Leonardo Borghi, Professor Adjunto
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
Rua Barao de Icarai
33 Apto 502 - Falmengo
22250-110 Rio de Janeiro RJ

Brazil Ambassador
Graduated in Geology (1989), Masters (1993), and Doctorate (2002) in Sciences (Geology), UFRJ
Research Interests
  • Cratonic basins
  • Devonian
  • Paralic/shallow marine facies
  • Rifted basins
  • Cretaceous
  • Depositional systems and sequences
  • Terrigenous, carbonate, and evaporitic facies
  • Carbonate sedimentology
  • Biosedimentology
  • Microbialites (recent and ancient)
  • Shales: facies (microfacies) and processes
  • Seal / reservoir (gas shale)
  • Turbidites: facies and processes
  • Depositional gearchitecture
  • Reservoirs
  • Ichnology (Invertebrate): icnofacies
  • Paleoenvironment
  • Sequence stratigraphy
  • Paleocurrent analysis
  • Petroleum geology (at reservoir scale)
Current Position
  • Professor Adjunto (full professor) in the Department of Geology, Geosciences Institute, UFRJ
  • Teaching/advising for the undergraduate course in Geology (Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Sedimentary Basins) and for the MSc/DSc graduate program in Geology (Depositional Systems and Sequence Stratigraphy)
  • Coordinator of the Sedimentary Geology Laboratory (Lagesed)
Head of the graduate program in Geology (2007-2010) and coordinator of the Petroleum Geology Human Resources Program (2004-2010) for the National Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuel (ANP) at the UFRJ.

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