Associate professor of the Energy Planning Program and the Mechanical Engineering at the School of Engineering in the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Alexandre holds a DSc in Engineering and is a Chemical Engineer. He is the author of countless books and around 150 of articles in high impact-factor scientific journals (h-index Scopus equal to 31). He supervised a hundred doctoral and master projects and undergraduate course final projects in engineering. Alexandre twice won the Giulio Massarani Award for Academic Merit, granted by the Luiz Alberto Coimbra Institute for Graduate Studies and Research in Engineering He was also awarded the Vale-CAPES award for guiding dissertations and theses in engineering fields. He is currently the technical coordinator of the UFRJ-IFP Cooperation Agreement (French Oil Institute).