Eric Tavares da Costa

Eric works on Peter Willis’s group on the development of protocols for the chemical analysis of soil samples, on analysis of salt in ice samples and on miniaturization of analytical equipments. He graduated in analytical chemistry and he has experience in instrumentation and development of microfluidic devices made by carbon dioxide laser ablation. In addition, he has knowledge of programming languages, Linux-based operating systems, and basic knowledge of electronics. He was been a member in several committees at University of São Paulo, SP, Brazil.


Education: 
  • (2013)  Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, University of São Paulo, Brazil.  Advisor: Claudimir Lucio do Lago
  • (2009)  Master in Sciences, Analytical Chemistry, University of São Paulo, Brazil. Advisor: Claudimir Lucio do Lago
  • (2007)  Bachelor in Chemistry, University of São Paulo, Brazil.

Research Interests: 

Miniaturization of chemical analytical equipment. Development embedded systems in robots. Methods of separation by Capillary Electrophoresis. Use of carbon dioxide laser ablation as laboratory tool. Analytical instrumentation.


Professional Experience: 
  • Postdoctoral Scholar; NASA-JPL/Caltech, CA, USA; April 2016 – present
  • Postdoctoral Fellow; Clemson University, SC, USA; August 2015 – February 2016
  • Postdoctoral Fellow; University of Texas at San Anotnio, TX, USA; November 2013 – July 2015.

Selected Awards: 
  • (2012) Cover of Electrophoresis journal (da Costa, E.T.;  Neves, C.A.;  Hotta, G.M.;  Vidal, D.T.R; Barros, M.F.;  Ayon, A.A.;  Garcia, C.D.; do Lago, C.L.; Electrophoresis, 2012, 33, 2650 – 2659).
  • (2009) Best Poster at the 1st Graduate Meeting of the Institute of Chemistry (USP) – Title: “Sealing of acrylic mini and microfluidic devices by pressure and heating”.

Selected Publications: 
  1. da Costa, E.T.; Santos, M.F.S.; Jiao, H.; do Lago, C.L.; Gutz, I.G.R. and Garcia, C.D.; Electrophoresis, DOI: 10.1002/elps.201600065
  2. da Costa, E.T.; Mora, F.M.; Willis P.A.; do Lago, C.L.; Jiao H.; Garcia, C.D.; Electrophoresis, 2014, 35, 2370–2377.
  3. Ferreira, L.M.C.; da Costa, E.T.; do Lago, C.L.; Angnes, L.; Bios.  Bioelectron. 2013, 47, 539–544.
  4. da Costa, E.T.;  Neves, C.A.;  Hotta, G.M.;  Vidal, D.T.R; Barros, M.F.;  Ayon, A.A.;  Garcia, C.D.; do Lago, C.L.; Electrophoresis, 2012, 33, 2650–2659.
  5. do Lago, C.L.;  Vidal, D.T.R.; Rossi, M.R.; Hotta G.M.; da Costa, E.T.; Electrophoresis, 2012, 33, 2102-2111.
  6. Saito, R.M;  Brito-Neto, J.G.A.;  Lopes, F.S; Blanes, L.;  da Costa, E.T.;  Vidal, D.T.R.; Hotta, G.M.; do Lago, C.L.; Anal. Methods, 2010, 2, 164-170.
Eric Tavares da Costa
Address: 
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109