Prospective Students can contact me at: Students are expected to be able to work independently, collaborate with others cohesively, think critically about their own projects and be willing to learn new tools for their research, such as GRASS, QGIS, Python, R, Matplotlib, Numpy, etc. I welcome students who are not afraid of computers and math. Please read through this site (projects, publications, etc) to get a better idea of my research scope prior to inquiries.


I am currently associated with two Graduate Programs at the University of São Paulo:

Mineral Resources and Hydrogeology (RMH - Recursos Minerais e Hidrogeologia).
This program is characterised by Applied Geosciences studies. My line of work focus on Geotechnologies.

Environmental Sciences (PROCAM - Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Ambientais).
This program has a strong socio-environmental focus, leaning towards the Humanities and multidisciplinarity.

Note: Prospective students are advised to read the program’s pages (links above) and be aware that internal norms/regulations and deadlines for subscriptions are different for these two programs. Check constantly the program’s pages for official, updated information. Also, it is wise to think ahead. Sending me an email with a project proposal only one month before the subscription deadline is not the best way to start. We need at least 3-4 months to work on a good proposal.


Anderson Targino da Silva Ferreira
ORCiD | Lattes CV
Monitoring of microplastic (pellets) density of a sandy beach by coring, 3D modelling and meteoceanographic parameters. period: 2019  

PhD Students

Alynne Almeida Affonso
ORCiD | Lattes CV
High-resolution remote sensing of igapó forests in the Xingu River, eastern Amazonia - analysis of sedimentation patterns
period: 2018-? | program: PROCAM | scholarship: CAPES PROEX

Camila Duelis Viana
ORCiD | Lattes CV | site/blog
Application of multi-scale photogrammetry in structural data collection
period: 2017-? | program: RMH

Guilherme Pereira Bento Garcia
ORCiD | Lattes CV
Detection and monitoring of landslides on natural slopes from integrated application of multispectral images and high-resolution elevation models
period: 2017-? | program: RMH | scholarship: CAPES PROAP

Helen Cristina Dias
ORCiD | Lattes CV
Analysis of manual and semi-automatic shallow landslides inventories and its suitability in predictive models
period: 2019-? | program: PROCAM | scholarship: FAPESP grant #2019/17261-8

Márcia Valadares dos Santos
Lattes CV
Environmental diagnostic and recovering evaluation of mining-degraded areas in the Itajaí region, Santa Catarina
period: 2019-? | program: RMH

Rafael Walter de Albuquerque
ORCiD | Lattes CV
Remotely Piloted Aircrafts in assessment and monitoring of areas in environmental recovery process
period: 2018-? | program: PROCAM | scholarship: CAPES PROEX

Master’s Students

Amanda Mendes de Sousa
ORCiD | Lattes CV
Monitoring landslide susceptibility: using UAVs to generate 3D models for slope stability analysis in urban areas
period: 2019-? | program: RMH

Lucas Pedrosa Soares
ORCiD | Lattes CV | site/blog
Automatic segmentation of landslide scars in remote sensing imagery with deep learning
period: 2019-? | program: RMH | scholarship: FAPESP grant #2019/17555-1

Luiz Fernando dos Santos
ORCiD | Lattes CV
Application of High-resolution Digital Terrain Models in slope stability and mass movement analysis
period: 2016-? | program: RMH

Undergrad Students

Francesco Barale
ORCiD | Lattes CV
Generation of high-resolution Digital Elevation Models based on UAV imagery
level: Undergraduate research | funding: CNPq

Mariana B.B. da Silva
Lattes CV
Analisis and Modelling of a smal landslide with SfM and TLS
level: Undergraduate research | funding: USP

Former Students


Andréa Simone Venancio Machado Geomorphological aspects of the extrusive and intrusive terrains of the Fartura (SP) region
period: 2010-2012 | program: co-Advisor, Unesp)
PDF available at the Repositório Institucional UNESP

