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Milton Sergio Fernandes de Lima


Ministério da Defesa (Brasil). Departamento de Ciência e Tecnologia Aeroespacial (DCTA). Instituto de Estudos Avançados (IEAv)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Dr. Lima joined the Institute for Advanced Studies (IEAv) in 2002. He is currently a senior researcher in optics and lasers in the Photonics Division. Before coming to the IEAv, Dr. Lima served as an assistant researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Institute of Materials. He was awarded a PhD in Materials Engineering from the University of São Paulo in 2007, which focused on laser material processing. His qualifications include an M.Sc. with honors in Materials Science and B.Sci. in Physics. Dr. Lima received several prizes for his extensive research in laser science and technology and was able to perform experimental and programming activities in several laser workstations and analytical equipments. He worked on projects with many companies, such as Von Moss/Swiss Steels, ThyssenKrupp, Usiminas, Petrobras, Volvo, Alcan, Gerdau, Vale, Mercedes, Magneti Marelli, Bosch, and CSN, as well as participating in processes of incubation and micro-enterprise promotions. He also participated as a consultant for two French companies in Brazil. He is highly proficient in English, Spanish, and French in addition to his mother tongue. He is a member of the Council of Millennium Factory Institute. He was an ad-hoc consultant at the Center for Competitiveness and Innovation, Brazil. He is a visiting professor at the Federal University of Uberlandia (UFU), Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Universidad Nacional de Colombia (UNAL), and the Colorado School of Mines (CSM). He is currently a coordinator of seven R&D units at IEAv, an associate professor at the Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica (ITA), and an associate professor at the School of Mines, Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP). His laser materials processing graduate course at ITA will complete 20 years in 2024. Dr. Lima actively participates in several associations such as the Brazilian Metallurgy, Materials and Mining Association, Brazilian Material Research Society, Optical Society of America, and Atlantic Forest Foundation. Currently, he has dedicated his efforts to actions in favor of the environment, notably through study commissions and protests against deforestation. He received the German government's Green Hydrogen R&D Award in 2022 and is a member of the EU project Green Chemical Engineering Network towards upscaling sustainable processes. Dr. Lima is active in various social movements, including proactive actions for basic sanitation and training low-income youth to access the university. A strong scientific profile of high-impact-factor peer-reviewed journal publications is part of his quailifications. Today (September 2022), he coordinates five large national R&D projects and two international projects, published 122 papers, supervised 60 student works, organized more than two dozen scientific meetings, and applied for four patents. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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PROCESSO DE SOLDAGEM A LASER ENTRE AÇO E TITÂNIO PI0501896-0 - Centro Tecnológico da Marinha em São Paulo (CTMSP); Comissão Nacional de Energia Nuclear (CNEN); Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP); Instituto de Estudos Avançados (IEAV); Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares (IPEN). Milton Sergio Fernandes de Lima ; José Roberto Berretta ; Wagner de Rossi - April 2005, 28

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