CEPID 2001-2013
CEPID 2013-2024

About the Center for Research and Development of Functional Materials (CDFM) 


Principal Investigator: Elson Longo da Silva

Education and Knowledge Diffusion Coordinator: Antonio Carlos Hernandes

Technology Transfer Coordinator: Edson Roberto Leite

Centro de Ciências Exatas e de Tecnologia (CCET/UFSCAR)
Rodovia Washington Luis, km 235
13565-905 - São Carlos, SP - Brasil

Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM)
Center for Information Technology Renato Archer (CTI)
Energetic and Nuclear Research Institute (IPEN)
Federal University of ABC (UFABC)
Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCAR)
Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Foundation for Research Support in Information Technology (FACTI)
University of São Paulo (USP)


Research projects supported in this Center at FAPESP's Virtual Library

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Center for Research and Development of Functional Materials

Novel technique achieves 32-fold increase in bactericidal capacity of nanoparticles

Researchers affiliated with the Center for Research and Development of Functional Materials in São Paulo have developed a new method to obtain nanometric silver particles, currently used in various products

Research dispels misconception of superconductivity in niobium compound

Physics manuals have considered niobium boride to be superconductive for more than six decades. This assumption has now been contested in a study conducted by researchers from Brazil and the United States

New technology to separate CO2 from gas mixtures

A technique based on composite ceramic membranes promises to be more efficient than those currently available. The study was performed by scientists in Brazil and Portugal

Acetone sensor could soon help diabetics self-monitor blood sugar levels

Study performed at the Center for Research and Development of Functional Materials aims to construct a non-invasive device that measures blood glucose by breath analysis

Brazilian company doubles shelf life of pasteurized fresh milk

Inclusion of silver-based microparticles in bottle plastic extends shelf life from seven to 15 days. Company aims to increase US market share

Electronic structure calculations boost melanin's potential as new biomaterial

Researchers from São Paulo, Brazil, and Catalonia presented innovations made possible by nanotechnology during FAPESP Week Barcelona

Brazilian researchers discover material that may have important applications

The filaments of electron-irradiated silver have better bactericidal, photoluminescent and photodegradation properties than material synthesized through other means