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Thiago Brito


Pollution Management Research Group

Energy, Climate, and Environment Program


Thiago Brito joined the Pollution Management (PM) Research Group of the IIASA Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) Program to develop a bottom-up model structure within the IIASA Greenhouse Gas and Air Pollution Interactions and Synergies (GAINS) model for the purpose of quantifying global fugitive emissions of hydrogen from possible hydrogen-based solutions in future low-carbon energy systems. He aims to build a solid knowledge base of existing and exploratory solutions for the use of hydrogen in different sectors of the upstream and downstream segments of the energy system in collaboration with other colleagues from the ECE Program.

Brito holds a Bachelor's degree in International Relations from the University of Ribeirão Preto (UNAERP) in Brazil and obtained his Master’s and PhD degrees from the Graduate Program in Energy at the Institute of Energy and Environment at the University of São Paulo (IEE-USP), Brazil. Throughout his academic career he had opportunities to participate in exchange programs with universities including at the IFP-School in France, at the University of Guelph in Canada, and at Imperial College London in the United Kingdom.

He developed projects in the areas of energy, transport, and sustainability in several research groups at the University of São Paulo, publishing articles in high-impact journals. He held a post-doc fellow position in the Human Resources Program of the (Brazilian) National Agency for Petroleum Natural Gas and Biofuels (PRH-ANP). He also worked as Collaborator Professor for the Environmental Management Program at the School of Arts, Sciences, and Humanities (EACH-USP) in Brazil, where he taught in the disciplines of statistics, problem solving, and sustainable transportation, while also supervising undergraduate and master’s students.

Last update: 04 APR 2023