Leonardo Da Silva Bonifacio

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Research project:

Study and manipulation of Mesoporous Bragg Reflectors surface properties

Contact:

Work: Dept. of Chemistry
University of Toronto
Lash Miller Building
80, St. George Street
M5S3H6 Toronto , Canada
Office: Room LM 328
Phone: 416-978-4233
Email: lbonifac@chem.utoronto.ca

Education:

  • 2006 – present – PhD Candidate, University of Toronto Supervisor: Prof. Geoffrey A. Ozin
  • 2005 – 2006 – M. Sc. in Chemistry, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Henrique Eisi Toma
  • 2001 – 2004 – B. Sc. in Chemistry, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil; B. Ed. in Chemistry, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Awards and Scholarships:

  • 2006 – present – University of Toronto Fellowship
  • 2006 – 1st prize on the ABRAFATI / PETROBRAS award on Science of Pigments
  • 2005 – 2006 – The State of São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) graduate research scholarship
  • 2004 – Regional Council of Chemistry (CRQ-IV) award for the best research essay on chemistry;
  • 2003 – 2004 – The State of Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) undergraduate research scholarship

Publications

  • Bonifacio L.D., Puzzo D.P., Breslav S., Willey B.M., McGeer A., Ozin G.A., Adv. Mater. (2009), in press;
  • O’Brien P, Puzzo D.P., Chutinan A., Bonifacio L.D., Ozin G.A., Kherani N.P., Adv. Mater. (2009), in press;
  • Hou K, Puzzo D, Helander MG, Lo SS, Bonifacio LD, et al., Adv. Mater. (2009) 21, 2492;
  • Puzzo, DP; Bonifacio, LD; Oreopoulos, J, et al., J. Mater. Chem. (2009) 19, 3500;
  • Bonifacio, LD; Lotsch, BV; Puzzo, DP, et al., Adv. Mater. (2009) 21, 1641;
  • Bonifacio LS, Gordijo CR, Constantino, VRL, et al., J. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2008) 8, 274-279;
  • Nunes F.S., Bonifacio L.D., Araki K., Toma H.E., Inorg. Chem., (2006) 45, 94–101;
  • Toma H.E., Bonifacio L.D., Anaissi F.J., Quimica Nova (2005) 28, 897-900

Book Chapters

  • Bonifacio LD, Lotsch, BV, Ozin GA, “Periodic Mesoporous Materials: Holes Filled with Opportunities”, Comprehensive Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, in press (2009);

Teaching Experience

  • 2009 – CHM 139 – Physical Principles – Tutor;
  • 2009 – CHM 139 – Physical Principles – Lab Demonstrator;
  • 2008 – CHM 434 – Solid State Chemistry – Tutor;
  • 2007/2008 – CHM151 – Chemistry: the Molecular Science – Tutor;
  • 2007 – CHM 139 – Physical Principles – Lab Demonstrator;
  • 2006 – Foundations of Chemistry: Structure – Lab Demonstrator;
  • 2005 – Foundations of Spectroscopy and Spectroscopic Methods – Tutor;

Conference Contributions

  • Poster – “Pilling Nanomaterials: Porous One Dimensional Photonic Crystals”, Spring MRS, 2009, San Francisco-CA, USA;
  • Poster -  “The Colors of Gold Nanoparticles Supported on Hydrotalcite” 37th International Conference of Coordination Chemistry, 2006, Cape Town, South Africa;
  • Oral Presentation -  “Influence of N-heterocyclic Ligands on the Aggregation and Fusion of Gold Nanoparticles” IV Brazilian Material Research Society Meeting October 2005, Recife – PE, Brazil
  • Expositor -  Nanotec Expo 2005 – International Exposition of Projects, Products and Nanotechnological Materials July 2005, Sao Paulo – SP, Brazil.
  • Poster –  “Connecting Gold Nanoparticles to Pentacyanoferrates: The different roles of 2 and 4-mercaptopyridine” XII University of Sao Paulo International Undergraduate Symposium November 2004, Sao Paulo – SP, Brazil;
  • Poster -  “Interaction Light-Matter: Getting Inside the Lycurgus’ Cup” Institutional Chemistry Week 2004, Sao Paulo – SP, Brazil;
  • Poster -  “Synthesis and Characterization of the Novel Cluster [Ru3O(Oac)6(IsoQ)3]PF6”  XXVI Latin-American Chemistry Meeting, June 2004, Salvador – BA, Brazil;
  • Poster -  “Gold Nanoparticles Passivated by 4-Mercaptopyridine” XXVI Latin-American Chemistry Meeting, June 2004, Salvador – BA, Brazil;
  • Poster -  “Oxidation of 8-metoxi-2’-Deoxyguanosine by Singlet Oxygen: A Mechanistic Approach” XXXII Brazilian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Annual Meeting, May 2003, Caxambu – MG, Brazil


Extracurricular Activities

  • Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Amateur competition level)
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