LQCE - Chemistry, Pulp and Energy Lab

LQCE - Chemistry, Pulp and Energy Lab



Francides Gomes da Silva Júnior, DSc

Forestry Engineer – University of Brasília (1990), MSc in Wood Science and Technology from University of São Paulo / Institute of Technological Research of the State of São Paulo – IPT (1994), PhD in Chemical Engineering from the State University of Campinas (1997). From 1994 to 1998, he worked at Votorantim Celulose e Papel (now Suzano) where he performed several activities, from operation and control of the fiber line, design and implementation of wood quality program for industrial use, pulp production, process and product development and technical support to the commercial area (internal and external market). Professor at the University of São Paulo (1998). Between 2000 and 2001 he attended a postdoctoral program at the Institute of Paper Science and Technology of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, USA) in the area of simulation of modified pulping process. In 2013, he carried out a postdoctoral program at the Forest Biomaterials Department of North Carolina State University (Raleigh, USA) in the area of mathematical modeling of pulping and biorefinery processes. In the period between 2003 and 2009 He has experience in Forest Resources, Forest Engineering and Forest Products Technology, Innovation and Intellectual Property with emphasis on pulp, paper and biorefinery technology., working mainly on the following topics: pulp, pulping, bleaching, wood quality and biorefinery. Member of the editorial board of 17 national and international journals. Member of the Brazilian Technical Association of Pulp and Paper – ABTCP, Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry – TAPPI and American Chemical Society – ACS.

Assistant Professor

Humberto de Jesus Eufrade Junior, DSc

Forestry Engineer (2012), MSc in Agronomy (2015) and PhD in Forestry Science (2019) from São Paulo State University (UNESP). Professor in the Department of Forestry Sciences at the Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture at the University of São Paulo – ESALQ/USP, Brazil (2023). He has experience in the physical and chemical characterization of agricultural and forest biomass, wood technology and forest energy resources. His research explores the interplay between the pulp and paper industry and wood, from understanding the effect of planted forest management on the quality of wood products, as well as the chemical biomass processing, valorization of waste streams and upcycling.

Undergraduate Students

Iago Gomides Ferreira


Felipe Zanon Lima


Maria Clara Georgette