I am a Welch postdoctoral fellow at Rice University, with a joint appointment between the Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences and the Department of Physics and Astronomy. My research interests are broad and I work at the interface of Planetary Science and Astrophysics.

My work addresses fundamental question as "How did the Earth form?", "How did our own Solar System form?", "Why is our solar system so different from others?", "Are Earth-like planets common in our Galaxy?", etc.

On a personal note, I am also a dad and husband. My main hobbies revolve around music and cooking for family and friends. I like to play acoustic guitar and to make noises with my accordion! I miss a LOT my viola caipira -- which I had to leave in Brazil when I moved to Houston during the pandemic.