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Dr. Thiago Guimarães

Research Fellow

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Brief Curriculum Vitae
since 08/2021 Postdoctoral researcher under the supervision of Prof. Christopher Barner-Kowollik, Dr. Anja Goldmann and Prof. Dmitri Golberg, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia
06/2020 – 07/2021 Research associate at Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design (CAMD), University of New South Wales (UNSW), in Sydney, Australia.

Industrial research project funded by Nitto Belgium. Coordinator: Prof. Per Zetterlund

01/2018 – 06/2020 Research associate at Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design (CAMD), University of New South Wales (UNSW), in Sydney, Australia.

Synthesis of multiblock copolymer via RAFT emulsion polymerization.Coordinators: Prof Per Zetterlund (PI), Dr Graeme Moad (CSIRO Melbourne/Australia) and Prof Sébastien Perrier (Warwick University/UK).

06/2014 – 06/2017 PhD studies in chemistry. Laboratory of Chemistry,Catalysis, Polymers and Processes (C2P2), UMR 5265, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Lyon, France. Synthesis of magnetic polymer latex particles via RAFT-mediated emulsion polymerization. Supervisor: Dr Elodie Bourgeat-Lami. Co-supervisor: Dr Muriel Lansalot.
01/2013 – 05/2014 Product development engineer at Tecnoval Laminados, Lorena-SP, Brazil.

Company dedicated to film (OPP, PE, CPP, Al foil, OPET) conversion process for manufacturing of flexible plastic packages.

01/2012 – 07/2012 Industrial internship at Lumen Química, Roseira-SP, Brazil.

Company dedicated to the synthesis of waterborne resins for applications in leather coating, paints, adhesives, waterproofing coating, etc.

09/2010 – 07/2011 Research internship. Laboratory of Chemistry, Catalysis, Polymers and (C2P2), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Lyon, France.

Synthesis of nanocomposite latexes via RAFT-assisted emulsion polymerization. Supervisor: Dr Elodie Bourgeat-Lami. Co-supervisors: Dr Muriel Lansalot, Dr Frank D’Agosto and Prof Amilton Martins dos Santos.

07/2008 – 09/2010 Research internship. Laboratory of Polymer, Lorena Engineering School (EEL), University of Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil.

Synthesis of nanocomposite latexes via soap-free emulsion polymerization. Supervisor: Prof Amilton Martins dos Santos.

02/2007 – 12/2012 Graduated in Chemical Engineering, Lorena Engineering School (EEL), University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil.

Research Interests
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Emulsion Polymerization
  • RAFT polymerization
  • Polymerization kinetics
  • Advanced polymeric nanoparticles
  • Multiblock copolymers
  • Nanocomposites
  • Hybrid latex particles
  • Nanostructured films

2017 ACS Macro Letters Poster Prize in the European Polymer Federation Congress, Lyon, France.
2011 Best Poster Award in the 2nd Frontiers in Polymer Science congress, Lyon, France
2009 Travel Award in the 17th International Symposium of Scientific Initiation to participate as invited student in DENMAN Undergraduate Research Forum in Columbus – Ohio (São Paulo, Brazil)
2009 Honorable mention in the 17th International Symposium of Scientific Initiation (SIICUSP), São Carlos, Brazil
[32] Nano-engineered multiblock copolymer particles via RAFT emulsion polymerization

T. R. Guimarães, M. Khan, G. K. K. Clothier, S. W. Thompson, G. Moad, S. Perrier and P. B. Zetterlund, ACS Spring 2021, webinar (Oral communication).

[31] Expanding the scope of RAFT polymerization for (multi)block copolymer synthesis by exploitation of the nanoreactor concept in emulsion polymerization

T. R. Guimarães, M. Khan, R. A. E. Richardson, G. K. K. Clothier, G. Moad, S. Perrier and P. B. Zetterlund, ACS Spring 2021, webinar (Oral communication).

[30] RAFT Emulsion Polymerization: MacroRAFT Agent Self-Assembly Investigated Using a Solvachromatic Dye

S. W. Thompson, T. R. Guimarães and P. B. Zetterlund, Future of Polymer Science Festival 2021, webinar (Oral communication).

[29] The Role of Radical Penetration in Multiblock Copolymer Synthesis via RAFT Emulsion Polymerization

G. K. K. Clothier, T. R. Guimarães, G. Moad and P. B. Zetterlund, Future of Polymer Science Festival 2021, webinar (Oral communication). Best Presentation award.

[28] Multiblock copolymer synthesis and nanoparticle engineering in environmentally friendly aqueous-based emulsion systems

T. R. Guimarães, G. K. K. Clothier, M. Khan, G. Moad, S. Perrier and P. B. Zetterlund, 37th Australasian Polymer Symposium  2019, Sunshine Coast, Australia (Oral communication).

