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Klaus Werner Capelle

Profile:Klaus Capelle studied physics in his native Germany, where he obtained his masters (1993) and Ph.D. (1997) from the University of Würzburg, with research on many-particle phenomena, relativity and electronic correlation in magnetic and superconducting systems. Both his Masters and his Ph.D. thesis won, in their respective categories, the prize for best thesis of the year of the faculty of physics. He also holds a M.Sc. degree in physics of the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque, USA. After postdoctoral work at the institute of physics and the institute of chemistry of the University of São Paulo (USP, Brazil), where he worked on many-body phenomena in the electronic structure of atoms, molecules and solids, he became professor of physics at the University of São Paulo (2003). Periods as visiting scientist took him to the University of Missouri at Columbia (USA), University of Bristol (UK), University of Lund (Sweden) e Freie Universität Berlin (Germany). In 2009 he assumed a position as full professor at the recently founded Federal University of ABC (UFABC), with the mission to help implementing new paradigms for interdisciplinary research and teaching. In 2011 he was awarded the Certificate of Appreciation of the American Chemical Society and in 2012 was named Outstanding Referee by the American Physical Society, for his services as referee of scientific publications. From 2010 to 2013 he served as research provost (dean for research) of UFABC, where since 2014 he is rector (president).
Research Areas:Density-functional theory, electronic correlation

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Bachelor in Science and Technology
Bachelor in Physics