Fausto Freire, CIE Coordinator, Assistant Professor at University of Coimbra
Fausto Freire is an assistant Professor (with tenure) at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, with research and teaching focusing on the emerging field of Industrial Ecology. He holds a PhD and a MSc (Energy) degrees in Mechanical Engineering, from IST, Lisbon, and a Mech. Eng. Degree (specialization: Thermodynamics and Fluids) from the University of Coimbra. Faculty at the MIT-Portugal program. Member of the coordination committee of the Energy for Sustainability initiative; the Ecoinvent Editorial Board; the executive committee of the Ibero American Life-Cycle network. Prof. Freire's research and teaching focuses on the development and application of life-cycle models to enhance the sustainability of products and systems (energy, industrial, agricultural, buildings...). He has developed a novel approach integrating LCA and economic optimization models. He is a senior member and expert in energy of "Ordem do Engenheiros", where he coordinates the Mechanical Engineering Center Region college. Prof. Freire is co-author of more than 200 publications (book chapters, ISI articles and conference papers, Scopus H index=11).
Research areas: Industrial Ecology; Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Management; Ecodesign; Uncertainty in LCA; Energy and Environmental Management; Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment; Applications to various systems (energy, industrial, agricultural, buildings...).
Carla Caldeira, Post-doctoral Researcher
Carla Caldeira holds a PhD in Sustainable Energy Systems (MIT-Portugal Program, University of Coimbra, 2017), an MSc on Environmental Science and Technology (University of Lisbon, 2009) and a Degree in Technological Chemistry (University of Lisbon 2001). She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at ADAI-LAETA working on the development of Life-Cycle Sustainability Assessment of bioenergy systems. In the past she worked as a researcher in Heterogeneous Catalysis at Instituto Superior Técnico / University Pierre et Marie Curie (2001-2002), Senior Technical Specialist - Chemical Analyst at INCM (2002-2012) and researcher at SIM - CCIAM, Climate Change Impact, Adaptation & Mitigation at Faculty of Sciences University of Lisbon (2010-2012).
Research areas: Life Cycle Assessment, Water footprint, Uncertainty, Multi Objective Optimization, Blending Models, Bioenergy Systems, Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment
Érica Geraldes Castanheira, Post-doctoral Researcher
Érica Castanheira holds a PhD in Sustainable Energy Systems (MIT-Portugal Program, University of Coimbra), a MSc in Energy and Environmental Management (University of Aveiro) and an Environmental Engineering Degree (Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra-IPC, School of Agriculture). She is a researcher in various R&D projects at ADAI/LAETA and the University of Coimbra. Her research focuses on the sustainability assessment of bio-based products (e.g. food, bioenergy), adopting metrics that relate environmental and social life-cycle impacts with economic added value along the products supply chain. In the past, she was invited researcher at the Brazilian Reference Center on Biomass-CENBIO/IEE/USP (2011, 2014); researcher and Assistant Professor at IPC (2004-2009); visiting Professor at the Agostinho Neto University, Namibe, Angola (2008); visiting researcher at the Federal University of Mato Grosso, Cuiabá, Brazil (2007) and visiting student (ERASMUS) at the Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences, University of Kassel, Germany (2001).
Research areas: Industrial ecology; life-cycle assessment; land-use change; biogeochemical cycles; environmental management; sustainability; agricultural products.
João Malça, Adjunct Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra
João Malça holds a PhD (Mechanical Engineering), MSc (Heat
Transfer) and Mechanical Engineering Degree (Thermodynamics and Fluids) from
the University of Coimbra. Malça has over ten years of teaching experience in
the College of Engineering of the Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra (DEM,
PIC), covering a wide variety of subjects: Renewable Energy Systems; Energy
and Environment; Heat Transfer Fundamentals and Applications; Industrial
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning; Thermodynamics; Thermal Machines;
Mechanics; Computer Aided Design; and Introduction to Programming. He is a
senior member of the Portuguese Association of Industrial Refrigeration and
Air-Conditioning Engineers. Malça’s research
interests include energy, environmental and technical assessments of
renewable energy systems, in particular HVAC systems and transport fuels
production and use. Malça has also participated in projects addressing
relevant technologies for developing countries (e.g. pumping water systems).
In the past, Malça has been Head of the HVAC group at DEM, PIC (2004-2005),
visiting researcher at the Institute National de
Research areas: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems; HVAC & Refrigeration Systems; Life Cycle Assessment.
