About Me


I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Control and Automation Engineering from University of Brasília (UnB) in 2008, being awarded with the best student prize, given by the Faculty of Technology and the Rector of University of Brasília.

In 2007, I was accepted to the Internship Program of Johnson Controls’ building efficiency division (Brasília branch) and, just after graduating, I was hired as an Application Engineer. In this position, I projected and commissioned a myriad of building automation systems, managed the installation teams, and participated in the drafting of the winning technical proposal for the Local Area Network bidding process of the New Quito’s International Airport.

In early 2009, I joined the Master’s program in Electronics and Computer Engineering of the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica. By the end of that year, I was accepted into the direct Ph.D. program at the same institution, which was concluded in 2012. My studies were funded by a scholarship of the project FINEP/CTA/INPE SIA (Inertial Systems for Aerospace Applications, in Portuguese), which was created by the Brazilian government to develop the national aerospace program. My thesis title is Distributed Estimation of Aided INS Errors and it can be obtained at Publications section.

By the end of 2012, I received a post-doctoral scholarship from FAPESP, a public foundation, funded by the taxpayer in the State of São Paulo, with the mission to support research projects in higher education and research institutions, in all fields of knowledge. In this project, I continued my Ph.D. research studying fault detection in distributed sensor networks with communication delays.

In July 2013, I joined the Brazilian National Institute for Space Researcher (INPE) as a space system engineer and researcher. At INPE, I was involved with the Brazilian satellite Amazonia-1, launched on February 28, 2021, as the Mission Architect and the responsible technician of the attitude and orbit control subsystem (AOCS). At the moment, I am the lead of the Integrated Design Center for Space Missions (CPRIME), and I am also part of the faculty team of the post-graduation program in Space Engineering and Technologies.

Academic experience

  • Ph.D. in Electronics Engineering (2012)
    Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA)
    Sub-area: Systems and control
    Thesis: Distributed Estimation of Aided INS errors.
  • B.Sc. in Control and Automation Engineering (2008)
    University of Brasília
    GPA: 4.96 / 5.00
    I was honored with the best student award by the Faculty of Technology and the Rector of University of Brasília.

Professional experience

  • Space System Engineer and Researcher (July, 2013 - present)
    Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)
    Responsibilities include: space mission analysis; specification of attitude and orbit control subsystem (AOCS); design of strategies and procedures for satellite attitude and orbit control; mathematical modeling of AOCS sensors and actuators; dynamic modeling of satellite attitude and orbit; development of analysis and simulation software for satellite trajectory and attitude; perform functional and performance testing of AOCS sensors and actuators; pointing, power, and fuel balancing; and estimation of satellite lifetime.
  • Post-doctoral researcher (December, 2012 - July, 2013)
    Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA)
    Research Project: Fault Detection in Distributed Sensors Networks with Communication Delays.
  • Application Engineer (July, 2008 - January, 2009)
    Johnson Controls' Building Efficiency division
    Biggest achievement: I actively participated in the drafting of the winning technical proposal for the Local Area Network of New Quito’s International Airport.
  • Intern (July, 2007 - July, 2008)
    Johnson Controls’s Building Efficiency division

Additional information

  • Operational systems: openSUSE Linux, macOS.
  • Programming languages: Julia, MATLAB, C/C++, Matlab, bash.