago Abreu Freitas

Master's Degree & PhD

Vinícius De Nadai Andrade

Scientific Initiation

Vitor Pena Monken

Scientific Initiation

Virgínia Cairo Silva Cruz

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

Funding