Dr. Juliana Cardoso Neves

Research Associate



Juliana obtained her 5-year BSc degree in Technological Chemistry in 2014 at Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica de Minas Gerais, Brazil. During this time, she worked on several projects involving surface modification of carbon nanomaterials, graphene oxide synthesis, as well as the preparation and thermal and mechanical characterization of polymeric nanocomposites.

In 2017, she completed her MSc studies in Physical Chemistry at the Federal University of Minas Gerais. Her master thesis was focused on evaluating the mechanisms of filler-matrix interaction on polymeric composites with functionalized carbon nanotubes, for a better understanding of the properties showed by the final material.

She obtained her PhD in Chemistry in October 2021, at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil. During this time, she conducted studies involving the development of hybrid ceramic coatings with mainly self-cleaning applications. The main goal of the thesis was to study several modifications strategies and mechanisms of ceramic thin films, and the control tools for the development of more suitable films for each application.

Juliana joined the Nanomedicine group at ICN2 in May 2022 as a postdoctoral researcher funded by the EU Graphene Flagship project working on the development of bio-conjugated graphene oxide materials for biomedical applications.