Ricardo is a Chemical Engineer graduate from University of Campinas (Brazil). He completed his master and doctorate in the interdisciplinary area of Energy Planning at the Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute for Graduate Studies and Research in Engineering (COPPE) of the Federal University in Rio de Janeiro. His research was oriented in modeling natural gas infrastructure to meet challenges as of processing, storage and distribution in scenarios of energy transition.
His early work experience is related to the industry, mostly in oil and gas process engineer. Later, he worked as a government employee, in the fields of Energy Planning and Industrial Property (Patents), respectively in the technical areas of natural gas and inorganic processes.
He also has some work experiences in Brazil and Europe. Now in Canada, he joined the Biomass Technology Laboratory team to work on the project “Renewable electricity and emissions direct conversion to low-carbon energy vectors (RECO2VER)”. This project is part of the “Materials for Clean Fuels,” Challenge Program Launched by the National Research Council of Canada and will be for Ricardo a great challenge to face.