Júlia   Seixas

Júlia Seixas

Principal Investigator

Júlia Seixas is a Professor at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa. She teaches Geographic Information Technologies, and Energy and Environment and coordinates research on Modeling in Energy and the Environment, and Environmental Remote Sensing. She has been the coordinator of several technical works on Climate Change for the Portuguese government. Júlia Seixas co-founded E.Value in 2004, a private consultancy company on carbon economy and environment liability. She has a BSc. in Environmental Engineering and a PhD in Remote Sensing.

Evaldo  Costa

Evaldo Costa

PhD Candidate

Evaldo Costa has a master’s degree in Business Management from Getulio
Vargas Foundation (2001). He was a guest researcher at the University of
California, UC Davis, Institute of Transportation Studies, Plug-in Hybrid
and Electric Vehicles (PHEV) Research Centre. Currently he does a combined
PhD at the NOVA University of Lisbon and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel on
Climate Change and Sustainable Development. His expertise is in the field
of sustainable mobility, and electric vehicles in particular.

Filipa  Amorim

Filipa Amorim

Post-Doc Researcher

Filipa Amorim is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia at NOVA University.

João Pedro Gouveia

João Pedro Gouveia

Senior Researcher

João Pedro Gouveia has a PhD in Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies from Nova University and Lisbon University.

His topics of research are on smart cities, low carbon energy systems and related economic and policy analysis; energy efficiency topics, energy poverty and thermal comfort mapping and smart meters data mining. He has also been working on assessing the drivers of household energy consumption, looking at energy services’ demand projections and consumers’ segmentation towards tailor-made energy policies.

Juliana  Pacheco

Juliana Pacheco

PhD Candidate

Juliana is a PhD student of the doctorate course on Climate Change and Policies for Sustainable Development, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. It is part of the Energy and Climate research group of CENSE. Scholar of the Science without Borders Program of CNPq. She holds a degree in Economics from the Federal University of Paraíba (2001) and a Masters in Economics (2003) from the same university, where she also served as a substitute teacher. She was a Public Policy Specialist at the Ministry of Environment.

Katherine   Mahoney

Katherine Mahoney


Katherine has a BSc in Environmental Management from Manchester Metropolitan University and an MSc in Environment and Public Policy from Cranfield University. The subject of her Masters Thesis was a stakeholder analysis of a grassland in Southern England with a particular focus on ecosystem services.

Luís  Dias

Luís Dias

PhD Candidate

He is a PhD researcher at CENSE Climate Change and Sustainable Energy group. He has participated in several projects for public bodies, namely on the revision of the Gothenburg Protocol for Portugal, the New Energy Technologies: RoadMap Portugal 2050, the Low Carbon Road Map Portugal 2050 and the ENAR - National Strategy for air pollution 2020. He also worked in other different projects like the CCS-PT: Perspectives for capture and sequestration of CO2 in Portugal and the technical support to the Portuguese participation on the ODYSSEE- Mure project.

Luís  Fazendeiro

Luís Fazendeiro

PhD Candidate

Luis is a PhD student at the Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies Program from Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Universidade de Lisboa. His research focuses on energy systems modeling, with a major emphasis on a speedy transition to renewable energy, in the context of Portuguese and EU public policies. In particular, he is interested in the role that social dynamics may play in this transition and how they might be included in energy-environment-economic optimization models, such as TIMES.

Patrícia  Fortes

Patrícia Fortes

Post-doc Researcher

PhD from Universidade Nova de Lisboa working on bottom-up versus top-down energy models to assess economic, environmental and technological impacts of low carbon pathways up to 2050, in particular on the linkage between the technological TIMES and the computable general equilibrium GEM-E3 models for Portugal.

Pedro  Palma

Pedro Palma


Pedro has a MSc. degree in Environmental Engineering (Environmental Systems) from the Science and Technology College of the NOVA University of Lisbon. His research activity is focused on building’s energy performance, heating and cooling energy needs, thermal comfort and fuel poverty. He is currently collaborating in the Carbon Neutrality Roadmap for Portugal 2050 and in PPEC “LIGAREficiência para todos” projects. 

Sofia  Simões

Sofia Simões

Senior Researcher

Sofia is a researcher on energy systems with experience in both the research and the private sector, both in Portugal and abroad. Her work focuses on low carbon energy systems, namely on energy technological transitions, new policy approaches, as well as on the vulnerability and adaptation of energy systems to climate change. She is an experienced project manager with robust skills on quantitative analysis, effective communication of results and stakeholder engagement processes including national, regional and local authorities.

Teresa  Brás

Teresa Brás

PhD Candidate