Profile of INEO

National Institute of Science and Technology for Organic Electronics (INEO) has close connections with strategic areas, as Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Health and Energy. From the scientific point of view, the scope of investigation in this project encompasses topics from theoretical quantum mechanics to device processing, and from chemical synthesis to device applications. This wide scope is only possible in a multidisciplinary team, which has worked in close collaboration for seven years in a Millennium Institute (a previous network of research in polymer materials). In order to take a step further in developing organic electronics, the proposed INEO will comprise three laboratories of Organic Devices. These will have facilities to build and characterize devices, both electrically and optically. In terms of personnel for the research and development projects, groups are included to deal with: i) synthesis and chemical modification of molecules (small and macromolecules); ii) methods to prepare organized organic thin films with enhanced physicochemical properties; iii) advanced methods to explore interfacial phenomena; iv) analysis of electrical and optical properties of thin organic films; v) molecular dynamics and conformational properties obtained with high-resolution NMR combined with thermal analysis and X-ray diffraction and scattering; vi) theoretical approaches to determine the electronic and conformational properties of molecules as well as models for transport in optoelectronic devices.

In this context, the INEO would combine fundamental research with technological development, achieving the production of prototypes of devices of long lifetime and high performance. This will be a product of concentrate efforts of all the groups of the network. The Center of Organic Devices (CeDO), recently installed at Inmetro, will be one important laboratory of research in the device field, and will develop industrial rules and certification norms for devices, helping the industrial development in this field in the country.

The activities in the proposed INEO may be classified into three major branches: one involving fundamental research on synthetic organic electronic materials and applied projects on electronic and optoelectronic thin-film devices, while the second comprises investigations into electrical and optical properties of natural molecules and applications in sensing and biosensing. There are subprojects, however, that encompass research that could be classified in both of these branches, while there will also be cases where hybrid organic-inorganic systems are explored. The third branch is related to scientific diffusion. The proposal was therefore organized with description of subprojects in ¿Electronic and optoelectronic devices of synthetic materials", in "Biosystems and biosensors", and in "Scientific Diffusion". Each subproject contains a brief introduction, objectives, description of the state of the art, methodology, expected results, and a list of researchers taking part in the subproject. In most cases, research groups of at least two institutions participate, and a common feature is the joint work of consolidated research groups and emerging groups.

The headquarters of INEO is officially installed at the Physics Institute of São Carlos (IFSC) at University of São Paulo (USP), Av. Trabalhador São Carlense 400, CEP.: 13560-970, São Carlos - SP.

Main objectives

  • to consolidate the network of researchers in Organic Electronics, building upon the previous collaborations within the Multidisciplinary Institute of Polymeric Materials (one of the Millennium Institutes), with the creation of the National Institute of Science and Technology of Organic Electronics (INEO);
  • to place Brazil in a good position with regard to the fundamental science and applications in Organic Electronics (OEs);
  • to create infrastructure with laboratories equipped with sophisticated facilities for producing high-performance devices and for advancing toward molecular electronics with single-electron devices;
  • to strengthen graduate programs in the institutions taking part in INEO, especially with new disciplines specific for OEs and applications (already in progress!);
  • to work in partnership with public/private sectors for developing innovation in OEs.

Representative Committee

The INEO committee will be chaired by the National coordinator, Prof. Roberto Mendonça Faria and his vice-coordinator, Prof. Marco Cremona. Representatives of six participant institutions are listed below:

  • Profa. Dra. Leni Campos Akcelrud (Organic chemistry) (DQ-UFPR);
  • Prof. Dr. José Alberto Giacometti (Experimental Physics) (FCT-UNESP);
  • Profa. Dra. Teresa Dib Zambon Atvars (Physico-Chemistry) (IQ-UNICAMP);
  • Prof. Dr. Adnei Melges de Andrade (Engineer) (IEE-USP);
  • Prof. Dr. Angel Alberto Hidalgo (emergent group) (DF-UFPI);
  • Prof. Dr. Rodrigo Fernando Bianchi (emergent group) (DF-UFOP).

