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Jesum Alves Fernandes

Associate Professor in Chemistry, Faculty of Science

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Biography

Jesum Alves Fernandes received B.Sc. in Physics from Pontifical University Catholic of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) 2007, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) in 2009 and 2014, respectively. He then joined the School of Chemistry, Victoria University (Canada) as a postdoctoral research. In 2016 he moved to University of Nottingham where he is currently Associate Professor at the School of Chemistry. His current research is based on metal clusters fabrication and characterisation and catalysis.

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Research Summary

Our research group focuses on metal clusters fabrication and characterisation for catalytic applications. Employing a top-down approach to atomically controlled low dimensional materials across the length-scales, from atoms to nanoclusters to complete surface coatings, using a unique magnetron sputtering configuration. This technique is highly controllable, modular, reproducible and sustainable as it avoids the use of toxic chemicals and the generation of waste. Using this approach we are able to generate extremely active "naked" metal clusters for catalysis with a core application on ammonia synthesis and decomposition.

Teaching Summary

Dr Alves Fernandes is actively involved in chemistry education carrying out several teaching activities with interested in developing student career skills.

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Lectures:

  • CHEM1022 - Calculations in Chemistry (Module Convener)
  • CHEM1016 - Mathematical Toolkit and Calculations in Chemistry
  • CHEM2021 - Energy, Spectroscopy, and Solid Chemistry (Part A) (Module Convener)
  • CHEM2022 - Energy, Spectroscopy, and Solid Chemistry (Part B) (Module Convener)
  • CHEM3002 - Catalysis
  • CHEM3018 - Solids, Interfaces and Surfaces

Laboratories:

  • CHEM2003, CHEM2009 - 2nd Year Physical Chemical Laboratories

Workshops:

  • CHEM1022 - Calculations in Chemistry (Module Convener)
  • CHEM1016 - Mathematical Toolkit and Calculations in Chemistry
  • CHEM1018 - Mathematical Toolkit in Chemistry
  • CHEM2021 - Energy, Spectroscopy, and Solid Chemistry (Part A) (Module Convener)
  • CHEM3002 - Catalysis
  • CHEM3018 - Solids, Interfaces and Surfaces

Tutorials:

  • CHEM1011 - An Introduction to Spectroscopy, Energy and Bonding in Chemistry
  • CHEM1022 - Calculations in Chemistry (Module Convener)
  • CHEM2017 - Energy, Spectroscopy, and Solid Chemistry (Part A) (Module Convener)
  • CHEM2021 - Energy, Spectroscopy, and Solid Chemistry (Part A) (Module Convener)
  • CHEM3002 - Catalysis

Supervision:

  • CHEM4007 - Chemistry Research Project
  • CHEM3011 - Chemistry and Molecular Physics Literature and Communication Skills
  • Postdoctoral researchers
  • PhD students
  • Engineering Technician

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