Graduate Student (MS)

Contact Information:
City Campus (Lincoln)



About Me:

Academic Degrees

· Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil (2021).

Employment History

· University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) (01/2024-present).

· University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) (06/2023-present).

· Cidade Engenharia, BIM modeler (06/2022-12/2023).

· Nós Arquitetura e Engenharia, Urban Infrastructure Designer (03/2022-05/2023).

· 5 Estrelas Costrutura e Incorporadora, Urban infrastructure Designer (01/2021-03/2022).

· Nós Arquitetura e Engenharia, Trainee (02/2020-02/2021).

· Nós Arquitetura e Engenharia, Intern (02/2018 – 02/2020).

Area of Research and Professional Interest

· Waste materials in asphalt mixtures.

· Pavement design and materials.

· Urban infrastructure design.

· Roadways projects and drainage systems.

· BIM modeling.

Research Experience

· The use of recycled plastic in asphalt pavements: Feasibility study. Nebraska Department of Transportation (07/2023-present).

· Experimental Analysis of the Shrinkage, Creep, and Cracking Mechanism of the Materials Based on the Alkali-activated Slag. Brno University of Technology (VUT) (12/2021 – 03/2022).

Teaching Experience

· Graduate teaching assistant (GTA) for CIVE 371 (Materials of Construction) (Spring 2024)

· Teaching assistant for Highways course in Brazil (03-07/2019)

Publications and Presentations

· Cunning, K.; Tighi, J.; Olson, B.; Bastola, N.; Bueno, I.; Teixeira, J.; Deters, J. Enhancing Engineering Education through Undergraduate Research Experiences: A Case Study on Waste Plastic in Sustainable Infrastructure. 2023 ASEE Midwest Section Conference, Lincon, Nebraska, United States (September/11/2023).

Honors and Awards

· Best student poster award in the 2023 ASEE Midwest Section Conference, Lincoln. (2023)