Research Staff

Amanda Pessoa, D.Sc.

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Academic Formation:
D.Sc. in Chemical Engineering – UNICAMP, Brazil / 2020 
M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering – UNICAMP, Brazil / 2016
B.Sc. in Bioprocess Engineering and Biotechnology – UFPR, Brazil / 2014

Research Interest:
Microfluidics;
Microencapsulation;
Nanoparticles;
Flow in Porous Media.


Anna Beatriz Garcia Trajano de Sá, B.Sc.

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Academic Formation:
Full Stack (Web Development) – Trybe, Brazil / 2022
B.Sc Petroleum Engineering – UFF, Brazil / 2021

Research Interest:
Web Development;
Front-End;
Back-end;
Computer Science.


Bruna Costa Leopércio, D.Sc.

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Academic Formation:
D.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering – PUC-Rio, Brazil / 2021
M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering – PUC-Rio, Brazil / 2016
B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering – PUC-Rio, Brazil / 2014

Research Interest:
Microencapsulation;
Microfluidics;
Confocal microscopy;
Rheology and characterization of complex fluids.


Danmer Quinones, D.Sc.

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Academic Formation:
D.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering – PUC-Rio, Brazil / 2009
M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering – PUC-Rio, Brazil  /  2005
B.Sc. in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering – UNI, Peru /  2001

Research Interest:
Numerical analysis of flow with interfaces in microscale: patch coating, stability and frequency response analysis;
Thin films: coating flows driven by gravity and surface tension forces;
Oil displacement by polymers;
Asymptotic models for the flow of heavy oils in pipelines.


Felicle Lopez, B.Sc.

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Academic Formation:
Specialist in Polymers – UERJ, Brazil / 2007
B.Sc. in Industrial Chemistry Technology – IUTIN, Venezuela / 1992

Research Interest:
Experimental designs and development of fluid flow in consolidated and unconsolidated porous media;
Characterization of Complex Fluids;
EOR: development and study of gels as divergent agents for water production control.


Frederico Carvalho Gomes, D.Sc.

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Academic Formation:
D.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering – PUC-Rio, Brazil / 2015
M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering – PUC-Rio, Brazil / 2009
B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering – PUC-Rio, Brazil / 2005

Research Interest:
Lubrication model of annular flow;
Cementation process;
Process simulation and numerical modeling;
Software development.


Gabriel Barrocas de Oliveira Cruz, M.Sc.

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Academic Formation:
M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering – PUC-Rio, Brazil / 2018
B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering – PUC-Rio, Brazil / 2015

Research Interest:
Microfluidics;
Enhanced Oil Recovery;
Flow in Porous Media;
Fluid Dynamics.


Gladys Augusta Zevallos Nalvarte, D.Sc.

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Academic Formation:
D.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering – PUC-Rio, Brazil – Rice University, USA / 2003
M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering – PUC-Rio, Brazil / 1999
B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering – Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, Peru / 1994

Research Interest:
Porous Media Simulations;
Advanced CFD;
Statistics;
Risk analysis.


Jorge Antonio Avendaño Benavides, Ph.D.

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Academic Formation:
Ph.D. in Enhanced Oil Recovery – IFP Energies Nouvelles, France / 2012
M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering – ULA, Venezuela / 2008
B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering – ULA, Venezuela / 2002

Research Interest:
Surfactants and interfacial phenomena;
Enhanced Oil Recovery;
Adsorption of surfactants and polymers at the solid-liquid interface;
Rheology and Characterization of Complex Fluids.


Leonardo Augusto Moreira, B.Sc.

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Academic Formation:
B.Sc. in Chemistry – UFRJ, Brazil / 2021

Research Interest:
Surfactants and interfacial phenomena;
Characterization of Complex Fluids;
Microfluidics.


Lisbeth Manchego, M.Sc.

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Academic Formation:
M.Sc. in Industrial Dispersed System – Paris-Sud, France / 2010
B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering – ULA, Venezuela / 2006

Research Interest:
Interfacial Phenomena;
Enhanced Oil Recovery;
Flow in Porous Media.


Lucas Constantino Mendonça, M.Sc.

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Academic Formation:
M.Sc. in Computational Modeling in Science and Technology – UFF, Brazil / 2023
B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering – UNESA, Brazil / 2021

Research Interest:
Well cementing;
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD);
Non-Newtonian Fluid Rheology
Flow in Porous Media.


