I started my journey in Physics as an experimentalist with Durval Rodrigues Jr., performing characterization of superconducting materials, e.g. magnesium diboride. When I attended my first conference, however, my interest for doing theoretical research was born. Since there was no theory group on my campus at the time, I started learning about first-principles calculations by myself and used it to study the materials investigated on Durval's lab. Luckily, the ComputEEL/MatSci group, led by Luiz Eleno, had just started at the time, from which I could learn a lot. Finally, I joined forces with Gabrielle Weber, who still teaches me a lot about analytical methods.
All this tortuous and enriching path during my bachelor studies opened the doors for my ongoing PhD, at USP, on electronic and topological properties of nanosystems. Most of the time, I am bridging between first-principles, tight-binding and analytical methods looking for insights about nanosystems. It amazes me the challenge of coming up with simple effective models for complicated systems.
Of course, doing research in a recently created group requires a lot of learning from outsiders. That is why, at the moment, I am seizing the opportunity to work with the Quantum Tinkerer group at TUDelft as an intern.
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|2016-present:||PhD student in Materials Engineering, University of São Paulo|
|2012-2016:||B.Sc. in Engineering Physics, University of São Paulo|