[27] Multiblock copolymer synthesis and nanoparticle engineering in environmentally friendly aqueous-based emulsion systems

G. K. K. Clothier, T. R. Guimarães, M. Khan, G. Moad, S. Perrier and P. B. Zetterlund, ACS National Meeting & Expo 2019, San Diego, USA (Oral communication).

[26] Exploitation of the Nanoreactor Concept for Efficient Synthesis of Multiblock Copolymers via MacroRAFT-Mediated Emulsion Polymerization

G. K. K. Clothier, T. R. Guimarães, M. Khan, G. Moad, S. Perrier and P. B. Zetterlund, RACI NSW Polymer Group 1-Day symposium 2019, Sydney, Australia (Oral communication).

[25] RAFT miniemulsion polymerization for synthesis of polymers with high degree of livingness

M. Khan, T. R. Guimarães, D. Zhou, G. Moad, S. Perrier, P. B. Zetterlund, RACI NSW Polymer Group 1-Day symposium 2019, Sydney, Australia (Poster presentation). 

[24] Exploitation of compartmentalization in RAFT miniemulsion polymerization to increase the degree of livingness

M. Khan, T. R. Guimarães, D. Zhou, G. Moad, S. Perrier, P. B. Zetterlund, 6th Frontiers in Polymer Science 2019, Budapest, Hungary (Poster presentation). 

[23] Nano-engineered multiblock copolymer nanoparticles via RAFT emulsion polymerization

T. R. Guimarães, M. Khan, H. Minami, G. Moad, S. Perrier and P. B. Zetterlund, 6th Frontiers in Polymer Science 2019, Budapest, Hungary (Oral communication).

[22] Preparation of smart magnetic carriers via RAFT-mediated emulsion polymerization

T. R. Guimaraes, M. Lansalot, E. Bourgeat-Lami, European Polymer Federation (EPF) 2017, Lyon, France (Poster presentation). 

[21] Synthesis of polystyrene/iron oxide hybrid particles via RAFT-mediated emulsion polymerization

T. R. Guimaraes, M. Lansalot, E. Bourgeat-Lami, International Polymer Colloids Group (IPCG) 2017, Arantzazu, Spain (Poster presentation). 

[20] Synthesis of organic/inorganic nanostructured colloids by RAFT-mediated emulsion polymerization

E. Bourgeat-Lami, A. Cenacchi-Pereira, N. Zgheib, S. Pearson, F. D’Agosto, M. Lansalot, T. R. Guimaraes, A. Thill, V. Prevot, D. Kostadinova, F. Leroux, C. Taviot-Guého, T. De Camargo-Chaparro, A. P. G. de Franca, A. M. Dos Santos, 30th Conference of the European colloid and interface society (ECIS) 2016, Rome, Italy (Oral communication).

[19] Synthesis of polystyrene/iron oxide hybrid particles via RAFT-mediated emulsion polymerization

T. R. Guimaraes, M. Lansalot, E. Bourgeat-Lami, 4th Warwick Polymer Conference 2016, Coventry, United Kingdom (Poster presentation). 

[18] Synthèse de particules magnétiques par polymérisation en émulsion RAFT

T. R. Guimaraes, M. Lansalot, E. Bourgeat-Lami, 3e Colloque National sur les Copolymères Amphiphiles (Copamphi) 2016, Bordeaux, France (Poster presentation). 

[17] Synthesis of polystyrene/iron oxide hybrid particles via RAFT-mediated emulsion polymerization

T. R. Guimaraes, M. Lansalot, E. Bourgeat-Lami, Annual Meeting of the Chemistry Graduate School 2016, Lyon, France (Poster presentation). 

[16] Synthesis of polystyrene/iron oxide hybrid particles via RAFT-mediated emulsion polymerization

T. R. Guimaraes, M. Lansalot, E. Bourgeat-Lami, 32e Club Emulsion 2015, Pau, France (Oral communication).

[15] Synthesis of Laponite/Polystyrene nanocomposite latexes by emulsion polymerization in the presence of a hydrophilic macromolecular RAFT agent

T. R. Guimarães, F. D’Agosto, M. Lansalot, A. M. Santos, E. Bourgeat-Lami, Polymers in Dispersed Media (PDM) 2012, Lyon, France (Poster presentation). 

[14] Synthesis of laponite/polystyrene nanocomposite latexes in the presence of a hydrophilic macromolecular raft agent

T. R. Guimarães, F. D’agosto, M.  Lansalot, E. Bourgeat-Lami, 11° Congresso Brasileiro de Polímeros (CBPol) 2011, Campos do Jordão, Brazil (Poster presentation). 

