Maria Cecilia Pinto de Moura is senior vehicles engineer in the Clean Transportation program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. She conducts research on transportation energy and emissions, and performs analyses in support of regional and national policy campaigns that aim to reduce oil use and mitigate vehicle emissions. Dr. Pinto de Moura also works with the UCS Climate & Energy modeling team on national transportation energy and emissions modeling.
Prior to joining UCS, Dr. Pinto de Moura served as a research associate for the Joint Global Change Research Institute/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where she developed emissions and climate scenarios using integrated assessment models. Dr. Pinto de Moura also conducted research for the Center for Energy and Environmental Economics at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro. She volunteered as an environmental advocate in Rio de Janeiro for over 10 years, saving green urban areas from deforestation.
Dr. Pinto de Moura earned her PhD in energy planning and the environment from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, her MS in electrical engineering from Columbia University, and her BSE in electrical engineering and computer science from Princeton University.