/Coppe’s board of directors

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Edson Watanabe

Edson H. Watanabe graduated in Electronic Engineering from the Polytechnic School, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), in 1975 and obtained his Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering degree in 1976 from COPPE/UFRJ. In 1981 he got the Doctor of Engineering (D. Eng.) degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. Since 1981 he is with the Electrical Engineering Program at COPPE/UFRJ where he is a Professor. His field of interest is Power Electronics Applied to Power Systems.

He was admitted as a member of the National Order of Scientific Merit, in 2005, is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (2013) and the Brazilian Academy of Science (2014), received the 2013 PES-IEEE Nari Higorani FACTS Award.


Currently, he is the Director of COPPE/UFRJ.


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Romildo Dias Toledo Filho

Romildo Dias Toledo Filho is a Professor in the Civil Engineering Department at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (COPPE/UFRJ) – Brazil, and head of the Materials and Structures Lab and Sustainability Center for Research and Education on Environmental Friendly Materials and Technology- NUMATS/POLI/COPPE.  Nowadays, he is Vice-Director of COPPE/UFRJ. 


He is a member of the RILEM TC 240 FDS (A framework for durability design of fiber reinforced strain-hardening cement-based composites (SHCC), 225-SAP (application of super absorbent polymers in concrete construction) and CMS (thermal cracking of massive concrete structures). His research interests include fiber-reinforced cement composites, innovative cement-based materials, constitutive relationships, concrete durability, concrete mixture design, and creep and shrinkage of concrete.  Publications: 132 papers;  MSc: 34 students; D.Sc: 23 students..


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Director for Institutionals Relations

Luiz Pinguelli Rosa

Luiz Pinguelli Rosa, PhD in physics, professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, was Director of Coordination of Graduate Programs in Engineering UFRJ- COPPE, for four terms, former president of Eletrobrás, currently Director of Institutional Relations COPPE.
A member of Brazilian Sciences Academy (ABC), he was awarded the American Physics Association’s Forum Award in 1992 and a commendation (Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques) by the French Ministry of Education in 1998.

He was a member of the Pugwash Council (1999-2001), an association established by Albert Einstein and Bertrand Russell that has won the Nobel Prize in 1995; secretary-general at the Brazilian Physics Society for two terms; president of the Latin American Association for Energy Planning; member of the Brazilian Society for the Progress of Science’s board.

Since 1998, Professor Pinguelli is author or reviewer of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC)’s reports.


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Director for Technology and Inovation

Fernando Rochinha

Obtained his master’s and doctorate degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) in 1990. Full professor at UFRJ, where he entered in 1993 to Coppe’s Mechanical Engineering Program. In October 2013, for the third time he took office of Coppe’s directory for academic affairs, where he remained until July 2015. Since then he is Coppetec’s director and superintendent.

A 1-a level researcher and member of CNPq’s advisory committee, Professor Rochinha is chief-editor of the Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering and a member of the editorial board from the International Journal for Uncertainty Quantification and the Interaction and Multiscal and Mechanics.

In 2010, he participated in the Panel for Project Evaluation for the National Science Foundation (NSF).


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Director for Academic Affairs

Claudia Werner

Cláudia Maria Lima Werner is a Full Professor in the Computer Science Department at COPPE/UFRJ (the Graduate School of Engineering of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). Her areas of interest are Software Reuse, Software Engineering Education, Software Visualization and Ecosystems. She received her DSc. in Computer Science in 1992 from COPPE/UFRJ. She has over 100 technical papers published in international conferences and journals and 150 in Latin American conferences and journal. 


She is a member of the program committee for several International and Latin-American conferences, including the International Conference on Software Reuse, International Software Product Line Conference, Brazilian Software Engineering Symposium and the Brazilian Components, Architectures and Software Reuse Symposium, and workshops. 


Professor Claudia is a member of SBC (the Brazilian Society of Computer Science) and IEEE. She is currently the Academic Affairs Director of COPPE/UFRJ and co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Software Engineering Research and Development (JSERD), Springer.


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Director for Planning, Administration and Institutional Development

Ericksson Almendra

Bachelor in Materials Science Engineering by Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ (1976), MSc. in Materials Science Engineering by Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ (1979) and D.Sc. in Materials Science Engineering by Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ (1990). Associate professor at UFRJ since 1977. 


Has experience in the Materials Science Engineering field with emphasis in Hydrometallurgy. Areas of interest: Thermodynamic analysis, thermodynamics, leaching, ceramic and metallic element synthesis. Has worked as the Coordinator of the Under Graduate Course, Coordinator of the Graduate Course and Head of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering Department. Dean of Escola Politécnica at UFRJ from 2006 to 2014. 


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Diretor of Budgeting and Control

Fernando Peregrino

Master (2009) and Doctor (2012) in Production Engineering by Coppe / UFRJ, retired as a S&T analyst from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. Since 1986, he has collaborated with UFRJ and the Coppetec Foundation. He was superintendent of the Science and Culture Forum of UFRJ. Since July 2015, he is executive director of the Coppetec Foundation.


Specialist in public policies, he has held various positions in public administration throughout his career. He was president of Foundation Carlos Chagas Filho Research Support of the State of Rio de Janeiro (FAPERJ) on two occasions (1991-1994 and 1999-2001); President of Proderj (2001), Coordinator of Human Development of the State of Rio de Janeiro (2000-2002), Secretary of State for Science, Technology and Innovation (2003), and Secretary of State and Head of Cabinet of Rio de Janeiro (2004-2006).


He was president of the National Forum of S & T Secretaries and member of the National S & T Council of the Presidency of the Republic (2003).Currently, he is vice-president of the National Council of the Foundations Supporting Institutions of Higher Education and Scientific and Technological Research (Confies).

In 2000, was granted with the Pedro Ernesto Merit Medal, from the City Hall of Rio de Janeiro.


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Adjunct-Director for Planning, Administration and Institutional Development

Fernando Sepúlveda

He obtained his master’s in Science of Information from Ibict/CNPq – ECO/UFRJ in 1996 and his PhD in Production Engineering from Coppe/UFRJ in 2009. He joined Coppe in 1999 as quality manager in the Submarine Technology Laboratory (LTS).


Professor Sepúlveda was advisor at the Quality Management System and is now advisor for Quality Processes at the Directory for Planning and Administration, as well as coordinator of Coppe Qualidade (2014). He was chief of staff at the School of Physical Education’s director’s office, adjunct director for Administration at the São Francisco de Assis School Hospital, director for institution development at UFRJ’s planning pro-rectory and pro-rector for planning, administration, institutional development at the Federal Institute for Education, Science and Technology of Rio de Janeiro.


Among other experiences, he was faculty member of the executive post-graduate course in Quality at Coppe and of the Bureau Veritas Group and in the Fluminense Federal University’s MBA on Total Quality Management. He received three times in a row beginning in 2002 the Volunteers for Quality in the Public Service medal awarded by the Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management. In 2006 he was awarded the Rio Quality Prize medal from the Rio de Janeiro State government and in 2012 he received the ABNT certificate issued by the Brazilian Committee on Quality.