Carlos Afonso Nobre
National Secretary of Research and Development Policies
Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Brazil
1974, studies in Electronics Engineering, Aeronautics Technological Institute, São José dos Campos, Brazil; 1983, PhD in Meteorology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 1988, visiting scientist, University of Maryland, US. 1991-2003, Director, Center for Weather and Climate Forecasting (CPTEC-INPE); 2008-10, Director, Center for Earth System Science; 2006-11, Chair, International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP). Since Feb. 2011, National Secretary for R&D Policies, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Brazil. Scientific career dedicated to the Amazon region; developed pioneer research on the climate impacts of deforestation. Member: Brazilian Academy of Sciences; Academy of Sciences for the Developing Nations - TWAS. Co-author of over 140 scientific articles, books and book chapters.