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Center for Science and Technology (CTC)

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Sidnei Paciornik

Departments and Units:
Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Informatics and Civil, Electrical, Materials, Mechanical, Industrial Engineering– Center of Telecommunication Studies (CETUC), Institute of Technology of PUC-Rio (ITUC) and Institute of Energy (IEPUC).

Undergraduate Courses
Bachelor in Architecture and Urbanism
Bachelor in Physics Bachelor in Chemistry
Bachelor in Mathematics Bachelor in Computer Science
Bachelor in Information Systems Bachelor in Control & Automation, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical, Nanotechnology, Petrol and Production Engineering.

Graduate Courses

M: Master  -  D: Doctorate

Chemistry - M / D
Civil Engineering - M / D
Computer Science - M / D
Electrical Engineering - M / D
Materials Engineering and Chemical and Metallurgical Processes - M / D
Mathematics - M / D
Mechanical Engineering - M / D
Metrology for Quality Innovation - M
Production Engineering - M / D
Physics - M / D

Production Engineering M
Logistic M*
Urban and Environmental Engineering – M*
*Lato Sensu

Main Research Areas and Special Projects

Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Informatics and Civil, Electrical, Materials, Mechanical, Industrial Engineering – Center of Telecommunication Studies (CETUC), Institute of Technology  of PUC-Rio (ITUC) and Institute of Energy (IEPUC).


  • Energy, Environment and Science of the Sea
  • Nanoscience
  • Drug and Chemo-Biological Interactions
  • Development of Analytical Methods
Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Applied Computer Graphics
  • Biomechanics
  • Boundary Element Methods
  • Computational Geomechanics
  • Environmental Geotechnics
  • Experimental Geotechnics
  • Inelastic Structures and Materials
  • Instability and Dynamics of Structures
  • Metal Structures
  • Non-Conventional Materials
  • Petroleum Geomechanics
  • Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Structures
  • Rock Mechanics and Engineering Geology

Electrical Engineering

  • Antennas
  • Communication Network
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Computational Nanotechnology
  • Digital Transmission Systems
  • Image Analysis
  • Linear and Nonlinear Statistical Modeling
  • Microwaves and Optical Communication Systems
  • Mobile Robotics
  • Nanodevices and Nanomaterials
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Operation Planning
  • Optimization
  • Optoelectronics and Instrumentation
  • Quantum and Reversible Computing
  • Radio Transmission
  • Satellite Communication Systems


  • Databases
  • Distributed Systems and Computer Networks
  • Computer Graphics
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Multimedia and Hypertext
  • Optimization and Automatic Reasoning
  • Programming Language
  • Software Engineering
  • Theory of Computation

Institute of Technology of PUC-Rio (ITUC)

  • Calibration Services
  • Materials Engineering and Product Analysis
  • Mechanical Properties and Behavior of Materials
  • Solar Energy
  • Vehicular Engineering

Materials Engineering and Chemical and Metallurgical Processes

  • Environmental Technologies
  • Extraction, Synthesis and Chemical Processing of Materials
  • Material Performance and Integrity
  • Material Joining
  • Materials Processing and Characterization
  • Mineral Processing
  • Nanostructured materials / Characterization
  • Nanostructured materials / Synthesis  
  • Phase Transformation
  • Steel Production


  • Algebraic Geometry
  • Analysis and Differential Equations
  • Combinatorics
  • Computer Graphics and Geometry Processing
  • Differential Geometry
  • Dynamical Systems
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Probability and Stochastic Processes
  • Scientific Computing
  • Topology

Mechanical Engineering

  • Energy
  • Fluids Engineering
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Heat Engines
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Pipeline Engineering
  • Robotics and Mechatronics
  • Structural Integrity

Metrology for Quality and Innovation

  • Instrumentation and Measurement
  • Intelligent Networks (smart Grid)
  • Strategic Management of Innovation and Sustainability


  • Applied Optics in Biomedical Area
  • Carbon Nanotubes
  • Econophysics - Statistical Physics applied to Financial Markets
  • Electro-magnetic Nondestructive Evaluation of Materials
  • Electronic Properties of Materials
  • High Energy Physics
  • Magnetism Applied to Art
  • Molecular Biophysics
  • Molecular Fragmentation in Collision with Heavy Ions
  • Molecular Optoelectronic and Optical Spectroscopy
  • Nanolitography by Atomic Force Microscopy
  • Nanotribology and Nanostructured Coatings
  • Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics
  • Non-linear Optics in Vitreous Systems
  • Organic Electroluminescent Devices OLEDs
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Stochastic Dynamics and Econophysics
  • Strongly Correlated Electronic Systems
  • Surface Physics
  • Transport and Electronic Properties of Nanoscopic Systems

Production Engineering

  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Finance
  • Logistics Systems
  • Operations Management
  • Planning and Organization of Production Systems
  • Quality Engineering
  • Transportation Systems

Urban and Environmental Engineering

  • Environmental Technologies
  • Infrastructure and Sustainability
  • Urban Planning and Sustainability