Professor at Federal University of Espirito Santo
Civil Engineer, Master Degree in Transportation, PhD in Transportation
Marta lectures on different railway topics such as simulation and operational research applied to the railway system.
Why did you choose to work for the rail industry?
Railways have several possibilities for research, especially for the use of simulation and operational research.
What inspired you at the time and what influenced your choice?
I think a very important aspect is the interest of young researchers to develop new studies.
How does it feel to be in the rail industry? Are your expectations fulfilled?
The future of railway systems in Brazil looks positive. We have one of the highest levels of heavy haul railways in the world, and that needs constant improvements.
What are the challenges?
My main challenge is to increase the relationship between railways and academic research.
What is a talent? Why the rail industry should engage with talents?
A talented individual is someone who can join their technical skills with leadership and dedication. In Brazil, the railway sector needs people with this kind of skill to improve the sector.