Born and raised in Brasilia, Brazil, Guilherme D. R. Matos received his B.S. degree in Chemistry in 2011 from the University of Brasilia (UnB), the same Institution from which he received his M.Sc. degree in 2013. As an undergraduate student in Brazil, he studied vibrational properties of natural and synthetic musk odorants using Density Functional Theory calculations under Prof. Elaine Maia. From 2011 to 2013, he studied the use of local QM-calculated properties to describe reaction paths under Prof. Kleber Mundim.
He was awarded the Science without Borders scholarship from the Brazilian government and moved to Southern California to join Prof. David Mobley’s lab and work with computational methods in Drug Design. His earlier graduate work focused on hydration and relative hydration free energy calculations including the update of FreeSolv, the experimental and theoretical hydration free energy database. He currently works with aqueous solubility prediction for molecular solids and the use of infinite dilution activity coefficients as tools for force field development.
Science Without Borders Scholar, Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES), 2013.