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Vanessa Gomes da Silva


Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Faculdade de Engenharia Civil, Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FEC)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Architecture and Urbanism degree (Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, 1993), Master of Science (1998) and Doctorate titles in Civil Engineering from the Universidade de São Paulo (2003). Professor at UNICAMP. Academic Recognition Prize Zeferino Vaz (2016). CNPq Productivity scholar since 2008. Jeffrey Cook Scholar (Society of Building Science Educators - SBSE, 2010), and CAPES Fellow in post-doctoral research in the U.S. (2010/11). Fulbright fellow for the Capes/Fulbright Visiting Professor/researcher Program in the USA at the University of Pittsburgh (2010), Harvard University (2014) and University of Florida (2023-24). Experience in Architecture and Civil Engineering [Sustainable Design and Construction, Environmental Assessment of building projects and Life Cycle Assessment applied to the built environment] and in Innovation Projects. With +300 articles in journals and conferences, she has interacted with +630 collaborators. Editorial board member of IJLCA (2023-); PARC (2020-); Municipal Engineer (ICE, 2013-20), SASBE (Emerald, 2012-13). Reviewer of national and international journals, and member of the organizing and scientific committees of renowned conferences such as the World (Tokyo 05 - Beyond2020) and the regionals (2004-2022) sustainable built environments (SBE) series. Has collaborated with prestigious research and higher education institutions nationally and abroad, including the International Council for Research Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) and as a scholar at Harvard University. Regional coordinator (Americas) of the CIB W116 Commission - Smart and Sustainable Built Environments, and ad hoc advisor to the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) on life cycle assessment and policies for energy efficiency in the built environment; and to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), on strategic environmental assessment.Experience in development and innovation management. BR Coordinator of the FAPESP MERA.NET NANOPOL project (2020-23) for developing an innovative nanomaterial for insulation with high functional and environmental performance, in partnership with CellMat Technologies (Spain) and NTNU (Taiwan). Participated in International Cooperations with the Univ. of Pittsburgh, Swanson School of Engineering, with emphasis on sustainable product development (2006-2010) and IGERT, in Sustainable Construction and Sustainable Water Use (2005/12); with the Groupe des Ecoles des Mines of France (GEM), by NEXES, in the recycling of steel mill waste (2006). The CNPq research group "NEXES - Núcleo de Excelência em Escórias Siderúrgicas", which she co-led, received the Ecology Award 2005 for developing low environmental impact construction products, with seven pending patent applications. Innovation projects (EPUSP E-GRS, 1996-98; FINEP NEXES 2000-2006; Greenbuild Tecnologias Verdes 2010-12, FAPESP/MERA.NET NANOPOL 2020-23). (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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