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Pedro Pires Ferreira

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I’m a 22-year-young Physical Engineer - i.e., neither a blue-ribbon physicist nor a tough, old-school engineer, but a messy entanglement of both - from the Lorena School of Engineering (EEL), University of São Paulo (USP ), Brazil. While still an undergrad I met Prof. Luiz T. F. Eleno (aka #Elenão) and started my long-road adventure in Computational Solid State Physics, with some tricky and cool unusual superconducting materials. It was love at first sight - for the Physics, not for Luiz, let me make that clear. Right after I completed my bachelor’s degree with honors (at least my mom was very proud of me) midyear in 2018, I started my master studies on Computational Materials Science with my in-progress dissertation “Ab-initio investigation of electronic and phononic properties of superconducting TMDs”. I still have a long and go-ahead journey to become a great scientist, but certainly, as you can see here in the website, I’ll enjoy a very nice company and some beer along the way.


Grants

  • “Ab-initio investigation of electronic and phononic properties of superconducting TMDs”. Master project (mestrado) FAPESP, Grant number: 18/10835-6.
  • “Ab-initio electronic structure and elastic properties of the compound ScV2Ga4”. Undergrad project (iniciação científica) FAPESP, Grant number: 17/11023-2.

Scientific publications

  1. Ferreira, P.P., Dorini, T.T., Santos, F.B., Machado, A.J.S., & Eleno, L.T.F. (2018) Elastic anisotropy and thermal properties of extended linear chain compounds MV2Ga4 (M = Sc, Zr, Hf) from ab-initio calculations. Materialia, 4, 529–539.

    DOI: 10.1016/j.mtla.2018.11.008

    @article{Ferreira_2018,
      doi = "10.1016/j.mtla.2018.11.008",
      year = "2018",
      volume = "4",
      pages = "529-539",
      author = "Ferreira, P.P. and Dorini, T.T. and Santos, F.B. and Machado, A.J.S. and Eleno, LTF",
      title = "Elastic anisotropy and thermal properties of extended linear chain compounds {MV}2Ga4 (M = Sc, Zr, Hf) from ab-initio calculations",
      journal = "Materialia",
      computeel = "Eleno, Ferreira, Dorini, Santos, Machado",
      addendum = "(3 citations)"
    }
  2. Ferreira, P.P., Santos, F.B., Machado, A.J.S., Petrilli, H.M., & Eleno, L.T.F. (2018) Insights into the unconventional superconductivity in HfV2Ga4 and ScV2Ga4 from first-principles electronic-structure calculations. Physical Review B, 98, 045126.

    DOI: 10.1103/physrevb.98.045126

    @article{Ferreira_2018a,
      doi = "10.1103/physrevb.98.045126",
      year = "2018",
      pages = "045126",
      volume = "98",
      author = "Ferreira, P. P. and Santos, F. B. and Machado, A. J. S. and Petrilli, H. M. and Eleno, LTF",
      title = "Insights into the unconventional superconductivity in {HfV}2Ga4 and {ScV}2Ga4 from first-principles electronic-structure calculations",
      journal = "Physical Review B",
      computeel = "Eleno, Ferreira, Machado, Santos",
      addendum = "(2 citations)"
    }

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