Vítor Costa

Vítor Costa

Hey, how’s it going? My name is Vítor and I am the owner and main writer of CAV Zodiac.

I started to be interested in anime back in 2006, when I started watching some shows online. As time passed by, I watched many classic and modern anime.

You can find my profile on My Anime List clicking here.

Now, I’ll tell you a little about my personal, professional and academic life.

Personal life

Let’s talk a little more about myself and some of the things I do:

I’m a regular reader of a wide range of topics: classic literature, philosophy, psychology, arts, productivity, finance and more!

Currently, I know four languages: Portuguese, English, French and Spanish. I am also learning to play the keyboard.

I also like manga, anime and games, which I treat as a hobby – when I have the time.

Academic life

If you want an overview of my academic life, click here to read my Academic Curriculum.

1. Graduation (Bachelor)

I entered college in 2012 when I was only 17 years old. I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the Souza Marques University.

Graduate Diploma (Bachelor of Chemistry)

2. Teacher Training

Then, I did the Special Program for Teacher Training in Chemistry, regulated by Ordinance MEC nº 640/2016, also by the Souza Marques University.

Teacher Training Program Certificate

3. Master’s

Master’s Degree (Polymer Science and Technology)

In 2015, I entered my Masters in Science and Technology of Polymers at the Institute of Macromolecules Professora Eloísa Mano, at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. At the time, I was still in my final year of college! I was the youngest in the class, only 20 years old.

As a result of my master’s degree, I presented the dissertation with the title “Synthesis and Characterization of Graftized Copolymer and Poly(Butylene Succinate) and Poly(Hydroxypropyl Methacrylate) and its use as a Meloxicam Transdermal Controlled Release System”. You may check out my dissertation by clicking here.

In addition, my master’s degree yielded me the following scientific works:

DA COSTA, VITOR C.; DE SOUZA PINTO, GABRIEL L. ; NASCIMENTO, MARIA V. F. ; DE CAMPOS, VÂNIA E. B. ; DE SOUZA JUNIOR, FERNANDO G. . Poly (Butylene Succinate)-g-Poly(Hydroxypropyl Methacrylate) as a New Meloxican Delivery System. MACROMOLECULAR SYMPOSIA (ONLINE), v. 380, p. 1800109, 2018. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/masy.201800109

COSTA, V. C.; SOUZA JUNIOR, F. G. ; SOUZA, L. C. ; Toledo Filho, R. D. . Poly(butylene succinate) molar mass calculation by GPC and 1H-NMR.. MACROMOLECULAR SYMPOSIA (ONLINE), 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/masy.202000216

SOUZA JUNIOR, F. G. D. ; COSTA, V.C. . Transdermal Patches. In: Fernando Gomes de Souza Junior. (Org.). Polyesters and lignocellulosic fibers. 1st ed.Saarbrücken: New Academic Editions, 2016, v. 01, p. 1-340.

In addition, I had several participations in congresses and participated in the co-supervision of a scientific initiation student.

4. PhD

Concluding my master’s degree at 22, I immediately entered the doctorate, at the same institution (Doctorate in Science and Technology of Polymers at the Institute of Macromolecules Professora Eloísa Mano, at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro).

I completed my doctorate at just 26 years old, an amazing achievement! In order to obtain a doctorate, I presented my thesis entitled “Smart Core-Shell Polymeric System to Promote Self-Healing in Concrete”. The work was written in English and you can check it out by clicking here.

In addition, I produced the following works:

COSTA, V.C.; SOUZA JUNIOR, F. G. D. ; SOUZA, L. C. ; Toledo Filho, R. D. . Core-Shell system based on Gelatin and Poly(vinyl Alcohol) (PVA) for Concrete Self-healing Applications: Synthesis, Characterization and Optimization. MACROMOLECULAR SYMPOSIA (ONLINE), 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/masy.202000194

COSTA, V.C.; SOUZA JUNIOR, F. G. ; SOUZA, L. C. ; Toledo Filho, R. D. . Novel Core-Shell system based on Gelatin and Hydrophilic Polymers useful as Concrete Self-healing Systems.. MACROMOLECULAR SYMPOSIA (ONLINE), 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/masy.202000180

COSTA, V.C.; SOUZA JUNIOR, F. G.; TOLEDO FILHO, R. D.; CASTRO, L. S.; FILHO, S. T.; DE CARVALHO, F. V.; DA SILVEIRA; M. F.; ABOELKHEIR, M. G.; LIMA, N. R. B.; DAHER, E. P.; HASPARYK, N. P. Nanotechnology in Concrete: a Bibliometric Review. Brazilian Journal of Experimental Design, Data Analysis and Inferential Statistics (ONLINE), 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.55747/bjedis.v1i1.48410

COSTA, V. C.; SOUZA JUNIOR, F. G.; DA SILVEIRA, F. M.; DE OLIVEIRA, G. O.; DIAS FILHO, R. T.; HASPARYK, N. P. A Bio-Phase Change Material from Poly(butylene succinate) to be used in Concrete. Brazilian Journal of Experimental Design, Data Analysis and Inferential Statistics (ONLINE), 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.55747/bjedis.v1i1.48408

COSTA, V.C.; ABOELKHEIR, M. G.; PAL, K.; TOLEDO FILHO, R. D.; SOUZA JUNIOR, F. GM. Smart polymer systems as concrete self-healing agents. Nanofabrication for Smart Nanosensor Applications), 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-820702-4.00016-7

In addition, I made several presentations at national and international conferences, in addition to having co-supervised a scientific initiation student.

Professional life

See a little more of the work I’ve developed over time:

1. Projects on the Internet

As I have always been in love with books and subjects related to philosophy, psychology and others, in 2017 I started a personal blog to share my study subjects. I made a blog on the Medium platform, which nowadays does not exist, but many texts were posted here.

I also own Casa do Estudo, a blog in portuguese about productivity and finance, and Odisseu, a blog about philosophy and studies!

Last, but not least, I’m the owner of Study All Day, a blog in english about studies, and Mecha Fan, a blog about mecha anime in general.

2. Work as a copywriter

Despite having my education in chemistry, I migrated to work as an internet writer. Currently, I have clients for whom I produce and revise texts focused on finance and business matters. Among my clients are O Novo Mercado, Suno, Gear SEO, Eduardo Costa, Vou Mudar Para Portugal, Canal do Holder and more.