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Curriculum Vitae

University Education

  • BA Geology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil, 1973.
  • Doctor Rerum Naturae, Ludwig Maximillians University (LMU), Munich, Germany 1981, for a thesis on applied Crystallography

Professional/Scientific Positions 1983- 2016


  • 2015-2016 Ellected Member of the Advisory Committee of the DMG (German Mineralogical Society)
  • 2013-2014 Visiting Professor at the GeoCenter Munich (LMU / TUM) Germany
  • Research Project Magma Rheology and Mixing: Paraná-Etendeka basalts and rhyolites in Brazil
  • Coursera –MOOC Team - LMU
  • Professor of Petrology – GeoCenter Munich (LMU / TUM) Germany
  • Head of research unit Magma Mixing; Projects: INGV Italy; Snake River Drilling NSF; DFG

1998 – 2004

  • Since 2003 retired as Full Professor (Geology) UFRJ
  • 2000-2004 - Research Project Manager, Department of Geology, Federal Univ. of Rio de Janeiro, (UFRJ)
  • Full Professor (Igneous Petrology) at the GMP - UnB (University of Brasília, Brazil)


  • X-ray fluorescence Lab – Dept. of Geology - UFRJ
  • Full Professor (Igneous Petrology, Crystallography, Field Work)
  • Visiting Professor at the Dep. of Geochemistry - Univ. of Utrecht / Holland. Lecturer for Microanalysis
  • Visiting Professor at the Dep. of Geochemistry and Economic Geology (IAAG LMU), Munich, Germany
  • Since 1993 - Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences – ABCNational Research Council of Brazil (CNPq) several research grants
  • Chair of institutional research projects UFRJ
  • Assistant to the Faculty’s Dean for external activities of the UFRJ

1983 – 1993

  • Chair: Microprobe and X-Ray labs / Dep.Geo. UFRJ
  • Co-advisor of 15 PhD thesis and several Diplom thesis from the IAAG - LMU
  • DFG and Volkswagenstiftung projects, together with K.Weber-Diefenbach, B.Lammerer.and F. Söllner
  • Chair Post-Graduated Courses of Geology UFRJ
  • Several invited lectures
  • Visiting researcher at the IAAG (LMU / Munich)
  • Advisor for the Braz. Ministery of Science and Technology (trip to France, Holland, Japan and USA)
  • Aim: to equip top Geology Inst.s in Brazil with scientific equipments, including 3 microprobe labs
  • Visiting researcher at the Tropics Research Inst. (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Chair Post-Graduated Courses of Geology UFRJ

Other Scientific Activities

  • Advisor - 14 PhD thesis. (UFRJ=11); (Univ. of São Paulo/USP=1); Univ. of Utrecht / Holland=2, together with Simon Vriend. All concluded.
  • Supervision of Final Honour thesis: > 15 (UFRJ and UnB). All concluded.

Consulting Positions

  • Mining Companies: CPRM (Geological Survey of Brazil), UNANGEM, Braminex; Research Institutes: CBPF, UFES

Educational and Research Exchange Projects

  • Ludwig Maximillians University, (LMU), Munich, Germany, since 1983
  • 1992-2001 Faculty of Earth Sciences - University of Utrecht, Holland