Lucas was born and raised in São Paulo city (Brazil). He lived there for 18 years and then moved to Ribeirão Preto to get a Bachelor in Chemistry (2018) at the University of São Paulo (USP). Back then he worked in a surface physical chemistry and colloids laboratory and found out how interesting modifying surfaces to a certain goal (functionalization) may be.Following that he moved back to his hometown to get a MSc degree in Chemistry (2021) at the Institute of Chemistry, also from USP. During that time he worked with a certain class of materials, called layered double hydroxides, that has a wide range of applications - such as environmental remediation. This is why he got so interested in the RecaP initiative: preparing and/or modifying these materials to the main goal of recovering phosphate from water may seem to be a good goal to pursue during times that caring about environment is key to our future as society.
Lucas Urbano José
Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy