Mr. Santos graduated from Pontificia Universidade Catolica in Porto Alegre in Brazil with a B.S. in Physics in 2012. He gained work experience at Labelo in Brazil working as a Calibration and Measurements Technician, and received a scholarship to teach at Colegio Estadual Florinda Tubino Sampaio High School. Andre decided to pursue the Nanoscale Physics program at Rice because it offered unique opportunities not available to him in Brazil. The interdisciplinary character of the program will allow him to build his network in the industry and expand his technical knowledge. Andre secured an internship with Houston Technology Center.Â Â After graduation, he returned to Brazil for full-time employment.