Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus Experimental São João da Boa Vista
(Institutional affiliation for the last research proposal)
I work as an Assistant Professor at the São Paulo State University UNESP, Brazil, since 2017. I am a Mechanical Engineer (2008), with MSc in Materials Engineering (2011) and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (2016). I worked as a Postdoc at the São Paulo University during 2016-2017. I am interested in the mechanical and microstructural characterization of metallic alloys submitted to different processing conditions. Recently I got interested in additive manufacturing (AM) of metallic alloys, mainly those related to the aerospace industry. There is an ongoing project financed by FAPESP focused on the study of Inconel alloys 625 and 718 AM parts tested at high temperatures and other projects in collaboration dealing with maraging steel and aluminum alloy. I have extensive experience in welding and joining in friction stir welding (FSW) of aluminum, magnesium alloys, and high strength low alloy steels. Likewise, we are interested in the mechanical and microstructural links in these projects to increase their performance. Therefore, we use advanced microscopy techniques and X-ray measurements (conventional and synchrotron sources), as well as fracture toughness and cycle load tests to solve fundamental inquiries within these works. I have advised several undergrads and graduated students on several topics. In my experience as a teacher and researcher, I feel the commitment to keep doing both activities. In the classroom, I feel happy seeing student´s faces when they understand a new concept. During research projects, I got personal realization to contribute to scientific development and advising students on their research journey.
(Source: Lattes Curriculum)
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