Maria Cecilia Pinto de Moura

Senior Vehicles Engineer

Cecilia Moura is senior vehicles engineer for the Clean Vehicles program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. In her role, Dr. Moura works to translate transportation energy and emissions analyses to regional policies that will reduce emissions from transportation in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. Dr. Moura also works with the UCS Climate & Energy modeling team on national transportations energy and emissions modeling.

Prior to joining UCS, Dr. 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. Moura has also conducted research for the Center for Energy and Environmental Economics at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro and CICERO—the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research Oslo. She volunteered as an environmental advocate in Rio de Janeiro for over 10 years, saving green urban areas from deforestation.

Dr. Moura earned her Ph.D. in energy planning and the environment from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, an M.S. in electrical engineering from Columbia University, and a B.S.E. in electrical engineering and computer science from Princeton University.