Dr. Paulo De Morais was full Professor of Physics at UnB up to 2013, Appointed as UnB’s Emeritus Professor (2014), Appointed as HUST’s Guest Professor (2011), Appointed as AHU’s Distinguished Professor (2016).
He has served as a referee for over 40 technical journals; he takes part of the Editorial Board of 7 technical journals and has conducted research on nanomaterials for over 30 years. He is known for his research in preparation, characterization and applications of magnetic nanoparticle-based materials (magnetic fluid, magnetoliposome, magnetic nanoemulsion, magnetic nanocapsule, magnetic nanofilm, and magnetic nanocomposite). He has published (accepted for publication) 403 papers on indexed (ISI) technical journals and authored 16 patents. Professor De Morais’ accumulated IF (2013 reference year) amounts 880. Among them, papers with IF>5 and IF>3 are 28 and 87, respectively.
- In 2014 the paper “A new approach for highly accurate remote temperature probing using magnetic nanoparticles” was published on Nature Scientific Reports and the paper “Shell Thickness Modulation in Ultrasmall CdSe/CdSxSe1-x/CdS Core/Shell Quantum Dots Via 1-Thioglycerol” was published on ACS Nano.
- In 2015 the paper “Magnetic nanoparticle film reconstruction modulated by immersion within DMSA aqueous solution” was accepted for publication on Nature Scientific Reports.
In recent years, Professor De Morais presented over 120 invited talks worldwide. As PI Professor De Morais accumulated up to now 15-million USD in Project grants. Currently, he acts as the coordinator and PI of several research projects (including three FP7 running in parallel; two Marie Curie People and one Large), multi- and bilateral agreements with different countries (USA, Canada, Finland, Sweden, Ireland, Netherlands, France, Belgium, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Poland, China, South Africa), and supervises graduate and undergraduate students and post-docs. In the period of 2003 to 2006 Professor De Morais was the CEO of FINATEC, the major Foundation within the UnB Campus (Brasília, Brazil) with an annual budget of over 50-million USD.
Professor De Morais held a two-year (1987-1988) post-doc position with Bell Communications Research – New Jersey, USA and received his Doctoral degree in Solid State Physics (1986) from the Federal University of Minas Gerais – Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He graduated in both Chemistry (1976) and Physics (1977) at the University of Brasília – Brasília, Brazil.