He worked at Fermentation Lab of Butantan Institute (São Paulo – SP) as intern (2008-2009) in a project of improvement and scale-up of Streptococcus pneumoniae cellular vaccine, working with culture media improvement, fermentation process strategies and bioprocess scaling up criteria evaluation.
In April 2009 he joined as Process Engineer at Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory (CTBE) of Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM). He acted in the implementation of CTBE Pilot Plant and Bioprocess Laboratories, focused on specification, purchasing and installation projects of multipurpose equipments, mainly for use on second generation ethanol research and development projects.
Since 2010 he has been developing applied research in cellulolytic enzyme production, enzymatic hydrolysis and other bioprocesses.
Participation in technology development project in collaboration with multinational companies and financial support from BNDES, focused on development of second generation ethanol technology in lab and pilot scale (2012-now).
He also participates in research projects financed by Fapesp and CNPq focused on production and use of cellulolytic enzymes produced by filamentous fungi.