Fausto Freire, CIE Coordinator, Associate Professor at University of Coimbra
Fausto Freire is an Associate Professor at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, with research and teaching on the emerging field of Industrial Ecology, focusing on developing and implementing Life-Cycle based approaches and Circular Economy systems. He coordinates the Center for Industrial Ecology and is a member of the coordination committee of the Energy for Sustainability initiative at the University of Coimbra (http://www.uc.pt/efs). Faculty at the MIT-Portugal program and MIT visiting Scholar (several months in 2011-2012). Fulbright Scholar at the University of Michigan in 2008. Member of the International Society for Industrial Ecology. Member of the Ecoinvent Editorial Board. Member of the executive committee of the Ibero-American Life-Cycle network (Portugal representative). Reviewer of several WOS Journals (scope of Energy & Environment, Applied Energy, Cleaner Production, Industrial Ecology, LCA…). Senior Member and Expert in Energy of the Portuguese Engineers Association (Ordem dos Engenheiros). Prof. Freire's research and teaching focuses on the development and application of life-cycle models to enhance the sustainability of products and systems in the scope of the emergent field of Circular Economy. Prof. Freire has studied and coordinated projects on several products, industrial and energy systems, including agro-industry, buildings, electricity, transportation, renewable energy, (bioenergy, biofuels for transportation), waste management. Currently, he is focused on ecodesign and implementation of Circular Economy systems, as well as extending life cycle assessment and models to include uncertainty, MCDA, optimization and economic-social aspects towards more sustainable approaches. Previously, he developed a novel approach integrating LCA and economic optimization models. Prof. Freire has coordinated several large projects, supervised about twelve postdoctoral researchers, twenty PhD students and several MSc thesis and young researchers. He has received several awards and grants. Prof. Freire is co-author of more than 250 publications (book chapters, WOS articles and conference papers). H Scopus index of 19 and Google scholar H index of 25.
Research areas: Industrial Ecology; Circular Economy; 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
Carla Rodrigues, Post-doctoral Researcher
Carla Rodrigues holds a PhD in Sustainable Energy Systems (MIT-Portugal Program, University of Coimbra, 2016), a Master in Energy for Sustainability with focus in Energy in Buildings and Urban Environment (University of Coimbra, 2013), and a first degree in Architecture by the University of Coimbra (2008). She is currently postdoctoral researcher in several R&D projects at ADAI/LAETA and the University of Coimbra. She was also a visiting researcher at MIT for a year. Her research interests include life-cycle environmental and cost assessment of buildings (materials, components, and whole buildings - new and retrofitted), streamlined life-cycle assessment approaches, statistically-based methods, operational energy modelling (thermal dynamic simulation), multi-criteria decision analysis, and environmental certification schemes of buildings.
Research areas: sustainable construction and retrofit, life-cycle assessment of buildings and building components, sustainability assessment and certification systems of buildings, life-cycle costing, streamlined environmental and cost LCA approaches.
Carlos Ferreira, Post-doctoral Researcher
Carlos Ferreira holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering (University of Coimbra, 2017) and a MSc in Environmental Engineering (University of Coimbra, 2010). He is currently a post-doctoral researcher on the project ReNATURE (valorisation of biomass residues), and participates in different STO-NATO programs as a Technical Team member. His research interests include recycling systems; multifunctional systems; environmental improvement of military activities, management of shooting ranges; and REACH regulation.
Research areas: Life-Cycle Assessment of military activities; Industrial Ecology; Demilitarisation technologies; Valorisation of residues; Biomass valorisation; USEtox toxicological impact; REACH regulation.
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.
Joana Bastos, Post-doctoral Researcher
Joana Bastos holds a PhD in Sustainable Energy Systems (MIT-Portugal Program, University of Coimbra, 2017) and a degree in Architecture (University of Lisbon, 2008). She was a visiting researcher at the School of Public Health – Environmental Health Sciences, at the University of Michigan in 2016/17. Currently she is a Postdoctoral researcher of the “UrbanWINS: Urban metabolism accounts for building waste management innovative networks and strategies” project. Her research focuses on urban sustainability and on the environmental and health impacts associated with urban areas, in particular.
Research areas: Sustainable Urban Development, Sustainable construction and refurbishment, Life cycle assessment of buildings, building components and transportation systems, Environmental and health impacts associated with urban areas, Urban metabolism.
