Ado Jorio is a Full Professor at the Department of Physics, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil, having received his Ph.D. degree in physics at the same institution in 1999, working with phase transitions in incommensurate systems. He did postdoctoral studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Mass, USA, and since then, he has worked with the optical properties of nanomaterials, focusing on the optical and Raman spectroscopy of carbon nanomaterials. He edited the book Carbon Nanotubes: Advanced Topics in the Synthesis, Structure, Properties and Applications (Springer). He is an affiliated Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and served as a Coordinator for Strategic Studies and Information Technology Division of INMETRO, for the development of nanometrology and metrology of biofuels. He was a Scientific Coordinator of the Brazilian Network on Scanning Probe Microscopy and of the Mexican-Brazilian Center for Nanotechnology. Moreover, he is currently the Director of the Technology Transfer and Innovation Office of UFMG, a Coordinator of the Brazilian Network for Research and Instrumentation in Nano-Optics and of the Center for Research in Biotechnological Applications of Carbon Nanomaterials, and a Member of the Steering Committee of the National Institute of Science and Technology in Molecular Medicine. He has authored over 150 scientific articles and teaches general physics courses in basic cycle of exact sciences, solid state physics, group theory, and raman spectroscopy at the graduate school. He is the author of the book Group Theory: Application to the Physics of Condensed Matter (Springer) and Raman Spectroscopy of Graphene Related Systems (Wiley).
Biography Updated on 11 March 2012