The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) is one of the next-generation optical telescopes and has important partners, such as University of Texas (UT) and Sao Paulo. FAPESP coordinates its participation in the GMT through the GMT Brazil Office (GMTBrO). GMTBrO identified Systems Engineering (SE) as a key area to invest in current and future astronomy instrumentation projects. Since October 2016 the author has been working from Sao Paulo on SE for numerous GMT instruments. With this application, the author expects to perform SE for the GMTNIRS/MagNIFIES spectrograph project in closer collaboration with experienced instrumentation staff at UT. In addition to the works in SE, the author plans to research peculiar stars with existing and new IGRINS data. The IGRINS spectrograph is in synergy with the current observational facilities of the Brazilian community, and is planned for increased access at Gemini South and SOAR Observatories in the coming years. The capabilities of IGRINS will prepare the author for the future use of GMTNIRS in GMT.
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