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Vanderley M John is Associate Professor in the Department of Construction Engineering, Polytechnic School at the Universidade de São Paulo (USP), and is the coordinator of Post-Graduate Studies.
Working in collaboration with industry, he is involved in several research projects in the fields of sustainable buildings policy; durability of materials and development of sustainable building materials like asbestos-free reinforced concrete, natural fiber reinforced materials, the use of waste as a raw material; and, has published articles and books in these fields.
He is also active in education for sustainability, teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well as organizing conferences and giving lectures to engineers and architects.
Vanderley M John holds a BSc from Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos), Brazil, an MEng in civil engineering from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and a PhD in civil engineering from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo. He was also guest researcher at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden.
He is a Member of the Board of the Brazilian Council for Sustainable Construction – Conselho Brasileiro de Construção Sustentável (CBCS) and is also vice-president of the Building Committee of the Brazilian standards and technology association (ABNT), vice-president of the science society, Brazilian Association for Built Environment Technology (ANTAC).
He is a member of the National Committee for Quality and Productivity on “Habitat” - the Brazilian Research Program for Housing Technology, as well as a member of the São Paulo State Environmental Chamber of the Construction Industry.
Vanderley M John was a member of the Global Holcim Innovation prize jury in 2012. He was a member of the Holcim Awards jury for Latin America in 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2014.