Jefferson Luis FERRARI

Associated Professor

Inorganic Chemistry

Chemistry Institute of the Federal University of Uberlândia




Doctor in Science with specialization on Inorganic Chemistry by the University of São Paulo in Ribeirão Preto (2010) Brazil. He holds degree in Chemistry (2003) and a Master's degree in Chemistry (2006), both obtained by the Chemistry Institute of Araraquara UNESP. He realized a sandwich PhD at University of Aveiro-Portugal with a brief participation an internship at the Telecommunication Institute of Aveiro-Portugal. He realized a postdoctoral degree in Chemistry at the USP Chemistry Department of Ribeirão Preto. He was Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Department of Natural Sciences of the Federal University of São João del-Rei. He is currently Associated Professor in Inorganic Chemistry at the Chemistry Institute of the Federal University of Uberlândia. He was Vice Coordinator between 2015 and 2017 and Coordinator between 2017 and 2018 of the Postgraduate Program in Physics and Chemistry of Materials (FQMat). He is Professor of the Post-Graduate Program in Physics and Chemistry of Materials (FQMat), Multicentric Program in Chemistry of the Mineira Network of Chemistry of Minas Gerais and the Graduate Program in Chemistry of the Institute of Chemistry of the Federal University of Uberlândia where he guides Masters, PhD students and Post-docs. He is coordinator of the Laboratory of Photoluminescent Materials (LAMAF) and he is Head of Group of Development of Inorganic Materials with Rare Earths (DeMITeR).

Area of Interests

He is Reseacher of Brazilain Council for Scientific and Tecnological Development level 2 and advisor to the Assembly of Exact Sciences and Materials of the Foundation to support research in the state of Minas Gerais - Brazil – FAPEMIG. Reviewer of several national and international periodicals. He has experience in Chemistry, with emphasis in Materials Chemistry, acting on Inorganic Chemistry mainly in the following subjects: Rare Earth doped Inorganic Materials with Photoluminescence properties, Raman spectroscopy, upconversion, downconversion, downshifting, thin films, glass ceramics, nanocomposites, nanoparticles, electron microscopy scanning and transmission, sol-gel, solid-state synthesis.