About Hands

Hands (Humanitarian Assistance and Needs for Disasters) is the laboratory of the Department of Industrial Engineering (DEI) at PUC-Rio focused on research in Humanitarian Logistics and Operations Management in disasters, crises, and emergencies. Founded in December 2013, Hands' vision is to be a nationally and internationally recognized center of excellence with a central role in the debate on Humanitarian Logistics and Disaster Operations Management through research, proposal and development of innovative solutions to the challenges of sustainable development of society.

Our pillars

Team

Adriana Leiras


General coordinator

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Pesquisadores

Daniel Ricardo Eckhardt da Silva


Doctor Researcher

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Raissa Bravo


Doctor Researcher

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Luiza Cunha


Doctor Researcher

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Brenda Farias


Doctor Researcher

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Fabíola Negreiros


Doctor Researcher

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Maria Angélica Gomes da Silva


PhD student

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Antonio Andrei Pinho Braga


PhD student

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Renato Jose Quiliche Altamirano


PhD student

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Daniela Milagros Quenaya Mendoza


PhD student

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Maria Alice Ramos


Master's student

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