Samarah Vargas Harb
PhD student – visiting scholar
My name is Samarah Vargas Harb and I am from Brazil. I received my bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the UNESP Institute of Chemistry (Brazil) in 2012, with award of the best student. My master’s degree in chemistry obtained in 2015 was also performed at UNESP Institute of Chemistry (Brazil), supervisioned by Professor Peter Hammer. During the master’s I participated in a four months internship at Cambridge University (England) under supervision of Professor Kevin Knowles. Currently, I am PhD student in chemistry at UNESP Institute of Chemistry (Brazil) performing an one year internship at Northeastern University under supervision of Professor Thomas Webster.
Since my undergraduation, I have been working on the development of multifunctional organic-inorganic hybrids prepared by the sol-gel process. The main aim of my study has been the correlation of the structure with the thermal, electrical, mechanical, biological and electrochemical properties of the hybrid materials.
HARB, S. V.;CERRUTI, B. M.; PULCINELLI, S. H.; SANTILLI, C. V.; HAMMER, P. Siloxane-PMMA hybrid anti-corrosion coatings reinforced by lignin. Surface & Coatings Technology, v. 275, p. 9-16, 2015.
SANTOS, F. C. DOS; HARB, S. V.; MENU, M-J.; TURQ, V.; PULCINELLI, S. H.; SANTILLI, C. V.; HAMMER, P. On the structure of high performance anticorrosive PMMA–siloxane–silica hybrid coatings, RSC Advances, v. 5, p. 106754–106763, 2015.
HARB, S. V.; SANTOS, F. C. dos; CAETANO, B. L.; PULCINELLI, S. H.; SANTILLI, C. V.; HAMMER, P. Structural properties of cerium doped siloxane-PMMA hybrid coatings with high anticorrosive performance. RSC Advances, v. 5, p. 15414-15424, 2015.
HARB, S. V.; PULCINELLI, S. H.; SANTILLI, C. V.; KNOWLES, K.; HAMMER, P. A Comparative Study on Graphene Oxide and Carbon Nanotube Reinforcement of PMMA-Siloxane-Silica Anticorrosive Coatings. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, v. 8, p. 16339−16350, 2016.
HARB, S. V.; SANTOS, F. C. dos; PULCINELLI, S. H.; SANTILLI, C. V.; KNOWLES, K.; HAMMER, P. Protective coatings based on PMMA-silica nanocomposites reinforced with carbon nanotubes. Carbon Nanotubes – Current Progress of their Polymer Composites. 1ed.: InTech, 2016, p. 195-225.
HARB, S. V.; TRENTIN, A.; PULCINELLI, S. H.; SANTILLI, C. V.; HAMMER, P. Organic-inorganic hybrid coatings for corrosion protection of metallic surfaces. New Technologies in Protective Coatings. 1ed.: InTech, 2017.