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Curriculum Vitae

Research Areas



​My current research is heavily  focused on computational physics, specifically, the numerical aspects of relativistic hydrodynamics and its applications in ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions and the dynamical description of the quark-gluon plasma formed in these collisions. Other interests include: calculation of transport coefficients, physics of the hadron gas phase including heavy resonances, and jet suppression. 


Below an abbreviated version of my Curriculum Vitae, for the full version see  here.


 Meu curriculo Lattes pode encontrado aqui

Heavy Ion Coillisions

Relativistic Hydrodynamics

Transport Coefficients

Extended Mass Spectrum/

Hagedorn States

Hadronic Interactions

Thermal fits

Initial States

Jets in Hydrodynamics

Lattice QCD

QCD critical point



Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Rutgers University
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Houston
  • Computational Simulations of the baryon-rich Quark Gluon Plasma

  • Understanding hadronic degrees of freedom from Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics

Associate Research Scientist
Columbia University

2014 - 2015


  • Event-by-Event Relativistic Hydrodynamical Modelling + Jet to solve the 10 year old RAA to v2 puzzle

  • Comparison with experimental data (flow harmonics, spectra, jet suppression)



Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Sao Paulo

​2011 - 2014


  • Development of v-USPhydro: a relativistic viscous event-by-event hydrodynamical code using the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics algorithm. This code includes the effects of bulk and shear viscosities on the hydrodynamic evolution and freeze-out and also hadronic afterburner via UrQMD.

  • Continued study on the effects of hadron gas phase on known signals of the quark-gluon plasma via an extension of the hadron resonance spectrum (e.g. Hagedorn States).









University of Frankfurt
Institute of Theoretical Physics/FIGSS



  • Thesis: Properties of Hadronic Matter Close to the Critical Temperature

  • Advisor: Professor Carsten Greiner

  • Graduation Date: December 2010

  • Member of Helmholtz Research School        

  • Guest Student at Columbia University, New York, NY (2008,2009)

  • Strangeness Enhancement, Master Equations, Statistical Models, Heavy Ion Collisions, Transport Coefficients, Coupled Non-linear Differential Equations (Analytical and Numerical Approaches)



Berea College
Physics and Mathematics Major, German Minor



  • Physics Senior Thesis: White Dwarfs

  • Mathematics Senior Thesis: Quantum Computing

  • Graduated Magna cum Laude    

  • Foreign Exchange Student at Goethe Universitaet (Summer 2002, Spring/Summer 2003)

  • Awards as the top graduating Physics major and Mathematics major

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