Meet The Team
Dr. Murilo C. Crovace
Murilo has a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering (emphasis in technological development) from the Federal University of São Carlos (2013) and a Masters in Materials Science and Engineering (emphasis in ceramic materials) from the same institution (2009). He is the co-founder of the startup VETRA Bioceramics (2014), created during his Post Doc. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of the Department of Materials Engineering at UFSCar (DEMa/UFSCar), working mainly on the following topics: bioactive glass and glass ceramics, tissue engineering, additive manufacturing, and sintering. He has published about 27 articles in indexed journals and has five submitted patents (one is already approved in the USA and EU).
Dr. Shiv Prakash Singh
Shiv entered the world of glass and completed his Ph.D. on optical properties of glass and nano-metal doped glass nano-composites from Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata, India, in 2012. He has a wide range of experiences in glass science. He has worked on oxides, oxy-nitride, and metallic systems at the different high-reputation institutes. Moreover, he has hands-on experience in synthesizing glasses by melt-quenching, inert gas condensation, and sputtering techniques. He has also worked on glass-ceramics and their properties. At present, he is working as a scientist at the International Advanced Research Center for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI). His current area of research is on the synthesis of various types of glasses and their properties.
Dr. Benjamin J. A. Moulton
Ben is a geoscientist who works at the interface between geology, mineralogy, materials science and engineering. His focus in on silicate melt structure and its role in thermal expansion, compression and crystallization. Dr. Moulton’s experimental work is centered around Raman spectroscopy and X-ray absorption spectroscopy. Ben grew up on the east coast of Canada and finished his Masters in physical volcanology at the University of Ottawa before turning to high pressure applications of spectroscopy at the University of Toronto. More recently, he has working on the role of structure in crystallization in barium silicates. This research into crystallization has been accelerated as a member of the Center for Research, Technology and Education in Vitreous Materials (CeRTEV) in São Carlos, SP, Brazil. Dr. Moulton is also an invited member of ICG’s Technical Committee #26 on Structure and Vibrations in glass.
Dr. Niravkumar J. Joshi
Niravkumar is a physicist, having completed his doctorate at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India. He is a researcher at the Institute of Physics of São Carlos, University of São Paulo. He has postdoctoral experience from South Korea, Brazil, and the United States, having most recently completed his tenure at the University of California Berkeley, USA, where he developed selective and sensitive microsensor by MEMS techniques. His present research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of oxide nanostructures and 2D material-based gas sensors. He has worked as a Guest Editor for Special Issues in Journal of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology and Sensor Letters. Currently, He has edited the Book: Functional Nanomaterials - Advances in Gas Sensing Technologies and also editing a new book: Silicon-Based Hybrid Nanoparticles. He is a member of Editorial Team-SN Applied Science. He was awarded twice by the Electrical Research and Development Association, India, for Best R&D Award.
Dr. Jeanini Jiusti
Jeanini graduated in Materials Engineering at the University of the Extremo Sul Catarinense (UNESC) in 2013 and received a Master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering (2016) from the same institution. She has a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering (2020) with an emphasis on ceramic materials from the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) with a doctoral stay at The University of Tokyo, Japan. Currently, she is a postdoctoral researcher in the French Alternative Energies (CEA) in France. Her research topics are mainly glass viscosity and rheology, glass nucleation, crystal growth, and overall crystallization and glass-forming ability of oxide glasses. She has published her research in relevant scientific journals in this area, such as the Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, and Ceramics International.
Amir is a graduate student in chemical engineering at McMaster University, Canada. Right now, he is focusing on developing advanced polymeric based materials for electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide. He also has a background in synthesizing and characterizing the nanostructures of ZnO for UV-detector devices and photocatalytic applications. He is very passionate about science and always open to expanding his research horizon. He has already published a paper with us and another one is about to be published.