She holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (1976), a master’s degree (1997) and a PhD (2004) in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. Has experience in Mechanical Engineering and Energy, focusing on Transport Phenomena, acting on the following subjects: turbulence and heat transfer, signal analysis, energy production systems. He worked at the State Electric Energy Company – CEEE, the Electric Power Thermal Generation Company – ELETROBRÁS / CGTEE, the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul – PUCRS, the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS and the University of Vale of the Rio dos Sinos – UNISINOS. She is a researcher at the National Combustion Network and the Coal Network. She is a member of the Technical Committee of Fluid Mechanics and Secretary of the Southern Regional of the Brazilian Association of Engineering and Mechanical Sciences – ABCM. She is Coordinator of RNC – National Combustion Network, Brazilian Section of the Combustion Institute.