Rogerio N. Monteiro – PGeo., M.Sc., FSEG, Ph.D.
PRESIDENT & CHIEF STRUCTURAL ECONOMIC GEOLOGIST
With over 30 years of experience in Structural Economic Geology, Rogerio is a recognized researcher and avid developer of tools that optimize mineral exploration and target development.
A graduate from UNISINOS Brazil, Rogerio went on to earn his M.Sc. from UFRGS, through the study of the structure, geochemistry and metamorphism of the Zapucay Gold Mine in Uruguay. He completed his Ph.D. program at the UWO in Canada, integrating structural domains and their intrinsic patterns with geostatistics, geochemistry and metamorphic history, focusing on the Ouro Fino Gold Mine in Brazil.
Rogerio joined Inco Ltd. as Senior Exploration Geologist, and was appointed Chief Structural Geologist for Vale Global Exploration in 2007. He retired from this position in 2012, and founded Vektore, a company that has since been focused on advancing the Applied Structural Economic Geology. In 2013, Rogerio Monteiro was appointed the “Richard W. Hutchinson Visiting Industrial Professor in Mineral Deposits Studies” at the University of Western Ontario.
Tiago Eloi dos Santos – PGeo., M.Sc.
SENIOR EXPLORATION GEOLOGIST & STRUCTURAL GEOLOGIST, CONSULTANT
Tiago is a Senior Exploration & Structural Geologist with more than 10 years of experience in gold exploration and broad skill in data analysis and integration using GOCAD (3D), ArcGis (2D) and other softwares. Much of his career has been with Yamana Gold Inc. (2007 to 2016) where he was coordinator in all stages of gold and copper exploration projects. During the last years at Yamana he was involved with data integration, target generation and pipeline management in all Brazilian projects, greenfields and brownfields.
He received his B.Sc. in Geology in 2004 and M.Sc. as structural geologist in 2007, both from UNESP – São Paulo University State in Brazil. His work on structural geological mapping has been focused on defining structural architecture of regions, structural domains, geometry and structural features interactions.
Sahadia Koop – M.D., Ph.D.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER AND SECRETARY TREASURER
Dr. Koop is a M.D. from Brazil and holds a Ph.D. in Medical Biophysics from the University of Western Ontario. She attended the MBA program at the Laurentian University in Ontario and is experienced in business design, implementation, team mentoring, and management in Brazil and Canada.
Dr. Koop brings to our company expertise in research and development as well as in business optimization through multidisciplinary interaction.
Rodrigo Farias de Figueiredo - B.Sc.
HEAD OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT, Consultant
Figueiredo has a Bachelor in Computer Science from the Informatics Center (CIn) at the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil. He is currently engaged in research and development of software's concerning innovative approaches for mining and geology challenges. His main interest areas are Computer Graphics, Computer Vision and Natural Computing. He also has experience with C/C++, Java, Python, Matlab languages; and with the OpenGL, OpenCV, QT and VTK libraries.
Rodrigo José Batista Costa Santos - B.Sc., M.Sc.
SOFTWARE DEVELOPER, CONSULTANT
Graduated in Computer Science at the Catholic University of Pernambuco (2012) and Computer Engineering at the Informatics Center (CIn) at the Federal University of Pernambuco (2015), Brazil. He earned his Masters degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil (2018). Member of Vektore since November 2017, his professional and research interests cover Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Artificial Intelligence and Embedded Systems. Being currently engaged in research and development of software regarding innovative approaches to mining and geology challenges. Santos has experience with C/C++, Java, Matlab, Python, CUDA languages; and with the OpenCV, QT, ViSP and OpenGL libraries.
Mateus de Freitas Leite – B.Sc.
SOFTWARE DEVELOPER, CONSULTANT
Bachelor in Computer Science at the Informatics Center (CIn) of the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE). Master’s Student in Computer Science at the Informatics Institute (INF) of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). Mr. Freitas main areas of interest include (but are not restricted to) Computer Graphics, Computational Geometry, Computer Vision and Image Processing. He also has experience with C++, Java, MATLAB, Python, and libraries such as OpenGL and OpenCV. Mr. Freitas is a member of Vektore since January 2018.
Doug Assis – B.A.
GEOPHYSICS DATA LOG ANALYST, CONSULTANT
Doug is a Computer Graphics Designer with an Industrial Chemistry degree by the S. Judas Tadeu College in S. Paulo, Brazil. His artistic education diploma from the School of Fine Arts (S. Paulo, BR) coupled with several computer graphics training programs and a certification in 3D modeling by Autodesk enables him to deliver the results of the vSBI Method of Borehole Analysis.
His training by Timo Korth from ALT - Wellcad, along with Vektore’s proprietary augmentation of Wellcad’s capability, brings to Vektore clients the most comprehensive Borehole Televiewer Image Log Analysis possible.
Natascha Koop - B.A.
UX and graphic Designer
An OCADU graduate, Natascha studied both Art and Design. She leads the user experience strategy for multiple projects at Vektore, including visual design, user research, UI design, and information architecture. In addition, her training by ESRI in ArcGIS and by Mira Geosciences in GoCad Mining brings to Vektore an invaluable support to current projects.
Matchellon Pinheiro - B.Sc, M.Sc.
Matchellon has a Bachelor in Geology from Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil (2014). He is currently enrolled in a Master Degree program at UFRN, working with Mineral Chemistry and Geochemistry of igneous rocks. He is also Geology and Mining Technician with 6 years of experience in the Oil Industry working for Petrobras SA. He has recently joined Vektore to work with the borehole image analysis unit and the vSBI™ software.
Michael is currently studying geology at Universidade do Vale do Rio Sinos (UNISINOS) in Brazil. He is excited to join Vektore's team to learn the vSBI™ structural logging module at our borehole image analysis unit.