Team

Distribution:

Team description:

  • Prof. Roberto Mendonça Faria (Coordinator)- Grupo de Polímeros Prof Bernhard Gross - IFSC- USP
          CNPq Grant in Research Productivity- 1 A
          Physicist - working mainly in the field of Electrical Properties and Organic Devices
  • Prof. Marco Cremona (Vice-Coordinator) - Laboratório de Optoeletrônica Molecular - Departamento de Física - PUC-Rio -
          Physicist - working mainly in the field of Organic Devices
          CNPq Grant in Research Productivity- 1 D
  • Prof. Alexandre Marletta - Grupo de Espectroscopia de Materiais - Instituto de Física -UFU
          Physicist - working mainly in the field of Optical Properties
          CNPq Grant in Research Productivity- 2
  • Profa. Ana Flávia Nogueira - Laboratório de Nanotecnologia e Energia Solar do Instituto de Química - UNICAMP
          Chemist - working mainly in the field of Energy conversion Devices
          CNPq Grant in Research Productivity- 2
  • Prof. Teresa Dib Zambon Atvarz - Grupo de Fotofísica e Fotoquímica do Instituto de Química UNICAMP
          Chemist - working mainly in the field of Photochemistry and Photophysics
          CNPq Grant in Research Productivity- 1 C
  • Prof. Aldo Eloizo Job - Grupo de Novos Materiais e Aplicações - Faculdade de Ciência e Tecnologia - UNESP Campus de Presidente Prudente
          Physicist - working mainly in the field of Electrical Properties
  • Prof. Carlos José Leopoldo Constantino - Grupo de Novos Materiais e Aplicações - Faculdade de Ciência e Tecnologia - UNESP Campus de Presidente Prudente
          Physicist - working mainly in the field of Thin Film Spectroscopy
          CNPq Grant in Research Productivity- 2
  • Prof. José Alberto Giacometti - Grupo de Novos Materiais e Aplicações - Faculdade de Ciência e Tecnologia - UNESP Campus de Presidente Prudente
          Physicist - working mainly in the field of Electrical properties
          CNPq Grant in Research Productivity- 1 B
  • Prof. Adnei Melges de Andrade - Departamento de Engenharia de sistemas Eletrônicos/Instituto de Eletrotécnica e Energia da USP (IEE-USP)
          Engineer - working mainly in the field of Opto-electronic devices
  • Prof. Fernando Josepetti Fonseca - Grupo de Eletrônica Molecular da Escola Politécnica da USP
          Engineer - working mainly in the field of Opto-electronic devices
  • Dr. Ely Antonio Tadeu Dirani - Centro de Ciências Exatas e Tecnologia - PUC-SP
          Engineer Elétrico- - working mainly in the field of Opto-electronic devices
  • Prof. Ivan Helmuth Bechtold - Grupo de Cristais Líquidos e Micelas - Departamento de Física do Centro de Ciências Físicas e Matemáticas - UFSC
          Physicist - working mainly in the field of Nanostructured systems
  • Profa. Françoise Toledo Reis - Grupo de Cristais Líquidos e Micelas - Departamento de Física do Centro de Ciências Físicas e Matemáticas - UFSC
          Physicist - working mainly in the field of Electrical properties
  • Prof. Haroldo Naoyuki Nagashima - Grupo de Polímeros - Departamento de Física e Química UNESP - Campus de Ilha Solteira
          Physicist - working mainly in the field of Electrical properties
  • Profa. Lucimara Stolz Roman - Grupo de Dispositivos Nanonestruturados - Departamento de Física da UFPR
          Physicist - working mainly in the field of Opto-electronic devices
          Bolsista CNPq - 2
  • Profa Leni Campos Akcelrud - Laboratório de Polímeros Paulo Scarpa - Departamento de Química - UFPR
          Chemist - working mainly in the field of Polymer Synthesis
          Bolsista CNPq - 1 C
  • Prof. José de Arruda Freire - Grupo De Dispositivos Optoeletrônicos Orgânicos - Departamento de Física - UFPR
          Physicist - working mainly in the field of Theorectical Physics - Electronic Structure
  • Prof. Neemias Alves Lima - Grupo de Pesquisa em Teoria do Funcional da Densidade - UFVASF
          Physicist - working mainly in the field of Theorectical Physics - Electronic Structure
  • Prof. Ángel Alberto Hidalgo - Grupo de Materiais e Bionanotecnologia - Departamento de Física - Centro de Ciências da Natureza- UFPI
          Physicist - working mainly in the field of Nanostructures systems
  • Prof. Helder Nunes da Cunha - Grupo de Materiais e Bionanotecnologia - Departamento de Física - Centro de Ciências da Natureza- UFPI
          Physicist - working mainly in the field of Electrical properties
  • Profa. Karen Wohnrath - Grupo de Desenvolvimento de Eletrodos Modificados, Departamento de Química -UEPG
