Background and activities

PhD candidate in engineering, researching standards for digital twin ships under supervision of Prof. Henrique Gaspar. Interested in digitalization of the maritime sector and design methodology of maritime systems. Enthusiastic about open research and, by extension, development of open software. Co-supervised one master thesis.

MSc in Ship Design at NTNU in Ålesund. During my master thesis, I collaborated with the Marine Research Group at University College London (UCL).

Engineering degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil (UFPE). During the engineering degree, I had one academic year of exchange studies at NTNU with a Science Without Borders scholarship granted by the Brazilian government and Statoil. I was also granted a scholarship on the Program for Development of Human Resources by Petrobras. Brief industrial experience as a naval architecture intern in the Vard group.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Part of book/report


  • Gaspar, Henrique Murilo; Oliveira, Felipe; Fonseca, Icaro Aragao. (2021) An open web platform aimed at ship design, simulation and digital twin. Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet. 2021.
  • Miquel, Sergi Escamilla; Fonseca, Icaro Aragao; Gaspar, Henrique Murilo. (2019) Open Source Simulation for Virtual Maritime Operations. Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet. 2019.
  • Fonseca, Icaro Aragao; Gaspar, Henrique Murilo. (2018) An Open and Collaborative Object-Oriented Taxonomy for Simulation of Marine Operations (MSc Thesis). Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet. 2018.