Dr. Ronaldo Giro is a researcher staff member of the Industrial Technology & Science team of IBM Research - Brazil. He joined IBM Research - Brazil at Rio de Janeiro in January 2013.
Ronaldo has a B. S. In Physics from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in 1997, a M. S. In Physics from UNICAMP in 2000, and a Ph.D. In Physics from UNICAMP in 2004, both under the guidance of Dr. Douglas Soares Galvão. After that he started a set of postdoctoral research activities: University of São Paulo (USP – from 2004 to 2008) under the supervision of Dra. Marília Junqueira Caldas, Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium (2008-2009) under the supervision of Dr. Xavier Gonze, Federal University of ABC (2010) under supervision of Dr. Caetano Rodrigues Miranda, and INMETRO – National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (2011-2012). During this time, he conducted a set of studies, using different methodologies to address these issues. To name a few, the use of artificial intelligence methods (genetic algorithms) to design polymeric alloys with specific properties, classical molecular dynamics/quantum mechanics to study the morphology and electronic structure of interfaces between metal and organic layers in Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs), and finally, numerical simulations (computational codes developed by himself) coupled with comercial electronic structure codes to address some questions related to OLEDs like molecular hyperfine fields in organic magnetoresistence devices, and the polarization-induced spectral shifts due molecular doping in OLEDs. This work resulted in more than 15 published papers in indexed international journals.
Ronaldo's current research interests are in materials science and computational multiscale modeling, with the goal of designing materials in a bottom-up approach, relating the micro and macro domains, with applications in oil and gas, energy and environment.