Claiton M. Franchi received bachelor’s  degrees in electrical engineering from the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM) and master and doctor degree in Chemical Engineering in Universidade Estadual de Maringá (UEM), Brazil.
He is currently a professor at UFSM. Previously, he worked as an engineer and technical consultant in industrial automation and maintenance in different companies in Brazil.
He has experience in Electrical and Chemical Engineering, with emphasis on Process Control, Wind Power Generation and Industrial Automation. Acting mainly on the following topics: supervision systems, programmable logic controllers, industrial networks, industrial process control having several publications and experience in the field of research and professional
Education
Electrical Engineer, Federal University of Santa Maria, 2002
Master Degree, State University of Maringa, 2007
Doctor Degree, State University of Maringa, 2010
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Wind Energy, Industrial Automation and Instrumentation