Laboratory of Photochemistry and Materials Science

        The laboratory started its activities in 1994 from a collaboration between Professors Antonio Eduardo da Hora Machado and Reinaldo Ruggiero. Although initially focused on photochemistry of lignocellulosic in view of their common interests, Professor Antonio Machado diversified his research interests, firstly studying processes mediated by singlet oxygen. The diferentiated focus became more evident from 1999 after a Postdoctoral fellowship at the Departmento de Química Organica of the Instituto de Química da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (IQ-UFRJ) under the supervision of Professor David Ernest Nicodem. Actually the research developed in LAFOT-CM is focused on  photophysical and theoretical studies (applying models of quantum mechanics) of photoactive systems, synthesis of organometalic compounds (Re(I) and Ru(II) complexes), and its applications, and photocatalysis (including the synthesis, characterization and application of new photocatalysts in energy conversion and environmental photocatalysis). 

Mailing Address:

Universidade Federal de Uberlândia - Campus Santa Mônica
Instituto de Química

Laboratório de Fotoquímica e Ciência de Materiais

Av João Naves de Ávila, 2121 - Bloco 5K - Santa Monica
CEP 38408-100    Uberlândia, MG - Brasil


Prof. Dr. Antonio Otavio de Toledo Patrocinio

Prof. Dr. Gustavo Von Poelhsitz

Phones: +55 34 3239-4428/3239-4099 and +55 34 3239-4143, ramals 215 and 225    Fax: +55 34 3239 4208