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.
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.
Timothy will be a postdoctoral researcher at UFSC. He holds a PhD in Community Sustainability from Michigan State University (USA). He is currently a behavioral and systems modeler at Michigan State University. He has +8 years’ experience in international agricultural development. His research interests include system dynamics, econometrics, and agroecology.
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
Jéssica holds a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from the Federal University of Santa Catarina. Currently, she holds a Master’s Degree in Production Engineering (UFSC). Her research interests include circular economy, socio-technical transitions and biogas.
Jessica C. Sobczak
Kleber holds a Master’s degree in Production Engineering at UFSC, he is currently manager of Latin American Branch of Eletrobras based in Uruguay, having more than 10 years of experience in the Energy Sector. His research interests are system dynamics, renewable energy and solar energy.
Cosme holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Production Engineering and is currently a PhD student in Production Engineering at UFSC. His research interest is directed to renewable gaseous fuels such as biogas and biomethane, but also encompass system dynamics, socio-technical transitions and natural gas.
Viviane is a Doctoral student in Production Engineering at UFSC. She holds a Master’s degree in Knowledge Management Engineering from UFSC. Her research interest includes circular economy, eco-innovation and new product development.
Mauricio is Professor at the Industrial Engineering Graduate Program (PPGEP-UFSC) and his research aims at studying sustainable energy transitions (e.g. renewables and electrified transportation).
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
Sebastian is an academic for the energy industry with a PhD in engineering from the University of New South Wales (Australia), specializing in the design of policies for the integration of renewable and distributed generation into the electricity market. Sebastian has experience in both academia and industry and a well-established network of contacts in Chile and Australia. Sebastian has several publications in academic journals of high impact and has presented his work in key international conferences. Sebastian has also been principal researcher of different research projects in Chile and in Australia and a lecturer of diverse courses in the area of energy engineering and economics.
Rafael is a PhD candidate in Production Engineering at UFSC and holds a Master’s degree in Production Engineering from the Federal University of Santa Maria. His research interests include renewable energy, system dynamics, solar energy, and electric mobility.
Selene has a PhD in Production Engineering from São Carlos Federal University and a Post-Doc from FEAUSP. She is currently head of the Textile Engineering Department, UFSC – Blumenau Campus and works as a researcher at the Center for Organization Studies (NAP/CORs). Her research areas are: Theory of Organizations, Industrial Organization, and Finance.
Tiago has a bachelor degree in Management, Electric Cars professional certificate by Delft TU and a Master’s degree in Production Engineering at UFSC. His research interests include renewable energy, system dynamics and electric mobility.
Tiago F. Luna
Tainara received a bachelor degree in Production Engineering from the URI – Campus of Erechim. She holds a Master’s Degree in Production Engineering (UFSC) and she is currently a PhD student in Production Engineering at UFSC. Her research interests include system dynamics, renewable energy and electric mobility.
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.