I graduated in Environmental Chemistry at UTFPR - Brazil (2011), did two placements at TECPAR - Brazil, firstly at the laboratory of biofuels and secondly at the laboratory for analysis of medicaments. In the UK I completed an MSc in Water and Environmental Engineering at the University of Surrey - UK (2015), and worked at Thames Water as a research assistant.
Since 2015 I'm part of the EPSRC CDT in Sustainable Civil Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (http://www.imperial.ac.uk/sustainable-civil-engineering). My PhD aims to assess the low-energy transmission of water in pipelines by the use superhydrophobic coatings and materials.
Superhydrophobic materials have been used for many purposes: from 'water-proof' sprays applied to clothing to the paint on vessels, intended to reduce drag and hence the energy required for transportation. This PhD research aims to modify and assess the use of eco-friendly superhydrophobic materials produced at Imperial College to be used inside water pipes, for reducing friction and the energy of water transport.