The Author

Hilton Andrade de Mello is a graduate of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from which he received his electrical/electronics engineering degree, and his Nuclear Engineering degree, both in 1962.

He also holds graduate degrees from Stanford University, U.S.A., where he majored in Electrical Engineering, concentrating in electronics.

His scientific career has been, since graduation, at the National Nuclear Energy Commission (“Comissão Nacional de Energia Nuclear”), in Brazil, and he is the author and co-author of several electronics textbooks (listed in

At present he is devoted to the Plastic Arts, and has many paintings to his credit.