Prof Dr. MARCOS SANTOS | Photophysical Properties of Lanthanide Containing Solids | Best Researcher Award

Prof Dr. MARCOS SANTOS | Photophysical Properties of Lanthanide Containing Solids | Best Researcher Award



Author Profile:


Early Academic Pursuits:

Marcos Antonio Couto dos Santos began his academic journey with a strong foundation in physics. Graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Physics from the Federal University of Pernambuco in August 1984, he demonstrated early on his commitment to the field. This commitment continued with his pursuit of a Master's degree, which he obtained in October 1986, and later with his Ph.D. in Physics (Condensed Matter) from the same institution in October 1992.

Professional Endeavors:

Since August 2002, Marcos Antonio Couto dos Santos has held the position of Permanent Professor (Titular) at the Federal University of Sergipe, where he has actively contributed to the academic community. His long-standing dedication to teaching and research has solidified his position as a prominent figure in the Department of Physics.

Contributions and Research Focus:

With a rich research background, Couto dos Santos has made significant contributions to the field of physics, particularly in condensed matter. His extensive post-doctoral research experiences at institutions like the University of Aveiro in Portugal, UNESP in São Paulo, and Meudon in France, attest to his commitment to advancing knowledge. His research projects focus on the characterization and crystal field models of rare-earth-containing systems, showcasing a continuous dedication to theoretical and phenomenological simulations since 1986.

Accolades and Recognition:

Couto dos Santos' contributions have been recognized through a Research Productivity Grant from CNPq (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico), specifically the PQ-2 grant, since 2009. This recognition underscores the impact and quality of his research endeavors.

Impact and Influence:

The impact of Marcos Antonio Couto dos Santos extends beyond his current position. His leadership in research projects, such as the development and study of characterization and crystal field models since 2002, has influenced the way scholars approach the understanding of crystals, coordination compounds, and related phenomena. His mentorship and collaborative efforts have contributed to shaping the next generation of physicists.

As he continues to be active in research and teaching, Couto dos Santos is building a lasting legacy in the field of physics. His extensive scientific production, including book chapters and numerous publications, is a testament to his ongoing commitment to advancing knowledge. His legacy is not only in the papers he publishes but also in the minds of the students and researchers he influences.

Notable Publication:

Computer modelling of RbCdF3: Structural and mechanical properties under high pressure, defect disorder and spectroscopic study  2022 (1)

Defect and spectroscopy properties of Eu-doped LiMgPO4 phosphors  2021 (6)

The local-field correction factor beyond the Onsager–Böttcher approach: Mixing of states from the interaction with atoms in the surrounding medium  2021 (1)

Theoretical and computational investigation of the Eu3+ ion local symmetry in fluorides compounds  2021 (5)

Eu3+-doped SiO2–Y2O3 containing Sr2+ for application as fingerprinting detector 2021 (6)


Prof. Dr. Edvan Moreira | Molecular Physics Achievement Award | Award Winner 2023

Prof. Dr. Edvan Moreira | Molecular Physics Achievement Award | Award Winner 2023

Prof. Dr. Edvan Moreira | Molecular Physics

Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Edvan Moreira on receiving the Molecular Physics Achievement Award! This prestigious recognition is a testament to your unwavering dedication and exceptional contributions to the field of Molecular Physics. Your commitment to advancing knowledge in atomic and molecular structures, condensed matter physics, and computational modeling is truly commendable and has left an indelible mark on the scientific community. Your accomplishments reflect not only your expertise but also your passion for pushing the boundaries of understanding in physics. Brazil and the Universidade Estadual do Maranhão are undoubtedly proud to have such an accomplished physicist and researcher shaping the future of molecular physics.

Prof. Moreira, your success is an inspiration to aspiring scientists, and your work has undoubtedly elevated the standing of Brazilian research on the international stage. May this award serve as a well-deserved acknowledgment of your outstanding achievements and propel you to even greater heights in your continued pursuit of excellence in Molecular Physics. Congratulations once again on this remarkable accomplishment!

Early Academic Pursuits

Prof. Dr. Edvan Moreira began his academic journey with a solid foundation in physics, graduating from the Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA) in 2005. He continued his academic pursuit by earning a Master's degree in Physics from UFMA in 2008, showcasing early dedication to the field.

Professional Endeavors

Further advancing his expertise, Dr. Moreira completed a Ph.D. in Physics from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN) in 2011. Subsequently, he engaged in postdoctoral research at the Biosciences Center (Biophysics-UFRN) from 2011 to 2012, broadening his interdisciplinary knowledge.

Currently serving as an Adjunct Professor and Head of the Department of Physics at UEMA, Dr. Moreira has taken on leadership roles in various educational programs, including the National Professional Master's Degree in Physics Teaching (MNPEF/SBF) and the Master's in Aerospace Engineering (PPgEA/RNAUEMA/UFMA/UFPE/UFRN). His involvement in these programs underscores his commitment to advancing physics education and research.

Notable Publication

Penta-belt: A new carbon nanobelt  5 September 2022, 133055

First-principle investigation of boron nitride nanobelt   February 2022, 113571

Structural, optoelectronic, infrared and Raman spectra of orthorhombic SrSnO3 from DFT calculations   4 April 2011, 921-928

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Moreira's research focuses on Atomic and Molecular Physics and Condensed Matter Physics, with an emphasis on ab initio methods, DFT, structural analysis, mechanical properties, optoelectronic properties, thermodynamics, and vibrational spectra (IR and Raman). As the Coordinator of the Computational Modeling Group (GMC-UEMA) and a member of the Dynamics and Ab Initio Group (GDAI-UnB), he actively contributes to cutting-edge research in these areas.

Accolades and Recognition

The recognition of Dr. Moreira's contributions is evident through his appointment as a Permanent Professor and Deputy Coordinator of the Doctorate in Teaching within the RENOEN Network. Additionally, he has received the Research Productivity Scholarship/Senior from PPG/UEMA for the periods 2018-2020 and 2021-2023, further acknowledging the impact of his scholarly endeavors.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Moreira's impact extends beyond research, as he plays a crucial role in shaping the academic landscape through teaching and mentorship. His leadership in various educational programs and research groups highlights his influence in fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and advancing knowledge in physics and related fields.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As an accomplished physicist and educator, Dr. Moreira's legacy lies in his multifaceted contributions to academia. His dedication to research, teaching, and leadership positions him as a figure inspiring future generations of physicists. Looking ahead, it is likely that Dr. Moreira will continue to make significant contributions to the field of physics, leaving a lasting imprint on both research and education.

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