Luciana Reyes Pires Kassab was born on 12 February 1962 in São Paulo, Brazil. She serves as a Full Professor of physics (since 1997) and Director of Faculdade de Tecnologia de São Paulo (since 2006), the institution in which she joined in 1992 as a Physics Professor in the category of Assistant Professor. She graduated in physics from Pontifícia Universidade Cató lica de São Paulo (1983) and she obtained the M.S. degree in physics from the Universidade de São Paulo (1987) and the title of Doctor in Physics from the Universidade de São Paulo (1996); since 2003 she has been collaborating with the Departamento de Engenharia de Sistemas Eletrônicos da Universidade de São Paulo, for the guidance of Doctoral and M.S. students. Her recent works are related to the production of new heavy metal oxide glasses (germinate and tellurite) with rare-earth ions and metallic nanoparticles for optoelectronic and photonic devices. The nonlinear optical effects for ultrafast optical devices, the use of the sputtering technique for nanostructured thin films and the production of passive and active waveguides with different profiles, have been particularly explored in these materials. She has obtained invention patent (2009) related to heavy metal oxide glass for laser application and is the reviewer of several international journals.
Biography Updated on 23 February 2013