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Thursday, October 6, 2011
8:30 am - 10:30 am

SFU - Harbour Centre


  • An overview of R&D in Brazil
  • Vale Technological Institute: concepts and implementation, including:
    new initiatives on technology and innovation
    international partnerships.


Sandoval Carneiro Junior, PhD, MSc, ONMC, FIEEE

Current Positions:

  • General Manager, Partnerships and Resources
    DITV- Vale Institute of Technology, Vale Rio Doce Co.
  • Professor Titular (Full Professor, retired since April, 2011)
    Department of Electrical Engineering
    Politechnic School of Engineering and Graduate School of Engineering (COPPE)|
    Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil
    E-mail: sandoval.carneiro@vale.br alias: sandocarneiro@gmail.com
  • Registered Professional Engineer, State of Rio de Janeiro, RJ173868/D

Higher University Administration Positions:

  • Deputy Director (Deputy Dean) , Academic Affairs, Graduate School of Engineering – COPPE/UFRJ, March 1978 – December 1981
  • Director (Dean) COPPE/UFRJ, January 1982 – December 1985

Appointments with the Federal Government:

  • Ministry of Education
    General-Director (CEO) of CAPES, Ministry of Education Agency for Academic Improvement, October 1991 – June 1992
    Director of International Relations, CAPES, January 2008-April 2011
  •  Ministries of Science and Technology and of Education
    Executive-Secretary, Inter-ministerial Committee for the Furtherment of Post-graduate Education and Research in Brazil, March-December 2003

Leaves of Absence

Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, January 1986 – December 1987

Visiting Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, January – December 1994

Awards and Distinctions:

  • Admitted to the ONMC – National Order for Scientific Merit in the degree of ‘Comendador’, November 1998, commendation received from the President of Brazil
  • CAPES 50th Anniversary Medal, June 2001
  • March 2005: promoted to the degree of “Grã-Cruz” (Great-Cross) ONMC, commendation received from the President of Brazil
  • Technical Committee Working Group Award, 2003. Awarded by the IEEE Power Engineering Society to members of the Radial Test Feeder Task Force
  • October 2006: Anisio Teixeira Award (Premio Anisio Teixeira ), awarded by the Higher Council of CAPES, with the citation: “in recognition of exceptional contributions towards the development of Educational and Research Institutions in Brazil, through Teaching, Research and Institutional Leadership”.
  • Fellow of IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, January 2010


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