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Joana Marques Melo

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Engineering Education
West Lafayette
Phone:  (765) 496-1102


Joana Marques Melo, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral researcher in Engineering Education at the CISTAR ERC - Purdue University. Her research focused on linking the attitudes of graduate engineering students toward writing with attrition, persistence, and career trajectory. Dr. Marques Melo graduated from Penn State University with a Ph.D. in Architectural Engineering. She also earned her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from ISEP in Portugal, and her master's degree in Energy for Sustainable Development from UPC in Spain. Her research interests include quantitative and qualitative methods for engineering education research, diversity in engineering education, technical communication in engineering, and thermal energy-efficient technologies.