Research Highlights

UFF researchers develop cutting-edge projects and products in partnership with other universities around the globe. Here is a small showcase sample:

Urbanism and Unequalities

Fernanda Sánchez participates in the research project “Porto Maravilha – subjects, narratives and place disputes in the big urban project: between the whitewashing and the reinvention”, that aims to test the hypothesis of a “territorial whitewashing”, associated with the urban renewal process, promoted in the context of preparation of Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area to the big events.

See in the video the processes that articulate, transversally, unequalities, race, territory and space productions, through the big urban operations, in cities like Rio de Janeiro, Chicago, Montreal and Barcelona.

Basic Research on Medical Chemistry

Fernando da Silva teaches at the Organic Chemistry department and works on the manufacturing of small weight molecules like carbohydrates, heterocycles, diazo compounds, triazoles and quinones.

Watch the video and discover the importance of the basic research in the search of new candidates to drugs to several diseases like cancer, antivirals, antibacterial and neglected diseases.

Artificial Intelligence and Psychiatry

Letícia de Oliveira is a professor at Universidade Federal Fluminense and studies the interaction, emotion and attention in the human brain. She works on the interface between basic and clinical sciences, specially in the study of humor and anxiety disorders with neuroimage.

In this video the professor will talk about your research of artificial intelligence applied to psychiatric care.

Nutrition to chronic kidney disease patients

Denise Mafra teaches at the Faculty of Nutrition and develops nutritional plans and new dietary therapies to patients with chronic kidney disease, for those who are in an ambulatory dialysis or in dialysis clinics.

See in the video the recent results achieved by her research group in the improvement of patients with kidney disease’s treatment.

Optimization of magnetic materials

Mario Reis is a professor at UFF Physics Institute and researches about the optimization and com-prehension of the quantic materials and its applications in emerging technologies, like magnetic fridges or alternative processes of power generation.

See in the video how the magnetic refrigeration brings benefits of power saving to the final consumer.

Optimization of delivery routes

Eduardo Uchôa develops algorithms that optimize vehicle routing, i.e. the calculation that generates more deliveries, in less time and consuming less resources.

Follow the video to understand how the teacher’s project tries to solve the problems related to transport and vehicle routing.

Electronic Materials and Magnetic Devices

Fábio Aarão Reis develops models for surface physical and chemical processes to relate the growth dynamics of thin films and other nano-structures to their morphological properties, to determine the effects of porous media architecture on fluid transport and to describe the water-rock interaction.

See how the professor’s work can predict better production conditions for materials for electronic or magnetic devices, from a technological standpoint, and from an environmental standpoint, helps predict water and contaminant infiltration rates into rocks or soil. 

Strategic Applications in the Cloud

Maria Cristina Silva Boeres researches solutions to the problem of minimizing cloud application execution times and their financial costs, as well as issues related to the environment and applications of dynamic application scaling, fault tolerance, efficient methods of resource sharing between applications.

The following video demonstrates how this research attempts to overcome barriers to cloud usage, such as efficient allocation of virtual resources con-sidering performance and the financial costs addressed.

Ocean currents and climate changes

Ana Albuquerque studies the behavior of ocean currents and its effects in the climate changes in the last 780 thousand years.

Know more about the paleoclimatology in the video and the importance to the study of the past to be able to predict the climates’ future.

Virtual reality

The area of games and virtual reality has had a major impact on how to transmit knowledge, education and social involvement. Several schools and institutions are using these technologies for more modern and elaborate education. Artificial intelligence has a huge impact on the life and business model of the entire 21st century population.

Follow the video and see how Professor Esteban Clua and his Media Lab team works  in the area of games, virtual reality and artificial intelligence and develop various projects with companies in this sector.

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