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CENSE is organized according to the following governance structure:

Director: Nuno Videira


Management Board


Nuno Videira, Research and scientific production

Maria Rosa Paiva, Advanced training

Rita Lopes, Societal impact and knowledge transfer

Michiel Daam, International network


Research Area Coordinators  

Paula Antunes, Ecological Economics and Environmental Management

Patricia Fortes, Energy and Climate

Nazaré Couto, Bioresources and Green Technologies

António Câmara, Computation for Sustainability

Margarida Ribau Teixeira, Sustainable Water Sanitation, Waste and Resources Recovery

Scientific Committee: composed by all integrated PhD members.  


Support Services

Lidia Lins, Science Management & Communication

Filomena Gomes, Administrative Assistant


External Advisory Board

Brian Ó Gallachóir, University College Cork, Ireland.  

Joachim Spangenberg, Helmholtz Centre for Environment Research UFZ & SERI Sustainable Europe Research Institute, Germany. 

Lisbeth M. Ottosen, Department of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark.

Along with this governance structure, CENSE operates following a starfish model approach, where each process, research area and member, can function independently, while interacting together to form a functioning and resilient organization. CENSE regulation is available here