B.Sc. Industrial Chemistry, Universidade Federal da Bahia (1996); M.Sc. Physics, Universidade Federal da Bahia (1999); Ph.D. Physics, Universidade de São Paulo (2003). Associate Professor of Physics, Institute of Physics – UFBA. Affiliate member of the Brazilian Academy of Science (2007). Research Fellowship from CNPq (since 2006). Editorial Board member of Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy (2016).