Federal university of ABC - Founded in 2005, UFABC reached top positions among brazilian educational institutions according to the Time Higher Education (THE) and US News rankings.
I am a researcher in the area of Materials Engineering, working in the development and characterization of Biomaterials. My research line is focused on materials for bone and dental restoration, such as the development of bioactive materials (glass and glass-ceramics), bioglass/biopolymer composites and the mechanical and biological evaluation of new materials.
I was born in São Paulo in 1983. My academic trajectory starts with a bachelor in biochemical engineering at the University of São Paulo, Campus Lorena (EEL/USP - 2006), where I took the first contact to the world of biomaterials. Since that, I earned a Ph.D. in Materials Science (EEL/USP - 2011) in the characterization of new materials for application as bone substitutes, in collaboration with the University of Aveiro. In the following, I took a postdoctoral degree at the Laboratory of Vitreous Materials of the Federal University of São Carlos (LaMaV-UFSCar), with emphasis on the development of new glass-ceramic with good mechanical properties and high biocompatibility. Currently, I am an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the Federal University of ABC (UFABC) in São Bernardo do Campo (São Paulo metropolitan region ). I love to supervise undergraduate and postgraduate projects. I am also a member of the Latin-American Society of Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering and Artificial Organs (Slabo). I am married, and I have two children (Sérgio and Fernando). I enjoy cuddling cats and drinking coffee. On weekends, I love taking my kids to the park and drinking a beer with friends tonight.