MPP Former Director, Paulo Ferrão, awarded IST Distinguished Professor 2021
Paulo Ferrão, Professor of the Mechanical Engineering Department of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) and Former National Director of MIT Portugal Program was awarded with the title of IST Distinguished Professor 2021.
Rogério Colaço, President of IST stated “Of the reasons for the award I highlight two, among many others throughout a vast career of dedication to IST the pioneering impact of his research in the area of Life Cycle Analysis, with the publication in 1998 of the book “Introduction to Environmental Management: Life Cycle Analysis” and his pioneering activity in the area of Urban Metabolism.”
The jury for the “Distinguished Professor of IST” award was composed by Professors José Tribolet (retired IST professor), Francisco Veloso (dean of Imperial College Business School), Rodrigo Rodrigues (president of CC-IST) and Teresa Pena (president of CP-IST), chaired by Rogério Colaço (President of IST).
The MIT Portugal Program congratulates Paulo Ferrão for the award and highlights is valuable contributions to the Portuguese scientific community.
About Paulo Ferrão
Paulo Ferrão is Full Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico – University of Lisbon, President of IN+, Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research. He is the the President of the COST association. He has been the President of Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia from 2016 to 2019, and National Director of the MIT-Portugal Program from 1996 to 2016. He is a member of the Environmental Advisory Board to Rolls Royce, an MIT Research Affiliate, associate and past board member of the International Society for Industrial Ecology. He has been active in the area of “Sustainable Cities”, where he co-authored a book at MIT-Press on “Sustainable Urban Metabolism”. He is a member of the European Commission Mission Board on “Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities”, and he has been engaged with the U.S. National Academies as a member of the Sustainability Roundtable, the Committee on “Sustainability Linkages in the Federal Government” and the committee of “Pathways to Urban Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities for the United States”.