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Luciana Bassi Marinho Pires

Country of origin: Brazil Currently in: United States, Atlanta General field of specialization: Interdisciplinary
Academic Background


2000 Undergraduate Engineering sciences
2003 Master Engineering sciences
2009 Doctorate Physics
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Engineering sciences

Dr. Luciana Pires founded the nonprofit World Environmental Conservancy, Inc. in 2017. She oversees the principal programs of the organization which include protection of environmentally sensitive forested areas in North and South American, environmental education, and global meteorology research focusing on the Antarctic. She has extensive experience in research involving engineering and geophysics fluid mechanics as well as atmospheric boundary layers, turbulence, and their applications to complex terrain and continent-ocean interactions. Pires has applied her background and expertise to studies of wind and marine energy generation, aerospace meteorology, and micrometeorology at the Alcantara Launching Center in Brazil and as a visiting scientist at the Center for Climate Science of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA. She has participated in research development meetings sponsored by the National Science Foundation in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia and has delivered academic presentations in Portugal, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Peru. She provides renewable energy consultative services through LBMP Advisors, LLC. She holds a PhD in Meteorology from the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), a master’s degree in the fluid mechanics area of mechanical engineering from the Catholic University of Minas Gerais, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Federal University of Sao Joao del Rei, all in Brazil. Her postdoctoral studies were conducted at the Laboratory for Environmental Physics at the Center for Atmospheric Biogeosciences of the University of Georgia, and at the Hydro-environmental Research Centre of the School of Engineering at Cardiff University, UK.

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