Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Materials Sci & Engineering, University of California, Davis, 2022
  • B.S., Materials Engineering, Federal University of Itajuba, Itabira, 2016
Academic Appointments
  • Teaching Assistant, Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Davis, 2018-2022
Professional Honors
  • Global Study Program, Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Davis, 2014-2015
  • Recipient, Enrique Lavernia Fellowship, University of California, Davis, 2019
Professional Affiliations
  • The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS)
  • The Materials Information Society (ASM International)
  • Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST)
  • English (United States)
  • Portuguese (Brazil)

Dr. Oliveira is a materials scientist with extensive experience with advanced mechanical testing and material characterization using optical, confocal, and scanning electron microscopes. She also has a strong background on failure analysis, from designing experiments to establishing connections between processing, structure, properties and performance. 

Dr. Oliveira has specific expertise in mechanical behavior of materials with an emphasis on the effect of hydrogen on fatigue deformation and failure.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Oliveira earned her Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California Davis. She investigated mechanisms of cyclic deformation and fatigue failure in Type 316L stainless steel and CrMnFeCoNi high entropy alloys for structural and hydrogen energy applications. During her graduate program, she developed expertise in low cycle fatigue and plastic strain rate change experiments, tensile tests, advanced data analysis, metallographic examination, and electron microscopy.

Dr. Oliveira earned her bachelor's degree in Materials Engineering at the Federal University of Itajuba (UNIFEI), Itabira, where she synthesized ordered mesoporous silica MCM-41 with controlled morphology for potential application in controlled drug delivery systems. She has also worked with polymer matrix composites, focusing on fiber volume ratios and cure cycle of resins.