Jorge is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He obtained his BS in Chemical Engineering and BA in Mathematics/Physics from SUNY Buffalo. Jorge has worked on biodegradable porous materials for tissue engineering applications and biodegradable polymers for drug delivery applications during his undergraduate’s studies.
His current research interest is on conjugated polymers designed for photovoltaics which can convert solar energy into electricity. Photovoltaic energy conversion is a promising option to supply renewable clean energy on a global scale. Block copolymers, which naturally self-assemble into periodic ordered nanostructures, are used to precisely control the morphology. Therefore, controlling the morphology at the nanoscale to reduce macro phase separation can lead to significant improvements on the efficiency of the organic semiconductor based devices.
In his spare time, Jorge likes to travel, to watch and to play soccer.