The researcher at the In+ Center (Instituto Superior Técnico) was granted the Environment and Energy Award, one of the five ULisboa/ Santander Universidades distinctions given in five different scientific areas.

André Alves Pina graduated from the Sustainable Energy Systems PhD in 2012 and since than has been involved in MIT Portugal projects and specifically in the Program´s test bed Suscity. Amongst the winners, four are also researchers from IST: João Ramôa Correia (Civil Engineering), José Bioucas Dias (Electrical and Aerospace Engineering) and Mário Costa ( Mechanical Engineering, Naval and Aerospace Engineering). These awards aim is to reward scientific research and encourage the publication of articles in international high standard journals.

Dr. André Pina concluded his M.Sc. in Technological Physics Engineering in 2007 and his Ph.D. in Sustainable Energy Systems within the MIT Portugal Program in 2012 from Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal. As a postdoctoral researcher, his main research topics are the development of modelling methodologies to include supply and demand dynamics in the modeling of energy systems, the quantification of the potential for energy efficiency and local energy production at the urban scale and the assessment of material use and resource productivity at the National and urban scales. He has been part of projects involving the assessment of transitions in energy systems towards the high penetration of renewable energy sources, with particular reference to the Green Islands Project in cooperation with MIT, and on the quantification and design of roadmaps for urban areas, namely for European and Asian cities with European Municipalities and the Asian Development Bank, respectively.

More information about ULisboa/ Santander Universidades Awards here.

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