Juliana da Silva Bernardes

She graduated in Chemistry from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP; 2003). She obtained a PhD in Sciences from UNICAMP and Lund University, Sweden (2008) with emphasis on the Physical Chemistry of Colloids. She did her postdoctoral studies at UNICAMP between 2009 and 2011 and at the University of Stockholm in 2017. She acts as a reviewer for funding agencies and indexed international journals. Her research interest involves the isolation of nanocellulose extracted from biomass for the production of advanced sustainable materials. Strategies for aggregating nanoparticles in colloidal suspensions are used in her projects, aiming to control the properties of the materials produced. The main objectives of her research include the development of methods for processing nanomaterials, modification and characterization of the nanoparticle surface and evaluation of nanoscale colloidal phenomena. She coordinated projects with companies on biomass materials and filed 3 patents on this subject.

  • Silva, C. E. P.; Tam, K. C.; Bernardes, J. S.; Loh, W. “Double Stabilization Mechanism of O/W Pickering Emulsions Using Cationic Nanofibrillated Cellulose”. Journal of Colloids and Interface Science, 574: 207-216, 2020.
  • Souza, S. F.; Mariano, M.; De Farias, M. A.; Bernardes, J. S. “Effect of Depletion Forces on the Morphological Structure of Carboxymethyl Cellulose and Micro/Nano Cellulose Fiber Suspensions” Journal of Colloids and Interface Science, 538: 228-236, 2019.
  • Pinto, L. O.; Bernardes, J. S.; Rezende, C. A. “Low-Energy Preparation of Cellulose Nanofibers from Sugarcane Bagasse by Modulating the Surface Charge Density”. Carbohydrate Polymers, 218: 145-153, 2019.


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