Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department
Energy, Environment, and Economic Decision-Making Lab (E3Lab)
Paola is passionate for power systems and how their evolution can transition the society into a more efficient and environmentally responsible era. Her research interests are market structures and public policy dedicated to improve the Power Grid throughout Renewables, Energy Storage and other disruptive technologies.
Originally from Brazil, her experience involves working as an energy storage research engineer at her home country, an internship at a Massachusetts-based high altitude wind harvesting start-up (Altaeros Energies), and undergraduate enrolment on projects and organizations related to renewable generation, both in Brazil and the USA. Her academic background includes a Master of Science in Energy Systems from Northeastern University (NEU) in Boston, MA, a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG) in Brazil, and one year as Electrical Engineering Exchange Student at Iowa State University (ISU) in Ames, IA.