Bio

Education
PhD., University of Bonn, 1987 (Thesis: Electromagnetic processes in relativistic heay ion collisions, with Summa Cum Laude)
MS., Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, 1983 (Thesis: Dissipation in deep inelastic scattering)
B.S., Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, 1980

Academic Positions

Faculty positions:
Texas A&M University - Commerce, Professor, 2010 -
Texas A&M University - Commerce, Associate Professor, 2007 -
University of North Texas, Distinguished Affiliated Professor, 2007 -
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Professor, 1988 - 2000 (on leave 1991 - 1994)
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Assistant professor, 1980 - 1983 (on leave 1984 - 1987)

Visiting faculty positions:
Department of Physics, University of Tennessee & Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2006 - 2007
Department of Physics, University of Arizona, 2004 - 2006
NSCL - Michigan State University,  2002 - 2004
Brookhaven National Laboratory, 2000 - 2001
GSI/Darmstadt, Germany, 1994
University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1993
NSCL - Michigan State University, 1991 - 1992
PhD and postdoc:
FZ-Juelich, 1984 - 1987, PhD student from 1984 - 1986, Postdoc in 1987

Scientific Publications
- 230+ scientific publications
- 230+ talks in conference, international laboratories and universities
- Front cover of Physics Today, March 1994, featured article,  p. 22
- Author of 6 textbooks
- Editor of 6 books

Teaching
55 undergraduate and graduate courses in physics in 1980 - 1983, 1987 - 2000, 2002 - present.

PhD and MS students and Postdocs

PhD Studetns:
- Dr. Anna C. Vasconcellos-Gomes (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, graduation: 1990)
- Dr. Armando N.F. Aleixo (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, 1990)
- Dr. Diego Dolci (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, 1999)
- Dr. Daniel T. de Paula (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, 2000)

MS students:
- Junting Huang (Texas A&M-Commerce, 2007 - 2009)
- Karthik Ushkala (Texas A&M-Commerce, 2009 - 2010)
- Mark Ellermann (Texas A&M-Commerce, 2009 - 2010)
- Biao Wang (Texas A&M-Commerce, 2009 - 2010)
- Taylor Bailey (Texas A&M-Commerce, 2009 - 2011)
- John Fuqua (Texas A&M-Commerce, 2011 - 2013)
- Lucretius A. Coleman (Texas A&M-Commerce, 2012 - )

Postdocs:
- Dr. Michele Checcinatto (UFRJ, 1996-1997)
- Dr. Arturo Samana (Texas A&M-Commerce, 2007 - 2009)
- Dr. Wenhui Long (Texas A&M-Commerce, 2009 - 2010)
- Dr. Hongliang Liu (Texas A&M-Commerce, 2010 - )
- Dr. Adelola Adeluyi (Texas A&M-Commerce, 2010)
- Dr. Mesut Karakoc (Texas A&M-Commerce, 2011 - 2012)
- Dr. Paolo Avogadro (Texas A&M-Commerce, 2012 - )

Undergraduate research students:
- advised 30+ undergrad students in scientific research

Textbooks written
1- Nuclear Physics in a Nutshell, Princeton University Press, 2007, ISBN13: 978-0-691-12505-3.
2- Introduction to Nuclear Reactions, with P. Danielewicz
(500 pages, IOP publishing, Bristol,  2004) ISBN: 0750309326
3- Physics of Radioactive Beams, with M. Hussein and G. Muenzenberg,
(431 pages, Nova Science, Hauppage, NY, 2002) ISBN: 1-59033-141-9
4- Introduction to Nuclear Physics, with H. Schechter
(313 pages, Nova Science, Hauppage, NY, 2002) ISBN: 1-59033-358-6
5- Introducao a Fisica Nuclear, with H. Schechter, UFRJ Editora, ISBN: 978-85-7108-288-5

 Books edited
1- Neutron Star Crust, C.A. Bertulani and J. Piekarewicz, editors,
Nova Science, Hauppage, NY, 2012, ISBN: 978-1-62081-902-9.
2- International Nucleus-Nucleus Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 28 - September 1, 2006. C.A. Bertulani, M.S. Hussein and A. Szanto de Toledo and P.R.S. Gomes. Special volume of Nuclear Physics A (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 2007).
3- Int. Workshop on Collective Excitations in Fermi and Bose Systems, Serra Negra, Brazil, C.A. Bertulani, L.F. Canto and M.S. Hussein
(556 pages, World Scientific, Singapore, 1998)
4- VIII J.A. Swieca Summer School: Nuclear Physics, Campos do Jordao, Brazil,  C.A. Bertulani, M. Bracco, B. Carlson and M. Nielsen
(358 pages, World Scientific, Singapore, 1997)
5- Int. Workshop on Physics of Unstable Nuclear Beams, Serra Negra, Brazil, C.A. Bertulani, L.F. Canto and M.S. Hussein
(394 pages, World Scientific, Singapore,  1996)
6- V J.A. Swieca Summer School: Nuclear Physics, Campos do Jordao, Brazil, C.A. Bertulani
(355 pages, CNEN Publishing, Rio de Janeiro, 1992)

Awards and Honors
CAPES/Brazil Research Fellow, 1980 - 1983
DAAD/Germany Research Fellow, 1983 - 1987
CNPq/Brazil Research Award, 1988 - 1999
PRONEX/Brazil Research Award, 1996 - 2000
John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, 2000 - 2001
DOE - Office of Science Research Grants, 2005, 2007 - present
NSF Research Grants, 2009 - present
Cotrell  Scholar Award, 2008 - 2010
H.M. Lafferty Disitinguished Professor Award, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2009
Dev R. Chopra Research Excellence Award, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2010
Minnie Piper Professor Teaching Award Nominee, 2011
APS Fellow 2012

Research Interests
Theoretical Nuclear and Many-body Physics
Nuclear Astrophysics
Computational Physics

Synergetic Activities
Chair of the Physics Graduate Program - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1997 - 1999).
Referee for scientific journals (Physicsal Review, Elsevier, Nuclear Physics, Phys. Lett B, J. Phys. G, PTP,.....)
National and international committees for the advancement of science
Popularization of science (articles in Physics Today, and other popular journals)
NSF Nuclear Physics Panels, NSF Astronomy Panel, NSF Graduate Research Fellow Panels (chair)
APS Committee on Education (2013-2015)