Cecília de Carvalho Castro e Silva

Position: Assistant Professor

Area of interest: Energy

Email: cecilia.silva@mackenzie.br

Office: 204

Phone: +55 (11) 2766 7380

 

 

Cecília C. C. Silva is graduated in Chemistry from Universidade Estadual de Maringá (UEM) in 2008 and her master (2011) and PhD (2015) degree in Chemistry at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp).  During her PhD studies, she participated of an internship program in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Rutgers University, USA 2013-2014. Since January of 2016, she is assistant professor and research member at MackGraphe - Mackenzie Presbyterian University. Cecilia has expertise in synthesis, functionalization and characterization of nanomaterials; electrochemical devices and microfabrication techniques. The research interests and goals of Cecilia are in the employment of 2D materials in the development of flexible and portable devices with high performance in energy generation, conversion and storage.

Integration of 2D Materials in Miniaturized and Wearable Devices for Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage

Fig. 1. Schematic of the Integration of 2D Materials in the development of flexible, miniaturized and wearable devices for energy generation, conversion and storage.

The research group coordinated by Prof Cecilia de Carvalho, aiming the integration of 2D materials (graphene and its derivatives, transition metal dichalcogenides, boron nitride, etc.) in development of devices for Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage. In addition, the major goal of this research group is the miniaturization and integration of the devices mentioned above (Figure 1) on flexible platforms, extremely thin with low-cost, aiming to achieve the concept of "wearable" and miniaturized devices. Since the fabrication of flexible batteries, as the implementation of piezoelectric microelectromechanical devices (MEMS) in shoes, in order to convert the mechanical energy from human movement (as a running) in enough power to electrically charge small personal electronic devices such as smartphones.