[13] Synthesis of polymer-layered silicate nanocomposites via Pickering emulsion polymerization

E. Bourgeat-Lami, A. M. Cenacchi-Pereira, T. R. Guimarães, N. Sheibat-Othman, A. M. dos Santos, 2nd Frontiers in Polymer Science 2011, Lyon, France (Poster presentation). 

[12] Polymer latexes stabilized by colloidal suspensions of finely divided inorganic solids

E. Bourgeat-Lami, N. Zgheib, M. Lansalot, F. D’Agosto, A.M. Cenacchi-Pereira, T. R. Guimarães, N. Sheibat-Othman, J.-L. Putaux, A. M. Santos, 3rd French Brazilian Meeting on Polymers (FBPol) 2011, Florianópolis, Brazil (Oral communication).

[11] Synthesis of high solids content Laponite-armored polymer latexes by soap-free emulsion polymerization

A. M. Santos, E. Bourgeat-Lami, T. R. Guimarães, A.M. Cenacchi-Pereira, G. M. Alves, J.-L Putaux, 3rd French Brazilian Meeting on Polymers (FBPol) 2011, Florianópolis, Brazil (Oral communication).

[10] Synthesis of polymer-layered silicate nanocomposites via Pickering emulsion polymerization

E. Bourgeat-Lami, A. M. Cenacchi-Pereira, T. R. Guimaraes, N. Sheibat-Othman, A. M. Dos Santos, Hybrid Materials 2011 2011, Strasbourg, France (Oral communication).

[09] Synthesis of polymer-layered silicate nanocomposites via Pickering emulsion polymerization

E. Bourgeat-Lami, A. M. Cenacchi-Pereira, T. R. Guimarães, N. Sheibat-Othman, A. Martins Dos Santos, International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials 2011, Strasbourg, France (Oral communication).

[08] Synthesis of polymer-layered silicate nanocomposites via pickering emulsion polymerization

T. R. Guimarães, E. Bourgeat-Lami, G. M. Alves, J. C. Moreira, A. M. dos Santos, 7th International Symposium on Natural Polymers and Composites (ISNAPOL) 2010, Gramado, Brazil (Poster presentation). 

[07] Synthesis of high solids content Laponite-armored polymer latexes by soap-free emulsion polymerization

T. R. Guimarães, A. M. Cenacchi-Pereira, N. Sheibat-Othman, E. Bourgeat-Lami, A. M. dos Santos, 43rd IUPAC World Polymer Congress Macro 2010, Glasgow, Scotland (Oral communication).

[06] High solids content, soap-free film-forming latexes stabilized by Laponite clay platelets

E. Bourgeat-Lami, T. R. Guimarães, A. M. Cenacchi-Pereira, G. M. Alves, J. C. Moreira, J-L. Putaux, A. M. dos Santos,  43rd IUPAC World Polymer Congress Macro 2010, Glasgow, Scotland (Poster presentation). 

[05] Synthesis of Polymer/Layered Silicate Nanocomposites (PLSN) via Emulsion Polymerization

T. R. Guimarães, E. Bourgeat-Lami, G. M. Alves, J. C. Moreira, A. M. dos Santos, Denman Undergraduate Research Forum 2010, Columbus, United State of America (Poster presentation). 

[04] Preparação de Nanocompósitos do tipo Polímero/Silicatos Lamelares (PLSN) via polimerização em emulsão

T. R. Guimarães, J. C. Moreira, G. M. Alves, A. M. dos Santos, Simpósio Internacional de iniciação científica da USP (SIICUSP) 2009, São Carlos, Brazil (Poster presentation). 

[03] Nanocompósitos de poliestireno-Laponita preparados por polimerização em emulsão

T. R. Guimarães, J. C. Moreira, E. Bourgeat-Lami, A. M. dos Santos, 10° Congresso Brasileiro de Polímeros (CBPol) 2009, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil (Poster presentation). 

[02] Polystyrene/Laponite Nanocomposites by Emulsion Polymerization

T. R. Guimarães, J. C. Moreira, A. M. Cenacchi Pereira, G. M. Alves, E. Bourgeat-Lami and A. M. dos Santos, International Conference on Advanced Materials (ICAM) 2009, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Poster presentation). 

[01] Síntese de látices híbridos de estireno reforçados com Laponita RD pela técnica de  polimerização em emulsão

T. R. Guimarães, J. C. Moreira, G. M. Alves e A. M. dos Santos, Congresso Brasileiro de Engenharia Química – Iniciação Científica (COBEQ-IC) 2009, Uberlândia, Brazil (Oral communication).

