I obtained my Ph.D. in April 2003 in Solid Mechanics in UPC – Technical University of Catalonia (Spain). My advisor was Prof. Oliver who works with localization problems using a Strong Discontinuities Approach. My task was to extend this formulation to 3D. It was done an extensive bifurcation analysis to obtain the crack path.
Master of Science (M.Sc.) in 1997 (October): USP – University of Sao Paulo (Brazil). In Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Boundary Element Method – Advisor: Prof. Wilson Sergio Venturini.
I obtained the Civil Engineering degree in July 1994 at the UFPE