First Fulbright Visiting Professor in Environmental Sciences and Policy Named

Oswaldo dos Santos Lucon has been awarded the first Fulbright Visiting Professorship in Environmental Sciences and Policy for the spring semester of the 20102011 academic year.

The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies plans to coordinate and host the professorship annually in conjunction with another school or college at the university. Lucon will be co-hosted by the School of Architecture.

Lucon will teach a course titled "Energy and Climate Change: Policies and Challenges." The course will provide an overview of the ongoing initiatives in emerging economies and developing countries that address challenges posed by climate change.

Lucon is a professor at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and a technical adviser to the São Paulo State Environmental Secretariat. He is the executive secretary of the São Paulo State Climate Change Council and is a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which received the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He earned a master's degree in clean technology from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Scotland, and his doctor's degree in energy and bachelor's degree in law and civil engineering from the University of São Paulo.

The university's Fulbright Visiting Professor Program is a five-year collaboration co-funded by the Fulbright Commission of Brazil and The University of Texas at Austin's Office of the President, School of Law, Jackson School of Geosciences, the McCombs School of Business and the College of Liberal Arts.