Marcelo Knobel is an Associate Professor of the Instituto de Física Gleb Wataghin (Gleb Wataghin Physics Institute), of the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (State University of Campinas, UNICAMP). He has a PhD in Physics from UNICAMP, and post-doctorate stages at Istituto Elettrotecnico Nazionale Galileo Ferraris, Turin, Italy, and Instituto de Magnetismo Aplicado, Madrid, Spain. Since 2002 he coordinates the Nucleo de Desenvolvimento da Criatividade (Creativity Development Center, NUDECRI, UNICAMP), and since March 2006 he is the Executive Director of the Campinas Science Museum, also at UNICAMP. He coordinates the project NanoAventura (NanoAdventure, http://www.mc.org.br), which has been operating since April 2005 in Brazil. He is also de Director of the Science Museum at UNICAMP.
Knobel has published more than 200 articles in refereed journals, mainly in the field of nanomagnetism and magnetic materials. In the field of scientific popularization, Knobel has systematically published articles and chronicles on science in popular magazines and newspapers, he has presented a number of introductory talks on several topics of Science to students and teachers of different levels, and he also teaches a course on Scientific Literacy in the Master Degree Course on Science Journalism, at UNICAMP.
Nanoscale phenomena, Data visualization, Technology tools and applications, Information technology, Envisioning the future