My name is Daniela Andrade Damasceno. I did my PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Unicamp, in the Department of Computational Mechanics (DMC) of the School of Mechanical Engineering (FEM), with attachment to the Center for Computing in Engineering & Sciences (CCES). I carried out my PhD between the years 2013 and 2017, when I also stayed as part of my PhD at Simon Fraser University, Canada. Throughout this journey, I had the guidance of Professor Dr. Euclides de Mesquita Neto along with Professor Dr. Nimal Rajapakse, who co-supervised me in Canada.
Being linked to CCES was very important for the development of a multidisciplinary research, which involved engineering as well as chemistry and physics areas. Our research at that time targeted systems ranging from the nano to the macro scale. All the lectures held at CCES, visits from international researchers, opportunities to participate in national and international conferences, and the research developed at the center were essential to my formation as a researcher. The computational infrastructure of CCES was also essential for the development of my thesis.
Currently, I am a post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Materials Physics and Mechanics, SAMPA group, at the Physics Institute of the University of São Paulo (USP), where I am also a member of the Research Centre for Gas Innovation (RCGI) – Shell/FAPESP. Professor Dr. Caetano Rodrigues Miranda is the supervisor of my project. I work in several projects in this group, being one of them the development of membranes for greenhouse gas separation, as shown in the picture below. In the RCGI most of the projects involve several research areas. In this sense the CCES was extremely important for my development and gave me multidisciplinary knowledge to deal with researchers from different areas.