Denize Kalempa was born in Curitiba, Brazil, in 1977. She received her B.S. (2003), M.S. (2005), and Ph.D. (2009) degrees in physics at Universidade Federal do Parana, Curitiba, Brazil, with a period of internship at the Graduate School of Mechanical Engineering and Science of Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. Her research concerns the simulation of gas flow in systems where the classical continuum equations are not valid to describe the gas behavior properly, for example, vacuum systems, micro and nano systems, and so on. In 2009, she worked as a Guest Scientist at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany, in the framework of the international Karlsruhe Tritium (KATRIN) experiment, a next generation tritium beta decay experiment designed to measure the absolute mass scale of neutrinos with an unprecedented precison of 200meV. In 2010, she got a permanent position as a Professor in the Department of Forestry Engineering of Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria, in Brazil, where she has been developing research in the field of rarefied gas dynamics with focus in environmental sciences and applications in engineering problems.
Biography Updated on 12 January 2011