Johan Rene Gonzalez Moya is a postdoctoral researcher in Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida International University (FIU). He is working in projects related with lanthanides and actinides separation using electrochemistry and photoelectrochemistry techniques with his advisor Prof. Dr. Christopher Dares. Research in the topic of separation of lanthanides is important to recycles this elements and achieve a circular economy in important industries. Separation of actinides is very important for nuclear science and improve the nuclear fuel processing.

Johan receive her B.Sc in Radiochemistry from InsTEC, Havana, Cuba and a M.Sc. in Materials Science from University of Havana. He moves to Brazil in 2012 pursuing his PhD in chemistry at the Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife under the supervision of Dr. Giovana Machado. After his graduation in February of 2016 continue to work as a postdoctoral researcher at the Centro de Tecnologias Estrategicas do Nordeste (CETENE) in Recife also in the Machado’s Group until 2018. During this time he work in the renewable and sustainable energy research areas, specifically in the development and optimization of a system for photocatalytic hydrogen generation by solar energy using TiO2 based materials as photocatalyst.

Johan participated as nanotechnology mentor in 3 editions (2016-2018) of the program “Future Women Scientist” for increase the interest of young women in STEMs. The program is directed by Giovana Machado at CETENE and supported for the American Consulate in Recife and other publics organizations.

Johan is also interesting in sharing the importance of chemistry and in the international collaborations in chemistry research. In 2016, he was selected as a Scifinder Future Leader and in 2017 participate in the ACS Summer School on Green Chemistry and Sustainable Energy in Golden, Colorado.