My name is Jaffer Bressan Borinelli. I am 29 years old and I was born and raised in Florianópolis, the most beautiful city in Brazil. I graduated in Civil Engineering by the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) in 2013. Since then I’ve been working for the biggest consulting company in the south of Brazil (Prosul) on urban and road infrastructure designs for public agencies, such as National Department of Infrastructure (DNIT), State Department of Infrastructure (DEINFRA) and municipal agencies.
In 2019, I accomplished my M.Sc. degree in Urban Engineering at the University of Minho in Portugal. I mainly focused on Road Engineering and on my research I developed an anti-icing, photocatalytic and self-cleaning coating for flexible pavements using nano and micromaterials.
At the University of Antwerp, I am part of the Energy and Materials in Infrastructure and Buildings (EMIB) research team at FTI Construction Engineering and I will mainly focus on the Cumb Rubber project. The main purpose of this research is to identify the barriers which inhibit currently the use of tyre-derived crumb rubber in Belgian asphalt roads and to develop different market-ready solutions that can be introduced to the road authorities.