Rita Garcia, Post-doctoral Researcher
Rita Garcia holds a PhD in Sustainable Energy Systems (MIT-Portugal Program, University of Coimbra, 2016) and a MSc in Environmental Engineering (University of Coimbra, 2010). She is a postdoctoral researcher in several R&D projects at ADAI/LAETA and the University of Coimbra. Her research interests include life cycle modeling and assessment of energy and biomass-based systems, consequential modeling, dynamic fleet modeling, and life-cycle sustainability assessment.
Research areas: Life cycle (sustainability) assessment of energy, biomass-based and electric vehicle systems; consequential modeling; fleet modeling. Industrial Ecology; Urban Metabolism; environmental management; environmental product declarations, product carbon footprint.
Carla Cordeiro, MSc student in Environmental Engineering (University of Coimbra)
Phone: + 351 239 790 708 | LinkedIn
Currently, she is developing her MSc thesis at CIE under the topic: LCA of milk produced in Azores.
Carla Rodrigues, PhD candidate in Sustainable Energy Systems (University of Coimbra, MIT Portugal Program)
Graduated in Architecture by University of Coimbra (2008). Currently she is a MSc Student in Energy for Sustainability (University of Coimbra) with focus in Energy in Buildings and Urban Environment and a PhD student in Sustainable Energy Systems (University of Coimbra).
Research areas: Sustainable construction and retrofit, Life Cycle Assessment of buildings and building components, building sustainability assessment and certification systems, Life Cycle Costing, Streamlined environmental and cost LCA approaches.
Carlos Ferreira, PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering (University of Coimbra) and researcher at ADAI
Carlos Ferreira holds an MSc in Environmental Engineering (University of Coimbra, 2010). He is currently a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering (University of Coimbra, researcher at CIE on the project ERM (Environmentally Responsible Munitions), and also a Technical Team member in the NATO RTO AVT 177/179 Task Group. His research interests include recycling systems in ammunition; multifunctional systems and environmental improvement of ammunition systems.
Research areas: Life cycle assessment; Industrial ecology; Demilitarization; Valorization of energetic material; management of ammunition systems; toxicological impacts.
Chongyang Du, PhD candidate in Sustainable Energy Systems (University of Coimbra, MIT Portugal Program)
Email: yangyangeco(at)gmail.com | Phone.: + 351 939 994 588 | LinkedIn
Chongyang Du earned her Bachelor degree on Environmental Science from Renmin University of China (Beijing, China), and her Master degree on Environmental Management with the focus on Energy and the Environment from Duke University (Durham, USA). Currently she is a PhD candidate in the University of Coimbra under the MIT Portugal Program. Her PhD thesis subject is Integrating Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis in Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment. Chongyang is broadly interested in sustainable development, life cycle modeling, multi-criteria decision analysis, and biofuel.
Research areas: Life cycle sustainability assessment, multi-criteria decisions analysis, biofuel.
Helena Monteiro, PhD candidate in Sustainable Energy Systems (University of Coimbra, MIT Portugal Program)
Email: helena.monteiro(at)dem.uc.pt | Phone.: + 351 239 790 708 | CV DeGóis
Helena Monteiro holds a MSc in Energy for Sustainability by the University of Coimbra and an Architecture degree by the University of Porto. She is currently a PhD candidate on Sustainable Energy Systems Course from the MIT Portugal Program; she is a researcher in CIE (UC) and has spent a half year as a visiting student at the Building Technology Laboratory in MIT under Prof John Fernandez co-supervision, where she was a member of Sustainability@MIT group and ASHRAE Boston Student chapter member.
Research areas: Sustainable construction, Bioclimatic architecture, Life cycle assessment of buildings and building components, Thermal simulation of buildings, Life Cycle Cost and study of maintenance activities in buildings
Joana Bastos, PhD candidate in Sustainable Energy Systems (University of Coimbra, MIT Portugal Program)
Joana Bastos has a degree in Architecture by the Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon (2008). She is currently a PhD candidate in Sustainable Energy Systems (MIT Portugal Program).
Research areas: Sustainable construction and refurbishment, Life cycle assessment of buildings and building components, Sustainable Urban Development
Pedro Marques, Researcher
Email: pedro.marques(at)dem.uc.pt | Phone.: + 351 239 790 708
He holds a MSc in Environmental Engineering, University of Coimbra (2010). Currently, he is a researcher at CIE working in the “BioHeavy - Extended “well-to-wheels” assessment of biodiesel for heavy transport vehicles” project (PTDC/SEN-TRA/117251/2010).