Mateus Lima, M.Sc.

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Academic Formation:
M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering – PUC-Rio, Brazil / 2022
B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering – PUC-Rio, Brazil / 2019

Research Interest:
Microfluidics;
Fluid Dynamics;
Interfacial Rheology;
Microencapsulation.


Mateus Schulz Nogueira, M.Sc.

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Academic Formation:
M.Sc. in Informatics – UFRJ, Brazil / 2022
B.Sc. in Computer Science – UFRJ, Brazil / 2020

Research Interest:
Recommendation Systems;
Machine Learning;
Content Delivery Networks.


Nicolle Miranda de Lima, D.Sc.

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Academic Formation:
D.Sc. Mechanical Engineering – PUC-Rio, Brazil / 2021
M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering – PUC-Rio, Brazil / 2015
B.Sc. Petroleum Engineering – UFF, Brazil / 2013

Research Interest:
Microfluidics;
Enhanced Oil Recovery;
Colloids: emulsions, foams, and suspensions;
Complex pore-scale flow in porous media.


Paula Fabianna Soares Oliveira, B.Sc.

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Academic Formation:
B.Sc. in Computational Engineering – Universidade Estadual do Maranhão, Brazil / 2022

Research Interest:
Frontend development;
Mobile development.


Ranena Ponce, D.Sc.

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Academic Formation:
D.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering – PUC-Rio, Brazil / 2008
Specialist in Reservoir Engineering – USB, Venezuela / 2002
B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering – USB, Venezuela / 1999

Research Interest:
Low salinity water injection;
Emulsion formation during oil production;
Reservoir modeling & simulation;
EOR.


Rayana Martins Peres, D.Sc.

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Academic Formation:
D.Sc. in Chemistry – UFRJ, Brazil/2021 
M.Sc. in Chemistry – UFRJ, Brazil/2016
B.Sc. in Chemistry – UFF, Brazil/2014

Research Interest:
Enhanced oil recovery;
Interfacial Phenomena;
Emulsions;
Flow in Porous Media.


Renan Freixo Barbosa, B.Sc.

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Academic Formation:
B.Sc. System Analysis / 2020

Research Interest:
Data Science.


Rodrigo Lipparelli Fernandez, D.Sc.

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Academic Formation:
Ph.D. in Physics – UFRJ, Brazil / 2020
M.Sc. in Physics – UNIFEI, Brazil / 2016
B.Sc. in Physics – UNIFEI, Brazil / 2013

Research Interest:
Modified f(R) theory of gravity
Electromagnetic Rheology
Multi-phase flow and interfacial phenomena
Numerical methods and discrete differential geometry.


Sergio Santiago Ribeiro, D.Sc.

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Academic Formation:
D.Sc. Mechanical Engineering – PUC-Rio, Brazil / 2020
M.Sc. Electrical Engineering – PUC-Rio, Brazil / 2008
B.Sc. Control and Automation Engineering – PUC-Rio, Brazil / 2006

Research Interest:
Microfluidic devices 3D printing;
AI applied to fluid mechanics;
Pore-scale Flow Simulation.


Tálita Botti, D.Sc.

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Academic Formation:
D.Sc. Mechanical Engineering – PUC-Rio, Brazil / 2022
M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering – PUC-Rio, Brazil / 2014
B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering – Ceunes/UFES, Brazil / 2011

Research Interest:
Emulsion formation;
Heavy oil;
Particle size distribution.


Tarcila Santos Garcia

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Academic Formation:
Web Developer Full-Stack / 2022

Research Interest:
Data Science.


Wanderson Ferreira Braz, M.Sc.

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Academic Formation:
M. Sc. in Materials Engineering and Chemical Processes – PUC-Rio, Brazil / 2020
B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering – FAACZ/ MTU CIT, Brazil – Ireland / 2017

Research Interest:
Flow in porous media;
Emulsions;
Nanomaterials.


Yan Salema de Medeiros, B.Sc.

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Academic Formation:
B.Sc. Petroleum Engineering – UFF, Brazil / 2021

Research Interest:
Enhanced Oil Recovery;
Flow in Porous Media;
Minimum Miscibility Pressure (MMP).