Paula Fernanda Varandas FerreiraPaula Fernanda Varandas Ferreira
From 2018 to Present
Associate Professor (Professor Associado) at Escola de Engenharia da Universidade do Minho
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Paula Ferreira is Associate Professor at the Department of Production and Systems, School of Engineering, University of Minho and Researcher at ALGORITMI Research Centre. She holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering and Systems (2008, University of Minho) and Graduation in Chemical Engineering (1995, University of Porto). She is the coordinator
of EMES- Economics and Management of Engineering Systems Group of the Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) thematic line of the ALGORITMI Research Centre. Her research interests are in the renewable energies, energy planning and multidisciplinary approaches for sustainability of energy and industrial systems, including economic, environmental and social dimensions. She has been coordinating several national and international research projects on these topics, supported by FCT and the European Community. She supervised 5 PhDs and 30 MSc students (concluded) and supervises now 4 PhD (on-going). She participated in the evaluation committee of 9 PhD thesis in Portugal, Brazil, Denmark, Algeria, Spain and India.She frequently participates in the evaluation of research and industrial projects on energy and industrial systems for several international institutions (European Commission, Portugal, Latvia, France and Kazakhstan).She is the author of more than 50 papers published in international journals (SCOPUS and ISI Web of Knowledge, most of them Q1) and more than 100 papers in international conference proceedings. She is a member of the Editorial Board of international journals (SCOPUS): ENERGY Journal (Elsevier), The International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and AIMS Energy. She presented invited lectures in international conferences and seminars in Portugal, Brazil, Austria and Chile. She edited 7 special issues for the international journals Energy; Environment Development & Sustainability e International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning, in joint work with colleagues from national and international research institutions. She is the chair of the international conferences ICEE 2015 (June 2015) e ICEE 2019 - International Conference on Energy & Environment: bringing together Engineering and Economics (May 2019).
- At ALGORITMIAcademic DegreePhD (Doutoramento)PositionAssistant Professor (Professor Auxiliar) at Escola de Engenharia da Universidade do Minho