Prof. Marcelo Hazin Alencar

      Assistant Professor Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Short Bio

                Marcelo Hazin Alencar is an Assistant Professor in the Management Engineering Department at Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE). He was Director of the Post-Graduate Program of Management Engineering at UFPE – Caruaru Campus (2012-2016). He holds a Civil Engineering degree and was awarded a Master’s and a PhD degree in Management Engineering from UFPE, Brazil. His research interest includes topics such as: Operational Research, MCDM/A (Multicriteria Decision Making and Aid), Risk, Reliability, Maintenance and Safety. Before taking up an academic career, he worked in civil construction as an engineer and a manager, including as a project manager, a quality standard (ISO 9001) manager and a building maintenance manager/planner.

1   University degrees

BSc Civil Engineering (1998), Universidade de Pernambuco, Brazil

Master’s in Management Engineering (2007), Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil

PhD in Management Engineering (2010), Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil 

2   Academic Positions

Assistant Professor at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE) since 2010

Director of Post-Graduate Program of Management Engineering at UFPE – Caruaru Campus (2012-2016)

3   Other Professional Positions

Civil Engineer at L. Priori Ind. Com. Ltda, from 1999 to 2006, dealing with building projects, quality standards and maintenance.

4   Scientific Associations

Co-chair of Risk Management Technical Committee – ESRA (European Safety and Reliability Association)

Member of:

                . International Society of MCDM.

                .INFORMS: Decision Analysis Society; MCDM Section; Quality, Statistics & Reliability.

                . Brazilian Societies: Operational Research Soc; Production Eng. Soc.

5   Main Projects

Most projects are related to MCDM models

Full list of projects at:

6   Publications

Papers that I have authored or co-authored have been published in the following scientific journals:

                . International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, Computers & Industrial Engineering, Waste Management, IMA Journal of Management Mathematics, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, and Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.

Papers that I have authored or co-authored and had published in international scientific journals are listed in:

                . ISI system:

                . Scopus System:

                . ORCID system: http://

                . Google Scholar:


              de Almeida, A.T., Cavalcante, C.A.V., Alencar, M.H., Ferreira, R.J.P., de Almeida-Filho, A.T., Garcez T.V. Multicriteria and Multi-objective Models for Risk, Reliability and Maintenance Decision Analysis. International Series in Operations Research & Management Science. Vol 231. New York: Springer, 2015.

Chapter books in Springer:

Priori Junior, L. ; Alencar, M.H. ; de Almeida, A. T. Adaptations to possible climate change impacts: problem structuring based on VFT methodology. In: Walter Leal Filho. (Org.).Innovation in Climate Change Adaptation SeriesClimate Change Management.1ed.: Springer, 2016, v. , p. 145157.

7    Services in Conferences and Meetings

Member of Technical Programme Committee ESREL, in 2016.

Member of Technical Programme Committee ESREL, in 2017.

Section Chair of ESREL 2016

Section Chair of MCDM 2013

Main Conference Communications:

                . Annual ESREL Conferences.

                .MCDM conferences of the International Society on MCDM

                . Annual Conferences of the Brazilian Operational Research Society and Production Engineering Society.

8    PostgraduateAdvisor and Supervisor of Theses:

Master’s Dissertation supervised: 02 completed and 01 in progress

9   Contact details:

Phone: + 55  81-2126-8728, ext 212.