Prof. Fausto Freire

Universidade de Coimbra - Portugal

FreireFausto Freire is Professor at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, with research and teaching focusing on the emerging field of Industrial Ecology. He coordinates the Center for Industrial Ecology (http://www2.dem.uc.pt/CenterIndustrialEcology/). Member of the coordination committee of the Energy for Sustainability initiative. Faculty at the MIT-Portugal program and MIT visiting Scholar.
Fausto Freire’s research and teaching focuses on the development and application of life-cycle models to enhance the sustainability of products and energy systems. He has developed a novel approach (LCAA) integrating LCA and economic optimization models. He has studied several product and energy systems, including bioenergy, biofuels for transportation, buildings, renewable energy, food and agricultural systems. Senior Member and expert in Energy of Portuguese Engineers Association (Ordem dos Engenheiros). Fausto Freire is co-author of about 200 publications (book chapters, ISI articles and conference papers).

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