Dr. Otávio Bianchi,  Chemical Engineer | Material Scientist | Professor


  • Doctor of Science (DSc.) in Material Sciences, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, 2011
  • Teaching specialist, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, 2019
  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, University of Caxias do Sul, 2007

Professional Experience:

  • Professor, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, DEMAT and PPGE3M departments
  • Visiting Researcher, University of Minho, Portugal, 2015-2016
  • Visiting Researcher, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, 2021-2022
  • Collaborator, Graduate Programs in Engineering and Materials Science (PGMAT), University of Caxias do Sul

Areas of Expertise:

  • Polymer Reactions and Synthesis
  • Characterization of Polymers via Reactive Processing
  • Polymer Reactions utilizing Dielectric Heating
  • Preparation of Hybrid Polyhedral Nanoparticles
  • Reaction Kinetics using Thermoanalytical Methods

Professional Contributions:

  • Editor, Scientia cum Industria
  • Editorial Board Member, Polymer Testing and Heliyon
  • Board of Directors Member, Brazilian Association of Polymers (ABPOL)
  • Former Coordinator, 15th Brazilian Congress on Polymers (2019)
  • Member, FAPERGS Advisory Committee in Engineering

Summary: Dr. Otávio Bianchi is a distinguished Chemical Engineer and Material Scientist with a strong academic background and extensive research experience. His expertise lies in polymer-related research and applications, with a focus on polymer reactions, synthesis, and characterization. He actively contributes to the scientific community through editorial roles, organizational leadership, and advisory positions. Dr. Bianchi's dedication to advancing engineering and materials science in Brazil is evident through his multifaceted contributions and collaborations with leading academic institutions.