Carlos A. Santos Silva is an Assistant Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department of 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.
In June 2008, he joined the MIT Portugal Program at IST as an invited assistant professor for Sustainable Energy Systems and the coordination deputy of the PhD and Advanced Training Programs in Sustainable Energy Systems of the MIT Portugal Program. From October 2012 to August 2015 he hold the WS-Energia Industrial Chair devoted to research and product development on energy systems management. Since September 2015, he is assistant professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department and the director of the Industrial Ecology and Sustainability Lab of IN+, from the research lab LARSyS.
Currently, his research and teaching activities are in the area of energy management in buildings and sustainable energy systems modeling and optimization. He coordinates the Executive Masters on Sustainable Energy Systems of the MIT Portugal Program at IST and the Iberian office of the PhD School from European Institute of Technology (EIT) - KIC Innonergy PhD School. 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 35 papers in peer-reviewed international journals in systems modeling and operations research and more than 90 communications in international conferences.