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.
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 research looks for answers to a more sustainable energy transition by studying how renewable energies are developed, diffused and deployed in Brazil and other developing countries. We do so by applying different tools, methodologies and theoretical frameworks.
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.
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.
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.
Luiz H. Costa
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.
Mauricio is Professor at the Industrial Engineering Graduate Program (PPGEP-UFSC) and his research aims at studying renewable energy diffusion in Brazil by using system dynamics and the innovation systems approach.
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.
Milton M. Herrera
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.
Thiago C. Bernardes
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
Sara S. Grobbelaar
Caroline is PhD in Industrial Engineering and Post-Doc at PPGEP-UFSC. Currently, she is Permanent Professor at UFSC, Blumenau Campus, Department of Engineering and at the Industrial Engineering Graduate Program (PPGEP). 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). More details here.
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.