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Personal Statement

I am a Lecturer in Engineering Management at the Department of Design, Manufacturing, and Engineering Management (DMEM) and a Research Fellow at Insper. I currently serve as a board member for The Good Food Institute (GFI) and as Assistant Vice-President of Chapters and SIGs for the System Dynamics Society.

I am passionate about use-inspired research and practice focused on supply chains' environmental and social impacts in close collaboration with industry, communities, government, and third-sector stakeholders. I understand supply chains as complex social-ecological systems with unique capabilities to support sustainable development. However, supply chains are as vulnerable to severe disruptions as they are potentially harmful to the environment and society. With those assumptions, I draw from a set of research methods in operations research, system dynamics, social sciences, and complexity sciences to address the overarching research question of how to design and operate complex supply chains to tackle the grand sustainability challenges we face. I am particularly interested in the effects of technological transitions on food, energy, and humanitarian supply chains. 

I gained a Ph.D. in Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and a Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). I also had an external research stay at MIT's Sloan School of Management during my Ph.D. I hold an M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar). I founded two award-winning technology startups in Brazil and a sustainable innovation consultancy in Denmark while pursuing my Ph.D., which allow me to implement cutting-edge research in practice.  

I am also an active member of the European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) and the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), contributing to their local and international conferences as author and reviewer. I am one of the Associate Editors of the Brazilian journal Gestão & Produção. I have published more than 30 papers in leading peer-reviewed journals, such as Annals of Operations ResearchTechnological Forecasting and Social Change, Business Strategy and The Environment, Sustainable Cities and Society, Waste Management, Sustainable Production and Consumption, and Journal of Cleaner Production, along with several articles and abstracts in peer-reviewed proceedings of leading international conferences in the fields of sustainability, operations, logistics, and supply chain management.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Technical University of Denmark


Award Date: 19 Nov 2018


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