Two former INESC TEC researchers – Carolina Marcelino and Phillipe Vilaça Gomes – were recently selected for a European programme that promotes the development of energy studies and projects.
Carolina Marcelino, a researcher at the Centre for Power and Energy Systems (CPES) from January to July 2014, was awarded a fellowship under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, co-funded by the European Union – H2020-MSCA-COFUND. The application, consisting of a work on the field of energy, was granted with a two-year contract worth €4.500 per month, in order to develop the project Multiobjective And Decision Making Methodology To Solve Optimal Power Flow Problems: An Approach Applied To Hybrid Microgrid Systems. The University of Alcalá, located in the community of Madrid, will be the host institution for the development of this work.
In 2013, while working as a researcher at CPES, Carolina Marcelino won the “Vale-Capes Science and Sustainability 2013” award – in the category “Efficient processes to reduce water and energy consumption” – thanks to her master’s thesis Optimisation of a Joint Control System of Hydroelectric Power Generation with the use of Computational Intelligence. At that time, the merit award was granted by the Brazilian government – through the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES) – and the company Vale S.A.
Phillipe Vilaça, who collaborated with INESC TEC between September 2017 and October 2019, was also selected for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme to develop research activities related to TransFlex – Transmission flexibility planning for energy transition: Making smart decisions under uncertainty at University Rey Juan Carlos, a public university in Madrid.
Carolina Marcelino is currently working as a professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and Phillipe Vilaça is a professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio).
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme aims to support researchers during all stages of their careers, regardless of age and nationality, as well as to foster cooperation between industry and university institutions, in order to improve employability and career development.
The Marie Curie Fellow scholarship is one of the most coveted scholarships for researchers around the world, providing funding for projects in numerous fields – from physics to linguistics, from health sciences to mathematical models.