Ronaldo Adriano Timm

Ronaldo Adriano Timm, Ph.D.



Ronaldo obtained his PhD in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of São Paulo working with nanocomposites and sensors development. After that, he dedicated five years to a nanotech startup company that helped to create. At LEEDS his work is focused on the study of adsorption of probe molecules on graphene and graphene oxide using Raman and spectroelectrochemistry in order to understand the reactivity of these materials and the interaction with other species. In his free time, he likes to listen music and read, mostly about emerging technologies, economy and politics.”



Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship



Development and application of novel materials and sensing systems



2014 – 2015 Post-Doctoral – Electrochemistry (1 year)Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department / Cornell University, USARaman Spectroscopy, Graphene Related Composites, Spectroelectrochemistry
2012 – 2014& Since Apr-2015 Post-Doctoral – Analytical ChemistryChemistry Institute / University of Campinas (UNICAMP), BrazilSensors Development, New Materials Development, Grant Proposals
2003 – 2008 PhD – Inorganic ChemistryChemistry Institute / University of Sao Paulo (USP), BrazilVanadium Pentoxide, Sol-Gel Chemistry, Sensors, New Metal-Organic Materials
2004 – 2008 Bachelor of Business AdministrationUniversity of Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil
1999 – 2002 Bachelor of Molecular SciencesUniversity of Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil



  • Nine peer reviewed publications, three patents, twenty-two posters presented in Brazil and abroad



  • Spectroscopy: Electronic (UV‐VIS), Vibrational (FT-IR and Raman), Spectroelectrochemistry
  • Microscopy: Optical, SEM, AFM, Confocal Raman Microscopy
  • Others: Thermal (TGA, DSC), Structural (XRD), Particles (DLS, Zeta Pot.), Electrochemical Techniques
  • Languages: Portuguese (native speaker), English advanced, French basic, Spanish basic