 

2021
[696] Multisegmented Polymers via Step-Growth and RAFT Miniemulsion Polymerization

Guimarães, T.R.; Delafresnaye, L.; Zhou, D.; Barner-Kowollik, C.; Zetterlund, P.B.  Polym. Chem. 2021, in press. 

2021
[13] Multiblock copolymer synthesis via RAFT emulsion polymerization: Effects of chain mobility within particles on control over molecular weight distribution

Clothier, G. K. K.;  Guimarães, T. R.;  Moad, G.;  Zetterlund, P. B., Macromolecules 2021, 54 (8), 3647-3658

[12] RAFT Emulsion Polymerization for (Multi)block Copolymer Synthesis: Overcoming the Constraint of Monomer Order

Khan, M.;  Guimarães, T. R.;  Choong, K.;  Moad, G.;  Perrier, S.; Zetterlund, P. B., Macromolecules 2021, 54 (2), 736–746.

[11] Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly via RAFT in Emulsion: Effect of Z-Group on Nucleation Step

Guimarães, T. R.; Bong, Y. L.; Thompson, S. W.; Moad, G.; Perrier, S.; Zetterlund, P. B., Polymer Chemistry 2021, 12, 122-133.

2020
[10] Low-Dispersity Polymers in Ab Initio Emulsion Polymerization: Improved MacroRAFT Agent Performance in Heterogeneous Media

Richardson, R. A. E.; Guimarães, T.R.; Khan, M.; Moad, G.; Zetterlund, P.B.; Perrier, S., Macromolecules 2020, 53 (18), 7672–7683.

[09] RAFT Emulsion Polymerization: MacroRAFT Agent Self-Assembly Investigated Using a Solvachromatic Dye

Thompson, S. W.; Guimarães, T.R.; Zetterlund, P.B., Biomacromolecules 2020, 21, 4577-4590.

[08] Polymer-encapsulation of iron oxide clusters using macroRAFT block copolymers as stabilizers: tuning of the particle morphology and surface functionalization

Guimarães, T. R.; Lansalot, M.; Bourgeat-Lami, E., Journal of Material Chemistry B 2020, 8, 4917-4929.

[07] Synthesis of double-responsive magnetic latex particles via seeded emulsion polymerization using macroRAFT copolymers as stabilizers

Guimarães, T. R.; Lansalot, M., Polymer Chemistry 2020, 11, 648-652.

2019
[06] Reversible Destabilization of UV-Responsive Polymer Particles (Latex) using a Photoswitchable Surfactant

Jasinski, F.; Guimarães, T.R.; David, S.; Suniary, C.; Funston, T.; Takahashi, Y.;  Kondo, Y.; Zetterlund, P.B., Macromolecular Rapid Communication 2019, 40, 1900355.

[05] Exploitation of the nanoreactor concept for efficient synthesis of multiblock copolymers via macroRAFT-mediated emulsion polymerization

Clothier, G.K.K.; Guimarães, T.R.; Khan, M.; Moad, G.; Perrier, S.; Zetterlund, P.B., ACS Macro Letters 2019, 8, 989-995 (front cover).

[04] Nano-Engineered Multiblock Copolymer Nanoparticles via Reversible Addition–Fragmentation Chain Transfer Emulsion Polymerization

Guimarães, T. R.; Khan, M.; Kuchel, R. P.; Morrow, I. C.; Minami, H.; Moad, G.; Perrier, S.; Zetterlund, P. B., Macromolecules 2019, 52 (8), 2965-2974.

[03] Exploitation of Compartmentalization in RAFT Miniemulsion Polymerization to Increase the Degree of Livingness

Khan, M.; Guimarães, T. R.; Zhou, D.; Moad, G.; Perrier, S.; Zetterlund, P. B., Journal Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry 2019, 57, 1938–1946.

2014
[02] Synthesis of multi-hollow clay-armored latexes by surfactant-free emulsion polymerization of styrene mediated by poly(ethylene oxide)-based macroRAFT/Laponite complexes

Guimarães, T. R.; Chaparro, T. C.; D’Agosto, F.; Lansalot, M.; Dos Santos, A. M.; Bourgeat-Lami, E., Polymer Chemistry 2014, 5, 6611-6622.

2010
[01] High solids content, soap-free, film-forming latexes stabilized by Laponite clay platelets

Bourgeat-Lami, E.; Guimarães, T. R.; Pereira, A. M. C.; Alves, G. M.; Moreira, J. C; Putaux, J-L; Dos Santos, A. M., Macromolecular Rapid Communications 2010, 31, 1874-1880.

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