Professor of Ocean Structures and Subsea Engineering at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) – COPPE, where he is the General Manager of the Subsea Technology Laboratory and Coordinator of the Offshore Renewable Energy Group. Coordinating Lead Author of the Ocean Energy chapter of the IPCC Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (Cambridge Press, 2012). Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Advisory Board Member of the Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division  ASME. Fellow of the Society for Underwater Technology – UK. Member of the Brazilian Academy of Engineering. M.Sc. in Ocean Engineering from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro – COPPE, Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Imperial College London, and has been a research fellow at the Institute of Marine Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Coordinator of more than one hundred R&D projects and consultancies for governmental institutions, energy companies and suppliers (energy sector – oil&gas and renewables).

PhD: Imperial College of London, United Kingdom
MSc: Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Main research topic: Marine and submarine structures
Phone: +55 (21) 3938-7790

Prof. Segen Farid Estefen, UFRJ.