Carlos Eduardo Manjon Mazoca Evaluation of structural and fluvial processes in the geomorphological evolution of Central Amazonia
period: 2014-2016 | program: RMH
PDF available at the USP Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations

Guilherme Pereira Bento Garcia Elaboration of geomorphological maps from Digital Elevation Models
period: 2013-2015 | program: RMH
PDF available at the USP Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations

Guilherme Iolino Troncon Guerra Spectroradiometric analysis applied to gold and base-metals mineralizations characterization in the Nova Brasilândia D’Oeste (Rondônia) region
period: 2016-2019 | program: RMH

Karyna D’Onofre Neves Diagnostic analysis of areas degraded by erosive processes at the Córrego do Tucum sub-basin, São Pedro-SP
period: 2015-2017 | program: RMH

Renato dos Santos Neves Kahwage Geological study of the Capão Bonito quadrangle - remote sensing
period: 2009-2011 | program: RMH | funding: CNPq

Vanessa Amadi Barros Rauen Spatial Analysis of leakage vulnerability in water supply network
period: 2012-2014 | program: RMH
PDF available at the USP Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations


Ana Laura Person Detailed speleological mapping of the turistic sector of Tapagem Cave (Devil’s Cave)
period: 2013 | kind: Undergraduate monograph (final paper)

André Polistchuck Morphometric characterization of the André Lopes karstic region, Ribeira River Valley, SP
period: 2011 | kind: Undergraduate monograph (final paper)

Arthur Endlein Correia Assembling of Digital Elevation Models by orbital imagery photogrammetry
period: 2010-10/2011-09 | kind: Undergraduate research | funding: FAPESP

Camila Duelis Viana Geological, geomorphological and structural constraints of the geotechnical instabilities at Cunha, SP
period: 2012 | kind: Undergraduate monograph (final paper)

Camila Duelis Viana Thermal remote sensing applied to the characterization of karstic features of Iraquara, BA
period: 2010 | kind: Undergraduate research | funding: CNPq

Elton Barbosa Gomes
Stability analysis of mass movement-prone areas based on High-resolution Digital Terrain Models
period: 2018 | kind: Undergraduate monograph (final paper)

Farley Leandro de Souza Geological risk zoning of the Guararema County, São Paulo State
period: 2011 | kind: Undergraduate monograph (final paper)

Fernanda Aparecida Ferretti
Analysis of fractures systems in a 3D model generated by Structure-from-Motion
period: 2018 | kind: Undergraduate monograph (final paper)

Francesco Barale
Comparative analysis of Digital Elevation Models generated by Structure-from-Motion period: 2017-08/2018-07 | kind: Undergraduate research | funding: USP

Gabriel Zacharias
3D modelling of the tourist sector of Tapagem Cave with Terrestrial Laser Scanner
period: 2018 | kind: Undergraduate monograph (final paper)

Guilherme Pereira Bento Garcia Development of a geological-geotechnical map of the Cunha (SP) region, with different methodologies
period: 2012 | kind: Undergraduate monograph (final paper)

Jhesika Pena Gomes de Souza Silva Generation of Digital Elevation Models of the Peruaçu National Park with orbital imagery
period: 2018-08/2019-07 | kind: Undergraduate research | funding: USP

Mikaella Balis Digital Terrain Analysis of stone runs occurence, Falklands Islands
period: 2012-08/2013-07 | kind: Undergraduate research | funding: CNPq

Mariana dos Santos Toledo Busarello
Structure-from-Motion based structural analysis of clastic dikes of the Corumbataí Formation
period: 2017 | kind: Undergraduate monograph (final paper)

Thomas Kenji Akabane Digital Terrain Analysis selected sectors of the Falklands Islands based on X-SAR SRTM
period: 2013-02/2014-01 | kind: Undergraduate research | funding: FAPESP

Vitor Batista dos Santos
Analysis and 3D modelling of landslides by terrestrial LiDAR and Structure-from-Motion period: 2018 | kind: Undergraduate research