Vita

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Education

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (2015)

Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA, USA


M.S. in Space Geophysics (2011)

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)

(National Institute for Space Research)

Sao Jose dos Campos, SP, Brazil


B.S. in Physics (2008)

Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM)

(Federal University of Santa Maria)

Santa Maria, RS, Brazil

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor of Physics (Jan/2018 – Present)

Department of Physics

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Socorro, NM, USA


Postdoctoral Fellow (Sep/2015 – Dec/2017)

Society of Fellows

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH, USA



Awards

Competitive Postdoctoral Fellowship (Sep/2015)

Inaugural Society of Fellows at Dartmouth College


Melvin P. Bloom Memorial Outstanding Doctoral Research Award (Apr/2015)

Department of Electrical Engineering at Pennsylvania State University


Outstanding Paper Award for Young Scientists (Aug/2014)

For the paper entitled “Consequences of the application of the streamer fluid model to the study of the sprite inception mechanism”

Committee on Space Research – COSPAR


A. J. Ferraro Graduate Research Award (Apr/2014)

Awarded in recognition of excellence in Ph.D. research in the area of Space Sciences and Electromagnetics

Department of Electrical Engineering at Pennsylvania State University


Outstanding Student Paper Award – OSPA (Dec/2013)

AGU Fall Meeting

American Geophysical Union – AGU


Honorable Mention in the OSPA Competition (Dec/2012)

AGU Fall Meeting

American Geophysical Union – AGU


Roberto Manzano Prize (Apr/2011)

Congress of the Latin American Association of Space Geophysics – IX COLAGE

Latin American Association of Space Geophysics – ALAGE

Professional Membership

American Geophysical Union – AGU

Latin American Association of Space Geophysics – ALAGE