Prof. Luis Antonio Lindau Ph.D. is the President and Director of EMBARQ Brasil. He led the development of the EMBARQ BRT Simulator that has already been applied to evaluate the operations and potential of BRT systems around the world. He is working on the promotion of BRT projects in Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro and Recife.
Prof. Lindau was one of the founders of ANPET, the Brazilian Association for Research and Education in Transportation. He served as ANPET´s president for two successive mandates (2002-2006). He implemented LASTRAN, the Laboratory for Transportation Systems of the School of Engineering at UFRGS, one of Brazil's top universities, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate transportation courses, coordinates research projects, and supervises master's and doctorate students in transportation engineering.
He has been working with the simulation of transit systems since his doctoral studies when he wrote a microscopic model capable of representing high-flow bus operations. Since then he has coordinated the work of several transit simulation project teams: SPTrans (São Paulo) for the Fura-Fila project, now Expresso Tiradentes; Metroplan (Porto Alegre) for Linha Rápida; Trensurb (Porto Alegre) for the suburban train operation; Coester (São Leopoldo) for Aeromóvel, an APM system.
He worked for the Brazilian Agency for Urban Transportation (EBTU) in the 1980s. EBTU coordinated the national and international actions that led to the implementation of high performance busways in several Brazilian cities. EBTU´s successful model of centralizing the coordination and promotion of regional wide public transportation policies was later transferred to other countries in Latin America such as Mexico and Venezuela, where Prof. Lindau trained staff working for local authorities.
Since 2006, he has been member of the Committee on Transportation in the Developing Countries (ABE90) of the Transportation Research Board (TRB). From 2003 to 2006 he was a member of the Director Council of the Brazilian Association for Public Transportation (ANTP). Prof. Lindau took post-doctorate leave at University College London, earned his Ph.D. in transportation from University of Southampton, and holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from UFRGS, Brazil.