Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations. Professor in the University of Southern Santa Catarina (Unisul). Also in UNISUL, he coordinates three research projects: JELARE - Joint European-Latin American Universities Renewable Energies Project; REGSA - Promoting Renewable Electricity Generation in South America, both funded by the European Union (through the ALFA III program and the thematic program for the environment and sustainable management of natural resources including energy); and project Links 2015 - Linkages between energy, food and water consumption in the context of climate change mitigation strategies, funded by FAPESC and the Research Council of United Kingdom (RCUK) trough Newton Fund. Leader of the Research Group in Energy Efficiency and Sustainability. He was a member of the Scientific Committee of the World Symposium on Sustainable Development in Universities (WSSD-U-2012 and WSSD-U-2014), a parallel event to Rio + 20 and the Green Campus Summit 2013. He is the former Dean from Unisul Business School, author and organizer of several books in the areas Economy, Environment, International Relations, Sustainability and Renewable Energy.