Research lines

The PPG-FEQ is organized into ten lines of research covering the various areas of chemical engineering, listed to follow.


The thermodynamics research line focuses on the field of applied thermodynamics, with an emphasis on the experimental determination of thermo physical and equilibrium properties, as well as the development of thermodynamic models and the thermodynamic analysis of processes. Statistical mechanics, molecular simulation, and non-equilibrium thermodynamics.
People: José Vicente Hallak Dangelo, Luis Fernando Mercier Franco, Maria Regina Wolf Maciel, Mariana Conceição da Costa, Reginaldo Guirardello, Roberta Ceriani

Separation Process

The separation process research line focuses on the process, of separation in the chemical industry, Among, the separation processes, it can be listed distillation, extraction, pervaporation, filtration, flotation, lixiviation, ㅤ.
People: Adilson Pires Afonso, Elias Basile Tambourgi, Maria Regina Wolf Maciel, Mariana Conceição da Costa, Patricia Fazzio Martins Martinez, Roberta Ceriani

Chemical Reaction Engineering

The chemical reaction engineering research line focuses on chemical process kinetics and catalysis, both homogeneous and heterogeneous., It also addresses the development and characterization of new catalysts.
People: Gustavo Doubek, Gustavo Paim Valença, Raphael Suppino, Ronierik Pioli Vieira

Transport Phenomena, Particulate Systems and Porous Media

Develops research related to moment transfer, heat and mass, and related unit operations, ㅤ, filtration, adsorption, etc., with very varied applications in process engineering (power generation, biomass conversion, biofuel production) and emphasis on particulate systems and porous media.
People: Ambrósio Florêncio de Almeida Neto, Antonio Carlos Luz Lisbon, Dirceu Noriler, Guilherme José de Castilho, Marco Aurélio Cremasco, Melissa Gurgel Adeodato Vieira, Meuris Gurgel Carlos da Silva, Osvaldir Pereira Taranto, Sávio Souza Venâncio Vianna

Science and Technology of the materials

Develops research in materials sciences, eminently interdisciplinary in character, with an emphasis on the development of new materials, formulations and processes. Study the synthesis, processing, Description, simulation of production processes and material behavior. In polymerization processes, studies the kinetics and techniques of condensation and addition. In composites processing, blends and nanocomposites include physical-chemical characterization techniques, thermal, mechanics and morphology of the obtained products, with application in the most diverse areas: aerospace, medical, environmental, automaker, electronics, packaging, civil and nautical construction, among others.
People: Ana Rita Morales, Angela Maria Moraes, Liliane Maria Ferrareso Lona, Lucia Helena Innoctini Mei, Mariana Agostini de Moraes, Marina Fernandes Cosate de Andrade, Marisa Masumi Beppu, Ronierik Pioli Vieira

Science and Engineering of Bioprocesses and Bioresources

Develops research related to biotechnological processes, with a wide variety of applications, as development of biomaterials, bioproduct purification, fermentative and enzymatic processes, renewable energy, nanobiotecnologia, between others.
People: Adriano Pinto Mariano, Aline Carvalho da Costa, Angela Maria Moraes, Elias Basile Tambourgi, Everson Alves Miranda, Lucimara Gaziola de La Torre, Mariana Agostini de Moraes, Marisa Masumi Beppu, Rubens Maciel Filho, Sonia Maria Alves Bueno, Telma Teixeira Franco

environmental engineering

Develops research related to the environmental impact of chemical processes, with an emphasis on the treatment of industrial and hospital waste and effluents, in the control of the validity of chemical products and in the control of atmospheric pollution.
People: Ambrósio Florêncio de Almeida Neto, Edson Tomaz, Melissa Gurgel Adeodato Vieira, Meuris Gurgel Carlos da Silva, Sávio Souza Venâncio Vianna

Synthesis, Process Analysis and Optimization

Develops research related to modeling, improvement and optimization of chemical processes, using techniques such as computational fluid dynamics, process intensification, energy integration, among others. Applications are extremely varied, including biotechnological processes, petrochemicals, environmental, risk and security analysis.
People: Adilson Pires Afonso, Adriano Pinto Mariano, Dirceu Noriler, Jose Roberto Nunhez, José Vicente Hallak Dangelo, Leonardo Vasconcelos Fregolente, Liliane Maria Ferrareso Lona, Marisa Masumi Beppu, Reginaldo Guirardello, Ronierik Pioli Vieira, Rubens Maciel Filho, Sávio Souza Venâncio Vianna

Process Control and Automation

Develops research applied to control, automation and modeling of chemical processes, petrochemicals, biotechnological and polymerization, using conventional tools (phenomenological modeling, feedback, optimization) and unconventional, like fuzzy logic, neural networks and artificial intelligence. It also conducts research in the instrumentation area, with the use of optical and acoustic sensors.
People: Aline Carvalho da Costa, Ana Maria Frattini Fileti, Flávio Vasconcelos da Silva, Luz Adriana Alvarez Toro, Rubens Maciel Filho

Chemical Engineering Education

Develops research applied to education and teaching of chemical engineering, including the development of distance education techniques, as well as the study of new contents and ways of approaching fundamental and applied concepts.
People: Marco Aurélio Cremasco, Roberta Ceriani

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