It was held on October 17, at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), in Porto Alegre, the Symposium and Diploma of ABC Affiliate Members for the South Regional 2023 – 2027. On the occasion, the Brazilian Academy of Sciences received the five young and outstanding scientists who joined their team of academics for five years: Cristiane Regina Guerino Furini (PUC-RS), Cristina Furlanetto (UFRGS), Ethel Antunes Wilhelm (UFPel), Marcos Britto Correa (UFPel) and Jaime Andrés Lozano Cadena, Polo’s Professor.

The opening of the ceremony was led by regional vice-president of ABC, Ruben Oliven, who highlighted the diversity of institutions and gender among the new members. To represent them, the new members appointed researcher Ethel Wilhelm to read a joint letter. In their text, the affiliates reaffirm their commitment and support for Brazilian science. The affiliates hold their diploma ceremonies associated with scientific symposiums, where their main scientific research is presented.


Professors Jorge Almeida Guimarães (former director of CNPq and former president of Capes and EMBRAPII), Jaime Andrés Lozano Cadena and Ruben Oliven (regional vice-president of ABC)


Jaime Lozano graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the Universidade de Los Andes, in Colombia, with a master's degree in Science and Engineering of Materials and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, both from UFSC. He led projects for the development of a domestic wine cellar and a 9,000 Btu/h air conditioner operated by magnetic refrigeration units, with technological maturity levels (TRL) on scale 6. Both supported by EMBRAPII and INCT-RT. The operating process of the projects are explained in scientific dissemination videos on the INCT RT-Polo YouTube channel.


Learn more about the work of Prof. Jaime Lozano in the special material prepared by ABC.
Learn more about the affiliation ceremony for new members on the ABC page.

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