Mr. Ferrari graduated from University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) in 2013 with a BS in Physics. As an undergrad he participated in two research projects funded by the most competitive fellowship in Brazil, "FAPESP". One consisted of the computational characterization of Pt and Rh clusters by using a Monte-Carlo algorithm and the other was related to aser spectroscopy of cold Rb Rydberg atoms. After a year at New York University as an exchange student, he joined the Nanoscale Physics program at Rice in 2014 to expand his education in an applied physics field and enrich this technical training with knowledge in business and management. The Brazilian government fully funded both his stay in NYU and Rice. His goal is to acquire the right tools to address practical problems companies face and put his background in physics and math in good use to solve these technical problems. Driven by curiosity, he hopes to find a career in nanotechnology upon finishing his masterâ€™s degree. Victor secured an internship with Rice Alliance.Â Â After graduation, he returned to Brazil for full-time employment.