Juliana ARISTÉIA DE LIMA, PhD in Chemistry (Brazil)

Juliana Aristeia de Lima

Juliana holds a PhD in Chemistry and is currently conducting post-doctoral research at the Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil. This required establishing collaborations with institutions such as the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) and Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar).

Current position: Conductor of Research at the Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil

Research focus: Sustainable management in the chemical industry

Her academic approach focuses on the development of biodegradable polymers blends, which are ubiquitous in modern-day life, most notably in the form of plastics. In addition, she has deep experience, skills and knowledge in the production and characterization of nanocomposites, block copolymers, polymer blends, materials structuring, materials interfaces, microscopy, and spectroscopy.

In 2009 Juliana was awarded a Green Talent. The jury emphasized the importance of her work in the area of sustainable resource management. In 2010 she joined the research group of Prof. Landfester at the Max Planck Institute in Mainz, Germany and also received an invitation from Annette Schavan, former Minister of Education and Research, to participate in a Berlin forum for sustainability.


CV as submitted for the Green Talents award (2009):

State University of Campinas, Brazil

Research focus: Sustainable management in the chemical industry

Juliana Aristéia de Lima holds a Ph.D. in chemistry and is currently conducting research at the State University of Campinas, located in the state of São Paulo in Southeast Brazil. She works on the development of biodegradable polymers blends (biopolymers). Polymers are ubiquitous in modern everyday life, most notably in the form of plastics. Because of that, it is essential for the future that they don’t constitute a waste problem in the way they often have in the past, but instead degrade in the way natural materials like paper or food would.

With her research, Juliana Aristéia de Lima addresses an important topic in the area of sustainable resource management. In the future, the Brazilian researcher also hopes to work on conductive ionic liquids, which could serve as solvents for preparation of polymer membranes. She is aspiring to a postdoctoral research position in Germany and wants to make new contacts with German experts in industry and academia for that purpose.