Mikaella Balis

Mikaella Balis

Mikaella Balis, MSc


PhD-Studentin

Brennhausgasse 5, Zimmer DG. 202

Telefon +49 3731 39-3542
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Curriculum Vitae

Education

PhD student (since 2021) Faculty of Geosciences, Engineering and Mining, TU Bergakademie Freiberg – Germany

Project title: The southern Socorro-Guaxupé Nappe and its tectonic boundaries: the apparent thermal gradients, magmatism and sedimentary provenance of the root of a magmatic arc; Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schulz; Co-supervisor: Prof. Dr. Mario da Costa Campos Neto.

M.Sc. in Mineralogy and Petrology Postgraduate Program (2017–2020) Institute of Geosciences, University of São Paulo, São Paulo - Brazil

Thesis title: Barro Branco Orthogneiss: untimely record of the West Gondwana amalgamation in the São Roque Domain; Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Mario da Costa Campos Neto.

B.Sc. in Geology (undergraduate course, 2011-2016) Institute of Geosciences, University of São Paulo, São Paulo - Brazil

Undergraduate Thesis: Structural and metamorphic characterization of the biotite schist unit in the São João Del Rei region (Minas Gerais, Brazil); Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Mario da Costa Campos Neto.

Scientific Initiation program (undergraduate research, 2012-2013) Institute of Geosciences, University of São Paulo, São Paulo - Brazil

Project title: Digital Terrain Analysis on “stone runs” occurrences, Falkland Islands; Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Carlos Henrique Grohmann de Carvalho.

Employment History

Assistant M.Sc. student (Jan-Dec/2018) Geological Mapping Class for undergraduate students. Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Mario da Costa Campos Neto & Prof. Dr. Marcos Egydio da Silva.

Assistant M.Sc. student (Aug-Dec/2017) Structural Geology II: Ductile Regimes & Tectonics Class for undergraduate students. Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Mario da Costa Campos Neto & Prof. Dr. Miguel Angelo Stipp Basei.

Undergraduate assistant student (Aug-Dec/2016) Structural Geology II: Ductile Regimes & Tectonics Class for undergraduate students.

Volunteer assistant student (Jan-Jul/2016) Geological Mapping Class for undergraduate students.

Undergraduate intern (Jan/2014-Dec/2015) Two-year paid internship at the Institute for Technological Research (IPT) – Centre for Infrastructure Construction Technology (CT-Obras).

Research Funds/Grants

Research funding:

FAPESP (São Paulo Research Foundation) – Thematic Research Project “The Rio de La Plata Craton and the Western Gondwana Assembly”: 2015/03737-0 (Duration: 01/09/2017-31/08/2022). Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Miguel Angelo Stipp Basei.

Scholarships:

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) – Full Doctorate grant: October/2021 – present.

CAPES (Higher Education Personnel Improvement Coordination) – Master’s Scholarship: May/2018 – October/2019.

CNPq (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development) – Scientific Initiation Scholarship: June/2012 – July/2013.

Research interests: Tectonics, Petrology, Isotope Geochemistry, Geochronology & Structural Geology. 

Publications & Conference Abstracts

Paper publications

Balis, M.; Campos Neto, M.C.; Alves, A. 2020. Serra do Barro Branco Orthogneiss: An untimely record of West Gondwana amalgamation in the São Roque Domain. Precambrian Research 350, 22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2020.105913

 Conference papers & abstracts

Balis, M.; Campos Neto, M.C. 2022. Timing and metamorphism from the root of a magmatic arc to a retro-arc upper crust of the Western Gondwana margin: a case study of the Socorro Nappe-São Roque Domain in south-eastern Brazil. In: Metamorphic Studies Group Research in Progress Meeting 2022 – University of Saint Andrews, Scotland.

Balis, M.; Campos Neto, M.C. 2019. Barro Branco Orthogneiss: untimely record of the West Gondwana amalgamation in the São Roque Domain. In: 1st Postgraduate Research Symposium of the Institute of Geosciences – USP [translated from Portuguese], São Paulo.

Balis, M.; Campos Neto, M.C. 2018. São Roque Domain: untimely record of the West Gondwana amalgamation. In: 49th Brazilian Congress of Geology, Rio de Janeiro. [translated from Portuguese]

 Quitete, E.B.; Leal, P.R.M.; Balis, M.; Santos, R.F.C.; Medina, G.S.S. 2016. The relevance of magnesium in aggregates. In: Brazilian Congress of Concrete, 2016, Belo Horizonte. Anais. [translated from Portuguese]

Balis, M.; Grohmann, C.H. 2013. Digital Terrain Analysis of “stone runs” occurrences, Falkland Islands. [translated from Portuguese]. In: 21st International Symposium for Scientific Initiation of the University of São Paulo (SIICUSP), ESALQ-USP.

 Committees

Member of the Organization Committee for the 1st Postgraduate Research Symposium of the Institute of Geosciences – USP, São Paulo, from October/2018 to April/2019.

Postgraduate Student Representative for the Postgraduate Committee of the Institute of Geosciences, University of São Paulo, from January to December/2018. 

Language Skills: Greek (fluent), Portuguese (fluent), English (advanced), German (basic)