ADDRESS

Departamento de Engenharia Geológica, Escola de Minas
Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto

Campus Morro do Cruzeiro s/n - Bauxita

Ouro Preto - Minas Gerais 35400-000

CONTACT

pval@ufop.edu.br

+55 (31) 3559-1879

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ABOUT ME

The Earth’s scenery inspires me for the same reason people travel all over the world to see stunning landscapes. Also, I am intrigued by the processes that interact to create, sustain, and modify these landscapes through time.

I specialize in Tectonic Geomorphology and use cosmogenic isotopes (in-situ and meteoric) to build inventories (primarily Be-10, Al-26, C-14, and Ne-21) that serve as paleo and modern proxies of erosion rates as well as chronological constraints for dating landscape features from hundreds to millions of years. The foci of my research are the interactions between tectonic, climatic, and surface processes and their individual contributions to the evolution of landscapes and the mass balance involved with a focus on mountain ranges and lowlands. 

I'm an Assistant Professor at Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto. Please contact me if you're interested in my work or want to chat about landscapes.

 

POSITIONS AND EDUCATION

2018-PRESENT

FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF OURO PRETO

GEOLOGY DEPARTMENT

Assistant Professor

2016-2018

SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO

Postdoc

2012-2016

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

PhD Fellow (Funded by CAPES)

2009

WASHINGTON & LEE UNIVERSITY

Exchange Student (funded by CAPES-FIPSE)

2006-2012

UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO AMAZONAS

BS in Geology