Ana Brito e Melo is a Civil Engineer with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, with over 25 years experience in marine renewable energies. She has research expertise in the area of numerical modelling of wave energy devices, acquired during her 10 years of collaboration with the wave energy team at Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon.
She joined WavEC in 2003 and has been responsible for securing and executing services for major energy companies, developers, governments and public bodies. She was involved in top-level management activities (CEO at WavEC for 7 years).
Presently, at WavEC, she is Senior Advisor to the Board and she holds the position of Executive Secretary of the International Energy Agency’s Ocean Energy Systems (OES). She is member of the Board of Ocean Energy Europe and member of the Board of the national collaborative laboratory, +ATLANTIC.