Associate Professor at ETH Zurich, Department of Materials
Laboratory for Complex Materials

Title: Microstructured Polymer-based Composites inspired by Nature

Educational Background

Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil:
Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering, February 2002
Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil:
B.Sc. degree in Materials Science and Engineering, January 1997


Professional Experience

ETH Zurich, Department of Materials – Laboratory for Complex Materials, Zurich, Switzerland:
Associate professor, 04/2014 – present
Assistant professor, 02/2009 – 03/2014


Harvard University, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences / Department of Physics, Weitz Soft Condensed Matter Group, Cambridge-MA, USA:
Post doc, 08/2007 – 12/2008


ETH Zurich, Department of Materials – Nonmetallic Inorganic Materials, Zurich, Switzerland:
Leader of the Colloidal Chemistry Group, 04/2003 – 07/2007
Post doc, 03/2002 – 03/2003
Academic guest, 10/2000 – 04/2001


Alcoa Aluminum Co., Division of Chemical Products, Poços de Caldas-MG, Brazil:
Industrial internship, 08/1995 – 02/1996


Research

André R. Studart has published 88 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals (hindex: 24) and 4 book chapters, holds seven patents and is co-author of an undergraduate textbook on ceramic processing. His main research interests are on bioinspired complex materials with potential applications as medical implants, energy conversion systems and smart structures. In addition to his current activities on complex materials, he has also carried out research on novel methods for processing of refractory castables and near-net-shape advanced ceramics (PhD thesis), mechanical properties of dental materials and ceramics processed through colloidal routes (post-doctoral work at ETH Zurich), and porous inorganic materials obtained using microfluidic techniques (post-doctoral work at Harvard University). André‘s research has been mainly funded by ETH Zurich, the Swiss National Science Foundation, Ciba Specialty Chemicals and BASF AG. His academic work was awarded by Alcoa Co., Thermo Haake Co., Brookfield Co, Magnesita and the Brazilian Ceramic Society.