João Jesus, Post-doctoral Researcher
João Jesus holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering (2017) and a Masters in Environmental Science and Technology (2012). Currently, João holds a position as a post-doctoral researcher in the project Streamlab - Streamlined environmental and cost life-cycle assessment of building retrofits: a decision-supporting tool. His research interests include toxicity assessment in LCA and s-LCA
Research areas: life-cycle assessment of buildings and building components, life-cycle costing, toxicological impacts.
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 la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Paris (2002); and member of the Executive Board of DEM, PIC (1999-2002).
Research areas: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems; HVAC & Refrigeration Systems; Life Cycle Assessment.
Rita Garcia, Research Fellow
Rita Garcia holds a PhD in Sustainable Energy Systems (MIT-Portugal Program, University of Coimbra, 2016) and an MSc in Environmental Engineering (University of Coimbra, 2010). She was a visiting research student at the MIT in 2014. She is a PhD researcher in several R&D projects at ADAI/LAETA and the University of Coimbra (UC). Currently, she has as Junior Researcher contract with ADAI/LAETA, funded by FCT, and is Invited Assistant Professor at UC. She is a Member of the Committee for Scientific Research and Outreach (CICLE) of the Energy for Sustainability Initiative at the UC. 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; Material Flow Analysis, environmental management; environmental product declarations, product carbon footprint.
Sérgio Tadeu, Research Associate
Sérgio Tadeu holds a PhD in Civil Engineering (University of Coimbra, 2015), a Master in Energy for Sustainability with focus in Energy in Buildings and Urban Environment (University of Coimbra, 2013), a degree in Civil Engineering and a bachelor's degree in Computer Science (1992). He was a postdoctoral researcher at University of São Paulo for a year. He is currently Research Associate in a R&D project at ADAI/LAETA and University of Coimbra (T4ENERTEC). His research interests include environmental and economic assessment of energy retrofitting of buildings (improvement of construction components and technical systems) using operational energy simulation, investment analysis criteria, life-cycle assessment and multi-objective optimization approaches.
Research areas: Policies and strategies to promote energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy in buildings and urban environment.
Amzy Vallenas, Researcher
Amzy Vallenas holds a MSc degree in Chemical Engineering by the University of Sao Paulo (2019) and a BSc degree in Environmental Engineering by Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (2015). She was a visiting research student at the University of British Columbia in 2019. Currently, she is a researcher at the Centre for Industrial Ecology at the University of Coimbra. Her research interests include waste management, treatment and recycling, industrial sustainability and life cycle assessment.
Research areas: waste management, treatment and recycling, industrial sustainability and life cycle assessment
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.
Fabiana Bassani, PhD candidate in Environmental Engineering (University of Coimbra)
Email: fabiana.bassani(at)ifpa.edu.br |
Fabiana Bassani has a Degree in Environmental Technology by the Federal University of Technology of Paraná (2007) and a MSc in Urban Engineering by the University of Maringá (2010). She is a Professor in Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Pará (Brazil) and currently she is a PhD candidate in Environmental Engineering at the University of Coimbra.
Research areas: Industrial ecology; Ecodesign; Life Cycle Assessment
Mariana Gonçalves, Researcher
Email: mariana.mg(a)dem.uc.pt | Phone.: + 351 239 790 708 | CiênciaVitae |
Mariana Gonçalves holds a MSc in Environmental Engineering by the University of Coimbra (2019). Currently, she is a researcher at the Centre for Industrial Ecology (CIE), University of Coimbra. Her research interests include material flow analysis, biomass-based systems, plastics, waste management, circular economy and life cycle assessment.
Research areas: Material Flow Analysis, Life Cycle Assessment, Circular Economy, waste management, biomass-based systems, plastics, Industrial Ecology
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
Vanessa Tavares holds an Architecture degree by University of Porto (2006) and a Master in Engineering in Energy for Sustainability by University of Coimbra (2015). She was a visiting student at the Materials Systems Laboratory – MIT in 2018. She is a Ph.D student in ADAI/LAETA and the University of Coimbra. Currently, she has as doctoral Fellowship by FCT under the program “MIT Portugal: Sustainable Energy Systems”.
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, circular economy.
Email: yavogt(at)gmail.com | Phone: +351 939 060 177 | LinkedIn
Yvonne graduated from Columbia University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sustainable Development with a Concentration in Latin American Studies. She worked for 2.5 years as a supplier engagement executive at EcoVadis, a global sustainability ratings company. Currently, she is pursuing her Master’s degree in Energy for Sustainability at the University of Coimbra.
Research areas: Life Cycle Assessment, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems, Distributed Generation, Rural Electrification.
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.