Our fundamental research is addressed as a driving force for new technologies.
Its core purpose is the creation of new engineering concepts.
It covers scientific interdisciplinary fields, such as multiscale thermofluid-dynamics and combustion including interfacial transport phenomena, advanced techniques for flow measurements, and control engineering. Application studies benefit from recent advances in engineering fields so we can integrate them in advanced functional systems.
Research in Thermofluids, Combustion and Energy Systems aims at improving knowledge in advanced fields of strategic technologies, with emphasis on principles of transport and reaction phenomena. Its goals include:
Improve knowledge in advanced fields of strategic technologies, namely turbulent mixing and combustion.
Optimise the rational use of energy in industry.
Develop advanced techniques for the analysis and monitoring of processes at laboratory- and industrial-scale.
Exchange knowledge in advanced technologies for the optimisation of industrial processes and energy systems.
The Director of Thermofluids, Combustion and Energy Systems is Professor Edgar Fernandes.
The activities of the Laboratory of Thermofluids, Combustion and Energy Systems take place in two facilities, both located in the Mechanics Building II. They are the Laboratory of Thermofluids, Combustion and Energy Systems and the Laboratory of Interfacial plus Micro-Scale Transport Phenomena.
Both Laboratories are managed by Sandra Dias.
To learn more about the facilities available for the research teams, please consult Infrastructures.