Kita Macário

Universidade Federal Fluminense - UFF Brazil
Professor at the Physics Department of Universidade Federal Fluminense since 2004 and coordinator of the UFF Radiocarbon Laboratory (LAC-UFF) since 2009. Bachelor in Physics (1995), master in Physics (1998) and PhD in Physics (2003) from Universidade Federal Fluminense. CNPq productivity research fellow in Geochronology, Has experience in Applied Physics, Goechronology, palaeozoology and palaeobotany, working mostly with Radiocarbon Accelerator Mass Spectrometry technique, tracers and geochemical proxies. The researcher has spent a scientific interchange period in Purdue University, USA, in 2010 with the support of CNPq and, recently at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom with a postdoctoral grant from CAPES. Supervisor of both concluded and ongoing graduate studies in Physics, Marine Biology, Biosystems engineering and Natural Sciences teaching at the Fluminense Federal University. Currently external supervisor of a graduate student in Archaeological sciences at the University of Oxford. Amongst the current research projects are the study of Brazilian Archaeological settlements, marine reservoir effect on the coast of Brazil, biogenic fraction calculation in plastics, analysis of charcoal samples from natural fires in the Amazon region and the chronological investigation of different types of soils in Brazil.