Principal investigator


Leandro Seixas, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Mackenzie Presbyterian University

Email: leandro.seixas(at)

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ORCID (0000-0001-7420-0708)
Lattes CV


Short bio

Leandro Seixas Rocha obtained Bachelor degree in Physics at Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB) in 2007; Master degree in Physics at Federal University of ABC (UFABC) in 2009; and PhD in Physics  at University of São Paulo (USP) in 2014, mentored by Prof. Adalberto Fazzio. His PhD thesis, defended in 2014, was honorary mention in José Leite Lopes prize for Best PhD thesis in Physics (Brazilian Physical Society). Between 2012 and 2013, was PhD visiting student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), mentored by Prof. Shengbai Zhang. Supervised by Prof. Antônio Hélio de Castro Neto, was Research Fellow at Centre for Advanced 2D Materials (CA2DM), from National University of Singapore (NUS). Since 2007 is working with atomistic models and simulation of materials, in particular with topological insulators and 2D materials. He is currently Assistant Professor Doctor at MackGraphe, working with theory and computer simulation of physical properties of 2D materials.


Undergraduate students

  • Armando Sampaio de Rezende
    • Project: Hydrogen evolution reaction with transition metal-doped MoS2
    • Lattes CV