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Fernando S. Gomes Macromolecules Institute Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) Biography
Biography of Fernando S. Gomes
Expertise mainly focused
in the use of renewable resources and nanocomposites in sensors, drug delivery and environmental
recovery. Coordination of 10 research projects with financial support from government sponsoring
agencies. Published 141 scientific articles. Published 3 chemistry books in Portuguese and 3 books
about Biopolymers in English. Published 197 papers in Conferences and Scientific meetings. Co-
convener of the Sixth International Conference on Natural Polymers, Biopolymers and biomaterials:
Applications from macro to nanoscale (http://www.biopolymers.macromol.in/) and Chairman of the
Fifth International Conference on Natural Polymers, Biopolymers and biomaterials: Applications from
macro to nanoscale (https://www.icnp2017rio.com/). Supervisor of 128 undergraduate students; 29
M.Sc. students, 12 Ph.D. students and 6 Post Doc. Nowadays I am the supervisor of 8 undergraduate
students; 5 M.Sc. students, 10 Ph.D. students and 3 Post Doc. Member of the editorial board of
Current Applied Polymer Science (ISSN 2452-2716) since 2016, Associate Editor of the MedCrave
Online Journal (MOJ) Polymer Science (ISSN: 2574-9773) since 2017, and Editor of the Academic
Journal of Polymer Science, since 2018. Award Young Scientist of Rio de Janeiro State (FAPERJ 2011
and 2014), member of Post Graduate Program in Science and Technology of Polymers of the
macromolecules Institute / Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) since 2008, member of Post
Graduate Program in Civil Engineering (COPPE/UFRJ) between 2015-2019 and member of Post
Graduate Program in Nanotechnology (COPPE/UFRJ) since 2019.