Smart interfaces should adapt to different situations, often requiring opposite wetting regimes. The micro and nano-patterning is often obtained by a trial and error approach. However, this approach is not much efficient. The link between the wetting regimes and the transport phenomena at interfaces is missing. The work proposed here establishes this link in a new method to design smart interfaces, pliable for precise heat and mass transfer control.
With the miniaturization of devices and the development of advanced micro-fabrication techniques, the technology of energy conversion systems has been extended from macro-scale devices to nano and microscale. From the main challenges in this field, DINAMICS focuses on developing an in-depth understanding of the multiphase/interfacial transport phenomena necessary to achieve the best performance in energy conversion systems.
MOBINOV is a platform that brings together knowledge and skill within the automotive industry, in order to promote a growing appreciation of the competitiveness and internationalisation of the sector. The main objective of this association is to transform Portugal into a reference in research, innovation, design, development, manufacturing and testing of the automotive industry's products and services.
The work was conducted in a multi-disciplinary context, involving the Departments of Physics, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering and the Portuguese Industry (Sarspec) with the objective of development and commercialize a Spectrometer for the UV-Vis region. To achieve this goal, a joint optimization of the optical components, models of signal interpretation, and control of the CCD signal sensor was developed.