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Marcelo Knobel

by Richard Meckien - published May 23, 2014 03:17 PM - - last modified Dec 16, 2015 10:39 AM

Marcelo KnobelMarcelo Knobel is a Full Professor at the Gleb Wataghin Physics Institute of the University of Campinas (UNICAMP). He is an Eisenhower Fellow (Multi-Nation Program 2007), a Guggenheim Fellow (2009), and Commander of the Order of Scientific Merit (Brazil). He is a member of the National Assessment of Higher Education Comission (CONAES). He acts as special advisor on research collaborations at the Foundation for Research Support of the State of São Paulo (FAPESP). He is a member of the board of directors of Cultural Vistas. He has a PhD in Physics from Unicamp, and post-doctorate stages at Istituto Elettrotecnico Nazionale Galileo Ferraris, Italy, and Instituto de Magnetismo Aplicado, Spain. From 1999 to 2009 he leaded the Materials and Low Temperatures Laboratory, and from 2002 to 2006 he coordinated the Creativity Development Center (NUDECRI) at UNICAMP. From 2006 to 2008 he was the Executive Director of the Exploratory Science Museum, also at UNICAMP. From 2009 to 2013 he was the Vice-President for Undergraduate Programs of the University. Knobel has published more than 240 articles in refereed journals, mainly in the field of magnetism and magnetic materials. He has presented more than 80 invited seminars in several institutions, and more than 50 invited lectures in international conferences. In addition, Knobel has been enthusiastically promoting the popularization of science and technology, and he has been involved in discussions about higher education in Brazil and the world.

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