Claudio Freitas

West Lafayette, IndianaUnited States of America

Type of Degree: PhD

Major: Engineering Education

School: Purdue University

Projected Graduation Date: 2020

Team: IoT Water Control Management

Claudio holds Bachelor’s degree in Control Engineering at Higher Education Institute of Amazonia (2011), and he holds his Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the State University of Campinas (2014). Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D. at Purdue University in Engineering Education. He has experience as a visiting graduate researcher at the University of New Mexico (USA) and professional experience at K&A Wireless as a research associate in Albuquerque (USA). Additionally, he has professional experience at Hitachi Automotive Systems America as an Intern in Research & Development in Detroit (USA) and Senior Product Engineer at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in Brazil. He served as the President of Student Platform for Engineering Education Development (SPEED). Before joining SPEED, Claudio served as co-founder of the Student Chapter of the Brazilian Automation Society. Among his many achievements, his project was awarded the Best Student Initiative for Engineering Students promoted by Cengage Learning. He received the Leadership Award by ISTEC, and the Young Scientist Award supported by International Society for Engineering Education (IGIP). His project with electrical vehicle at the Unicamp E-Racing team was awarded with the first place at the national competition (Brazil) and international competition (USA), and he was selected in the Future Entrepreneurs Program promoted by Redemprendia.