Ufes researchers take part in the 1st Brazil-China Nanotechnology Seminar in Shanghai
Two researchers from the Telecommunications Laboratory (LabTel) and the Sensors Laboratory (LabSensores) at the Federal University of Espírito Santo (Ufes) took part in an international event on nanotechnology in Shanghai, China.
The event focused on presenting the two countries’ main policies for technological development. Arnaldo Júnior, a professor at the University’s Postgraduate Program in Electrical Engineering (PPGEE), and Mariana Silveira, a postdoctoral student at PPGEE, were part of the Brazilian delegation at the event.
Among the activities was an unprecedented meeting with Rui Min, a professor at Beijing Normal University and China’s representative in projects supported by the BRICS bloc. On the occasion, Júnior and Silveira presented innovations developed at Ufes and discussed future solutions.
The 1st Brazil-China Seminar brought together a Brazilian delegation made up of researchers from Brazilian universities and professionals from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI).
During the three-day event, September 9, 10 and 11, the seminar brought together more than 300 guests from 31 countries. Brazil was the country of honor, and the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Luciana Santos, praised the partnership.
“Being the country of honor at the Pujiang Forum is a clear sign of the desire to bring the Brazilian and Chinese innovation ecosystems closer together,” she said in a video shown at the event.
For Silveira, the importance of Ufes at the event lies in the possibility of discussing ongoing projects and thinking about future partnerships.
“We hope to exchange students, in addition to the articles that result from working together,” explained the post-doctoral student.
In addition, Silveira pointed out that in the coming years, the intention is for professors from China to come to Brazil, especially Rui Min, in order to further strengthen cooperation between Ufes and Asian universities.
The moment was also opportune to discuss research developed in the BRICS STI Framework Program, an initiative that facilitates cooperation between researchers and institutions from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
Approved in a 2021 call for proposals promoted by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development and the MCTI, the project “3D photonic bioprinting assisted by 2D materials for the new generation of biomedical devices” brings together Ufes, the National Institute of Technology Delhi (NIT) and Beijing Normal University.
The aim is to create a biocompatible optical structure to illuminate the human brain and stimulate brain activity, as well as thinking up transparent devices for the brain-computer interface.
In all, 23 projects were approved with a total investment of R$6.5 million.