Background and activities

Postdoctoral researcher at the Industrial Ecology Programme. My field of research is on sustainable production and consumption, focusing on socio-economic drivers for environmental impacts.

Area of work

  • Analysis of drivers for environmental impacts (focus on greenhouse gas emissions) through a consumption-based approach;
  • Focus on socio-economic development and structural changes in economy, employment, and resource consumption patterns;
  • Development of social indicators database for multi-regional input-output (MRIO) analysis;
  • Tutoring & supervising master students.

Skills and expertise

  • Socio-economic and environmental assessments;
  • Input-output analysis;
  • Labor-related social indicators.



  • PhD in industrial Ecology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, 2018;
  • Master of Science in Energy (Focus: Energy, Environment and Society), University of São Paulo, Brazil, 2012;
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Management, University of São Paulo, Brazil, 2009.

Work experience

  • Junior researcher, Industrial Ecology Programme, NTNU. Development of social indicators for MRIO databases and analysis (2012-2014).
  • Environmental Analyst, Brazilian Wind Energy Association (ABEEólica). Research on evironmental, economic, and policy topics regarding wind energy; participation at the Environmental Forum of the Electric Sector; and organization of the scientific program of the 2011 and 2012 Brazil Wind Power Conferences (2011-2012).

Volunteering activities

  • Board member (2019-ongoing) of the Environmentally-Extended Input-Output Section of the International Society for Industrial Ecology;
  • President (2015-2016) and Board member (2014-2015) of the Student Community Board of the International Society for Industrial Ecology;
  • Creation and leading of the CarbonUSP group, a group for students in the University of São Paulo for discussion on climate change science and mitigation (2009-2010).

Other interests

  • Outdoor activities (hiking, skiing, climbing, bouldering, paddling...);
  • Traveling and exploring.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Tukker, Arnold; Bulavskaya, Tatyana; Giljum, Stefan; de Koning, Arjan; Lutter, Stephan; Silva Simas, Moana; Stadler, Konstantin; Wood, Richard. (2014) The Global Resource Footprint of Nations: Carbon, water, land and materials embodied in trade and final consumption calculated with EXIOBASE 2.1. 2014. ISBN 978-3-200-03637-6.

Part of book/report

  • Silva Simas, Moana; Wood, Richard. (2018) The distribution of labour and wages embodied in European consumption. The Social Effects of Global Trade.
  • Silva Simas, Moana; Wood, Richard. (2015) The Bad Labour Footprints: Linking Local Labour Conditions to Global Supply Chains. The sustainability practitioner's guide to social analysis and assessment.