Rosana Z. Domingues

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Rosana Z. Domingues was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in 1958. She received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Chemistry Department of the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, in 1978 and 1983, respectively. In 1988, she received the Ph.D. degree from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, Grenoble, Isère, France, where she worked with ceramic materials for solid state electrochemistry. In 1999, she spent a year as a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla, US, where she worked with biomaterials for dental and bone repair. Presently, she is an Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Since 1990s, Domingues' research group has worked in the field of special materials, mainly for electronic and biological applications in the following areas: fuel cells, impedance spectroscopy, ceramics, and biomaterials for tissue regeneration. Ceramic and polymeric solids have been prepared and characterized using microscopic, morphologic, and electrical techniques. Electrochemistry studies involving solid oxide fuel cells are at the top of objects of her group. Many Ph.D., M.S., and graduate students have been trained in her laboratory (about 40), and she published several scientific papers. In 2004, the group signed a research agreement with the Energy Company of State of Minas Gerais-CEMIG and the Laboratory of Materials and Fuel Cells (LaMPaC), Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. This project has permitted building and supplying of a new laboratory with the modern equipment, and since then the bio team (working with ceramic materials for biological purposes) and the energy team (ceramic materials for fuel cells) have been growing and working with other funding sources.

Biography Updated on 11 July 2011

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