Professor at Federal University of Santa Catarina – Joinville
Civil Engineer, MSc in Railway Freight Transport, DSc in Railway Passenger Transport
Research interests in mathematical modelling, demand forecast, socioeconomic assessment, and network planning applied to railway transport.
Why did you choose to work for the rail industry?
The increasing opportunities for those who have a technical background in railways and the constant need for further investigations on railway planning.
What inspired you at the time and what influenced your choice?
The interest to understand the railway planning and operation policies. I was influenced by colleagues of the university whose research was applied to the railway systems.
How does it feel to be in the rail industry? Are your expectations fulfilled?
It is a constant flow of ideas such that we academics and the professionals of the industry have a challenging future.
What are the challenges?
The major challenge of the Brazilian railway scenario is to increase the integration between the industry interests and the academic findings.
What is a talent? Why the rail industry should engage with talents?
Talent is a feature of people who are where they really want to be and doing their job with passion, knowledge and hard work. The industry should engage them because railway surpass the technical issues and require creativity to solve its problems.