Semida Silveira

Semida Silveira is Professor in Energy Systems Planning, head of Energy and Climate Studies (ECS) and director of international affairs with Brazil at KTH. ECS leads an interdisciplinary research program linking the topics of energy, climate change and sustainable development.

Semida Silveira

Professor, PhD

Phone: 08-790 7469


Visiting address: Brinellvägen 68

Research interests

Prof. Silveira’s work focuses on multiple dimensions of energy systems transformation, and global challenges such as climate change and sustainable development. Present focus of her research is on energy systems planning and policy, bioenergy, electrification and development.

Short biography

Semida Silveira is Professor in Energy Systems Planning at KTH. Previously, she acted as visiting professor in Energy and Environmental Technology building the ECS group at the Dept of Energy Technology. She has a PhD in Regional Planning from KTH, with focus on development and sustainability. Previously, Prof. Silveira worked as sustainability expert at the Swedish Energy Agency, and as energy and climate program manager at the Stockholm Environment Institute. Her most recent activities include bioenergy and climate change policy work, energy access, promotion of Swedish knowledge and technologies, and international business cooperation with corporate responsibility. Prof. Silveira won the Jaboti Literature Prize 2001 in Brazil in the category physical sciences, technology and informatics for her book Electricity for Sustainable Development, published in Portuguese. She is also the author of various articles and books including an anthology of the Swedish energy development, Building sustainable energy systems – Swedish experiences, and the book Bioenergy – realizing the potential. She has done research at MIT, IIASA and University of Tübingen, and advises in various committees and companies. She has developed and managed projects in collaboration with academics, development banks, policy makers and the private sector in both industrialized and developing countries.

Prof. Silveira coordinates KTH cooperation with Brazil and UN organisations, such as UNCTAD and UNFCCC.

Belongs to: Department of Energy Technology
Last changed: Oct 21, 2013