Isabela De Paula Salgado

Isabela De Paula Salgado

Doctoral Researcher

Master in Civil Engineering, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro
Bachelor in Civil Engineering, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro
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Isabela de Paula Salgado is part of the Joint PhD Programme of UNU-FLORES and TU Dresden.

Isabela is a member of the GRK 2250 Research Training Group and her project is focused on the sustainability and resilience assessment of novel mineral-bonded composites. Her work aims to encompass several dimensions of analysis (e.g., environmental, economic, and social) at different scales of investigation. Before joining UNU-FLORES, she specialised in the area of Structures and Materials at the Civil Engineering Department of Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). During her studies, she also took part in a one-year exchange programme at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. Isabela is experienced with environmental-oriented research, alternative materials, composite systems, and interdisciplinary subjects. She is especially interested in connecting the 17 SDGs and the nexus water-soil-waste thinking to the engineering framework, in addressing the complementary properties of resilience and sustainability, and in contributing to the creation of innovative materials for wide application in the future.

Research Interests

Environmental impact assessment

Innovation systems

Science, Technology and Sustainable Society

Social-Ecological Resilience


Civil engineer (Academic and Technological Support), PUC-RIO, Brazil

Research assistant, Tutorial Education program (PET), PUC-Rio, Brazil

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