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    Research Interests

    Heterogeneous Catalysis


    Water Treatment


    Surface Analysis

    Nano-structured Materials (Synthesis, Characterisation, Properties)


    Dr Thais Tasso Guaraldo is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Manufacturing and Materials at Coventry University. She joined the Research Centre for Manufacturing and Materials (CMM) in Coventry University in 2023. Previously, she worked as a PDRA in the University of Bath (UK) on Photocatalytic Foams for Micropollutants removal. Thais obtained her PhD in Materials Science and Chemistry from Sao Paulo State University (Brazil) in 2014, holding a placement in collaboration with Durham University (UK). She obtained her BSc and MSc both in Chemistry and Materials Science in 2007 and 2010, respectively. Her main research interests and areas of expertise are in Catalytic Materials for Photocatalytic, Photoelectrocatalytic and Electrocatalytic applications. She developed Nanomaterials for Water Treatment, Hydrogen Generation and Electrochemical Sensors, mainly using electrochemical methods, substrate-free and templated approaches. As an early career researcher, Thais has published several peer-reviewed journal papers and presented at prestigious international conferences. She was awarded best poster prize on the Brazilian Symposium of Electrochemistry and Electroanalysis (Sibee 2017) for her work on carbon black electrochemical sensor. Her co-supervision work on Molecular Foams was also awarded best poster presentation in RSC Materials Chemistry Division Symposium 2021.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
    • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
    • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action

    Education/Academic qualification

    Materials Science and Chemistry, Doctorate, Universidade Estadual Paulista


    Award Date: 17 Apr 2014

    Materials Science and Chemistry, MSc, Universidade Estadual Paulista


    Award Date: 15 Jan 2010

    Chemistry, Degree, Universidade Estadual Paulista


    Award Date: 11 Dec 2007

    External positions

    Research Associate, University of Bath

    Mar 2018Feb 2023

    PDRA, University of São Paulo



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