Lecturer of the Imperial College London teaches mini-course at the new headquarters of the Research Center for Gas Innovation (RCGI), at Poli-USP.

Dr. Marc Stettler, from the Imperial College London, will be in Brazil between September 21st and 23rd to teach the course Transport and the Environment, to be held in the premises of the Escola Politécnica (School of Engineering) of the University of São Paulo (Poli-USP), in São Paulo. Stettler is a Lecturer with the Centre for Transport Studies, from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the Imperial College. His researches aim to quantify and to reduce the environmental impacts of transport by using an emission measuring scale and modelling tools.

Sponsored by the Human Resources Program of the Brazilian National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (PRH-ANP) and by the Sustainable Gas Institute (SGI), the course is promoted by researchers with the Institute for Energy and the Environment of the University of São Paulo (IEE-USP) who conduct a research on the implementation of a blue corridor in the State of São Paulo. The project has been developed at the Research Center for Gas Innovation – RCGI ambit, which also promotes the event.

“We believe that Dr. Stettler’s visit will be a  great contribution to the RCGI projects, especially to ours, particularly in modelling the environmental impacts in the context of alternative fuels use, in transportation in general – land, waterway and air – and in heavy vehicles,” states Thiago Brito, an IEE doctoral researcher and a member of the project team.

“It is an introductory course that will basically deal with the question: how do transport modes impact the environment? Marc Stettler is an expert in modelling, more precisely aiming to measure and to quantify these impacts,” he explains.

The course is divided into four modules lasting four hours each. On the 21st, module 1 takes up the whole morning (8 a.m. to 12 a.m.). On the 22nd, modules 2 (8 a.m. to 12 a.m.) and 3 (2 p.m. to 6 p.m.) are held and on the 23rd, a group activity closes the seminar, in module 4 (2 p.m. to 6 p.m.). The sessions will be held at the new RCGI headquarters, marking the opening of the premises, located in the Mechanical Engineering building of Poli-USP (Av. Prof. Mello Moraes, 2.231, Cidade Universitária, São Paulo). Enrol at: /events-2016/spring-workshop-seminar-in-transport-and-its-environment/