Research areas: Life cycle assessment, vehicles.
Shiva Saadatian, PhD candidate in Sustainable Energy Systems (University of Coimbra, MIT Portugal Program)
Graduated in Industrial Engineering by AZAD University of Tehran (2009). She holds a MSc in Energy for Sustainability (University of Coimbra, 2014). Currently she is a PhD candidate in the University of Coimbra under the MIT Portugal Program.
Research areas: Sustainable construction and refurbishment, Life Cycle Assessment of building components, building sustainability assessment, Life-cycle analysis of fenestrations.
Vanessa Tavares, PhD candidate in Sustainable Energy Systems (University of Coimbra, MIT Portugal Program)
Email: vanessamtavares(at)gmail.com | Phone.: + 351 914 726 892 | ORCID
Architecture degree by University of Porto, Pos-graduated in Energy for Sustainability by University of Coimbra.
Research areas: Sustainable construction and refurbishment, life cycle assessment of buildings and building components, energy and waste management in buildings, off site construction (prefab architecture), sustainability certification of buildings.
Luiz Kulay, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering Department at the Polytechnic School of the University of S. Paulo, Brazil
Email: luiz.kulay(at)usp.br |
Luiz Kulay holds a degree in Chemical Engineering (Mauá Institute of Technology, Brazil, 1989), MSc in Chemical Engineering (Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo, Brazil, 2000) and a PhD in Chemical Engineering (Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo, Brazil, 2004). Additionally, he worked in the private sector as Environmental Control Engineer at the Suzano Pulp and Paper Co. (SPC) from 1990 to 1998. Currently, he is Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering of the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo, teaching the following undergraduate subjects: “Loss prevention in the Chemical Industry”, “Chemical topics for Environmental Engineering I and II” and “Complements of the Chemical Engineer Training I: Fundamental Aspects”. His teaching experience also includes the Post-Graduate Program in Chemical Engineering (PQI-EPUSP), in which he is responsible for the subject of “The Industry of Chemical Processes and Sustainability”. Considering his capacities in both professional and academic spheres, Luiz has dedicated efforts and developments along the environmental area for nearly two decades, looking for biases in both environmental control and pollution prevention. Two thirds of this period were particularly dedicated to the research and implementation of Life Cycle Assessment in Brazil. He visited the Center for Industrial Ecology (CIE-UC) in 2014-2016 under several research projects.
Research areas: Life cycle assessment (LCA); Pollution prevention; Environmental management; Environmental optimization of industrial processes.
Roland Clift, Emeritus Professor of Environmental Technology, University of Surrey, UK
Email: r.clift(at)surrey.ac.uk |
Emeritus Professor of Environmental Technology and founding Director of the Centre for Environmental Strategy at the University of Surrey; previously Head of the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Surrey; Visiting Professor in Environmental System Analysis at Chalmers University, Göteborg, Sweden; Adjunct Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; past President and Executive Director of the International Society for Industrial Ecology; past member of the UK Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, Ecolabelling Board and Science Advisory Council of the Department of the Environment, food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). Prof. Clift’s research is concerned with system approaches to environmental management and industrial ecology, including life cycle assessment and energy systems. He visited the University of Coimbra as invited Professor of the Energy for Sustainability Initiative in April 2014, and March and November 2015, and collaborated in several research projects with CIE-UC.
Research areas: Environmental System Analysis, including Life Cycle Assessment, Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Energy Systems; Bioenergy; Sustainable Supply Chains; Engineering Ethics.
Stuart Batterman, Professor at University of Michigan, USA
Email: stuartb(at)umich.edu |
Stuart Batterman is Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Michigan (UM) School of Public Health. He also holds, or has held appointments in Civil and Environmental Engineering at UM, the Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, and at the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine in Kwa-Zulu Natal, Durban, South Africa. He has a B.S. in Environmental Sciences from Rutgers University, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been engaged in occupational and environmental research, teaching and service for over 25 years, including serving as associate editor for the ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, and the Journal of Environment and Public Health. He is currently the Director of the UM Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering. He was Fulbright Visiting Professor to the University of Coimbra (May-August 2012).
Research areas: Air quality and air pollution control engineering, environmental impact and risk analysis, exposure assessment, emerging contaminants, hazardous waste management, and environmental epidemiology.