Thomaz Carvalhaes is a 3rd-year PhD student at Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability. He recieved his B.S. in Environmental Sciences and Certificate in Geospatial Analysis from University of Michigan - Dearborn. He’s worked on a range of climate and infrastructure-related projects at Oak Ridge National Laboratory including social vulnerability mapping, coastal infrastructure risk analysis, and designing 3D urban forms to model building energy-demand in urban microclimates. From there his research interests have evolved toward understanding urban infrastructure as complex adaptive systems in terms of resilience to climate-related challenges.
Thomaz's focus for the project is on the process of integrating social considerations into engineering models for infrastructure simulations and understanding broad conceptual frameworks for integrated resilience research projects.