Monica Jung de Andrade

Educational Background

  • B.S. Materials Engineering (2002) Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

  • M.S. Materials Engineering (2004) Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)
  • Visiting scholar at Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research (2006-2007)
  • Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineer (2010) Université Paul Sabatier (France) and Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

Research Interests

  • Multifunctional yarns and textiles
  • Nanostructured materials as building blocks for nano-/microdevices
  • Study of chemical and physical properties of nanostructured materials

Contact Information

Office: BE2.310
Mail Stop: BE26

Awards and Grants

Recognitions and Awards

  • Personal:
    Board of Directors, Materials Research Society, USA
    Woody White Service Award, Materials Research Society, USA
    Golden Key Faculty Appreciation Recognition, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
    2016 Materials Research Society Postdoc Hardship – MRS Spring Meeting, USA
    Gold R&D 100 Market Disruptor Product Recognition Award, 53rd Annual R&D 100 Awards, USA
    Chair of the International Student Academic Affairs Subcommittee, Materials Research Society, USA
    UTDallas Inventor Recognition, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
    Founder and President of the Materials Research Society Chapter – nominated the most active chapter of the year, USA
    UTDallas Inventor Recognition, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
    Tech Titans Award (UTDallas NanoExplorers Team), Metroplex Technology Business Council, USA
    PETROBRAS National Award of Technology, “Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes and Hydrogen by Using Natural Gas,” 1st Prize Gas Category, Petróleo Brasileiro S.A., Brazil
    National CNPq Graduate Fellowship Program, Brazil
    National CAPES Graduate Fellow Program, Brazil
    National CNPq Undergraduate Fellowship Program, Brazil
  • Mentees:
    1st place Embedded Systems, Special Award Signal Processing 2nd Place by Texas Instrum., and Special Award Naval Science by US Dept of Navy/Marine Corps .- Beal Bank Dallas Regional Science & Eng. Fair 2016 – Embedded Systems category (Mentee: Muhammad Ahnaf), “Development of a Dynamic Upper Limb Orthosis and a Foot-Based Control Mechanism,” USA
    Honorable Mention – Beal Bank Dallas Regional Science & Engineering Fair 2016 – Materials Science category (Mentee: Jason Zhang), “The Effects of Heat-Dissipative Fluids on Thermal Actuators,” USA
    Honorable Mention XVII Salão de Iniciação Científica (Mentee: C.M. Halmenschlager), “Deposição Química Por Vapor Catalisada (DQVC) de Silicato de Magnésio”, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil



  1. National Science Foundation (NSF 18-1: Conference proposal), U$D 10,270.00 (PI), Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing for Sustainability symposium – Materials Research Society Fall Meeting 2018, USA, 2018.
  2. Materials Research Society Foundation (2016 Postdoc Hardship travel grant), U$D 500.00 (PI), USA, 2016.
  3. Materials Research Society Foundation (MRS Special Projects Program), U$D 3,130.00/year (PI), MRS-UTDallas Chapter Outreach Activities, USA, 2013.
  4. Programa de Apoio a Núcleos de Excelência (PRONEX Research Grant), U$D 350,000.00/year (Senior Director), Materiais Nanoestruturados para Aplicações Industriais, Brazil, 2009.
  5. Agência Natural de Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustiveis (ANP-PRH-38 Research Grant), U$D 200,000.00/year (Senior Director), Programa Formação de Recursos Humanos em Eficiência Energética Aplicada ao Setor de Petróleo, Biodiesel e Gás Natural, Brazil, 2009.
  6. CAPES-COFECUB (CAPES-COFECUB 562-07 Research Grant), U$D 150,000.00/year (Senior Director), Obtenção pela Técnica de Spark-Plasma de Nanocompósitos de Matriz Vitrea Reinforçados com Nanotubos de Carbono, Brazil/France, 2006-2009.
  7. CAPES-COFECUB (CAPES-COFECUB international fellowship), U$D 50,000.00/year (PI), Brazil/France, 2007-2009.
  8. Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq international fellowship), U$D 50,000.00/year (PI), Brazil/Germany, 2006-2007.


  1. Muscular Distrophy Association (MDA Venture Philanthropy Grant Award), requested U$D 500,000.00 (Co-PI), Upper Extremity Orthotic Powered by Artifical Muscle, USA, 2016.
  2. National Institutes of Health (NIH R21 – Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award), requested U$D 750,000.00 (Co-PI), Upper Extremity Orthotic Powered by Artificial Muscles with User-control integration, USA, 2016.

Selected Publications