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Rodrigo Savio Pessoa


Ministério da Defesa (Brasil). Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA). Divisão de Ciências Fundamentais (IEF)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Prof. Rodrigo Sávio Pessoa has undergraduate degree in Physics from "Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho, UNESP" (2003), Master of Science degree in the field of Plasma Physics from Technological Institute of Aeronautics (2005) and Doctorate in Sciences in the field of Plasma Physics from Technological Institute of Aeronautics (2009). He is currently research professor at the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica. He has experience in physics, with emphasis on Condensed Matter Physics and Plasma Physics, Plasma Engineering, Aerospace Engineering and Microelectronics acting on the following topics: thermal and non-thermal plasma technology, plasma diagnostic techniques, deposition processes (Physical Vapor Deposition, Chemical Vapor Deposition) and etching of materials by plasma (Reactive Ion Etching, Inductively Coupled Plasma, Hollow Cathode RIE), surface treatment by plasma (Microwave plasma, Microplasmas), techniques for materials characterization, simulation/modeling of cold plasmas, electron field emission and plasma gasification. He is interested in new types of plasma reactors, new materials and processes for microelectronics, aeronautical/aerospace engineering, micro-electromechanical devices (MEMS), solar cell and nanotechnology. In these themes and related topics Dr. Rodrigo S. Pessoa was supervisor of 17 M. Sc and 10 Ph. D. He has published 119 articles in leading international scientific journals and 26 book chapters, and published more than 320 works in proceedings of national and international conferences. H-index = 19 (Scopus) and H = 23 (Google Scholar). (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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