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Curriculum Vitae

 

Education

Uppsala University, Sweden Astronomy Ph.D., 2009
Uppsala University, Sweden Astronomy Ph.Lic. (M.Sc. equiv), 2007
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Astronomy B.Sc., 2003
 

Relevant Employment

Apr 2022 - Associate Professor New Mexico State University
(current position)

Aug 2019 - Apr 2022Assistant Professor New Mexico State University

Aug 2015 - Aug 2019Assistant Professor California State University, Northridge

Dec 2011 - Fev 2015Sagan fellow NASA/JPL-Caltech, Pasadena CA

Nov 2009 - Dec 2011Postdoctoral researcher AMNH, New York NY

Apr 2009 - Oct 2009Research assistant MPIA, Heidelberg, Germany

Oct 2004 - Mar 2009Graduate researcher Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Jul 2003 - Jul 2004Research assistant CTIO, La Serena, Chile

ESO, Garching, Germany

Lisbon Observatory, Lisbon, Portugal

Jun 2002 - Aug 2002Summer research intern STScI, Baltimore MD, USA

Apr 2000 - Jun 2003Undergraduate researcher Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
 

Grants (total as PI: $2,840,590)

NASA Emerging Worlds PI EW-21($366k) 2021
NASA Theory and Computational Astrophysical Networks PI TCAN-20($1.3M) 2020
National Science Foundation PI NSF - AAG ($324k) 2020
NASA New Frontiers and Data Analysis Program co-I NFDAP-19 ($240k) PI Nancy Chanover 2019
NASA Exoplanets Research Program co-I XRP-18 ($130k) PI Karen Willacy 2018
National Radioastronomy Observatory ngVLA ($81k), Science PI Luca Ricci 2017
NASA Exoplanets Research Program PI XRP-16 ($250k) 2016
Space Telescope Science Institute PI Hubble Cycle 24 ($134k) 2016
National Science Foundation PI NSF - AAG ($461k) 2010
 

Computer allocation

XSEDE100k SU (6.8M CPU hours; equiv $25k) 2021
80k SU (5M CPU hours; equiv $20k) 2020
12k SU (supplement) 2020
64k SU (3M CPU hours; equiv $17k) 2019
800k CPU hours (equiv $4k) 2018
800k CPU hours (equiv $30k) 2017
800k CPU hours (equiv $30k) 2016
Teragrid600k CPU hours (equiv $22k) 2013
 

Other grants

International Astronomical Union Office of Astronomy for Development (€10k) 2019
American Physical Society US-India Travel Grant Program ($4k) 2018
International Astronomical Union Office of Astronomy for Development (€10k) 2017
California State University Probationary Faculty Support Program ($5k) 2016
American Museum of Natural HistoryKalbfleisch postdoctoral fellowship 2009
European Science Foundation Grant to organize Pencil meeting (€5k) 2009
German Science Foundation Grant to organize Pencil meeting (€5k) 2009
Uppsala University Travel (10k SEK), Håkansson foundation 2008
Travel (10k SEK), Liljwalchs foundation 2007
Anna & Allan Löfbergs foundation 2004-2006
Brazilian Research Council Undergraduate research grant 2000-2003
 

Honors and Awards

NMSU College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Faculty Achievement in Research 2022
NMSU College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Faculty Achievement in Outreach 2021
Japanese Society for the Progress of Science Visiting fellow at Nagoya University 2016
NASA Exoplanet Science Institute Sagan fellowship ($309k) 2011
 

Experience as supervisor

  • As faculty
    • Ph.D. students: Ali Hyder, Harrison Cook, Manuel Canas, Sarah Chinski, Daniel Godines, Victoria de Cun.
    • As a postdoc
      • Ph.D. students co-advised to publication: Alexander Richert, Brandon Horn, Natalie Raettig.
      • Undergraduate theses co-advised to completion: Leonardo Sattler, Joseph Cullen, Heidar Thrastarson, Peter Schmidt, Anna Önehag, Anders Eriksson.
      • Undergraduate summer interns: Leonardo Sattler, Joseph Cullen, Adam Ball.

Synergistic Activities

  • Conference organizer
    • Planets in the Desert, Las Cruces NM, 2022.
    • Numerical Models of Planet-Disk Interaction, Cuernavaca, Mexico, 2017.
    • SOC of ExSoCal (Exoplanets in Southern California) 2017.
    • Phase Transitions in Astrophysics, Nordita, Stockholm, 2017.
    • SOC of ExSoCal (Exoplanets in Southern California) 2016.
    • Co-organizer of Pencil Code Meeting 2010, New York, NY, USA.
    • Organizer of Pencil Code Meeting 2009, Heidelberg, Germany.
    • Organizer of Workshop ``Turbulence-Assisted Planetary Growth'', 2009, Uppsala, Sweden.
    • Member of LOC of Nobel Symposium 135: Physics of Planetary Systems, 2007, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Outreach (see outreach section).
  • Computation: Co-developer (since 2005), and co-owner (since 2009) of the Pencil Code, a high-order finite-difference parallel code for MHD turbulence. Steering Commitee from 2016-2010.
  • Panels: Chair for NASA panels; review panel member for NSF, NASA, and HST. External reviewer for Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Academia Sinica, and Swiss National Supercomputing Centre.
  • Journal reviewer: Referee for A&A, MNRAS, ApJ, PSS.
  • Book reviewer: Referee for Cambridge Press.
 

Computer experience

  • Operating system: GNU/Linux, Mac OS X
  • Programming proficiency
    • Python, Fortran 90, IDL, HTML (fluent)
    • C, Awk, Linux/C-shell, IRAF (good)
    • Java, Perl (beginner)
 

Language Proficiency

  • Portuguese (native)
  • English, Spanish (fluent)
  • Swedish, French (conversational)
  • German, Italian, Danish, Norwegian (reading)
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