          Chemist - working mainly in the field of Inorganic Chemistry
  • Prof. Lucas Fugikawa Santos - Laboratório de Optoeletrônica Molecular Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas (IBILCE) -UNESP -Campus de São Jose do Rio Preto
          Physicist - working mainly in the field of Opto-electric properties
          CNPq Grant in Research Productivity- 2
  • Prof. Liliana Yolanda Ancalla Dávila - Laboratório de Materiais para Aplicações em Dispositivos Eletrônicos (LABMADE) - UFT - Campus de Araguaina
          Physicist - working mainly in the field of Theorectical Physics - Electronic Structure
  • Prof. Dr. Frank Nelson Crespilho Grupo de Materiais e Métodos Avançados - UFABC
          Chemist - working mainly in the field of Thin films Electrochemistry
  • Prof. Roselena Faez, Professor Adjunto, Grupo de Materiais Híbridos, Departamento De Ciências Exatas e da Terra - UNIFESP - Campus Diadema
          Chemist - working mainly in the field of Electrochemsitry
  • Prof. Dr. Rodrigo Fernando Bianchi Laboratório de Polímeros e Propriedades Eletrônicas de Materiais ¿ LAPPEM - Departamento de Física - UFOP
          Physicist - working mainly in the field of Opto-electronic devices
          CNPq Grant in Research Productivity- 2
  • Prof. Dante L. Chinaglia - Grupo de Propriedades Elétricas e Ópticas de Sólidos - Instituto de Geociencias e Ciencias Exatas (IGCE) - UNESP Campus de Rio Claro
          Physicist - working mainly in the field of Electrical properties
  • Prof. Marília Junqueira Caldas, Grupo Nanomol - Departamento de Física dos Materiais e Mecânica - IF -USP
          Física - working mainly in the field of Theorectical Physics - Electronic Structure
          CNPq Grant in Research Productivity- 1B
  • Prof. Helena Maria Petrilli, Grupo Nanomol - Departamento de Física dos Materiais e Mecânica IF -USP
          Física - working mainly in the field of Theorectical Physics - Electronic Structure
  • Prof. Maria Cecília Barbosa da Silveira Salvatore - Laboratório de Filmes Finos - Departamento de Física Aplicada -IF-USP
          Physicist - working mainly in the field of Microscopy
          CNPq Grant in Research Productivity- 1 D
  • Prof. Antonio José Felix de Carvalho: Grupo de Polímeros e Materiais de Fontes Renováveis - UFSCar - Sorocaba
          Chemist working mainly in the field of Materials Chemistry for opto-electronic devices
  • Prof. Marystela Ferreira: Grupo de Materiais Nanoestruturados UFSCar - Campus de Sorocaba
          Chemist working mainly in the field of Thin Film Electrochemistry
          CNPq Grant in Research Productivity- 2
  • Dr. Rogério Valaski - Centro de Organic Devices (Cedo) - Divisão de Metrologia de Materiais (DIMAT), INMETRO
          Physicist - working mainly in the field of Optoelectronic devices
  • Prof. Luiz Alberto Cury - Grupo de Propriedades Ópticas e de Transporte de Polímeros Conjugados - Instituto de Ciências Exatas - UFMG
          Physicist - working mainly in the field of Optical Properties and Opto-electronic devices
          CNPq Grant in Research Productivity- 2
  • Prof. Osvaldo N.Oliveira Jr.- Grupo de Polímeros Prof Bernhard Gross - IFSC- USP
          Physicist - working mainly in the field of Thin Films Properties
          CNPq Grant in Research Productivity- 1 A
  • Prof. Valtencir Zucolotto - Grupo de Polímeros Prof Bernhard Gross - IFSC- USP
          Physicist - working mainly in the field of Thin Films Properties
          CNPq Grant in Research Productivity- 2
  • Dra. Débora Terezia Balogh - Grupo de Polímeros Prof Bernhard Gross - IFSC- USP
          Chemist - working mainly in the field of Polymer Synthesis for Opto-electronic devices
          CNPq Grant in Research Productivity- 1 D
  • Prof. Eduardo R. Azevedo - Grupo de Ressonância Magnética - IFSC - USP
          Physicist - working mainly in the field of Magnetic Resonance of solids
          CNPq Grant in Research Productivity- 2
  • Prof. Francisco E. Gontijo Guimarães - Grupo de Semicondutores IFSC-USP
          Physicist - working mainly in the field of Optical properties
          Bolsista CNPq - 1 D
  • Prof. Yvonne Primerano Mascarenhas - Grupo de Cristalografia IFSC-USP e IEA-SC-USP
          Physicist - working mainly in the field of Cristalography and Diffusion of Knowledge
          CNPq Grant in Research Productivity- 1 A
  • Prof. Romildo Jerônimo Ramos - Grupo de Pesquisa em Novos Materiais, Instituto de Física - UFMT
          Physicist - working mainly in the field of Electrical properties

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