Camila Marchetti Maroneze

Position: Assistant Professor

Area of interest: Energy


Office: 206

Phone: +55 (11) 2766 7379



Camila obtained the bachelor degree in Chemistry at the State University of Londrina (UEL, 2004), PhD in Inorganic Chemistry at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP, 2008), post-doctoral studies in Brazil at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP, 2009-2012) and also in Switzerland at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETH, 2012-2013). She has experience in Chemistry, acting on the following topics: synthesis of porous hybrid materials based on functional silicas, semiconductor oxides nanostructures, metallic nanoparticles and graphene derived materials, functionalization of surfaces and application of these systems in developing adsorbents, electrochemical sensors and heterogeneous catalysts. Currently she is an assistant professor at Mackenzie Presbyterian University and researcher at the Graphene and Nanomaterials Research Center (MackGraphe).

Figure: from left to right, electron microscopy image of a porous structure of graphene oxide; reduced graphene oxide membrane prepared via filtration; thin film of graphene oxide deposited on gold film/polymeric substrate for building miniaturized electrodes; electron microscopy porous silica transmission with highly ordered channels; transmission electron microscopy of gold nanoparticles supported on functionalized porous silica; photo of a flexible membrane of PDMS with a graphene oxide film and photo of a functionalized paper (left - yellow) and with gold nanoparticles synthesized in situ on the cellulose fibers (right - red).

The Camila’s group is mainly focused in the design and development of nanostructured systems based on the combination of bidimensional materials (2D) with other nanomaterials such as metallic nanoparticles and semiconductor oxides on different types of configurations such as membranes, thin films and porous structures of high surface area that have potential applications in devices for energy conversion and storage such as batteries, supercapacitors and fuel cells. The combination of different types of nanostructures in well-defined arrays or more complex architectures with multiple components has proven to be a powerful tool for obtaining integrated systems with superior performance and specific functions derived from the synergism between the components. The desired technologies are mainly focused on the development of flexible, low cost and miniaturized devices.