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Francisco Gaudencio Mendonça Freires

  • PhD
  • Associate Professor
  • Universidade Federal da Bahia Escola Politecnica
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Professor Francisco Gaudencio M. Freires was born in Fortaleza (state of Ceará - Brazil) in 1974. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the Federal University of Ceará (1996), a Masters degree in Production Engineering from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (2000) and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (2007). He has experience in Production Engineering with emphasis on Business Logistics and Operations Management, working mainly on the following topics: Supply Chain Management, reverse logistics, sustainable SCM and cost management. He was a professor at the Federal University of the São Francisco Valley (UNIVASF) until 2011. He researched the issue of logistics and supply chain management of biofuels and fruit growing in the northeastern semi-arid region of Brazil. He has also developed research in the advance of the intermodal logistics of the São Francisco River. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) Polytechnic School. He also works in the Graduate Program in Industrial Engineering (PEI) at UFBA, currently researching renewable energy alternatives from the perspective of supply chain management.

Recent publications

  • Analysis of labour market needs for engineers with enhanced knowledge in renewable energy in some European and Latin-American Countries

    • Comodi G
    • Cioccolanti L
    • Mahkamov K
    • et al.
  • Distributed manufacturing system in a multi-agent approach: An application for oil field management

    • Tanajura A
    • Oliveira V
    • Lepikson H
    • et al.

Professional experience

Associate Professor


June 2011 - Present

Assistante Professor

Universidade Federal do Vale do Sao Francisco

August 2006 - June 2011(5 years)

PhD Candidate


March 2002 - June 2007(5 years)


Universidade Federal do Ceará

March 2000 - December 2001(2 years)


PhD in Engineering and Industrial Management


March 2002 - June 2007(5 years)

Masters in Production Engineering

Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina Departamento de Engenharia de Produção

March 1998 - March 2000(2 years)

Bachelors in Civil Engineering

Universidade Federal do Ceara

March 1992 - February 1997(5 years)