Sergio Sombra was born in Jaguarauana, CE, Brazil, in 1959. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics from the Federal University of Ceará, Brazil, in 1981 and 1984, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil, in 1990. He acts as the Head of the Telecommunications and Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory (LOCEM) at the Physics Department at the Federal University of Ceará. His main interest areas include research and development in optical fiber and planar devices for optical networks. They are also involved in the study of electric, dielectric, and piezoelectric properties of new ceramics and films for microwave and radio-frequency applications (www.locem.ufc.br ).
Biography Updated on 12 September 2012