Professor Gontijo has experience in scientific programming applied to fluid mechanics. He has published several articles in International Conferences in the field of numerical simulation of complex turbulent flows with forced and natural heat convection. His early researches concerned the use of Finite Element Method and RANS methodology to explore the efficiency of high Reynolds turbulence models with sophisticated wall functions to model the effects of adverse pressure gradients inside turbulent boundary layers.

The focus of his actual research is the Hydrodynamics of Magnetic Fluids. This study has two important approaches: the microstructural behavior of magnetic suspensions and the macroscopic model of non linear PDE's that rules the motion of non symmetric polar fluids in the presence of external magnetic fields. This topic of research started to be investigated by Professor Gontijo during his PhD Thesis and resulted in the publication of several scientific papers published in indexed Journals. His PhD Thesis won the Prize of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences as the best Thesis in the Field of Mechanical Sciences in the years of 2013-2014.



1. Numerical simulation of the microstructural behavior of magnetic suspensions

2. Microaggregates of magnetic particles in low Reynolds number flow

3. Generalized bubble dynamics immersed in magnetic fluids (Rayleigh-Plesset equation)

4. Description of the interface between imiscible fluids (with magnetic liquids)

5. Development of numerical research codes for the simulation of magnetic fluid flow

6. Rheology of magnetic fluids

2003 - 2007

Universidade de Brasília

Graduation in Mechanical Engineering

2009 - 2013

Universidade de Brasília

PhD in Fluid Mechanics

2008 - 2009

Universidade de Brasília

Masters in Mechanical Sciences

2007 - 2008

Universidade Petrobras

Specialization in Oil Engineering