Science Leader – Cybernetics, CSIRO

At CSIRO's Computational Informatics, Dr Paulo de Souza is leading research on micro-sensor technologies and systems. A physicist and miniaturisation expert, Dr de Souza is recognised internationally in field robotics, geochemistry and environmental engineering. He is a collaborating scientist on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission, which landed and operates two large robots, Spirit and Opportunity, on the surface of Mars.

Experience

  • –present
    Science Leader – Sensor Networks, CSIRO

Education

  • 2004 
    Johannes Gutemberg, Doctor of Natural Sciences
  • 2000 
    Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo, M.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • 1999 
    Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo, B.S. (Physics)

Publications

  • 2012
    Ancient Impact and Aqueous Processes at Endeavour Crater, Mars, http://www.sciencemag.org/content/336/6081/570
  • 2010
    Innovation in Industrial Research, http://www.publish.csiro.au/pid/6352.htm
  • 2009
    Exploration of Victoria Crater by the Rover Opportunity, http://www.sciencemag.org/content/324/5930/1058
  • 2008
    Detection of Silica-Rich Deposits on Mars, http://www.sciencemag.org/content/320/5879/1063.abstract
  • 2007
    Pyroclastic Activity at Home Plate in Gusev Crater, Mars, http://www.sciencemag.org/content/316/5825/738
  • 2005
    Indication of drier periods on Mars from the chemistry and mineralogy of atmospheric dust, http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v436/n7047/abs/nature03807.html
  • 2005
    Water alteration of rocks and soils on Mars at the Spirit rover site in Gusev crater, http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v436/n7047/abs/nature03640.html
  • 2005
    An integrated view of the chemistry and mineralogy of martian soils, http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v436/n7047/abs/nature03637.html
  • 2004
    Jarosite and Hematite at Meridiani Planum from Opportunity's Mössbauer Spectrometer, http://www.sciencemag.org/content/306/5702/1740.abstract
  • 2004
    Basaltic Rocks Analyzed by the Spirit Rover in Gusev Crater, http://www.sciencemag.org/content/305/5685/842
  • 2004
    Mineralogy at Gusev Crater from the Mössbauer Spectrometer on the Spirit Rover, http://www.sciencemag.org/content/305/5685/833.abstract