Carlos A. Santos Silva is an Invited Associate Professor in Engineering Systems, holder of the WS Energia Chair, at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon.
Born in Lisbon in 1976, he holds a degree (1999), a MSc (2001) and a PhD (2005) in Mechanical Engineering from IST.
From March 2001 until February 2004, he was a junior researcher at Siemens AG, Corporate Technology – Information and Communications, Neuro-Informatics Department (Siemens CT-IC4), in Munich, Germany, in the area of supply chain management and optimization. From February 2004 until January 2007, he returned to Portugal to work as lecturer at Escola Náutica Infante D. Henrique (ENIDH), Department of Maritime Engines, Automation and Control Systems area. From July 2006 until May 2008, he joined Albatroz Engineering Inc. as a Project Manager, an Information Technologies start-up company that develops robotic projects for electricity transmission and distribution utilities world-wide, being the most relevant projects the development of electric aerial lines inspection systems for the Portuguese utility EDP.
Since June 2008, he joined the MIT Portugal Program at IST, where he was the coordination deputy of the PhD and Advanced Training Programs in Sustainable Energy Systems of the MIT Portugal Program and since 2012 in the PhD in Renewables from European Institute of Technology (EIT) - KIC Innonergy PhD School. Since October 2012, he holds the WS-Energia Chair. He is also the principal investigator in several industrial and research projects in the area of energy planning and energy efficiency.
He is the author of 17 papers in peer-reviewed international journals in systems modeling and operations research and more than 60 communications in international conferences. He is also the Energy Efficiency Area coordinator of the ENERGYIN, the Competitiveness and Technology Cluster for Energy