Has a Bachelor Degree in Physics from University of Brasília - UnB (1996), a Master Degree in Space Geophysics from Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais - INPE (1999), the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research, and a Ph.D. Degree in Physics from University of Alaska Fairbanks - UAF (2003). Has a permanent position as a Research Scientist at INPE since 2002, and collaborates with universities and research institutions in Argentina, Peru, United States, Europe and Israel. Is also a reviewer/referee for 2 international scientific journals and for the Foundation to Support Research of São Paulo State in Brazil - FAPESP. Is level 2 Research Productivity Fellow of the Brazilian National Council of Scientific and Technological Development - CNPq, since 2010. Has 22 complete scientific articles published in journals of selective editorial policy, 88 papers presented at national and international scientific conferences, and with more than 800 citations at the MyCitations (Google Scholar) has an impact index level H = 12. Has organized 15 sessions in international scientific conferences and participated of the organizing committee of 3 of these conferences. Has served as advisor of the Scientific Initiation - PIBIC fellowship work of 8 undergraduate students, of 5 Master Dissertation, and of the work 9 Institutional Capacitation Program - PCI fellowship of 9 professionals with undergraduate degree. Teaches the Electrodynamics 1 course for graduate students at INPE since 2005. Has served in 1 Doctorate, 10 Master and 9 other examination committees. In 2004 won the prize: ?First Prize at the URSI 2004 Student Paper Prize Competition?, International Union of Radio Science- URSI, with the work performed during the PhD. Has scientific experience in Physics with emphasis in Physics of the Middle and Upper Atmosphere, Plasma Physics, Atmospheric Electricity, Electrodynamics and Meteorology. Created and leads the Atmospheric Electrodynamical Coupling - ACATMOS, with members from INPE, IEAv and ITA. ACATMOS main research focus is on the following topics: (1) Effects of the Electrical Activity of Convective Systems - FAIRIES; (2) Sprites and other Transient Luminous Events TLEs; (3)Terrestrial Gamma-Ray Flashes - TGFs, and other High Energy Emissions from Thunderstorm - HEETs; (4) Lightning; (5) Thunderstorm Convective Cores; (6) Gravity Wave Effects on Sprite formation; (7) Effects od FAIRIES on the Chemical Composition of the Middle and Upper Atmosphere; (8) Mesospheric Plasma Physics.
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