LACCEI Academic Merit Medalist 2007

Dr.  Luiz Carlos Scavarda do Carmo
Awarded 2007 LACCEI Academic Merit Medal

Dr. Luiz Carlos Scavarda do Carmo received his title of Telecommunications Engineer in 1967 from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro – PUC-Rio and subsequently received his Master and finally the Doctor Degree in Physics, in 1976, from the same Institution.  Since 1976, as a Professor in PUC-Rio, he has published more than 100 articles with his students and coworkers around the world and started an outreach program for diffusing the Engineering Profession in the High School.  In the 90’s he served as Dean of Engineering in PUC-Rio, period when he participated actively  in  a  process  of  Engineering  Education  reform  in Brazil.  During  the  last  10  years  he  has organized  four  international  conferences  on  Engineering,  particularly  aiming  to  foster  the internationalization of Engineering Education. Presently he is a full Professor of PUC-Rio and is a member  of  the  Pan-American  Academy  of  Engineering.  He  serves  now  as  vice-President  for Administrative  affairs  of  PUC-Rio  and  is  studying  mechanisms  for  auto  sufficiency  of  private research  universities  in  Latin  America  which contributes  to  innovation  and  entrepreneurial development. He is now a founder member of the INOVA program of modernization of Engineering in Brazil, a program backed by the Brazilian Industry, Government, Civil Associations and several Schools  of  Engineering.  He  is  now  also  and  active  member  of  the  OAS  supported  program “Engineering for the Americas” which aims to provide high level workforce for the technology based sustainable development of the Hemisphere of the Americas.