Maria da Graša CARVALHO
Member of the European Parliament
Maria da Graša Carvalho is a Member of the European Parliament in the EPP Group, Member of the Industry Research and Energy Committee, substitute member of the Budgets Committee, substitute member of the Policy challenges and budgetary resources post-2013 Committee, member of the ACP-UE Joint Parliamentary Assembly, and substitute member of the Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean. She was elected Co-President of the Economic Development, Finance and Trade Committee of ACP-UE Joint Parliamentary Assembly.
She has been Principal Adviser of President Barroso in the areas of Science, Higher Education, Innovation, Research Policy, Energy, Environment and Climate Change from 2006 to 2009.
She is a Full Professor at Instituto Superior TÚcnico (Technical University of Lisbon) and she has a 30 years research experience in the areas of energy, environment and climate change. In 1983 she obtained her Ph.D. at the Imperial College in London in the area of energy intensive industries.
She has been Minister of Science and Higher Education of the XV Constitutional Government of Portugal and Minister of Science, Innovation and Higher Education of the XVI Constitutional Government.
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