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Pedro Henrique da Silva Chibane

Role: Identify and characterize the magnetic particles associate with PM2.5 in biological and air filters samples.

Research Interest: Applied Geophysics, Environmental Magnetism, Modeling and Inversion of Geophysical Data.

Location: São Paulo, Brazil

I am an observant person and I love learning about diverse subjects. I have a master degree in Geophysics from the Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmosphere Sciences of the University of São Paulo (IAG-USP). After years of working with geophysical problem using electromagnetic methods, I decided to explore a different area in my PhD. Indeed I currently applytechniques from Rock Magnetism to study the magnetic nanoparticles that constitute PM2.5­. I study this  in air filter and biological samples from experiments conducted by the PM-Kidney Consortium. These particles, despite having a beautiful spherical shape seen under a microscope, are dangerous because they are associated with several diseases according to the literature.


What I like most about my job is the challenge of investigating problems in a similar way to a detective, just like Sherlock Holmes or Hercule Poirot, iconic characters in detective literature.

My motivation is to be able to apply the knowledge acquired at university to problem affecting our society.

Camila Eleuterio Rodrigues: TeamMember
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