João Graça Gomes is a Senior R&D Engineer at the Shanghai Investigation, Design and Research Institute (SIDRI) and at the Sino-Portuguese Centre for New Energy Technologies (SCNET), a joint venture between the China Three Gorges Corporation and EDP. His work is focused on joint research projects between Portugal and China, mainly related to energy storage, electricity planning and offshore wind. Before joining SIDRI, João worked in the Portuguese Renewable Energy Association (APREN) as a Renewable Energy Policy Analyst and served as a teaching assistant in the University of Lisbon and the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). He holds a BSc and an MSc in Energy and Environmental Engineering from the University of Lisbon and an MPhil in Power Engineering from the SJTU. He has published numerous scientific articles and collaborated on reports of organizations such as the World Bank, Bioenergy Europe, REN21, the World Energy Council and others. Due to his research and contribution to the energy sector, he received several awards from the Portuguese Engineers Society, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and several exclusive scholarships such as the China Three Gorges Scholarship and the Outstanding International Student Scholarship of the Chinese Ministry of Education.
João is also a Board Member of the FEL 100 (Future Energy Leaders 100) program from the World Energy Council, a Board Member of the Future Energy Leaders Portugal program, and an Ambassador of the European Climate Pact.
João Graça Gomes is a member of the Portuguese Diaspora Council since december 2022.