Scaiano Group

José-Carlos Netto-Ferreira

José-Carlos Netto-Ferreira graduated in Chemistry (Licenciatura em Química) in 1969 at the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro and got his MSc (1976) and PhD (1983) at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro under the supervision of David Ernest Nicodem, on B-Phenyl Interaction in Non-Conjugated Bichromophoric Compounds. His Academic positions include Assistant Professor at the Universidade Federal Fluminense, (1972-1975) and Assistant Professor (1975-1982), Associate Professor (1983-1997), Full Professor (1997-2004) and Professor Emeritus (2010- ) at the Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro. He worked as Research Associate at the National Research Council of Canada (1987-1989), in the Tito Scaiano Group, was Visiting Scientist at the National Research Council of Canada (several visits, from 1983 to 1991) and Visiting Professor at the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Centro de Química Física Molecular (Lisbon, Portugal, 1997-1999), Universidade Federal da Bahia, Instituto de Química (Brazil, 2004-2007), Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Instituto de Tecnología Química (Valencia, Spain, 2007), Universidade de São Paulo, Departamento de Engenharia Química (Brazil, 2008-2009 and 2010-2011) and University of Ottawa, Department of Chemistry (several visits, from 1991 to 2012).
His Academic Administrative Activities include Head of the Department of Chemistry (1978 and 1982-1984), Coordinator of the Graduate Course in Chemistry (1990-1993) and Vice-Rector of the Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro.
He supervised 18 theses (10 MSc and 8 PhD) and published close to 100 papers. His interest in Photochemistry includes the study of excited states and reaction intermediates in solution and in supramolecular systems employing the Laser Flash Photolysis Technique, the study of crude oil and its fractions by picosecond fluorescence emission, the spectroscopic study (absorption, fluorescence emission and circular dichroism) of the interaction between compounds with biological properties and proteins, and catalysis employing nanoparticles.