I graduated in 2012 and now I work at the IBM research lab in Rio de Janeiro.
My work experience is in materials science (simulations and analytical calculations).
I study mechanical properties of carbon materials, more specifically graphene. Graphene is a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon atoms. It presents many atractive properties to basic science and to industry (see Physics Nobel Prize 2010). I work on analytical calculations and C programming simulations of ripples and cracks in graphene.
The University of Texas at Austin, May 2012
Dissertation topic: Mechanical properties of carbon materials (graphene).
Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, June 2005
Dissertation topic: Electronic properties of metallic nanoparticles.
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, December 2002
Computers and Programming: Linux, Windows, Microsoft Office, LaTeX, Origin, FORTRAN, C programming, Maple, and Mathematica.
Languages: Portuguese (native), English (fluent), and Spanish (competent).
Assistant Instructor and Teaching Assistant
University of Texas at Austin, 2005-2011
Taught various physics classes, from basic to advanced topics (laboratory and theory).
Classes of 20 to 80 students – non-science majors, pre-meds, and science majors.
Prepared and taught classes, held discussion sections, wrote homeworks and tests, and graded assignments.
RLM recycling: UT-Austin Physics, Astronomy, and Math departments recycling group, 2008-2012
Founded and organized recycling for: batteries, cell phones, CFL light bulbs, ink cartridge, packaging materials, plastic, and aluminum for a 17 story building.
Gathered 20 volunteers.
Developed an e-mail list and a web page with information about recycling on campus and in Austin, TX.
Austin-Wide Electronic Waste Drive, 2009 and 2010
Advertised the event and volunteering opportunities.
Organized the volunteering committee.
Coordinated shifts for 100 volunteers per event.
Fulbright-CAPES Fellowship, 2005-2009
F.A. Matsen Graduate Fellowship in Physics, UT-Austin, 2008-2009
College of Natural Science Special Fellowship, UT-Austin, 2007-2008
David Bruton Jr. Fellowship, UT-Austin, 2006-2007
Dean’s Excellence Award, UT-Austin, 2005-2006
CAPES Fellowship, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, 2003-2005
CNPq Fellowship, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, 1998-2000