Sinergia is the Group on Sustainability and Innovation in Renewable Energies from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) with researchers from the Florianopolis Campus, Blumenau Campus and from other Institutions from Brazil and overseas. It is oriented at studying the major global transitions that shape our time, which is: the energy transition towards renewables and the sustainability transitions towards clean technologies. Its research aims at understanding how such transitions can speed up; analyzing the current techno-economic paradigms shaping energy and sustainability transitions, and proposing new and/or better solutions and policies towards its goal.
Our team is composed by undergraduate students, master students, doctoral students, post-docs, national and international colleagues with competencies and skills in the various theoretical frameworks, methodologies and tools we use, such as system dynamics, innovation systems, foresight and bibliometrics.
Luiz Henrique is an undergraduate student in Industrial & Electrical Engineering – UFSC. He was a visiting student at Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Germany and his study involves solar PV technology.
Milton is a PhD candidate in Model based policy and public management at University of Palermo, Italy and Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Colombia. His research interests are system dynamics, renewable energy, sustainable policy and energy supply chain.
Caroline is PhD in Industrial Engineering and Post-Doc at PPGEP-UFSC. Currently, she is Permanent Professor at UFSC, Blumenau Campus. Her research interests are focused on the use of eco-innovation, LCA and bibliometrics to study the growth of clean technologies (hybrid and electric cars, solar and wind).
Sara is a Senior Lecturer at Stellenbosch University (South Africa), her research interests are in the area of innovation and technology management with a specific focus on innovation systems and innovation for inclusive development
Matheus is an undergraduate student at the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department. His research focuses on the effectiveness of tax incentives for solar PV in Brazil and in the use of system dynamics for policy testing.
Matheus is a Master Student at the Industrial Engineering Program (PPGEP-UFSC) and his research is related with Wind Energy Technology. In particular, in using system dynamics in order to assess the effectiveness of the wind innovation system.
Isaac is a PhD in Decision Sciences from London Business School and Full Professor in the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Bogotá, Colombia. His research interests are system dynamics and energy markets. He has published more that 170 research articles in different peer-review journals.
Renan is a undergraduate student at the Electrical Engineering Department – UFSC. His research focuses on the viability of concentrating solar power (CSP) technology in Brazil through software simulation and bibliometrics.
Thiago is a Master Student at the Industrial Engineering Program (PPGEP-UFSC) and his research aims to understand how do S&T Policy and Energy Policy affect the diffusion of solar PV technology in Brazil, and how can it be diffused faster.
Karina is an undergraduate student at the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department – UFSC and a research fellow of the PIBIC Program. She is interested in studying the diffusion of solar PV technology in buildings.