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Students highlight of the years

Every year, I undergo a very difficult task that is to identify the student, under my supervision, who excelled. As I am fortunate enough to be granted with a good share of remarkable students, the selection is becoming increasingly difficult by the year.

The stringent criteria used to pick those that have transcended and run some extra-miles are:

1) Academic-scientific performance;

2) Character and responsibility;

3) Creativity and inventiveness;

4) Respect/concern for all colleagues, scholars, staff, and for the work itself.

Thus, all my selected students below do possess remarkable competence, hard-working drive, tenacity, lots of responsibility, autonomy, human-warmth, willingness to grow as a person, and one special identifiable feature (see them beside each student name).

-Huge Congratulations! And as a token, receive the most precious asset I have, my pen, as it symbolically subsumes my values by signing important documents. It also travels with me close to my heart on all my yearly-chores.


“The Order of the Pen”

Year Student (and title when selected)  Photo

Special Feature  (in Portuguese)


Denis Mayr Lima Martins, B.Eng., M.Eng.

Effectivity  (“Efetividade”)


Isabela Maria Carneiro de Albuquerque, B.Eng., M.Eng.

Discipline  (“Disciplina”)


João Batista Monteiro Filho, B.Eng., M.Eng.

Efficacy  (“Eficácia”)


Diego de Siqueira Braga, B.Eng., M.Eng.

Tenacity  (“Tenacidade”)


Marcelo Gomes Pereira de Lacerda, B.Eng., M. Eng. Std.

Dedication  (“Dedicação”)


 Anthony José da Cunha Carneiro Lins, B.Sc., M.Eng.

Pertinacity  (“Pertinácia”)


Hugo Serrano Barbosa Filho, B.Eng., M.Eng.

Persistency  (“Persistencia”)


Moisés Danziger, B.Sc., M.Eng.

Perseverance  (“Perseverança”)


 Flávio Rosendo da Silva Oliveira, B.Eng, M.Eng.

Determination (“Determinação”)

2008 Bernardo João de Barros Caldas , B.Eng, M.Eng.

Resiliency  (“Resiliencia”)

2007 Marcelo Rodrigo de Souza Pita, B.Eng, M.Eng. Std.

Obstinacy  (“Obstinação”)