Raphael Nagao, PhD, MRSC

2003-2006: BSc University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
2007-2009: MSc University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
2009-2013: PhD University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
2011-2012: PhD Brandeis University, USA

2014-2016: Saint Louis University, USA

2016-2021: Assistant Prof. at University of Campinas, Brazil
2021: Associate Prof. at University of Campinas, Brazil

Short Bio: Raphael Nagao, was born in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1984. He received his B.Sc, M.Sc and Ph.D. in the São Carlos Institute of Chemistry, University of São Paulo (USP), São Carlos, Brazil. He joined the Electrochemistry Group at USP in 2003 under supervision of Prof. Dr. Hamilton Varela and remained in this group until the defense of his doctoral thesis in 2013. Meanwhile, he participated in a scientific program of fourteen-month period in the Department of Chemistry and Volen Center for Complex Systems, Brandeis University, Massachusetts, USA, under supervision of Prof. Dr. Irving R. Epstein (2011-2012). He was also a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences, Saint Louis University, Missouri, USA, under supervision of Prof. Dr. István Z. Kiss (2014-2016). His work was mainly devoted to comprehend the control and evolution of self-organized patterns in oscillating electrochemical reactions. Currently, Dr. Nagao is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Chemistry, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), and head of the Laboratory of Electrocatalysis for Sustainable Energy Conversion (ElectroEnergy), Campinas, Brazil. His interests are now focused on the development of nanostructured materials applied for energy conversion reactions such as the sustainable electrosynthesis of green hydrogen and ammonia besides derivatives from the reduction of carbon dioxide. Up to now, he has published 43 articles in scientific journals (h factor = 15 with 945 citations, Google Scholar – 10/29/2022) and more than 80 contributions in national and international conferences. He is an associate researcher at the Center for Innovation on New Energies (CINE), the secretary of the Brazilian section at The Electrochemical Society (ECS) and the director of the Physical Chemistry division of the Brazilian Chemical Society (SBQ).