The researcher Gabriel Schleder of the Brazilian Nanotechnology National Laboratory (LNNano) at CNPEM was elected a Young Affiliate Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences in the area of physics. The result was announced at the Society’s Ordinary General Assembly on December 4, and the induction ceremony for the new young affiliates in São Paulo is expected to take place in October 2024.
Schleder holds an undergraduate degree in Materials Engineering from the Federal University of ABC, where he also obtained a master’s degree in 2017 and a doctorate in 2021 in Nanosciences and Advanced Materials. For his project entitled “Machine Learning for Materials Science: 2D Materials Discovery and Design” he was awarded the 2022 CAPES Dissertation Prize in the interdisciplinary area and the 2022 José Leite Lopes Prize for Best Dissertation granted by the Brazilian Physical Society.
During his doctoral work he collaborated at the Brazilian Nanotechnology National Laboratory (LNNano) at the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) in Campinas. In 2020–21 he was a visiting doctoral scholar at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, where he was later a postdoctoral fellow in applied physics (2021–2023) in the area of simulations and machine learning of quantum materials and a research associate in applied mathematics.
In March 2023 he returned to Brazil as a researcher to help establish the Theory and Data Science group at CNPEM’s LNNano, where he currently works. He was selected by the Brazilian Academy of Sciences to represent Brazil at the BRICS 2023 Young Innovator Prize in South Africa as a finalist for his work on wearable sensors for LNNano, and in December 2023 he was elected a Young Affiliate Member.
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