Ronaldo Mota

Ronaldo Mota

Retired Full Professor at the Physics Department from Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Researcher at CNPq in Physics, and Innovation and Educational Consultant. Bachelor in Physics from Universidade de São Paulo, Master in Sciences from Universidade Federal da Bahia, Doctor in Sciences from Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, and Postdoctoral Training at the University of British Columbia-Canada and at the University of Utah-USA. The focus of the career in Physics has been on the Modelling and Simulation of Material Sciences and Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes. In Education and Innovation, the main subjects are: Innovation Management, New Technologies Applied to Education and Independent Learning in Higher education. Formerly, he was National Secretary for Technological Development and Innovation at the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, National Secretary for Higher Education, National Secretary for Distance Education and Acting Minister at the Brazilian Ministry of Education. President of the Administration Board of Neoprospecta-Innovation Company, and Founder and Special Advisor of the British enterprise EdUKationBR. He holds the title of "Comendador Grã-Cruz" of the National Order of Scientific Merit, awarded by the Brazilian President of Republic and, until recently, Visiting Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Education of the University of London (Anísio Teixeira/Chair).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Physics, Federal University of Santa Maria, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil