Main research fields: theoretical plasma physics, specially quantum plasmas, neutrino-plasma interactions and nonlinear waves in high-field plasmas; integrable dynamical systems; symmetry methods for differential equations; generalized Hamiltonian systems; Ermakov systems; Bose-Einstein condensates.

Also consider: metal cluster physics, surface waves in plasma, complex plasma, stochastic quantization, popularization of science, philosophy etc.

Awards:

  • Best lecture from a young scientist from the developing countries (International Workshop on Frontiers of Plasma Physics, Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, 2006).

Statistics: 2157 citations and a factor H = 19 (Web of Science, November 2016).

See also: my account in Google Scholar

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8480-6877

Researcher-ID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/K-7166-2016

Brief CV

Lattes CV (in Portuguese)

Frequent collaborators in the last five years:

  • Prof. Antoine-Claude Bret (Universidad Castilla-la Mancha, Ciudad Real, Spain).
  • Prof. Bengt Eliasson (Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland).
  • Profs. Paul-Antoine  Hervieux and Giovanni  Manfredi (Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France).
  • Prof. Ioannis  Kourakis (Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland).
  • Prof. José Tito  Mendonça (Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal).
  • Prof. Padma Kant  Shukla (Ruhr Universitaet Bochum, Bochum, Germany).

Research experience

  • Partnership in the ongoing European Union multilateral research project Complex ideal and non-ideal quantum plasmas (2014-2018) involving Queen's University Belfast (UK), Instituto Superior Técnico (Portugal), Chalmers Institute of Technology (Sweden), Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) and Universidade Federal Fluminense (Brazil).
  • Extended appointment: Visiting Research Fellow at the Queen's University Belfast, Centre for Plasma Physics, Belfast, UK (Jan/2015). Project Nonlinear dynamics of quantum plasmas. Sponsorship: IRSES grant no. 612506 (European Union). In the group of Prof. Ioannis Kourakis.
  • Extended appointment: Ruhr Universität Bochum, Theoretical Physics IV, Bochum, Germany (Jan-Mar/2013). Project Fundamental new advances in quantum plasma physics. Sponsorship: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany), through an Alexander von Humboldt Invitation Programme fellowship. In the group of Profs. Padma Kant Shukla and Bengt Eliasson.
  • Extended appointment: Umea Universitet, Theoretical Physics Department, Umea, Sweden (2009/2). Project: Quantum plasmas and the quantum vacuum. Sponsorship: European Research Council starting grant awarded to Prof. Mattias Marklund. In the group of Profs. Mattias Marklund and Gert Brodin.
  • Post-doctoral research fellowship: Ruhr Universität Bochum, Theoretical Physics IV, Bochum, Germany (2007/2-2009-1). Project: Some perspectives in quantum plasmas. Sponsorship: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany). In the group of Profs. Padma Kant Shukla and Bengt Eliasson.
  • Visiting professor at the National Laboratory of Scientific Computation, Petrópolis, Brazil (2001-2003). Project: Transport models for quantum plasmas. Sponsorship: CNPq - National Council for the Scientific and Technologic Development  (Brazil). In the group of Prof. Renato Portugal.
  • Post-doctoral research fellowship: Université Henri Poincaré, Laboratoire de Physique des Millieux Continues et Applications, Nancy, France (2000). Project: Quantum transport in plasmas: theory and numerical simulations. Sponsorship: CNPq - National Council for the Scientific and Technologic Development (Brazil). In the group of Prof. Giovanni Manfredi.

Refereeing: more than 270 referee reports for circa 40 international journals.

Mathematical Reviews: member of the reviewers’ staff of the Mathematical Reviews database (American Mathematical Society / Mathscinet). Number of reviews made: circa 50.

Book: F. Haas, Quantum plasmas: an hydrodynamic approach (Springer, New York, 2011).

PhD thesis: Generalized Ermakov systems, symmetries and exact invariants. Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 1998. [In portuguese]

MSc dissertation: Poisson formulations for dynamical systems. Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 1994. [In portuguese]