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Fernanda Guerra Lima Medeiros Borsagli, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Universidade Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri, Brazil
Title : The challenges of green nanotechnology in an ever-changing world


One of the great problems in the science and engineering, it is a development of sustainable materials, which are produce by a chemically green rout. In this sense, production of new materials, such as nanomaterials, based on new chemically green route using low-cost reagents is a great science challenge. In addition, the world is passing for various changes, mainly, in the environmental and climate area. Then, choosing routes more ecofriendly and sustainable is an important demand in an ever-changing world. These nanomaterials have gained more and more space in the society and market. Nevertheless, the production of these materials is still used an unsustainable chemical route. For example, the industry of electronic devices has invested in the development new nanoelectronics devices, however, most of the methodology used is based on not eco-friendly route, using toxically reagents. In this context, searching of new green routes is a challenge in nanomaterials science. Thus, the research of BIOSEM group is based on produced new nanomaterials for multiple applications, using green routes and reagents a feedstock of semiarid region and agroindustry waste, which has many potentials to produce nanomaterials for various applications.

Audience take-away:

  • The audience will able to understand the new challenges in the nanomaterial’s science in an ever-changing world
  • Many types of industry, such as electronic industry, biomaterial industry, pharmaceutical industry, have invested in the development new nanoelectronics devices, so, understand and looking for new green chemically routes in a world that has searching more sustainability, and less environmental impacts is a real and important differential for the works of industry. This speaks is an invitation to reflect on necessary changes in an ever-changing world.


Fernanda Guerra Lima Medeiros Borsagli is a Material Engineering, Master and PhD at UFMG/Brazil in the subject area Material Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry to environmental and biological applications. Research of environmental problems in the rivers of State capital of Minas Gerais/Brazil. Professor at Universidade Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri (UFVJM) at Institute of Engineering, Science and Technology, in the Department of Materials Engineering. Reviewer of various important journals of Springer, Elsevier, and other, such as Carbohydrate Polymers, International Journal fo Biological Macromolecule, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, Journal of Polymers and the Environment, Materials Chemistry and Physics, and other important journals. In addition, member of editorial board of Nanoarchitectonics, dvanced Chemicobiology Research (ACBR), Journal of Food Science and Engineering (Online), International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis, Journal of Materials New Horizons, Journal of Physics. Author of articles in journals such as International Journal of Biological Macromolecule, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, and others