My research is directed at using mineralogy as a tool in the geosciences. I am particularly interested in the identification of new mineral phases and characterizations of new mineral species. I apply mineralogy and crystal chemistry as a means of understanding the evolution of mineral, pegmatitic deposits and discovering new atomic structures of minerals. Other interests relate to the observed physical and optical properties of technological minerals.
2010 – Now: Professor of Mineralogy UFOP
2000-2006: MSc/PhD UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE MINAS GERAIS
1994-2000: BSc (hons), UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE MINAS GERAIS
Reference material for LA-ICP-MS techniques