He holds a bachelor's degree in Physics from the Institute of Physics of the University of São Paulo (1978), a Master's degree in Physics from the Technological Institute of Aeronautics (1986) and a post-doctorate degree from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory - NASA/USA and the California Institute of Technology - CALTECH/USA (1989-1990). He is currently a senior researcher at the National Institute of Space Research - INPE, professor and advisor in the Postgraduate course in Space Engineering and Technology at INPE and advisor in the Postgraduate course in Engineering and Materials Sciences, Project Coordinator in Research, Development and Innovation (R &D &I) at INPE and coordinator of innovation projects in Small Business Science and Technology. He has focus on research and development in the area of Materials Engineering and Metallurgical, with emphasis on CVD Diamond, DLC and Carbon nanostructure, thin films, plasma discharges, gas expansion, molecule physics, vacuum and cryogenics technology, nanostructures, polycrystalline and monocrystalline structures. He acts mainly on the following topics: growth studies and characterization of thin and thick films, especially CVD diamond, DLC and nano structured materials, poly crystalline and monocrystalline, surface modification studies and interfaces for studies of adhesion of CVD Diamond and DLC films with metallic and non-metallic substrates, stress relief of these films, CVD Diamond with monocrystalline structures, studies in tribology and development of application for space and industries of many segments. Participates in the improvement of entrepreneurship processes in innovation, with search for data, demand information and with specific research. Participates in technology transfer activities, and studies of industrial scaling up. Founding partner of Innovation Company in the area of CVD Diamond and Related Materials.
(Source: Lattes Curriculum)