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Curriculum Vitae


2005 – 2009 Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Ph.D. in Astrophysics. Advisors: Prof. Thaisa Storchi-Bergmann and Prof. Michael Eracleous (Penn State)
2003 – 2005 UFRGS, M.S. in Astrophysics. Advisor: Prof. Thaisa Storchi-Bergmann
1999 – 2003 UFRGS, B.S. in Physics

Research Experience

4/2014 – present Assistant Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Universidade de São Paulo
2013 – 3/2014 Postdoctoral Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/CRESST/University of Maryland Baltimore County
2010 – 2013 NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow, NASA GSFC
2009 – 2010 Postdoctoral researcher, UFRGS
2007 – 2008 Visiting Research Scholar, Penn State
2005 Visiting Research Scholar (Alfa Fellow), Durham University

Selected Awards

2015 Miriani Pastoriza Prize of the Brazilian Astronomical Society (Prêmio SAB)
2015-2019 Membro Afiliado da Academia Brasileira de Ciências (Junior Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences)
2010 – 2013 NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) Fellowship (GSFC)
2009 – 2010 CNPq Postdoctoral Research Scholarship (UFRGS)
2009 NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship (offer delayed to 2010 due to J1 visa clearance)
2005 – 2009 CNPq Graduate Research Scholarship (Brazil)
2005 Alfa/LENAC (Latin-American European Network for Astrophysics and Cosmology) Graduate Research Scholarship (Europe)

Professional Activities

Referee for Astrophysical Journal (ApJ), ApJ Letters, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS), MNRAS Letters, Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics (JCAP), Classical and Quantum Gravity (CQG), International Journal of Modern Physics D (IJMPD), Acta Polytechnica

Grant proposal reviewer for: NASA, CNPq, FAPESP

External proposal referee for William Herschel Telescope

NASA Senior Review 2014: Co-writer of the Fermi Telescope Senior Review to the 2014 NASA Senior Review Committee (Fermi perspectives on the Galactic Center)

Member of American Astronomical Society (AAS), Sociedade Astronômica Brasileira (SAB – Brazilian Astronomical Society), AAS High Energy Astrophysics Division (HEAD)

Fermi LAT Collaboration, Affiliated Scientist
Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) Collaboration Member

Member of SOC for Torus Workshop 2012
Member of LOC for: IAU Symposium 222: The interplay among stars, black holes and the interstellar medium, AstroProgramming Lecture Series at UFRGS (2010)
Official translator of NASA – Space Weather Action Center project, a partnership between the brazilian government (Ministério da Educação MEC) and NASA


More than 40 publications.
First author papers in Science, Astrophysical Journal and Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

See the publications page.

Press Releases

My work has been featured in NASA, BBC, National Geographic, Folha de São Paulo and more.

See the press page.